New year, new tech location?
Are you thinking of an office move in the New Year? Follow the tech trail to the Cotswolds.
Every year, thousands of businesses relocate. Many move out of London, heading for places such as Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, where the commute is less frantic, the cost of doing business is reasonable and the location means they are still within easy reach of clients, customers and suppliers.
Tech firms are leading the charge. By nature lean, adaptable and flexible, tech SMEs know they can build their cutting edge business from anywhere they choose. What better way to demonstrate the power of high tech, free from manufacturing and large labour-intensive workforces, than to move to a place where ideas flow freely?
At Cotswold Business Centre you will be in a beautiful rural setting, allowing time to breathe while still being in easy reach of high tech centres in Oxford, Birmingham, London, Reading and Swindon.
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Superfast broadband and sufficient bandwidth are crucial, and are an intrinsic part of doing business in Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds. Don’t forget physical connections, too - Cotswold Business Centre is so central, it’s easy to go north, south, east and west, via the M4, the M5 and M40.
You need access to a skilled and educated workforce. Independent-minded people who want to combine working in a high-tech business with a good quality of life. Not surprisingly, the stunning Oxfordshire/Gloucestershire Cotswolds region attracts people from Oxford, London and Birmingham. There are also a large number of professionals and enterprising people who have chosen to move to be near the pretty and bustling towns such as Chipping Norton, Chipping Camden, Stow-on-the-Wold and Cheltenham. Many will have worked in London, and want to stay in touch with the capital while working in peaceful and inspiration surroundings.
Tech businesses need to scale up, or sometimes even scale down. Cotswold Business Centre offers offices for 2-6 people as well as 4,000 sq feet of newly-converted space. With shared communal facilities and a boardroom, you won’t work in complete isolation.
Rural, not remote
There’s more to work than an office. The Cotswolds Business Centre is next to local shops and there is access to a gym, bar and restaurant. Not to mention the wonderful pubs, markets and artisan shops nearby in the Cotswolds. 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. There’s ample free parking, and plenty of scope to enjoy cycling to work.
A simple move
We can help keep a move simple and straightforward. With a managed office at Cotswold Business Centre, you can move in tomorrow. One very reasonable monthly payment includes all of this:
- service charges
- business rates
- energy costs
- internet connectivity
- building insurance
- long-term leases
It’s the hassle-free option for moving a business.
It’s the perfect tech move – seamless, frictionless, and adaptable to your business needs.