Relocating a business to new premises often opens up a world of opportunities for the future of the company; be this expansion, the recruiting of new staff or the targeting of new customers. In the short term, an office relocation poses the problem of down time for the business. A significant hiatus in day to day activities can be detrimental to a business. The best way to ensure limited disruption is to employ the services of a professional removal company with experience in commercial relocations.
A Professional Pack
A professional mover will be able to offer the full range of services to ensure that you maintain as much continuity as possible. If you refer to reduce the amount of time your own staff are concerned with the move, speak to your moving company about a full packing service. This will essentially free up your staff to continue focusing on the day to day business activity and also ensure that items are professionally packed to ensure minimum chance of damage in transit.
Alternatively, if you do wish to do the packing yourself- a moving company should be able to supply you with a range of various sized crates to accommodate all office items. Your moving company should be able to supply you with these on either a daily, weekly or monthly rate depending on the requirements of your move and deliver them to your premises.
A Question of Timing
Although this isn’t always possible, if you have a degree of seasonality to your business, it is of course beneficial to plan the move during the quieter time of year. Equally, depending on the nature of your business a move scheduled over a weekend can often minimise the distractions during office hours allowing everyone to be more productive. Do remember to assign personnel to be present on the moving days and to supervise unpacking etc- depending on the requirements of the move.