Practical guide to finding and moving offices in Gloucestershire & Oxfordshire
Managed offices make moves simpler
Thinking of making a business move or starting a business, maybe in the Oxfordshire/ Gloucestershire borders area? Then renting commercial property will be on your mind. Where do you start? What type of business premises is best when relocating to the Cotswolds?
You might turn for help to sources such as Zoopla or Rightmove to renting a commercial property. They provide very helpful, it sets out all the things to consider: service charges, business rates, energy costs, local authority rates, lease terms, building regulations….the list goes on and on. It’s daunting.
But there’s a better, simpler way. Our managed offices at Cotswold Business Centre cut out all of those considerations with one simple straightforward step. For one reasonable monthly payment, you don’t need to worry about
- service charges
- business rates
- energy costs
- internet connectivity
- building insurance
- long-term leases
They are all included.
So here’s our guide:
Things to consider when relocating to Oxfordshire/Gloucestershire
Let’s face it, when you are setting up in a new location, or perhaps you’re growing Technology, Media or Telecommunication (TMT) company relocating from London, moving from Birmingham or from other expensive city premises, you have other more important considerations than worrying about business rates. For example:
How near will you be to your customers and clients?
Cotswold Business Centre offers the ideal location for business. In a beautiful rural setting on the borders of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire but with busy local towns such as Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold and Cirencester within easy reach, it is also well-situated for Oxford, Cheltenham, Birmingham and London. Which also makes Northampton, Banbury, Worcester, Tewkesbury and Swindon very accessible, too. Oxfordshire is one of the most central counties in England, making it easy to go north, south, east and west, via the M4, the M5 and M40.
How easy will it be to recruit staff?
The wide catchment area around this central Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire location provides access to a well-qualified workforce, who can commute here from a host of attractive towns and surrounding villages including Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford. Our ample parking, with no charges and restrictions, will make a refreshing change for many a tired commuter and the well-connected main roads through glorious countryside make travelling to work a pleasure.
How flexible is the accommodation?
Whether you need just a few specialists or you have rapid growth plans, you want flexibility. Cotswold Business Centre offers offices for 2-6 people as well as 4,000 sq feet of space awaiting conversion either as one company or split in to units. With shared communal spaces such as kitchens and toilets and a boardroom, your staff and business will benefit from the shared experience of other business incubators.
What about public transport and facilities?
Train stations at Kingham and Moreton-in-Marsh offer fast connections to London and west to Worcester and Hereford. Local buses run from Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water. And it’s a cyclist’s paradise. There are local shops at and access to a nearby gym, bar and restaurant. It is an unbeatable environment, both for serious business and work-life balance.
Focus on your business
With on-site security and secure access to your own business space, you’ll have peace of mind to focus on the things that count – growing your own business.
Move in tomorrow
Things can develop fast in business and yet you can never be certain of the long term. With managed offices such as Cotswold Business Centre, you can move in tomorrow, find all the connectivity you need, and get started.
No unnecessary gimmicks, no hidden extras
Sorry, we can’t offer 24-hour staffed bars, beanbags, coffee on tap or play areas for grown-ups. But we think that is a good thing. Here you only pay for what you use – and what you really need for your business to thrive.