Relocating office is an opportunity to make positive changes to the business. It can also be one of the most stressful experiences you’ll face in your professional life – it’s an operation and you need to get it right.
Enlisting the help of a relocation partner is an important decision. After all, you are entrusting your business assets, your confidential documents, and even your workforce to them.
However, not all office relocation companies are created equal. Though most of them can get your office belongings from point A to point B, there are some additional factors that you need to consider when looking for a relocation company:
Though many relocation companies offer similar services, your business has unique moving needs, which should help you decide on the company that will meet them all. Find out if one company specialises in the type of move that you need by asking yourself the following questions:
- Do you have any fragile items or valuables?
- How do you want them to be packed before they’re transported?
- Do you need a small van or a larger truck?
- Do you want to move during working hours or at night?
- Do you need help with refurbishment, office design and fit out?
- Have you thought about new office furniture?
All these are important factors to consider when finding a relocation company. Understanding them will make sure that your relocation project goes smoothly, with a company that is experienced in handling your situation and can anticipate your needs.
Take a good look around your office and take notice of the amount and nature of the items and possessions you’ve decided to take with you to the new location. Specialised items such as computer hardware, safes, and social furniture are things that definitely shouldn’t be handled by people with little or no experience. Such valuable items require the professional touch of office relocation specialists.
That’s why it’s important that you choose a company which is experienced in office moves. So consider how long the company has been in business, as well as how long they’ve been doing your type of move.
It’s always nice and reassuring to have peace of mind that an office relocation company has prior experience of removals – but don’t forget about their customer testimonials, too.
Luckily for you, the internet has created a vast resource when it comes to customer reviews. Research company reviews before you choose one to help your business relocate, and know the telltale signs of rogue movers and moving scams. Reach out to people who have used the company before and ask for recommendations.
Relocating office is a stressful enough process without the added hassle of not being able to get hold of your relocation company. So make sure that you’re able to contact your dedicated consultant or another member of the team at any given time during the move.
A good relocation company should communicate with you and guide you through your entire move, especially during the quoting stage – which brings us to...
When you’re looking for an office relocation company, it’s important to get a comprehensive quote that covers everything you require and doesn’t include any features that you don’t need.
To spare yourself from nasty surprises later down the line, you shouldn’t just hire whichever relocation company that offers you the lowest price. Instead, you should consider the cost of a company that knows what they’re doing, and will set you up with a fair price without taking on a bunch of extra fees later.
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Hiring the best office relocation company in your area will take a lot of stress out of the moving process.
Contact us today to hear about the services we can provide to your business – send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0161 233 0030.