As one of the biggest decisions you will make in business, the prospect of relocating must be thought long and hard about. Costing so much time, money and possibly affecting the work you produce, each and every aspect of a relocation or office refurbishment can present a multitude of challenges that may leave you stumped for answers. So why do it?

Advice from the office refurbishment specialists

Here at Oaktree Interiors, we are a professional office design company with over 30 years of experience in creating innovative workspaces in the South East of England. Throughout the years, we have offered advice and assistance to businesses on refurbishing their current interiors or on moving to new ones completely. So please read on for some reasons why an office relocation may help your business.

Why should I think about relocating my business?

The prospect of moving at least opens up a thought process that allows you to evaluate how your current building lends itself to how you need to operate. As such, thinking about an office refurbishment or relocation will always be worth your time.

Here is how an office relocation could be of benefit to your business:

  • It may enhance your brand. To an outsider, the sight of an office is a key indicator of the company’s philosophies, thoughts and style. Are they an organised, modern company? Any visitors to your office will get an immediate view of how you may operate from their first impression of how you present yourself; and first impressions make all the difference.

    Styles, tones and the general ideas behind a company’s branding often change as the company develops, so moving offices will give you a great opportunity to reassess what you want to say to your clients. The location, the building and the office refurbishment you choose are all factors in your brand’s tone and message, so choose carefully.
  • Introduce new, innovative ways of working. In the last decade or so, the ways we work have changed immensely. An office was once a place where you would simply sit at your desk and just get on with work until day’s end. Today, technology allows us to take a more flexible approach to the way we design our working environment. This means we are able to shape them to work alongside us, around the abilities and talents of our employees, rather than us having to fit around the limitations provided by the office building and layout.

    Whether it’s open working spaces you need, breakout rooms, hot-desking areas or employee lunching facilities; moving to a new building will allow you a blank space to work with, as you fill it in with everything you need.
  • Expand your business. A sure-fire sign that you need to move to a new building is if you can no longer fit in all the employees or technology you need to meet demand. Don’t let your business lose out by ignoring this sign, embrace these growing pains and look beyond the building’s boundaries for a new plant from which to flower. You don’t necessarily need to be bursting at the seams with staff; a new facility with room for expansion in the future will give the impression that this a forward-thinking business with ambition; key in convincing clients and potential new employees alike that your company is the right fit for them.
  • Save on costs. It may be the case that you’re paying for a building that is much larger than what you will ever need, so why pay for that empty space? One of the main reasons why many businesses are relocating from London to surrounding counties such as Berkshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, is that their growing business communities offer much better value when it comes to building costs.

    Regardless of the reasons, it’s always worth a look at your outgoings on rent, utility bills and other day-to-day costs and ask the question if you would be better off moving elsewhere in the long-term. Getting your office refurbishment done now, when it’s still relatively cheap, will give you a great head start over other businesses (possibly competitors) who’ll be moving in years to come.
  • Revitalise the business. Perhaps most of all, moving offices will help to give the business a new outlook, give it the shot in the arm it may need to get it operating at a level it should be at. A relocation can help to inspire staff, give confidence to existing clients, attract new ones and may even save money in the long run. So what are you waiting for?

Need to learn more about office relocation? Get in touch with the experts.

Please feel free to browse around our website to learn more about the many services we offer in regards to office design. If you would like to discuss office refurbishment or relocation with us directly, then we would be delighted to hear from you. Give our expert team a call today on 0345 21 86955 or send any questions you may have via e-mail to hello@oaktreeoffice.com

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