Whether your business is on a fairly small, start-up business level or whether you are slightly more established and have a large team and lots of equipment, relocating your business to London can be quite tough.
There are many things that you can do to help your move run as smoothly as possible. We’ve included a checklist below of some of those things to think about to help you make the move as stress-free and efficient and simple as possible.
- Ensure that your business is in the best possible position to move
- Have a clear view of what exactly you’ll need in your new office, and the best places you can buy office supplies from
- Have a clear plan for each stage of the moving process, so that you can check whether or not you’re on track
- Research the best possible places to move; including the best spaces, locations and options for your business and your budget. You’ll find lots of great options on london2let.com
- Understand how much your move is going to cost you, and whether you can realistically afford it, and how you can cut back on costs in certain areas
- Ensure that you are updating your employees regularly with news of the move so they are included and feel respected every step of the way
- Choose a reputable and respected moving company that specialises in office moves to help you with the move, as it’s definitely an investment to choose a good one
- Take necessary precautions to ensure that the running of your business on a day to day basis doesn’t suffer too much
- Design your new office space with your old one in mind – think about what you’d like to recreate in your new office that you like from your old one, and what aspects of it can be significantly improved to achieve an inspiring office space
- Consider ways in which you can make your move more environmentally friendly, such as by using environmentally friendly moving boxes
- Think about what you’re going to do with the items you won’t be taking with you. For example, you could either sell them on or donate them to people who need them if you don’t anymore
- Look into accessibility of the building you’ll be moving into. If you’re hiring a professional moving company, they’ll be able to help you assess whether you’ll need things like parking permits, and they’ll be able to advise you on the best plan of action to take
- Aim to get your keys to the new property ahead of the move so that you don’t end up waiting around on the day for estate agents. This can also cost you more money as moving companies can charge extra time
Give yourself lots of time in the day to get there and get sorted. London is a busy place, and it’s always a good idea to set off early