There can be many factors that act as a precursor to a company deciding to move offices. Most commonly, it can be due to the need to expand, to target a new or additional customer demographic and often it is due to the present lease expiring.
Moving offices can sometimes be seen as a mixed blessing. Whilst it is a significant undertaking requiring a lot of planning and attention to detail and an inevitable break in day to day operations, it also offers up some opportunities:
Some companies take the opportunity to review their corporate identity alongside an office move. On a practical note, if stationary and marketing collateral need to be re-printed why not change the logo, the fonts and the layout at the same time.
On another level, a move to new premises signals the start of a new era for the business and this can be re-enforced with improved branding. It sends a message to customers, competitors, and also to your own employees, that the company is growing and looking to the future.
2. Workplace Culture
The premises your business operate from, reflects the ethos of the company. A light, bright, clean and engaging work place will always boost staff motivation and productivity. Cramp, dirty premises that aren’t fit for purpose won’t inspire employees.
It maybe that the new offices are open plan to encourage cross-departmental collaboration and facilitate internal communications; if that is something the business would benefit from. The new premises may also, for example, enable access to a ‘break-out’ area where staff can spend their lunchbreaks and socialise with colleagues away from their desks.
3. Cost cut
A move to a new office also opens up an opportunity to review all of your existing suppliers. If the move is to a new area, there may be more accessible, cheaper suppliers in your area.
It’s a good time to review utility providers as well to ensure you are getting the best value for money and obtain quotes from alternative providers.
Moving to a new office can in many ways herald the start of a new era and offer a number of advantages. Employing the services of a professional removal company will ensure that life in your new premises will get off to the best possible start, with the least disruption and down-time. Take a look at our ‘business relocation’ pages and contact our office moving experts on 01902 714555, firstname.lastname@example.org or via a ‘contact form’ on our website.