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Professionalism 
Having a space for your business to call its own can be a great opportunity to improve the professionalism of your business. Offering members of staff the opportunity to feel more integrated into the team, in a positive working environment, as well as providing you with a place to hold meetings with clients. Hope Park’s on site meeting rooms, breakout area and café provide the perfect space for doing this – with a welcoming, clean environment and all the facilities you could need to make the right impression.

Networking
Being a part of a workspace like Hope Park, whether it be in your own serviced office or one of our co-working spaces, gives you the opportunity to make connections with businesses in a similar situation to yourselves. The new contacts that you meet in these environments can be great for helping your business progress and to give a sense of community.

Growth 
Bradford already has a big economy, the eighth biggest in the country and third largest in the Yorkshire region behind Leeds and Sheffield. Despite this, Bradford is still a city that is flourishing quickly, with GVA increasing by 3.7% between 2014 and 2015, outpacing national growth of 2.6% and Leeds City Region growth of 3.4%. By making the move to Bradford now, your business could reap the benefit of what this growth brings to our city.

Like-minded People
Bradford District is already home to 17,620 businesses employing almost 200,000 people. Bradford is also clearly a hub for entrepreneurs, with nearly 35,000 people being self-employed. This brings more of a chance to work with a wider variety of companies and people. Bradford is also home to the headquarters of a number of major companies, such as Morrison’s, Yorkshire Building Society and Hallmark Cards, including two FTSE 100 companies.

Location
Hope Park Workspaces is in a prime location within Bradford, at the tip of the M606 motorway. This allows easy access to Bradford city centre, with all the amenities you need to thrive. For those who need to travel further, being situated just off the M606 allows you to easily reach nearby cities Leeds, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Halifax and Manchester, making travelling to meetings, conferences or events less hassle and traffic.

If you’re looking to move into office space within Bradford, contact Hope Park for a professional, flexible and accommodating range of workspaces to choose from, sure to suit your business. Alternatively, take a look at our office spaces here or get in touch to find out more.

 

 

All data taken from Bradford Council website and correct at time of writing.

Unserviced offices
Unserviced offices are often known as leased offices or leased buildings. They involve renting from a landlord on a long-term contract. One benefit of this is it allows you complete control of the space, allowing you to be creative with layout and looks, creating a space that is uniquely your own. However, you will also be solely responsible for the upkeep, any repairs or maintenance and will also be tasked with installing any amenities that you need such as furniture, phones, internet and utilities your business needs as well as paying all business and water rates.

As you can see, an unserviced office definitely has its perks, allowing you freedom of choice in the kind of space you move into, as well as how it looks and allows you to make sure the space is perfect for your business and its needs. Despite this, it is often a hugely underestimated option for a business and can be extremely time-consuming and costly. Plus, it can often entail hidden issues that you are not aware of when you first move in, which you are then tasked with resolving, often making it harder for independent or smaller businesses to manage.

Serviced Offices
Serviced offices, which are most often found in business centres, providing most amenities for businesses who need a professional workspace. They come fully equipped and fully furnished, as well as having high-quality phone and internet services already installed, saving you a huge amount of time and money when looking to get your business into an office space. Another perk is the fact that serviced offices often include reception and support staff, such as cleaners and IT support. This allows you to not only get up and running in your office quicker but saves a lot of time and money on any problems you may face down the line. You can pay on a month by month basis, allowing flexibility if you need to leave the space, or, if your business expands you can easily move into a larger space within the business centre. Serviced offices avoid the need for long-term leases or a large financial outlay with a traditional payment plan for a leased building such as deposit and quarterly rent.

The price of a serviced office typically includes all rates, utilities, cleaning, maintenance, repairs, security, reception and IT staff. Plus you have the bonus of various meeting rooms to choose from, kitchen & restroom facilities and breakout areas.

In short, serviced offices guarantee a high-quality office solution for businesses – fully equipped with everything your business needs at a fraction of the cost of a traditional office set up, whilst still offering complete flexibility.

If you are looking for a serviced office for your business, contact us here at Hope Park to find out more, or take a look at our range of serviced offices online now.

Wanting to hire more staff

From taking on your first staff member to introducing a new colleague into your ever-expanding team, your workspace size is an integral factor when it comes to growing the number of roles within your business.
If you’re planning to bring on new staff, you need to ensure you have the capacity to take on the new members within your business. You don’t want to find yourself in an overcrowded atmosphere as this will lead to colleagues feeling uncomfortable, cause a poor work ethic and may also risk breaking working condition laws.

 

Healthy Finances

The business has been going well for some time and now you’ve got room to stretch your financial legs. Your first workspace has been a great stepping stone for getting the business off the ground, why not consider the next step in growing your company by expanding into a larger, more professional office space?
Growing your workspace is one of those aspects of business that ends up being forgotten about. Other areas of the business take priority and you find yourself at the same location years down the line. Don’t let it fall to the bottom of the pile, make it a key priority to expand your workspace and take your business to the next level.

 

Frequent meetings

If you’re starting your business from home or have your own small business hub, making sure your workspace matches your business is key for first impressions. Meeting in local coffee shops is always great to start with, but as your meetings grow larger, you’ll want to have a space ready to facilitate your requirements.
Make your business workspace stand out with professional premises with us here at Hope Park. Alongside our great range of office spaces to choose from, you also have the option to rent our meeting rooms at discounted prices (if you’re a tenant in either of our locations). Whether you need or organise a brainstorming session with a few colleagues or a corporate meeting with clients, we have something to choose for any occasion. View our full range of meeting rooms.

 

Your office location could be better

Your first office will always have a special place in your heart, it’s where your business started, the place that made your idea real. That initial office location may have been ideal at the time, but you’ve taken on a few employees, you’re having more client meetings, and you’re realising your business hub is not evolving with your business. It’s just not working out anymore.
Your next office space should represent what type of business you are. Accessible, modern and inviting. Get your employees and clients excited to come and visit your business by showing off with an impressive workspace.

 

Your workspace lease is coming up to renewal

If your long-standing lease is coming up to an end, it’s a great time to consider your future business prospects later down the line. Many leases can last up to 3, 5 and even 10 years in certain business contracts.
Do you plan to take on another staff member? Will the business need more stock storage? Do you want to get into a new customer market that requires a location change? These are all factors to consider and could determine whether or not it’s the time to move to a new and improved office workspace.

 

Those are our top 5 reasons for when it’s right time to move into a new office space. If you’re considering moving or looking to open your first business office, get in touch with us today.

What is a Satellite Office?

A satellite office is a smaller business branch, separate from the businesses Headquarters. It is often a smaller office which allows businesses to diversify locations they target and operate in smaller, more agile workspaces.

What are the benefits of a Satellite Office?

There are a huge range of benefits to a business when running a satellite office model, especially during COVID-19. The first of which is transportation. By running a set of smaller localised offices, employees can have a more accessible place of work to travel to. 

Whilst COVID-19 limits transportation via public transport this is especially effective, allowing members of an organisation to get to work quicker, easier and with less need for and time spent on public transport. 

Satellite offices also work well when partnered with the option to work from home. By giving employees a smaller hub they are free to use whenever they need, it can make the process of working from home easier, safer and more effective.

Satellite offices also tend to be occupied by generally smaller teams, helping members of staff to continue social distancing and limit the spread of coronavirus whilst at work. This is a particularly important point at this time when safety for employees and businesses being COVID compliant is key.

The satellite office system overall gives businesses freedom and flexibility. Many employees are happy to be allowed to work from home, however, there are certain times when face-to-face meetings, team working or team events are necessary. For this, a satellite office is the perfect solution, allowing a base of operations for a team to work or a place to take meetings that can be accessed easily and only when it is required.

Why Choose Hope Park?

Hope Park has a great range of serviced satellite office options available – fully furnished with all the necessary resources a business requires. Our office sizes range from 1-2, 3-4, 6-10 and 15-30 person offices. We also have perfect size meeting rooms to accompany these offices from 1-3 up to 15-30 people. With flexible spaces to suit a variety of different sized businesses, an impressive reception and breakout areas will make great first impressions to your clients.  Get in touch now and book a viewing for your business at our Rooley Lane or City Gateway, Bradford locations.