What exactly is a Virtual Office, how do they work?
Words by Juliet Takacs
A London Virtual Office is fast becoming the most popular solution for businesses of all shapes and sizes.
From small independents, start ups and freelancers to law firms, accountants and lofty corporates, Virtual Offices are on the up and up.
The business world is changing beyond all recognition, and for many companies there just isn't the need to pay for a physical Serviced Office in a prestigious (and mind bogglingly expensive) part of London. Why fork out and deal with the logistical headache when a Virtual Office can be just as, if not more, effective?
Virtual Offices save money, time and effort.
They cut down on company administration, infrastructure and travel so you can devote precious resources on the business itself rather than the back office. Here are just some of the reasons why a Virtual Office in London is in such high demand.
A Virtual Office provides considerable cost savings - more money for your business.
A Virtual Office in London saves you a huge amount in overheads, with zero compromise on office output. Depending on which package you choose you can have 24/7 personal call answering with a Virtual PA, Mail Forwarding, a London Virtual Office business address and 0207 geographic telephone number. All of this without having to pay the sky-high premiums for office space in London, enabling you to plough money back into growing your business.
A Virtual Office is Crucial for international companies in a global economy
Many companies with their head office abroad want to operate within the UK without the administrative overheads. Very often they employ UK-based workers who can carry out their business here and report straight to Head Office overseas. But if your work with clients is conducted largely via email, telephone or mail - as most business are - there is little to no need for a physical headquarters in the UK. The economy can continue to invest its money in the overseas HQ while still benefitting from a UK presence in the capital and all the prestige and credibility that presence can provide.
Virtual Office = less administration, less stress
Let's face it, running corporate premises takes a lot of time and costs a lot of money. Business rates have to be paid and managed, buildings need to be maintained, legal requirements met and staff recruited, trained and looked after - all of which can be a huge drain on your admin resources (and your health!). With a Virtual Office in London these facets of business life are taken off your hands; they're shouldered by an experienced, dedicated team of administrators whose job is to relieve you of those burdens. When you can run your office from your phone, you and your team have the time and the energy to work on the business in more useful, exciting ways.
If you'd like to find out more about about having your very own bespoke London business address, give the professionals at Hatton & Berkeley a call. They'd be delighted to tell you more.