We all know first impressions count in business. Whether you’re negotiating deals with suppliers or meeting prospective clients in the office, it’s important to radiate professionalism. One of the easiest ways to do this is to have the right setting.
Accessibility is key
It’s important to choose a great UK business location. Being close to a motorway and train stations makes your office accessible for suppliers, clients and staff. Areas in south-east England, such as office space in Kent, are well positioned for international business, with Eurostar connections to France from Ashford International, but without the high rental costs that a London office near St. Pancras (the main Eurostar terminal) would incur.
With more and more UK professionals asking for flexible working conditions, you may well be offering condensed hours or flexible shift patterns. You might also need staff to monitor your social media channels or phone lines during evenings and weekends. To maximise your business potential, look for a base that offers access 24 hours a day, even on Saturdays and Sundays.
The right office environment can benefit your staff
Staff will be at their most productive when they feel relaxed, happy and able to do their job well. This means issues like a badly heated or ventilated room, dodgy fixtures and cramped conditions will have a major effect on their well-being. Could you concentrate in a boiling hot office with no air conditioning? Exactly.
Aim for a serviced office space, to take the pressure off senior management, and it will always be clean and climate-controlled. Many serviced offices come already furnished, too. Create modern, comfortable surroundings for your staff and visitors, and you can emphasise your professionalism.
Start-ups can get a leg-up
Start-up businesses are all the rage, but it’s hard to be taken seriously if you’re operating from a spare room or a cafe. To help you on your way, look beyond co-working spaces, which can sometimes lack privacy, and pick an office with flexible rates and considerations for small businesses. That slick first impression will be underlined by your surroundings.
In no time at all, your humble start-up could be making it big, and the ideal working atmosphere will help you excel. So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with Office Space Kent today on 01634 673 307 (Chatham) or 01233 22 22 33 (Ashford) to discuss your individual office space needs.