RESEARCH published today reveals the value of business from people swapping the office for coffee shops.
Business deals in the ‘coffice’ represent a staggering £986 million to the Scottish economy, with the average Scot spending £12.93 in travel and food and drink costs each time they work in a cafe.
That equates to over a thousand pounds of their salary per year.
Across the UK, four out of five Brits say they’ve worked from a coffee shop and do so regularly.
The research, conducted by leading discount voucher website MyVoucherCodes, discovered that 81% of us spend roughly three and a half hours working from a coffee shop every week.
Contrary to what might be a common assumption that the self-employed may be more partial to working in a coffee shop, three in four employees in large-sized businesses (250+ employees) often decide to shun the office for the coffee shop – with the approval of their bosses.
These bosses may be increasingly aware of the added monetary value that working from a ‘coffice’ brings.
The data shows that coffee shop workers have great success in closing business deals, valued at an average of £1,732 each, representing an estimated £14.53 billion contribution to the UK economy.
When it comes to the drink of choice for ‘coffice’ workers, only 8% of choose a cup of tea to power their work. The Italian cappuccino seems to fire British business (26%), closely followed by a latte (21%).
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