Business Open As Usual

When considering moving into a commercial or industrial property for the first or even second time, you will want to try and avoid London. Although our capital city is an extremely profitable part of the country and can open up a mass of opportunity when a business is built correctly.

But it could be a lot more beneficial to have a commercial or industrial property in Huntingdon, for example, as costs are a lot lower and with quick and direct access to London, you can still grow your business around London too.

Huntingdon industrial properties have grown in demand over recent years and this is because many businesses have caught onto the fact that costs are much lower than a London property but still have the flexibility of great transport links.

So, if you do decide to move your business into its first commercial property it is well worth considering one in Huntingdon or the local area to ensure that profits are maximise and outgoings are reduced. The same applies for businesses that are intending on relocating or moving out of their existing premises too. You could end up cutting your yearly outgoings by nearly half and improve on your incomings.

Of course, travel will need to be considered as it isn’t right in the middle of the capital but comparing property to London property, the numbers talk for themselves. When looking for the perfect property that is close to London but will not break the bank, you should look for properties in or around Huntingdon.

Business will be open as usual, but at a much lower cost.

It’s Time For Plan B

A new study has found that workers are less satisfied with open plan offices than closed off ones.

The same study, published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, also explained that open plan offices do not boost teamwork or interaction among colleagues.

Among the verbose spreading around the office, one gripe that every employee had about their working environment was the temperature. The study also found that half of the workers that work in an open plan environment were not satisfied with the lack of sound privacy.

This study was taken by the University of Sydney and was taken on the basis of over 40,000 surveys received on behalf of employers from the US, Finland, Canada and Australia.

If you are fed up with your open office in Bury St Edmunds then, it’s time to either re-shuffle or relocate. Bury St Edmunds offices range from traditional buildings to modern and contemporary offices in the centre of town, and as many are empty waiting for you to move in, you can create the perfect space to respect your employee’s opinions and preferences.

This is the perfect time to result to Plan B and get rid of that existing open plan office and move into a property that can be adapted to your departments and your business, without your employees worrying about lack of sound privacy.

Build your team in a new environment and allow them to boost their teamwork and moral in a closely-knitted space. Your new Plan B is an office in Bury St Edmunds.

Workplaces With A Difference

Do you get up and ready for work dreading the day ahead because of the terrible office environment, but love your job? It could be time for your company to take a leaf out of one of these company’s books.

The Slovenian Chamber of Commerce has created their business in an office that resembles a rainforest. With light beaming through like the sun and plants and trees looking healthy and urban, this office in Ljubljana is the perfect eco-friendly haven for its employees. We just feel sorry for the gardener.

We’re off to Madrid now to offices that are half submerged under a forest floor. Half of this office has been created with transparent acrylic and the other half has been built with insulated fibreglass. These two are combined to ensure natural light enters the offices and when the sun is out, the employees are shaded too.

This next office is very Green; literally. This grown up Tellytubbyland has grassy knolls and moss spread around the office which happens to be an eight-storey amusement arcade. This quirky, creative office has taken influence from a bowling alley and blended with the outdoors. It’s brilliant!

The UK’s turn now and we are right in the middle of the Capital. London’s Manchester Square has been recreated to look more like a gentlemen’s club than an office. Interior designers SHH have created an environment that you won’t even want to leave on a Friday afternoon; the weekend will start here!

If you like the sound of these offices, you could use them as your imagination for your office in Huntingdon and turn your plain office into one that your employees, your clients and you, love. Be creative and be proud of your office. Who said Huntingdon offices had to be like every other one of its kind?

The Best Offices In The UK

When you think of an office, you think of computers, telephones, and boring chairs on wheels but that isn’t always the case.

We have highlighted some of the best, most unique offices in the UK:

  • Innocent Drinks – We know Innocent for making a number of smoothies that fill our favourite supermarkets, but did you know their office is a smooth as their drinks are? Well, you do now. Every lunch is a picnic with wooden benches and bunting overhead. Iconic imagery and traditional red phone boxes make up the rest of the décor, meaning this makes the cut as one of the best offices in the UK.
  • Red Bull – Another drink company, but arguably a larger firm, so of course, larger ideas. This office oozes modern design and fun and incorporates a slide from level to level and boasts a ping pong meeting room. Unfortunately though, they don’t have wings to fly around with. Still, a great looking office nonetheless.
  • Virgin Money – In the final spot is Virgin Money. This office makes the cut through its pure innovation and inventiveness. This office has already won an award for the ‘Best Recycled & Refurbished Workplace in Britain’ and now we are featuring it in our best offices in the UK. Who said being eco wasn’t cool? It definitely wasn’t Richard Branson.

These might be some of the best offices in the UK, but they are also well established and well-known brands. This doesn’t mean your office in Bury St Edmunds has to be boring though. Add some flair and creativity into your office and you could well be featured in our next article.

Location Is Key To Success

Every business owner wants to keep income as high as possible while keeping outgoings low, but it is not always that easy. If it was, we would all have our own business.

There are a number things to consider in order to do this though and they can include keeping your utility bills low by turning lights off at the end of the day, for example. In fact, changing your normal lights to LED lighting will help to lower costs even more.

One of the ways you can end up saving a proportionate amount of money though is by relocating. I can see people thinking, “Relocating? That’s more money!” but hear us out.

If you were to relocate from a major city like London or Cambridge to offices in Huntingdon, for example, they would save a substantial amount of money on rent, and will still have quick access to Cambridge and London.

Often, many employees will travel from outside of the major cities to get into work, so this would be a much more convenient move for them too. Happy staff = increased productivity. With increased productivity = increased revenue … and so on, and so forth.

So, although you may have to pay an initial deposit to move into your new office in Huntingdon, the return on investment will more than pay for it.

Relocation, Relocation

Many people have heard about, or seen, the popular television program where people decide between two locations in order to spend their lives. The same happens with commercial property with many businesses too.

With increased demand, and higher costs in London, a lot of businesses are choosing to venture outside of the capital to locations that are far away to ensure costs remain low and close enough that transport links are easy and scalable. This is where commercial property Huntingdon and commercial property Bury St Edmunds come in.

With costs and outgoings being much lower than London commercial property prices and the access of the capital in an hour’s drive, these locations are becoming the perfect spot for businesses. It’s not just commercial property that has taken this plunge, industrial properties are also being occupied by organisations that were once settled in the capital.

Having a strategically placed industrial property is paramount to a successful business, especially when you already have strong links with companies set in other locations. Access to main motorways for hauling, for example, is a must and with a commercial property Huntingdon, that can be achieved.

Choosing your home depends very much on location, and this should be the same as a commercial or industrial property. Having a property in London may seem like a great idea on the outset but if you could be keeping your outgoings low and your income high with a property outside of the capital, it makes sense.

Wall décor For Banks

Wall décor is a unique idea to personalising and enhancing the appearance of your bank office in Huntingdon.

A bank is often regarded as boring and dull; however it doesn’t have to be.

The appearance of any building affects the way customers feel and how they remember the building can seriously affect the success rate in the future.

How about bringing a little bit of vintage nostalgia to the walls with an old lock and key wallpaper to illustrate the early days of banking and to give your walls a satirical twist on the concept modern day banking.

Or if you’re looking for something a little more local, how about a map of your banks location as a form of wall decoration? You could even use your town’s older maps to show the progression of growth in your city, village or town by hanging antique tapestries illustrating the maps to give your bank an old fashioned appearance.

People always enjoy finding out new things about their town’s history, so how about hanging up a few framed photos of how your town looked a few years back or maybe hit the library and find some photos of true historical worth to hang on your walls.

This will enhance your banks civic pride and will help you gain respect from customers as you have shown your interest in their history.

If you want to step outside the box a little more, consider some antique clock wall décor to help pass the time during banking hours. To take it one step further, how about purchasing some real clock hands to attach to the wall, giving the clocks a more realistic feel and making your bank look more interesting.

All of these ideas for wall décor are sure to brighten up even the dreariest wall and make your bank look fascinating and distinct.