Boom time for renting commercial property across the East Midlands






The crooked spire of Chesterfield is a remarkable landmark. The market town has also seen an incredible surge in interest in commercial units to rent over the past year, according to Boxpod data. Looking at the East Midlands region as a whole, comparing, 2017 vs 2018, Boxpod saw an increase in property views of 171%. …

First Person: A landlord’s perspective on retailing today






Boxpod founder and MD Nick Marlow shares his journey from retailer to commercial property landlord, offering an action plan to reignite our high streets. His views literally are from both sides of the fence. For the past 50 years retailing has been a major part of our economy, bringing together the manufacturing industry and service sectors. …

New transport networks fuel demand for renting commercial property in East Anglia






Continuing improvements to transport networks are helping East Anglia become a more significant trading area. Businesses are looking more closely at the region with its strengthening infrastructure, a ready workforce and good work/life balance – without the costs associated with the big cities. Boxpod has seen the number of commercial units available to rent double …

Guest Blog – Officio’s advice on choosing the best workspace to rent in London for your business






Top five tips to picking the right style and size of London workspace to rent. By Officio’s new business advisor, Dean Ridsdill 1. Think about your Brand The workspace you chose holds more responsibility than you may have realised. It affects employee morale, productivity and wellbeing so it needs to be somewhere people feel motivated and …

Commercial Property Insurance – a handy guide for landlords






Boxpod has teamed up with Abaco Insurance Brokers to produce a checklist to help ensure you have adequate cover for your commercial premises. Make sure your property investments are properly protected. Q What are the different types of insurance which commercial landlords need? A Usually landlords can buy a combined ‘Property Owner’s policy which includes …

Flex your muscle – Co-working offices in the Capital






Boxpod catch up with Officio, for their insight into offices to rent in London as our own data shows activity is booming. With all the uncertainty looming over the country since the announcement of Brexit, flexibility is the only thing the country can invest in right now. Having the freedom of contracts without daunting timeframes …

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 …

Take stock. What do your business premises say about your brand?






First impressions count. It’s important when you stand in your office or workshop that it reflects your brand’s values. When you are assessing which premises to buy or rent, think… Think about it from your own commercial needs, how can you operate your business from here? But also factor in your customers’ perspectives. Customers will …

Commercial property to rent in Milton Keynes – home of the concrete cows






  It was formally designated as a new town in 1967 and throughout its short history has attracted businesses to the town. Sitting between London and Birmingham on the transport network makes Milton Keynes a prime location to rent workspace.. Analysis of Boxpod data enforces the fact that Milton Keynes is a sought after location …