Serviced offices are rented by businesses and, unlike traditional leased offices, come with everything included, from internet connection and furnishings to maintenance and in-house support.
Companies pay a fully transparent monthly fee to rent the serviced office, usually in a business centre with reception services and meeting rooms.
Many serviced office providers, like Bourne Space, offer flexible contracts, too, so businesses can switch to larger or smaller office spaces mid-contract, depending on their needs.
With the rise and rise of start-ups in the UK, serviced offices are becoming more and more popular as growing companies look for flexibility and cost-effective ways to run their businesses.
Serviced office benefits
When considering a serviced office for your business, the first thing you should look for is that all-important flexibility.
Businesses and their needs change all the time and being able to expand or reduce your office space needs quickly is hugely important.
Bourne Space offers flexible serviced office contracts from six to 24 months – find out more.
They’re cost effective
The beauty of serviced offices is that companies can simply turn up, plug in and crack on with the day-to-day needs of their businesses.
The monthly rent for a serviced office space usually includes:
- Business rates
- Phone line
- Internet connection
- Cleaning and maintenance
- IT support
And most offer, for an additional fee:
- Car parking
- Meeting room hire
- Virtual office services
Serviced offices also come fully furnished, too, so moving costs are dramatically reduced – in most cases, businesses simply have to move computer equipment.
And with one simple monthly cost, budgeting is a breeze for businesses who need to carefully manage their cashflow.
Everything businesses need is already in place
Serviced offices come with kitchens, fully staffed reception desks, lunch areas, meeting rooms, cleaning and ongoing maintenance services.
So, businesses can stay fully focused on the important stuff.
Serviced offices are springing up in most towns and cities in the UK.
And some, like Bourne Space’s four serviced office sites in Bournemouth, are in truly inspirational settings.
Close to the beach, but also to superb transport links, a serviced office’s environment and surroundings are just as important as their functionality.
Serviced offices vs co-working spaces
Many serviced offices also offer co-working spaces for smaller start-ups and freelancers.
Again, with everything provided for an easy monthly fee, small businesses can easily manage their cashflow and concentrate their efforts where they matter – on growth.
Co-working spaces, like ours at Bourne Villa, also offering amazing networking opportunities due to their culture of collaboration.
And the contracts are even more flexible than serviced offices, with desks able to be rented by the day.