Spring clean your business – physically and financially






Now is an ideal time to take a fresh look at all aspects of your business. A thorough spring clean of premises and making preparations for the new financial year can prove worthwhile. Take control of the business matters which you can, while Brexit uncertainties rumble on. Some key legislative changes come in to force …

Think clearly: A space solution – rent self-storage containers






A new wave of declutter gurus are showing people the positive value of a neat and tidy home and workspace. Are we really a nation of hoarders and collectors? Judging by the growth in demand for people wanting to rent self-storage, it would appear to be true. Home-workers, sole traders, SMEs and entrepreneurs find self …

Supporting & celebrating Britain’s small businesses






December isn’t all about Christmas! It’s the annual celebration of Britain’s brilliant small businesses too. Small Business Saturday is a great, nationwide initiative to highlight the fantastic work, products and services provided by our 5.6 million small firms. This year it is on December 1st. Britain’s small businesses are the backbone of our economy and …

Changing times – The rising demand for flexible workspace to rent






It was difficult to rent business premises without taking on a 24-year lease 24 years ago. Now commercial property is rented for as little as 24 hours. The pop-up phenomenon and growth of flexible workspace is fuelling tenants’ demands for short term offices and shops to rent. Seasonal demand and peaks and troughs in market …

Budget Business Rates relief is a far cry from the real reform which is needed






The Chancellor announced a £1.5billion support package for the high street in the Autumn Budget Small retail businesses will see their business rates bills cut by a third for two years from April 2019, saving them £900 million. Local high streets will benefit from £675 million to improve transport links, re-develop empty shops as homes …