Virtual offices give your business a new home for the new year

We all see articles with headlines like “new year, new you” urging you to give yourself a fashion makeover or get in shape as the new year gets underway – but virtual offices can achieve the same for your business with a minimum of effort and expense.

When you open a new virtual office, you get the benefits of a postal address in a prime location, without the inconvenience of having to physically move there.

That means you can continue to work from home, or wherever you currently go to get your work done.

Virtual offices give you the best of both worlds – contact details you can put on all of your business communications to put across the right professional image, but also the flexibility to choose where you actually want to be on a daily basis.

Virtual offices with physical meeting rooms

One problem with some virtual office services is that there is no physical space available if you ever need to meet a client at ‘your’ address in person.

With the Serviced Office Company however, we have physical meeting rooms available on-site that you can book as and when you need some space.

That means that although your virtual office address does not come with physical office space as standard, there are rooms that you can book if you do ever want to be able to welcome clients, investors or anyone else at the address on your letterhead or business card.

In this way, having a virtual office does not leave you without a way to meet people at your chosen location, as you can have a physical presence there at any time just by booking a room.

A new lease of life for your business

All of this means that you can have a virtual office in a desirable location, with the option of hiring some physical space there if and when you need to.

With the Serviced Office Company, that allows you to have a business address in Manchester, Salford Quays or a stone’s throw from Canary Wharf in London.

Your address will be a virtual office in the sense that you do not normally have physical rooms on the premises, but it is real in terms of being able to receive mail to your postal address, and so on.

And the availability of on-site meeting rooms makes it even more real when it comes to meeting important business contacts face to face.

So if you feel as though your business is being held back by trading from a residential address, a less desirable location, or just from somewhere that doesn’t look professional from the outside, a virtual office could be the answer to your needs to get the new year off to a more profitable start.

To find out more about our virtual offices, serviced office space and meeting rooms, email or call us today on 0800 319 6600 to speak to a member of our team at any of our locations in London and Manchester.

How serviced offices help cities to help towns

Our serviced offices in Manchester and London are a great way to get some professional work space in two of the most prosperous cities in the country – but how does this help people in nearby towns?

You may have read our article in November about how offices in Salford Quays have provided an employment boost for people in the surrounding areas.

Now research from the Centre for Cities has shown how prosperous cities nationwide help to raise employment rates and other amenities for local residents.

In its Talk of the Town report, the Centre for Cities points out that less than 10% of Britain’s land area is occupied by cities, but 60% of jobs and 55% of businesses are found within that area.

This not only highlights the economic potential provided by cities, which can serve as a melting pot for ideas, innovation and networking opportunities, but it also serves as a reminder that land in UK cities is at a premium.

And the benefits are not restricted to within city limits, either – more than a fifth of working individuals who live outside of cities have jobs based within cities.

We are proud to be able to help support this prosperity for both cities and the towns that surround them, by providing serviced offices in Manchester and London that allow fledgling firms to get off the ground in prime postcode areas, without being priced out of the market.

About our serviced offices in London and Manchester

We have premises providing serviced offices in London on the Isle of Dogs, and in Manchester with serviced offices in Salford Quays adjacent to MediaCity UK.

Tenants get high-quality furnished office space in prime London and Manchester locations, with the flexibility of meeting rooms to hire on-site on an ad hoc basis.

Alternatively if you just want a prime address but don’t need the physical office space, we provide virtual offices in London and Manchester too, allowing you to route phone calls and postal mail via a prime professional address whether you work from home, the local pub or coffee shop, or anywhere else for that matter.

The Talk of the Town report recommends a focus on improving skills in all parts of the country, while recognising the role cities play in their local economy and community.

We think serviced office space caters to both of these recommendations – providing affordable, scalable business premises for new and growing firms in desirable locations in Manchester and London.

Meanwhile, virtual offices in London and Manchester allow you to tap into the prestige of an address adjacent to Canary Wharf or MediaCity UK, while working from your home in a nearby town or even from a location further away.

To find out more about how our serviced offices and meeting rooms in Manchester and London can help you to set up or grow your business, get in touch today.

You can call the Serviced Office Company on 0800 319 6600 or email with any general enquiries about our serviced offices, meeting rooms and virtual offices.