Has your business volume overgrown your office? Do you need to hire more employees but have run out of space in your good ol’ office? Has the lease skyrocketed in the last few years while your turnover has remained more or less the same? Do you reckon your business could improve if you moved to that certain area where you would either have no competitors or a bigger market?
Whatever the case, it’s time to relocate your business! But wait, you can’t just up and move, you need to plan first! Fear not, we can give you a few hints on the first steps you should take for a brilliant office removal.
You need to start getting everything ready 3 or 4 months in advance. Believe us, that’s not too soon. There are a lot of things to take care of, such as furniture, IT equipment, electricity, landlines, Internet… The list can go on and on. Do not forget that one of the main features of a successful office removal is minimal disruption to your business activities.
One of the first things you need to do after finding your new premises is talk to specialists. Give preference to local firms who know their way around your city and are aware of all the special needs of the area. For example, it’s better to search for office removals in London if your new premises will be there.
Of course, since office removals and home removals are not the same, so are removal companies. Much of the equipment in your office is more delicate than what you can find at home, and in any case can cause greater losses if damaged. Make sure your chosen relocation firm is specialised in office relocations. Asking for references is a perfect way of knowing whether their work can cover your needs.
But how can you tell whether a company has what it takes to handle your relocation? What are the relevant questions you should ask them before hiring them for such an important task? First, you need to know how long they’ve been in the business.
Second, learn if they are experienced in office removals or just home removals. Have they got an insurance to cover any unexpected damaged caused to your company’s property?
Obviously, the budget should also be one of your main concerns. Be careful not to forget to ask whether they can provide you with packing materials and if these are included in the price.