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As London continues to develop as a business centre, finding office space to suit your needs is becoming an increasingly challenging process for sole traders, small businesses and even larger organisations. The following tips outline the things you need to think about, and give you practical and realistic advice on how to find an office to let that suits your needs.Office Location
As well as helping to form first impressions with clients, office location can affect many aspects for you, your business and your employees. Is the area of good prestige? How are transport links? Are there services and shops nearby? Is the area notorious for bad traffic or noise? Different areas of London have different characters, and the surrounding properties and businesses will have an effect on how your business is perceived. Also, bear in mind that selecting an office in areas of high prestige and good transport links could well be expensive; it is about finding the balance of quality, convenience, prestige and price. Pearl & Coutts have exactly the right mix of available offices to help you do just that.Look & Feel
When inviting potential clients to your office, the appearance of the property will have a large impact on the impression that they will have of your business or organisation. If your office is well maintained, potential clients are more likely to form a favourable impression of you and your business. Aspects such as immediate surroundings, interiors and architectural style can all have an impact on this. Think about what aesthetic you want your business to project. Are you a traditional or modern business? Would you prefer a period property or something modern and minimalist? At Pearl & Coutts we are confident we have the right office for you.The Size of your Office
When looking for the right office to rent, the number of employees that you have will impact the size of office you are looking to rent. We usually recommend approximately 100 sq ft per person. Remember to cater for scalability in the future in case of new additions to your workforce. Also consider the need for storage space, meeting rooms and giving employees the space to work comfortably.Extras
There are many extra things to consider when selecting the most suitable type of office space. Are you looking for amenities such as kitchens, reception areas and meeting rooms? Other things to consider include availability of local transport links, fire safety and any specialist utilities. At Pearl & Coutts we can help answer all the questions you may have and help you to find an appropriate office for your business.