25 Nov Relocating your Business
As a small and dynamic team, we have the capacity to undertake office fit-out projects of all shapes and sizes. Whether you are looking to make small alterations to your current premises while you still occupy the building, or completely gut and refurbish a new workspace entirely, our team of experienced experts are there to call upon. Being agile and adaptable to circumstances is one of the key factors which have brought us success and repeat custom.
So if you are thinking of updating your workspace or moving to a new office make sure you speak to someone in our expert team, give us a call on 01344 303504 or email us. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Relocating your workforce
Sometimes a refurbishment or alteration to your existing space just won’t cut it. Perhaps you are growing and need more space, or maybe you need to relocate to a new geographical location due to the demand for your services. Whichever way you cut it, relocating is one of the biggest changes you can make as a business and it can have a major impact on your company and its employees – you need to get it right!
Implications for staff
Any kind of office relocation has to centre round your team of employees – both existing and future. While relocating to a new location might make good business sense, it is important to consider the impact it has on employees – things like extended commute time and cost are things which will play on your staff members’ minds and may influence their work ethic and productivity levels.
If you have taken the decision to relocate to a better space or somewhere with cheaper rent it will usually be beneficial for the business in the long run; and while a portion of your team will be happy to extend their commute in order to work in a better office it is most certainly worth canvassing the opinions of those who will be impacted by the move.
What else to consider
Before making final decisions on whether to update your existing premises or go for broke with a full scale relocation, there are a number of things to consider and re-consider.
Where is your primary customer base? Being closer to them can be both an advantage and disadvantage so make sure you weigh up the pros and cons of both.
Think about where your staff are travelling from. Are you adding hours onto your core employees’ commute everyday – this will only be detrimental to their quality of life and subsequently their attitude towards you as their employer.
Accessibility – how easy is your new premises going to get to. Is it well connected by major road links and public transport? If you are based in Central London, what TFL zone are you in and are you located close to amenities and facilities from which your team can benefit.
How will the surrounding area look in five years time? Are there plans to develop the area and will this improve or hinder your ability to do business. Are you closer to suppliers? Does this matter in your day to day?
All these things need to be thoroughly thought through before engaging – ask around with other business owners who have relocated their offices – it’s good to get a bigger picture.
The Winds of Change
It’s not all doom and gloom and nervous decision-making. Change is good! Change means that things are progressing and that, in itself provides opportunities to broaden your horizons.
The most important thing about the whole process is being aware of the pros and cons of the entire situation so that you are not caught out when the time comes to press the ‘go’ button.
The workforce in general is beginning to change and people are working in more agile ways than ever before. If you’ve not yet embraced this in your workplace, now could be the time – it could mean the difference between relocating out of necessity and simply making alterations to your existing office, which could save you the stress and financial implications associated with relocating.
Get in Touch
If you would like to speak to a member of our team about your workplace requirements make sure you give us a call on 01344 303504 or email us. We are experts in commercial property fit-out so, whether you are looking for a major overhaul or simple alterations to your existing workspace, get in touch. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.