Reasons To Move Your Business To A City Centre
When you’ve got a business to think about, the last thing that crosses your mind is the trivial stuff such as “will my employees be able to run to M&S on their lunch?” and “is there a post office they can use nearby?” – they’ve arguably got the other however many hours of the week that they’re not at their desks to worry about that, right? Well, perhaps it’s time you thought about it. The desire to have a sandwich that doesn’t taste like cardboard might not SEEM important, but it can be at least a factor in the long run for a fair few reasons…
Happiness is a key factor when it comes to employee satisfaction. If your business is based in a city centre, there are so many things the employee can do on breaks to appeal to their individual interests.
Staff not satisfied? Bye-bye, staff! If people feel their concerns and happiness are being ignored, they’ll be less likely to continue working for you. Having access to important services nearby to work can be a factor in this.
Studies show that with proper breaks between tasks, staff are much more productive. If they can get out for a while to grab a coffee with a friend and let off some steam, arguably they’ll come back refreshed. Equally, if they’re not panicking about when to pick up their prescription when they’re so far from a chemist, for example, their mind will be on the job much more.
Ease Of Travel
City centres are usually reached by major transport links, such as rail and bus networks. If employees don’t drive, this can be a lifeline to cheap and reliable transport to and from their place of work. If employees have to travel long distances or spend a lot of money for relatively low gain, they may look elsewhere. Plus, a city centre location can be easily recognisable, and so clients travelling to meet with you are more likely to come and see you based on this.
If your business is placed in the city centre, it’s easier for your employees to maintain an active social life, both outside and within the company. Employees can meet friends for lunch or travel elsewhere straight from work, and from a more selfish standpoint, you can encourage more ‘after work’ activities such as going for meals or for drinks.
Priestgate offices are based in the heart of Peterborough city centre, meaning they’re easily accessible and there’s plenty to do in the surrounding area. It’s served by many main bus routes and is located near to Queensgate Shopping Centre, several restaurants and gyms.