Five tips for an effective and stress-free business move
There are several reasons why you would want to relocate your business to new premises – better access to labour, more space enabling you to upgrade equipment, closer to new markets or lowering your costs to improve quality of life. Whatever the reason, there are many things to consider in order to keep the wheels turning and not lose any productivity.
Give yourself plenty of time to plan your move, work out what problems you are going to face and find solutions early on, this way you won’t upset any customers and orders will continue to go out on time.
The best way to avoid anything getting damaged is to hire a specialist removal company, their experience and expertise will assist in making the move stress free, so make sure you get an experienced company even if you have to pay a bit more for their services.
Most businesses rely on technology for the day to day running of the company. Get your IT team involved in the early stages to make sure there are internet access and computers available on the new site, if you don’t have an IT team there are professional companies who can assist with this. Your computer network needs to be up and running before you leave your existing premises to keep orders and materials flowing.
As with moving house, moving your business will give you the opportunity to do a spring clean, getting rid of unwanted furniture, equipment and machinery. There is little point taking your rubbish with you, leave it behind and dispose of it later.
When you have vacated your old premises you can dispose of all unwanted items and get a professional cleaning service in to do an end of tenancy clean, such as Cheltenham Office Cleaning http://intocleaning.co.uk/services/office-cleaning/. The premises should be left as you found them in order to claim back your security deposit.
Communication is at the core of a successful move, customers will need to be informed of your new location and advised to be patient over the transition. Also, material deliveries need to be informed of your new address and dates and times when disruption will be at its highest. Take all these things into account and you should have a seamless transition to your new location.