The Boxpod Viewpoint – Busier than ever

Boxpod on the buoyant commercial property market, Brexit and the economy.

Despite current uncertainty over who will be our next government and future negotiations, relationships and trade deals with Europe and the rest of the world, resilience in British businesses is shining through. We get the lowdown on the state of the UK commercial property world from our own MD Nick Marlow.

Nick says: “No one will really say for sure where we are economically but one thing that is evident here at Boxpod is that the number of enquiries for people searching for new business space is increasing day on day.

“The general mood is strong and buoyant with an appetite to do business across all sectors of commercial work spaces particularly in the workshop and industrial units to rent and office spaces to rent.

“The banking system is if anything sluggish in the commercial markets with an apparent lack of appetite to lend to small and medium sized businesses. The Funding Circle  is a peer-to-peer lending marketplace that allows investors to lend money directly to small and medium-sized businesses and is becoming ever more popular to many businesses as a flexible means for borrowing money to support growth. Could this be a new dawn for the financial world and the way in which we support new business?

“Any negativity by the banks that are working to strict punishing government guidelines for their lending criteria cannot dampen the spirit of our great British entrepreneurs and businesses.

“Onwards and upwards…”

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