With property funds being closed almost daily, the reaction to Brexit in the UK property sector has been making headlines almost every day.
It’s fair to say choosing your first or next office space is up there with buying a house or new car when it comes to stress. The number of things to take in to consideration before you sign on the dotted line mean you need our office space shopping list.
It’s probably fair to say that lots of businesses see their office space as a cost to the business. In many cases office space may be the highest single cost any business has after their payroll. But poor office space can also be the cause of a real drain on resources if it’s not set up well. Which means it could cost your business more than you think.
When entrepreneurs start a business the first thing they have to control is their costs. One of the biggest costs for any new business owner has to be office space, which is why so many make do and work from home, often from their bedroom, a home office or study or even the dining room table.
There is a lot of evidence that a great office in a good location can work wonders for team productivity. Whilst we wouldn’t advocate everyone staring out of the window all day, a good waterfront office space view can also work wonders on the soul.
There are thousands of office locations to choose from around the UK but what sets them apart is great service and great facilities. However, there are some that are a little more unusual than most, covering everything from up-cycled shipping containers, Lewis Carroll’s most famous piece of fiction and iconic landmarks you might walk past everyday and never know there was office space inside.
When the home office is no longer practical and you need take on more staff, an office is the logical next step for your business. However, there are several options you could consider if cost is an issue and holding you back from expanding your business.
Across London and many of the UK’s cities and towns, new office space has sprung up in an explosion of glass and steel structures like The Shard, The Salesforce Tower and The Gherkin.
In recent weeks we have been bombarded with arguments from both sides of the Brexit debate regarding the benefits for UK businesses if we leave the EU or decide to stay.
With just over six weeks to go until the referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU on 23rd June, the polls are suggesting the vote will be too close to call with a 50/50 split.