Gloucestershire is one of the best places in the UK to start or run a business. According to recent statistics, the number of new companies growing year on year is reaching an all-time high.
In 2022 alone, 6,373 new companies formed in the county, adding to the 66,893 registered businesses already in operation.
Among these start-ups, a large portion operates from Gloucester – a city that was recently named the second-best place to work in all of the UK.
But even though Gloucester business is thriving, the business landscape as a whole is not in a great shape. The cost-of-living crisis has hit every industry worldwide, and its effects are being felt in Gloucester, just like anywhere else.
Why Are Gloucester Offices Downsizing?
We know this because we’ve seen it for ourselves. Throughout 2022 and even now, in 2023, a number of companies have asked for C&G Storage services in their efforts to downsize and relocate to smaller, more cost-efficient offices.
With bills increasing and companies doing everything to keep their costs low, downsizing has become a constant trend to improve efficiency, reduce costs and only pay for what companies need to pay for.
Of course, that’s not the only reason Gloucester offices are downsizing. During one of our jobs on Churchill Road, near the Lannett Play Area, we got talking to a business owner named Michael, who runs a B2B company.
He had decided to downsize not because of the cost-of-living crisis, but because of the dynamic and remote working increase. According to Michael, more than 75% of his team work from home, making daily Zoom calls to communicate and do business, rather than working face-to-face.
With the majority of his business now being run online, the need for large rental offices had become less of a requirement and more of a luxury.
Face-to-face contact is still important for business, of course, so he still wanted office space – both to meet up with colleagues and give the company a solid base – but he wanted to make that office space smaller and more practical.
This is true for a number of businesses around Gloucester. Whether they need to save costs or simply don’t need a large office space anymore, businesses are coming to us to help them downsize and make the moving process as smooth and simple as possible.
What Are We Doing To Help?
Well, first off, moving from one office to another is not always so simple.
Even for companies that are simply moving down the road, the move itself can bring about a list of logistical difficulties. Not to mention, businesses don’t want to spend money on expensive traditional self-storage space if it’s not completely necessary.
Here at C&G Storage, we offer a suitable alternative. We can turn up at your door, collect all the items that you need, store them, and then deliver them to your new offices. This solution is not only cost-effective, but it’s also far simpler and more convenient for businesses just looking for a quick way to store and move their things.
Some office items that we have stored so far include:
● Office Furniture
● Documents, Accounts And Records
● Monitors And Electronic Devices
● Exhibition Stands
● Picture Frames
Whatever you need to store, however, all you need to do is give us a message and chat through it with our team. We’re always happy to help and can answer any questions you might have.
Why Do Our Services Work For Downsizing Offices?
When businesses downsize, they don’t just move everything from A to B; they use the opportunity to look at their items and have a rethink about what they really need.
Sure, some things can be binned or sold, but other things – such as paper documents or records – must be kept for legal reasons, even if a business doesn’t need them on hand.
But no business wants to pay traditional self-storage fees for items they don’t need access to. Here at C&G Storage, we don’t only offer companies a way to house their items and deliver them to a new address; we can store goods at a good price and hold onto them for several months.
This is far more convenient than a traditional storage facility, and the finances that can be saved by swapping a storage unit for C&G Storage make it so much more viable to choose us over anything else.
Why Choose C&G Storage?
We understand that downsizing to a smaller office is stressful, so our services remove that stress and make the experience hassle-free.
Lower costs. No stress. Simple. That’s what we have provided for offices across Gloucester, and that is what we will continue to provide for anyone looking to downsize.
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