London – that vast, expensive, business wonderland where profits can soar and the richest multinationals set up shop. Even the smallest company, provided it’s run effectively, can thrive in this grand capital.
But that doesn’t mean you’ll enjoy an easy time when you start up. Unless you’ve got the capital of a Russian oligarch, your premises will be as dinky as a matchbox. The price of living and renting in the city can be exorbitant, so you’ll have to make the most of the space you can afford.
With that in mind, we’ve come up with a few tips to turn your office from a matchbox to a mansion.
Get in the mezzanine scene
You might have limited floor space, but there’s a world of possibility situated just above your head. If you have the vast overhead space of a warehouse, for example, your business could benefit from a mezzanine.
Mezzanine floors London are the perfect way to make the most of your space, quite literally taking your business to the next level.
Essentially a new floor supported by industrial-strength steel girders, you’ll be able to give your employees more working space, store an increased number of goods or even create a brand-spanking VIP area for visiting clients.
Make walls inspiring
Whiteboards are bang out of date, but your walls can give you extra room – and get your mind flowing. Cover your walls with IdeaPaint, a dry erase paint that allows your employees to scribble where they please and know they’re not wrecking the office.
With the freedom to daub notes on walls as they please, your employees’ minds will flow with ease. They’ll be able to leave messages for each other, create eye-catching illustrations and make your workplace look hipper than a Warhol factory of pop art chic.
From desktop to tablet
Offices have spent too long relying on bulky desktops with base units that crowd your desks and monitors larger than widescreen tellies – but they’re wasting a whole heap of space.
Instead of these pointless behemoths, why not buy each member of your staff a sleek tablet PC. Unless they have specialist needs (your designers might need Macs, for instance), a tablet has the same level of functionality – and won’t waste space in your office.
Put your head in the cloud
The Cloud might sound like some kind of mad group of villains from a 70s’ sci-fi film, but it’s actually a bleeding edge piece of tech.
Basically it’s an online hard drive allow you to store files on the web, share those files with others, have numerous backups in various encrypted spaces and update documents remotely.
So, you’ll be able to cut back on the number of paper copies you create and, in turn, chuck out a few of those bulky filing cabinets.
When you’re in the capital, every little bit of space helps. Follow these tips and you’ll have a hip office that’s made the most of the area at hand.