- 3rd December, 2018
Why Serviced Offices should be your first choice
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“Serviced Offices in Manchester are booming”. That is an understatement, Workplace opened nearly four years ago and since then the market in coworking and serviced offices has risen tenfold. In a survey by instant offices, they state that flexible and serviced offices have seen double-digit growth over the last 5 years.
Why are Serviced Offices in Manchester booming?
In the past, it has been thought that taking the option of a serviced office is more expensive than taking a traditional lease. With prices per sqft hitting up to £40 in Manchester this myth is well and truly busted. Many people fail to add in some of the additional costs of taking on a traditional lease. These include the costs for broadband, utilities, cleaning, tea and coffee, famine hygiene, telecoms but also the amount of time and hassle this takes. Talk to any small or midsized company who has taken this step. They will tell you that rather than spending time increasing their sales they were spending time trying to sort out issues. Not a great time to be doing this when you have just added to your costs.
Serviced Offices have moved on from just start-ups.
It was viewed that serviced office environments were the place you started up and did not really show you as an established business. With the likes of KPMG, PWC, Google and Microsoft basing many of their departments in serviced office environments this view has changed. Start-ups are sitting shoulder to shoulder with and benefiting from being alongside established businesses. One of the reasons these businesses are using serviced offices is to meet other businesses and potentially find talent to tap into. They are also realising that for them to attract talent they need to move towards it rather than attract people to a central point.
Serviced Offices give you one cost and nothing else
I have heard people say that once they have signed a contract, they have found there are extra charges for broadband width, copying and lounge use that they thought were added in. This has been the case in the past with some of the multinationals, but even they are realising this is bad business practice. At Workplace, for instance, it is one price and the only thing you will ever need to pay extra for is a landline telephone, IP address or Christmas party! The choice on all of these is yours and it is simply the cost to us that is passed on. That means in our serviced offices it truly is one cost that covers everything you need to start work. Added to this are our great personalities to host you and your guests and even the jammy dodgers and custard creams.
Serviced Offices give you short and long term options
The whole idea of serviced offices is to make sure your business can stay agile. That might mean scaling up or down at certain times or moving out. Many businesses now require this kind of flexibility and taking a serviced office is often the best way to achieve this. Often this is the main benefit of serviced offices as few businesses can now plan for the next 12 months let alone the next ten. Many traditional leases want to tie you in for many years. Workplace serviced offices have had members who have just wanted office space for 6 weeks and other companies who have been with us for 3 years and scaled up to larger offices over time.
You CAN personalise your space
Some operators don’t accommodate this but Workplace encourages our members to personalise their space. One company has a specific wallpaper that all their national office brand with. They are now on their third office with us and we have re-decorated at our cost each time. Other members add TV’s, whiteboards, pictures or their own furnishings to make the office work better for them.
Tap into a community
Often serviced offices are in a mixed environment with co-workers working in other areas for the office space. This works so well to form a community, share ideas and resources. There is a definite shared sense of community with office workers and co-workers cross working, having lunch together in the lounge area and benefiting from each other’s existence.
Workplace is a 5-star coworking and serviced office company in Manchester and is perfectly positioned on Oxford Street, close to Oxford Road Station and only 10 minutes walk from Piccadilly Station. It has easy access with the tram system in Manchester being only a few steps from Albert Square. Full Google Directions and Location
Workplace Manchester offers great flexibility with day desk hire, coworking, reserved desks, offices and meeting space.
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