Last week, we wrote about helping local Wakefield business, Northern Media, out with their move. So here at AR Removals, we thought it would be a great idea to give other businesses in the area our top tips to assist with commercial moves. Moving offices is considered to be more stressful, time consuming and demanding than house moving. But once you’re sitting pretty in your new office – the upheaval will have hopefully been worth it.
The first and most obvious step to moving is picking the new premises. Ensure that you work towards a deadline and choose something suitable for your business requirements, factoring in potential growth in the future. As a small business, it’s more crucial to think about practicality rather than whether it can appear on the front cover on an office interior magazine.
It’s important to ensure that the move is all accounted for in your budget, and that the business can take any unexpected costs. Whilst also making sure to enquire whether the office is serviced or un-serviced, and if so, how much extra will it cost to put in all the fittings needed. Ensuring that security is good in the new building and the area, as this will also affect your insurance premiums.
Once the premises are locked and secured, the hard work begins. Moving will need to be project managed to the T, especially to make sure that it has no significant impact on the businesses day to day running. Ensuring that all new furniture is ordered and ready for moving day; or similarly ensure that the old furniture is ready to be moved with ease on moving day.
Two weeks before the big move, it’s essential to make sure that the broadband and phones are all to be in place by the moving date. Also make sure that forwarding will be placed on in time, to reduce on the number of calls which will be unable to be answered during the move. As well as ensuring that a postal redirection is placed on for the moving date.
There will obviously be things to move from the old office to the new one, and ensuring that you have a reputable moving company to help with the move is vital. AR Removals have a strong reputation in Wakefield, for our professionalism and reliability. If you’ve got a commercial move up and coming and want to call us to discuss what we can do for your business, then you can do so at 01924 371164.