As the new year begins, you may be turning your attention to what lies ahead for your organisation in 2019. For businesses up and down the country, the future may involve a change in premises. Whether you are taking on your first business location or are seeking a new and larger site, there are reasons aplenty to choose Woking.
Woking sits in a fundamentally great position within the UK. Located just outside the M25, the town is easily accessed by road from London. This means that businesses who locate here can easily access clients and events in the capital and maintain that very vital connectivity. The workplace is becoming more equipped for remote working, it is true. However, for both growing and high profile businesses, physical location does matter.
If your business requires any amount of air travel, Woking is ideally situated. The town is unique in its proximity to both London Heathrow and London Gatwick. Together, these two airports create the scope to build a global network. Heathrow runs flights to 175 cities worldwide and Gatwick to 156. Perhaps your business receives international visitors. Or maybe your operation involves international conferences and events. For both staff and associates to benefit from fast access to air travel, your business productivity is bound to benefit.
More locally, the rail links of Woking open up the UK to your business when it is located in this town. Ease of commute from towns in Surrey and beyond mean that the high-quality local workforces are attracted to roles that are based in Woking. Similarly, when fast trains run from Woking to London Waterloo in under 25 minutes, this town can feel as connected to London as suburbs within the M25.
What separates Woking from business locations within the M25 is its balance of rural and urban. Despite its connectivity into the capital, Woking retains its distance in the way that the town feels. Separated from the intense pressure of London, Woking benefits from a thriving local economy that uses its independence as a benefit. Woking is one of the districts of the UK which is the least reliant on public sector employment. This is a testament to how entrepreneurial the town of Woking is. From new businesses to global enterprises, Woking already averages a 7% higher proportion of professional and technical sectors than the rest of the UK. This is set to rise as more and more businesses realise the benefits of this town.
The great thing about Woking is the variety of commercial property that is available in town. For small and emerging businesses, a choice of high quality serviced offices and flexible office arrangements are available. So there is no need to enter into a lengthy lease contract when your business is rapidly growing. Instead, after 6 months in a serviced office, you can demand the flexibility to either take on more space within the building or to move on to a larger location.
If your business is at the stage where it requires a larger HQ, Woking has proved how successful it can be as a UK or international hub. With McLaren Group and the WWF both enjoying the benefits of being located in Woking, it is not long until more follow suit.
Surrounding Woking town centre are a good many areas offering more space for industrial, warehouse or logistics buildings. From Woking, transport vehicles can access the M3, A3 and M25 to enable superbly connected warehouse capability. Whether your goods are transported across the UK, to the capital or overseas by sea or air, Woking is unique in its centrality. This is something that will never change.
Any time we start something new it is exciting and we are very motivated and committed. As time goes by, however, the burst of enthusiasm can wane as the reality of how much work is going to be involved kicks in. When you find yourself slacking a little and not being as enthused about the new change or goal you are working towards, that isn’t a sign to quit. It is a sign that it is time to re-commit.Meet the team