After a turbulent year, more business owners are looking for new or additional office space in Dorset in 2021. In recent months, many people have been turning bedrooms, kitchen tables and living spaces into home offices. But it’s just so hard to make working from home…work. When is the right time to move into to a new office location or coworking space? Maybe it’s now.
If you are seeking a change of scenery with some different business premises, we highly recommend putting Dorset at the top of your best office location shortlist.
We take a look at 6 reasons why more businesses are looking for great office space in Dorset.
1. Strong transport links
Dorset is fortunate to have good transport access. The road network is straightforward to navigate with easy links to Bristol and Exeter via the M5, Somerset via the A37, Southampton and Portsmouth via the M27 and London via the M3. Bournemouth Airport provides ever stronger links with cities both home and abroad. And many towns including Dorchester and Weymouth are well-connected with direct trains twice per hour to London Waterloo.
2. Lower rents and rates comparable to other areas
If you’ve been used to paying huge business rent and rates for a city-centre office address, you should be getting a pleasant surprise when looking for office space in Dorset. Here you can have the best of both worlds; a prestigious business address without the sky-high office costs.
Many areas such as Poundbury have unrestricted free parking right outside most premises, saving your employees and clients significant sums on car parking fees.
3. Potential growth opportunities
The Dorset economy continues to attract investment, create new businesses, support and grow existing businesses and draw in high calibre employees. The area is known for having a loyal, flexible, and cost-effective workforce. Many people who live in Dorset choose to stay within the county, for a healthy, low pollution lifestyle choice that few other places can offer without being too remote.
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4. Friendly communities
In Dorset, we aim to make all visitors welcome – whether you are visiting the area on holiday, you are a prospective investor, or you are considering relocating or expanding your business here.
Although a Dorset lifestyle may be a more relaxed pace compared to some cities, businesses benefit and thrive from a healthy, happy and motivated workforce.
5. Established infrastructure
There is high-speed broadband capacity available throughout Dorset with a long-standing major initiative to ensure superfast coverage is available to most parts of the county, especially the main towns. Good internet is seen as a high priority for a rural county, to ensure continued investment in businesses in Dorset and the ongoing success of businesses trading here.
6. Stunning natural environment
It’s no secret that Dorset is a stunning part of the world, huge parts are designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). With easy access to both countryside and coast, the open green spaces and seascapes are a major draw for many business looking to relocate from the cities.
Get your work-life balance just right level and enjoy all the benefits of living and working in Dorset. From coastal walks to picnics in the countryside, the lifestyle opportunities are endless.
Come To Work In Dorset
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