Need a London office? Finding the right space can be challenging and a chore – but serviced offices could be the answer. Here are five reasons why…
1. Your key to affording office space in the city
For too many businesses, the biggest barrier to securing that London office is the cost. But it doesn’t have to be. Serviced offices can make a considerable difference.
Short-term agreements free you from making a long-term financial commitment, while the range of facilities and services provided as part of your rental agreement can make for a far more cost-effective solution – as you won’t have to buy or rent these things separately.
As a small sample, these typically include: office furniture including desks and chairs, reception support team and access to a business lounge. But they can also include all-inclusive internet packages, onsite gym, and free-to-use meeting rooms.
It’s simply a case of finding serviced offices which provide the most cost-effective combination for you.
2. Your key to making the right first impression
Need prestigious surroundings to create the right first impression on clients? If image is critical, serviced offices are your shortcut to creating the right environment.
Many London business centres have exceptional standards of presentation, all prepared and taken care of for you.
Today, you’ll find serviced offices in venues including modern icons such as the Gherkin, and ultra-stylish interiors like these offices in Kensington. There are quirky options for creative companies and eco-friendly options for green businesses.
3. Your key to the right location
Not only do serviced offices expand your options, they can also provide you with a way to get your chosen location on more affordable terms (see point one above).
Short-term rental options also give you a chance to try out a particular location to make sure it really is the right one for you.
4. Your key to saving time
When you’re busy establishing or building up your business time spent on day-to-day office management tasks is time spent away from vital business tasks.
Serviced offices take this stress away, by freeing you from the hassle of office maintenance and providing you with a centre management team who’ll take care of everything from stocking up on kitchen supplies to making sure everywhere’s fresh and clean. Most will greet visitors, take telephone calls and provide admin support too.
5. Your key to getting up and running quickly
When you want to get your London office up and running as quickly as possible, serviced office space is ideal.
Many serviced offices are available for immediate occupation and the short-term agreements mean you can avoid a lot of the legal wrangling which goes into setting up a long-term lease.
The time taken from signing your contract to moving in could be as little as a few days, while most tenants can be in their new office within a month.
Better still, most serviced offices come fully furnished and equipped with internet and telecoms systems ready installed. This makes the setup time simple and quick. You don’t even need to buy a desk.
Need help finding a serviced office in London? LondonOffices’ team of consultants can advise, find space and negotiate on your behalf. Best of all, our office search service is completely free. Call us today on 020 7166 7981.
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