Some moves require less planning and are much simpler to coordinate than others, but what happens when you are moving office? If managed correctly, it should be a smooth process but if things go awry, you run the risk of impacting negatively on the business and any downtime which may occur as a result will cost your business money.
Fortunately with a little initiative and forward planning, you can move your business with relative ease and little disruption to staff or working hours, ensuring downtime is minimal if at all necessary. Here is a roundup of our office relocation tips to simplify the process.
Business needs short and long term
Assess what you may require for the business in the short and long term, making sure that your new premises will comfortably allow for the growing needs of your business. Which key features or areas will you need in the new office? It is always advisable to cover the, who, what, where, why and when of your relocation to ensure you cover all bases effectively. It is no good realising that in two years’ time your needs will be different and having to relocate again due to poor planning.
Assuming you have chosen suitable premises for trading, you will need to consider what the best time to perform your office removals to make sure there is no downtime? Consider this aspect as well as planning who will be responsible for logistics on the day. Choose dedicated staff to take ownership of different aspects of the move to ensure everything runs smoothly on the day.
Decide the amount you realistically have to relocate, including removal and relocation services, as well as any end of tenancy cleaning you may need to do, and stick to it. Most offices do not return the bond unless the office is left in an immaculate condition.
Leave the hard work to the experts
With the best planning in the world, your office relocation is ultimately in the hands of your chosen professionals. Make sure you take the time and search for a company with years of practical experience and a solid reputation for being the removals experts. Choosing a credible company ensures you are covered for your move and that your all-important possessions are in the safest of hands.
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