The Serviced Office Solution
Having seen the volume of serviced office space secured in the UK rise by nearly 10% in 2011, office search specialist Chris Meredith outlines the 5 ways every business could benefit from choosing a serviced office solution.
Cost & Resources:
ΓÇ£Serviced offices can help you attach a fixed cost to running your office space,ΓÇ¥ explains Chris, Head of Sales at officebroker.com.
ΓÇ£Budgeting and resource management remain high on the agenda for decision makers. Not only are these likely to be a powerful influence in the short-term, but it is also likely that the lessons and tools acquired in recent times will be applied long-term to deliver a competitive edge.ΓÇ¥
ΓÇ£There are over 2,500 serviced office locations in the UK alone. These locations range from the local and convenient to world famous locations such as Canary Wharf and the Gherkin. Internationally they can be even be found in the likes of the Empire State Building.
ΓÇ£In short, serviced offices can position your business in great locations. Because the purpose of these offices is to serve, support and house an entire business community, they are often positioned within easy reach of transport links, local services and other centres of commerce.ΓÇ¥
Service & Support:
ΓÇ£The physical office space you rent is only one aspect of what a serviced office provides. Beyond this, your business benefits from the on-site services and support that form the overall package.
ΓÇ£In practical terms this can mean gaining access to administrative support, meeting rooms or even something as simple as a photocopier. The advantage to you is that such services are available ad-hoc, streamlining the cost of maintaining such serviced on a permanent basis.ΓÇ¥
Appearance & Perception:
ΓÇ£Select industries – such as the financial sector – revolve around key locations. As a result, establishing your business in a central hub may become essential, expected and even advantageous.
ΓÇ£The issue with premium locations is that they can be hard to access, especially for smaller operations or those wishing to avoid capital heavy investment. Serviced offices overcome such obstacles, providing direct access to the location you feel will directly benefit your business.ΓÇ¥
The Flexible Future?
ΓÇ£Dead space is expensive space, as we say here at officebroker.com. Introducing a flexible approach cuts waste, maximises resources and allows your business to manage change more effectively.
ΓÇ£As many firms discovered in the wake of the recession, extensive property portfolios can become a heavy burden if things suddenly change. It is advantageous to streamline your office requirements to make them effective and efficient ΓÇô serviced office space can help you achieve this.ΓÇ¥
Chris Meredith is Head of UK Sales at officebroker.com. Assisting businesses of all shapes and sizes to search, select and secure flexible office space, officebroker.com operates worldwide and was established in 2001.