There are plenty of tales of entrepreneurs launching their business from a spare bedroom or garage – but sooner or later every business needs premises. In the traditional model, a business would perhaps take rented space in an “incubator”, stay there for a year or two then start hunting for more permanent office space.

However, this model – and the office lets that are predicated on it – is under strain from a much more flexible approach by a new type of “landlord”. One of the more annoying and off-putting things that small business face is that when they finally outgrow their initial premises, they then have to deal with hunting for new office space just when they are at their busiest.

Growth brings huge challenges and no one needs the distraction of having to go hunting around for new premises when they are working at full capacity and having to recruit more staff to deal with burgeoning demand. As Anthony McAteer, the managing director of Storage Vault Work Space notes, while it makes absolute sense for a new business owners to start off with a small office, one should also plan for future growth right from the outset.


Storage Vault Work Space MD, Anthony McAtter 

“You don’t want to have to uproot your business from the base you have been operating in for probably a few years, and move to a completely new location. So what we offer, at Storage Vault Work Space, is the ability to grow your office space as your business grows. People can take on new space as and when they are ready for it,” he comments.

Contracts can be on a month by month basis, which also helps to de-risk a new start-up as far as the founding directors are concerned. No one wants to be bound by a ten-year lease if the business concept fails to generate the revenues the founders were hoping for.

McAteer points out that the traditional long-term lease is fading into history. “Flexible solutions like ours have so much more to offer,” he says. “There is a huge demand for this sort of space and we are committing very heavily to investing in this sector for years to come. The easier we can make it for small businesses and start-ups, the quicker they will grow and the more successful they will become,”
he comments.

Storage Vault Work Space also provides studio work spaces that have been designed specifically to meet the needs of light industrial businesses. “Some of our members use these studios as showrooms to showcase their work for customers. Others use the space for storing stock and for making their products,” he explains.

The fact that the company has both a Work Space operation and a storage solution it can provide an ideal solution for the storage problems that go along with being a small business.

“Our workspace members have the option of storing important documents and records in self-storage units on-site. So they can pop down and find what they need whenever they want,” he notes.

“We also have industrial businesses such as electricians and joiners who store their equipment and materials on site, whilst maintaining office space for their own needs,” McAteer adds.

Another major benefit for small businesses is all the facilities that Storage Vault Work Space provides.

“For home-based businesses, the thought of moving into rented office space can become overwhelming,” McAteer points out.

Will the start-up management team need a meeting room or kitchen facilities for employees? Will they need a receptionist to man the front door? “Our communal spaces offer everything a small business needs and our on-site staff are available seven days a week at reception, to put the tenant’s mind at ease. It is all set up and ready for them on day one,” he comments.

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