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6 Steps to Planning Your Office Move

Do you know the name of the top business in Gloucestershire? If you’re wondering, in 2015 it is wealth management company St James’s Place, which turned over £7.8 million last year. Businesses like St James’s are constantly expanding, always looking for new opportunities and ventures. You may be too, even if your turnover does not yet rival the wealth management company’s figures. One of the ways to expand is to move premises. More space for new staff, greater comfort, better amenities; moving office is often a great decision to make. But the actual move can be stressful. Make it easier by hiring professional Gloucester movers and paying attention to the following tips.

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  1. Set Up a Moving Timeline

Start early – as early as you possibly can – to plan for an office move. It takes months to move even a small office and you should start when you can in order not to leave everything to the last minute.

  1. Find Out All Relevant Info About the New Space

Collect blueprints and floor plans of the new office building so that you can find out about where desks will go, where you can store files, and where the power outlets are. Start to plan the new office layout, keeping in mind the strengths and weaknesses of the current layout and what you can do to improve upon it in the new space. If you can spot any potential issues with the new office, do what you can to rectify the situation before you move in.

  1. Get the Team on Board

In a larger office, have the heads of department be responsible for ensuring that each staff member packs their own desk, and that equipment in each department is properly packed and accounted for. Hold meetings to answer people’s questions about the move, keep people updated on dates, and get feedback on what people need from the new space.

  1. Book Your Removals Service

Set a budget for your move and get quotes from a number of different companies. When you are looking for professional removals Gloucester offers a good deal of choice. Ask a company such as www.andrews-removals.com to provide detail about the costs involved and the timeframe needed to move your office.

  1. Assign the Work

Make sure that everyone knows what they are responsible for, from installing new telephone lines to setting up a new broadband connection. Create a master list that you can refer to in order to keep people on track and make sure the move happens smoothly with the minimum break in trading.

  1. Get in Touch with Clients

Give clients and customers the lowdown on where you are moving to, and any disruption they could expect during the move. Keep clients up to date about how the move is going and where to contact you while the move is taking place. Send out communication to customers with your change of address.

 

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