Taking on an office lease can be a major commitment. They are often long-term contracts that require serious investment up front to set up the work space.
Pipers Business Centre Serviced Offices can provide a flexible, short or long term, cheaper solution that will allow new businesses to get established quickly and offer existing businesses a seamless move between premises.
Pipers Serviced Offices
|Tied into longer-term contacts usually a minimum of 1 year lease often 5 years, with no break clause.
|Pipers offer flexible contracts starting from as little as a few weeks in duration.
|Expensive Solicitors fees to scrutinise long, complicated contracts
|An easy to understand, simple agreement that does not require a professional legal team’s fees to understand.
|Office set-up time can be up to 9 months
|You can move in and be operational within 24 hours of signing the agreement (subject to T&C’s). The offices are fully furnished, if you require that facility.
|No flexibility to grow or downsize as the nature of your business changes
|Subject to availability there is usually the option to move to a more suitable space within the same office building, should your business need change.
|Complicated set-up of the IT infrastructure and the associated heavy financial investment on lengthy contracts
|All broadband and phone services already established on-site at Pipers Tonbridge and are provided at cost. Not tied into other individual contracts. Pipers Tonbridge have the Avaya ip30 telephone system with itemised billing and Cat5 cabling.
|Multiple contracts with third party service suppliers
|The rental price includes all utilities and services, including business rates, insurance, cleaning, lighting, power.
|Beyond the set-up costs there are often considerable unknown, on-going maintenance costs
|No surprise bills. You will only be billed for additional services that were agreed payable on use eg. Phone bills, IT support available at cost, etc.
|Parking is often limited: a cost in addition to the office lease can be expensive or off-site
|Extensive, secure, CCTV monitored parking on-site for you and your clients at Pipers Tonbridge and Pipers Sevenoaks sites. Even a bike shed is available at Pipers Tonbridge!
|Need to employ, train and manage reception staff
|A full time reception service available 9 – 5pm Monday to Friday at Pipers Tonbridge, who will front your organisation and personalise the service to your company’s needs.Virtual Office services are provided by Pipers Tonbridge.
|Usually a need to use or bring in external catering
|On-site kitchen facilities available at all times in Pipers Tonbridge and Sevenoaks.
|No meeting rooms, conference or break-out facilities
|A small and large meeting room are available to hire at Pipers Tonbridge for all Pipers clients. They can be booked from 1 hour to daily rates, including evenings and weekends.
|No extra facilities or services available
|Pipers Tonbridge offers Shower facilities. Tonbridge also provide a photocopier, scanner and fax in reception.
|Lengthy delays bringing in contractors to get things fixed
|On-site management. Maintenance man on-site or on-call.