Indie Spotlight: Serviced Space and Chauffeurs in Croydon
NEW SERIES: Here in the UK there are hundreds of independent business centres. Collectively, they make up a sizeable proportion of the serviced office industry. Our new Indie Spotlight series is dedicated to showcasing some of the very best. First up: Southbridge House in Croydon.
With a chauffeur service, free breakfasts and impeccably presented office space, Southbridge House is a gem of a business centre within easy reach of Central London.
Serviced space, free breakfast and more
Run by a small, friendly team ΓÇô they promise youΓÇÖll never see a flickering light bulb or a scuffed wall ΓÇô every feature of this business centre is carefully thought out. For a start, each office has a private entrance and is immaculately and professionally furnished. But thatΓÇÖs not all.
Step outside to enjoy one of several courtyards or head into one of the two onsite bistro caf├⌐s if you fancy a tea break or an informal meeting. Here they serve free breakfasts and snacks, plus unlimited teas and coffees. If youΓÇÖre worried about the effect all that temptation will have on your waistline, don’t worry you can always head to one of the local gyms nearby┬áand burn a few calories.
A diverse business community
Thanks to the popularity of Croydon as a location and the versatility of the centreΓÇÖs accommodation, youΓÇÖll find a diverse business community within its walls.
Current tenants include charities, surveyors, financial services firms, designers, construction, fashion houses and IT communications ΓÇô and thatΓÇÖs just to name a few. They also vary in size, from two-person to thirty-person operations.
In fact, many of these tenants have been with the centre for ten years or more ΓÇô proof, if any were needed, that the team knows how to create a comfortable, professional business environment.
Going beyond the basicsΓÇª
What makes a spotlight-worthy office? Going beyond the basics to boost tenantsΓÇÖ enjoyment of their offices is key. At Southbridge House, this includes a daily chauffeur service which tenants can use to travel within the local area. ThatΓÇÖs not something every business centre can boast.
Building a boutique business centre in Croydon
So whatΓÇÖs the secret to creating a successful independent business centre? Southbridge HouseΓÇÖs Gemma Leader says itΓÇÖs about making a commitment to understanding what your tenants want;
ΓÇ£We like to think of Southbridge House as more of a boutique business centre as if our customers were staying at a five star hotel. We carry out regular satisfaction meetings with our current occupants to see if there is anything we can do to improve our service and their experience. ItΓÇÖs fantastic when the answer is ΓÇÿnoΓÇÖ but we value their input and if possible will always action any tweaks suggested immediately.
ΓÇ£We understand itΓÇÖs a competitive market and it is therefore vital that we get it right and continue to be the best in the area ΓÇô we are told from numerous customers that we certainly are!ΓÇ¥
Looking for office space in an independent business centre? Our team can provide information on the centre featured above and many more across the UK. Call us today on 020 3053 3886.