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It Needn't Be a Headache

Business and office removals can be a real headache. The potential upheaval of both the physical move (furniture, staff, and the clearing out of the old space) coupled with the associated paperwork can be enough to send chills up the spine of any office or logistics manager considering a London removal. However, with a few pointers in mind, and some basic knowledge and know how, it needn’t be such a demanding task.

Firstly, the nitty gritty of an office move can in itself be contracted out to a third party along with the actual move. For instance, rather than arrange for a lorry to turn up on the day, transport the office furniture and leave it at the other end, it’s possible to actually hire a project manager, either internally or externally (and there are many throughout London) who will consult all the way, right from attending the move out site, to planning a gradual or sudden move, to the eventual unloading and installation at the new site, as well as staff relocation schedules and considerations. Any chain or independent agency in London will be able to supply such a project manager; however, it is important to ask for PRINCE2 accreditation, as this is considered the benchmark qualification for this role.

Secondly, if going for a simple move, London has a wealth of BAR (British Association of Movers) approved moving specialists. This will ensure appropriate compliance with legislation, care and insurance of all assets.

For any London business planning a move, it’s important to remember that the move is itself something that companies will happily compete for. Do not be afraid to penny pinch, provide quotes to competing companies or out rightly put the process out to tender to ensure lowest cost versus highest quality of service.

Whatever the move, whether it is inside the city, out to one of the ever popular neighbouring counties or to another city, by considering the above steps, any office move can be turned into a minor obstacle.