Portal Business Centres
Office Solutions for Growing Businesses

Finding your perfect office space

You’ve finally decided that your business needs more space than your dining room has to offer so it’s time to move! This may be your first move into serviced offices, or you may be relocating from your existing premises, but either way,  choosing where to move to is a major decision and isn’t one that should be taken lightly. Read our guide to make sure that the office you choose is the right one for your business and, more importantly, the right one for you.

• Visit the business centres you’re thinking about
This may sound like a very obvious point to make, but many people will still make their decisions over the phone and the internet. The centre may “sound” great, but you need to actually visit it to make sure it is projecting the right image for your business, and providing the right services to fit your business needs.
• Check the history
New business centres open up regularly, and unfortunately close down just as regularly, so look for one that has been established for some time. Moving into a business centre is supposed to make your life easier, something that won’t be the case if the centre closes in six months time and you’re forced to move again. Don’t be afraid to ask questions – a reputable, established centre will be only to happy to provide its credentials.
• Speak to the receptionists
The receptionists will be to all intents and purposes the “face” of your business. You need to be 100% happy with the service each one is providing.
• Plan for the future
You know where you want your business to be in three years time. Does this centre fit the criteria? Can you expand within the premises? Is the centre investing in technology? While it may be suitable for now, you also need to be confident that you can grow your business comfortably from it.

Having been established for over 23 years, Portal Business Centres can help you make the move into a serviced office seamlessly and efficiently, whilst also offering many additional services such as meeting rooms, telephone answering and mailing address. Contact the team on 01925 445656 (Warrington) or 0151 346 2000 (Bromborough) and someone will get back to you. Alternatively complete one of the contact forms on this site.

t: 01925 445656
t: 0151 346 2266
   Ellesmere Port
t: 0151 346 2000
e: info@portal businesscentres.co.uk