If you’ve chosen to base your business in Manchester, you’ll already be aware that it’s a great place to work. It’s accessible, vibrant and bursting with creativity. Carrington Business Park (http://www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk)
Avoid the city centre
You might be tempted to head straight for central Manchester, but think very carefully before signing that lease. You could save a substantial amount of money – and remain accessible for clients and employees – just by moving outside the city centre. What’s more, if you know Manchester, you’ll know how much of a pain it is to drive into the city centre – the outskirts are much more accessible by car.
The right size for you – and adaptable when you need it
Think carefully about the size of the office you choose. If you’re a one-man business, you don’t need to sprawling open space. If you’ve a larger team, don’t cram everyone in like sardines – a no-no from both health and safety and staff morale perspectives. Try to secure a flexible agreement, as with a short term lease you can leave whenever you need to – allowing you to upsize or downscale the size of the office you rent in line with your business needs.
Ensure there’s adequate parking – preferably free parking
If you or your staff intend to drive into work, make sure you choose to rent an office with ample parking available. For security reasons, an on-site car park is preferable to parking down nearby alleys. Free parking may be unlikely, but it’s not impossible – even in Manchester. (Though, as we’ve already discussed, you should avoid the city centre.)
Convenient catering on site
Not everyone has the time to make the journey out for lunch every day, and sometimes a packed lunch just doesn’t cut it. If the office you rent has on-site catering, not only is it more convenient for you, it’s likely to be much cheaper than many popular eating establishments.
If you’re ready to choose an office to rent in Manchester, Carrington Business Park is ideal. It’s outside the city centre – yet within easy reach of the motorway network and airport, and is easily accessed by bus. It offers free parking and impressive on-site catering. And all of Carrington’s offices to rent are on a flexible basis – meaning you won’t be tied in for any longer than you want to be.
Find out more about offices to rent in Manchester – call Carrington Business Park on 0161 776 4000 or visit www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk.