Better business continuity with virtual offices

Our virtual offices in London and Manchester are the perfect way to improve business continuity if you want to be able to work from home or from any other remote location at short notice.

We offer virtual office addresses that match our serviced offices in Manchester and London, giving you a physical contact address on the Isle of Dogs adjacent to Canary Wharf, or on Exchange Quay or Clippers Quay in Salford Quays, adjacent to the MediaCityUK development.

However, you don’t have to work on-site from our physical serviced offices. Instead, you can work from home, a local hotdesking facility, or anywhere else that gives you what you need to get the job done.

If all you need is an internet connection, you could be in your bedroom, home office or local coffee shop, yet contactable using professional details like a central London or Salford Quays postal address and geographic landline telephone number.

Go virtual for better business continuity

Virtual offices are convenient if you don’t need physical space to run your business from, but they can also enable better business continuity if you only need to work remotely some of the time.

For example, if transport disruption leaves you unable to make the morning commute to our serviced offices in Manchester and London, you can seamlessly transition to working from a virtual office until your travel route is restored.

Your business gains greater flexibility and resilience in the face of all kinds of disruptions, and if you employ a workforce, you make it easier for them to keep working too.

Here when you need us

Working from virtual offices in London and Manchester doesn’t mean you can’t have access to physical facilities on-site too – whether that means serviced office space for staff who need to be there in person, or meeting rooms you book as and when you need them.

In addition to our serviced offices, we have meeting rooms in Manchester and London, again matching the postal addresses of our virtual offices, so if you occasionally need to meet with important clients, suppliers, investors or you need a professional place for recruitment days, we’re here.

Just let us know ahead of time and subject to availability, we can book a meeting room in London or Manchester at our well-appointed office buildings.

Again, it’s about allowing you to work the way you need or want to, but with the best business continuity whether that’s in the face of disruption, or just across different ways of working.

Find out more

Flexible working practices are allowing businesses to do more with the resources at their disposal, whether your company is just you or a sizeable remote workforce, while ensuring the transition from working on-site, to working from home or at distance, is as seamless as possible.

To find out more about our virtual offices in London and Manchester, contact the Serviced Office Company today and we can help you to improve your business’s flexibility and resilience while maintaining a professional public image.

Flexible workplaces unlock competitive advantage for SMEs

If you’re a small business that makes use of flexible workplaces like serviced offices, meeting rooms for hire and virtual offices, you could be sitting on a competitive advantage just waiting to be unlocked.

According to the Small Report, an analysis of UK SMEs published in February 2020 by Small Business Britain, flexible workplaces are one thing start-up companies should be shouting about.

The report includes a checklist of opportunities for small businesses to tap into, and makes flexible workplaces an item in their own right.

“Showcase your good work,” the checklist advises. “As a small business, you are likely creating a flexible workplace for yourself and others and looking after your staff and the local community.

“Start telling others about the great work you do and make this a competitive advantage.”

How flexible workspace supports staff

A flexible workspace like our serviced offices in London and Manchester provides several ways to support the wellbeing of your employees.

We provide kitchen facilities so staff can get refreshments throughout the day, as well as breakout rooms where they can relax in comfort while away from their desks.

Our meeting rooms in Manchester and London can be booked as and when you need them, giving staff some private space for meetings, interviews and training sessions.

And as your business grows, you can scale up your workspace too by expanding into available office space in the same building.

This all means your employees benefit from comfortably furnished, brightly decorated office interiors with all of the space and equipment they need to get their job done to a high standard.

Greet your supply chain in flexible meeting rooms

Our flexible meeting rooms for hire in Manchester and London are not only for internal meetings; they can also be used to host visitors from your external supply chain, including suppliers and customers alike.

They give you a private place to negotiate future arrangements and sign contracts, or just to catch up on progress with your key clients whose custom is crucial to the ongoing growth of your organisation.

You don’t face continuing running costs for this space. It’s just there when you need it, subject to availability, and when you book a meeting room in advance we can make sure it’s all set up and ready for your event to begin on time.

What else do you need?

If you have clear ideas about what your small business needs from your workspace in order to thrive, we want to hear them so we can let you know if our serviced offices in London and Manchester already cater to your needs, or if we can do so easily in the future.

We are proud of all the SMEs who have used our serviced offices as a way to get off the ground while keeping premises overheads to a minimum, and we look forward to supporting many more of Britain’s small businesses in their early stages in the years to come.

That’s not to say you have to be a new start-up to benefit from the flexible workspace of serviced offices; many of our tenants stay for the long term and continue to enjoy the advantages of all the on-site amenities we provide.