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Reading Business Centre has allowed our business to grow…

By | Reading Business Centre Blog

Over the last 5 years being based in Reading Business Centre has allowed our business to grow; we are now in our 3rd office. Each year I have visited a number of other serviced offices locally to ensure we were still in the best place and none have been able to match the service, facilities and people at RBC. The directors are always keen to hear how they can improve the environment and tailor things to meet their tenants needs and all the staff are brilliant. By far the best views of any serviced offices and certainly the most generous in terms of office space’ Ben Hiner – Shirley Parsons

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5 Ways That Serviced Offices Can Save Businesses Money

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There are a number of reasons why more and more businesses are choosing to make Serviced Offices, or Business Centres, their home. When you arrive at a business centre, everything your company will need to thrive is already there for you. Offices are fitted out with desks and chairs, impressive layouts and design, as well as kitchens, breakout areas and meeting rooms. Business centres often give companies the chance to work from highly professional, impressive workspaces. Reading Business Centre, for instance provides executive layouts with incredible panoramic views of Reading. On top of this, you will likely receive admin solutions, state of the art technology and telephone and IT services that can help your company grow.

Often, given all the benefits that serviced offices bring to businesses, people can sometimes mistakenly believe that it must be expensive to make a business centre your company’s home. Luckily, FreeOfficeFinder have taken a look at some of the ways that serviced offices are actually the more cost-effective option when it comes to finding workspace for your business.

  1. Pay for the Office, Not the Facilities

As opposed to renting a leased office, you only pay for the space you really need in a Serviced Office. Facilities like toilets, kitchens, meeting rooms and break rooms are communal, managed facilities. The Serviced Office provider takes care of these, so that you only have to pay for the desk space/office that you use. This can provide a large saving for businesses, who would otherwise have to pay rent on the whole internal area.

  1. Already Fitted Out

When renting a Serviced Office, you won’t have to worry about chairs, desks, drawers or filing cabinets. In addition, the space will be decorated and can be configured on request. When you rent a leased office, you will need to purchase furniture as the space is typically an empty shell.  Fitting an office out can also prove very expensive as build work isn’t cheap, so there is a lot of time and effort, in addition to cost, saved in the process.

  1. Outsourced Staffing Costs

Serviced Offices often already have employed staff, such as Receptionists and Admin Staff. This means that you can benefit from in house staff who can perform any adhoc task you need (on site) without the need to employ and pay wages for a dedicated person/s for the role. Sometimes, you may need to pay an extra pay-as-you-go fee for support service staff, but this is minimal compared to an actual wage.

  1. No Maintenance Costs

Maintenance costs will no longer be a cause of pain once you have moved into your Serviced Office. When the air conditioning packs in, the electricity goes or the toilet gets blocked, it won’t be your problem. In a Serviced Office these inevitable troubles are covered by the workspace provider, meaning you are saving on maintenance.

  1. Flexible Space

Any company that wants to expand takes a risk renting leased office space. They cannot be certain that their company will definitely grow into the space, nor can they be definite they won’t outgrow it. Either way, by taking a larger space to grow into, they will be paying for it (and for a long time, as you are usually bound to a 3 to 10 year contract). Renting a Serviced Office normally rids you of this worry. Rent the exact size you need initially and the provider will typically allow you to jump to larger spaces in the building as and when your company grows.

 

Boat trip – Caversham Pier in Reading

By | Reading Business Centre Blog

Last Thursday we had a really good time. We have organised a boat trip for our clients and friends. It was amazing and we were super lucky with the weather being fantastic!

The boat departed from Caversham Pier in Reading and went upstream to Maple Durham. It was really great to spend some time together outside of the office environment, get to know the people better and seeing everyone truly enjoying themselves.

Thank you to everyone who joined us!

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Everyone loves pizza!

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We had a blast sharing delicious pizza with all of our clients. Because why not? Pizza, networking and chatting with each other, generally a great excuse to step away from your desk and just enjoy.

Thank you to everyone, we look forward to the next one.

 

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Reading Business Centre celebrate Christmas Jumper day in aid of Save the Children

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A day filled with festive fun and Christmas knitwear!
Occupants of the Reading Business Centre all donned their finest woolly warmers for a day of fundraising with mince pies, Christmas music and a healthy bit of competition.
Our winners were:
Best Christmas Jumper – Trevor
Best Christmas Card Design – Alan
With everyone donating generously we managed to raise a total of £100.53
A HUGE thank you to everyone for your support, and we look forward to doing it again next year!
Reading Business Centre wishes everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

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Reading Business Centre Enjoy A Night At The Races.

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Despite the grey skies and occasional downpour a great night was had by all at the Windsor racecourse last night.

The evening started with a track side picnic followed by heading into the grandstand to watch the racing and place some bets!

Soft going conditions due to the rain allowed for a few outsiders to gain great cheer among the crowds at Windsor, with a handful of races decided on a photo finish.

Following on from the excitement of the racing the evening offered fantastic live music from The Original Wailers, singing all the classics and drawing quite a crowd despite the persistent drizzle. Not quite the Caribbean weather they may have hoped for but a brilliant end to an enjoyable evening.

 

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Reading Business Centre Enjoy A Night At The Races

By | Reading Business Centre Blog

Despite the grey skies and occasional downpour a great night was had by all at the Windsor racecourse last night.

The evening started with a track side picnic followed by heading into the grandstand to watch the racing and place some bets!

Soft going conditions due to the rain allowed for a few outsiders to gain great cheer among the crowds at Windsor, with a handful of races decided on a photo finish.

Following on from the excitement of the racing the evening offered fantastic live music from The Original Wailers, singing all the classics and drawing quite a crowd despite the persistent drizzle. Not quite the Caribbean weather they may have hoped for but a brilliant end to an enjoyable evening.

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