Free office space offered to stranded Fife commuters

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Fife-based Evans Easyspace is offering free workspace at its Kirkcaldy offices to commuters stranded by the Forth Road Bridge repairs.

The office space, warehouse and storage provider, based at the John Smith Retail Park in Kirkcaldy, is offering drop-in workspace free to workers on a first-come, first service.

It is also repeating the offer at its Pitreavie Business Park premises in Dunfermline, with both buildings offering complimentary wi-fi.

With the bridge under repair, commuters will have to endure an additional 20 miles-plus journey each way as they are diverted via Kincardine, and tailbacks are already commonplace as workers begin adjusting to this round-trip.

Richard Morris, CEO at Evans Easyspace, said: “It’s been well publicised that transport is much more congested than normal as thousands re-route to get to work.

“Enabling workers to operate from a professional location closer to home can provide a solution for businesses, helping their staff avoid difficult and lengthy commutes and ensuring they stay positive and productive.

“Employers in and around the Edinburgh area may find that letting their staff work from a more convenient location while the bridge is repaired could lead them to reassess their attitude towards the fixed workplace in the future.

“Just some of the reported benefits of flexible working include happier and more motivated staff, which in turn leads to productivity gains for employers.”