A better place for your business
Finding the prime location for your business is a huge part of your potential success. Whether you are opening premises for the first time, relocating, or expanding, it is essential that you get the right place at the right time.
Your property needs to be accessible for your staff and clients, have pleasant surroundings and be easy to find. It also needs to be appropriate for the type of business you are running. A shop in the middle of nowhere won’t attract any passing trade, but if most of your business is done online and you simply need office space this factor is of less importance.
When it comes to choosing a property in a city centre, the first place most people think of is London. While the capital may have many advantages, it can also be expensive and difficult to access. That’s where Birmingham comes in. England’s thriving second city offers all of the advantages of London, but at cheaper rates and with better transport links.
Excellent transport links
Its position at the heart of the country makes it perfect for visitors from all over the UK, with superb train services to two railway stations and easy road access via the M5, M6 and M42. Birmingham Airport is also close to the city centre, a great advantage if you frequently travel abroad on business or welcome visitors to your own business.
The city also boasts some fantastic conference facilities, such as the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and the International Convention Centre (ICC). These are ideal if you are a big organisation and hold regular conferences, but they are also home to a number of trade shows for all types of industry.
A creative hub
There are lots of places to establish your business in Birmingham. The Jewellery Quarter is fast becoming one of the most popular places for business premises, highlighting the rich diversity of the area. Bursting with jewellery shops and workrooms, it also features a wide range of creative and traditional businesses in wonderful, picturesque surroundings.
If you are renting office space in Birmingham, the city centre is another obvious location. Thriving, bustling and cosmopolitan, the city centre is a colourful array of shops and restaurants, professional businesses and big name multinationals.
Whether you choose a high-profile location in the heart of the city or a tucked-away venue that is off the beaten track, you won’t ever be far from the life and liveliness of the city. If you regularly entertain clients or enjoy socialising with your work colleagues there is a great selection of restaurants, bars, comedy clubs and theatres in the city, all within walking distance.
There are also a number of quieter suburbs around Birmingham if you prefer to be away from the city but not too far out in the sticks. No commuting, no congestion charge, no massively hiked rents – Birmingham really does have lots to offer when it comes to choosing a place to rent for your business.