We have a manufacturing facility in Milton Keynes and our parent company has its head office in Bedford. The decision to open a new office in Manchester was driven by a desire to better serve our clients and develop new business opportunities in the North East.
We carried out a comprehensive review of the local market for suitable office space and decided to take a fully managed serviced office in the MSO Business Centre in the HIVE in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The location, with its easy access to public transport and the motorway network is just ideal, the surrounding area is populated by many creative companies which provides great networking opportunities and the fact that the Arts Council is very close by is a real bonus.
The facilities in the HIVE are excellent and the centre manager goes out of her way to make everyone feel welcome. The onsite meeting rooms will be very useful once we are meeting more clients here. The business centre is very well presented and has a really bright, creative and uplifting atmosphere.
Our office in the HIVE suits our needs very well; we were effectively a “start-up” it the North West and so had to “hit the ground running, the fully serviced office allows us to get on with growing our business without the distraction of managing office space. Initially we didn’t even have a copier but we had the support of MSO and knew we could trust the centre manager to handle all of our admin duties professionally and efficiently.
We are confident that we made the right choice in in taking a fully serviced office in the HIVE; it has met our expectations and it suits our needs perfectly. As we grow, we are confident that we can expand our offices here. We are very satisfied with the level of support and the facilities provided by MSO and nominate the company for the BCA Awards.