Looking for the right place to locate your business can be a real headache. But location is one of the most important factors for any business. Choose the wrong area and your clients will find you inaccessible, your staff will struggle to get to work and you could end up miles away from anywhere. Get it right and you will be enjoying new custom from footfall, your clients and suppliers will be happy and your staff will enjoy their journey into work.
When you’re choosing your office, you need to take all kinds of things into account. Size, facilities, parking availability and natural light are all factors you’ll need to consider when you’re looking around premises. But first you need to decide on your location. City centre locations are ideal for businesses, but can sometimes be pricey or you can find your business premises surrounded by shoppers and diners. Places just outside of city centres are perfect as you will have all the advantages of the city without the hustle and bustle.
Birmingham is England’s second city after London and this vibrant, lively place is a fantastic location for any ambitious business. Full of beautiful architecture, places to visit and shops to explore, it’s fast becoming the natural destination for a growing number of businesses. Its Jewellery Quarter is a famous community about 10 minutes away from Birmingham city centre. Dating back more than 250 years, it boasts more than 500 jewellery businesses. It is also a designated conservation area, featuring over 200 listed buildings, making it a place of real interest to visitors. You will also find the St Paul’s Square there, the last remaining Georgian square in Birmingham.
But don’t be fooled into thinking that the Jewellery Quarter is just for jewellery shops and shoppers looking for some gems. This unique district is also home to over a thousand businesses from all kinds of sectors.
If you’re thinking of basing your business in Birmingham then Jewellery Quarter offices are fast becoming the natural choice. More and more buildings are being converted into office space, with all kinds of wonderful studios and workspaces springing up all the time.
Businesses are well served by a large number of restaurants, cafes and bars in the surrounding areas, which makes it a great location for entertaining your clients and impressing your prospective customers (not to mention giving yourself and your staff an on-the-doorstep range of places to eat and socialise).
Transport links to the area are excellent. The Jewellery Quarter has its own railway station and is also well served by regular buses as well as coaches. There is also plenty of parking available, much of it cheaper than in the city centre.
So if you’re thinking of the Midlands as a base for your business, then the Jewellery Quarter has lots to offer in every respect.
Graham Page is a business development expert who specialises in advising businesses about how to find the right premises in the best locations. He has advised companies all over the UK, lately focusing on those choosing Jewellery Quarter offices for their premises.