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Office Removals Companies – choose the right one

Office Removals Companies

Don’t be fooled into thinking that your office removals is nothing more than moving your office furniture from your current office space to your new building. Let us be clear when we say that the task involved is not as simple as moving desks, chairs, the odd bit of furniture and a few computers (even if that is all your company has to move!)

Your company's equipment and possessions are not only expensive but also integral to your staff being able to operate in your new office. If any unscheduled downtime results from a shoddy job from the removals company (that you selected!) then your company can’t function … and if it can’t function then you’re losing money.

Imagine a scenario in which valuable equipment gets damaged during the move and/or where nothing seems to work once it’s been moved to your new office. Not a pretty site – and it would be only normal for the owner (or senior manager) of the business to ask “which idiot hired those jokers from that removals company?”

All office moves need to be carried out by an experienced Office Removals Company if you want to get the job done properly.

Whether you are a business owner who has decided to take on the task of managing the office relocation – or if you have been assigned the role of office move project manager – then this article can help you achieve the smooth office move that your business needs.

Things To Consider

Look for companies that specialise in office removals rather than house moves. There is a world of difference between the two and you need to entrust your office move to a company who has the experience, equipment and manpower to carry it out properly and professionally. Have a think about how much everything in your office is worth (your “assets”) and then decide whether their dismantling, packing, transportation and reassembly is worth entrusting to cowboys. Probably not!

Companies that concentrate on office moves will have the necessary expertise to get the job done properly. They will have reliable staff who are trained to move expensive office equipment. They will have the appropriate packing materials for the respective office equipment items – and they will know how best to handle everything so nothing is damaged. Furthermore, there will always be an experienced person in charge of the office removals team who will be your main contact should there be any issues that need discussing.

Don’t leave the organisation of your office removals (and the selection of the right office removals company) until the last minute. You should be looking to contact the office removals companies that you are considering for your office move at least 3 months (90 days) before you need to move office. You need to allow sufficient time for the office removals company that you choose to make the necessary provisions for the specific circumstances of your office move.

Make sure you get 3 Office Removals Quotes. From the moment we start our business lives we have it drummed into us that best practice says you need to get 3 quotes. This is most certainly true when it comes to selecting the right office removals company.

Ask for (and then check) the references of each office removals company that pitches for your business. Once you have the references you must ensure you then take the time to follow up with each of the references provided – and ask them that if they were moving office in 3 months time would they use the same removals company again. If the answer is a unequivocal “yes” then that is a great sign.

Spend time with the representative of each office removals company and ask them about their experience in moving companies of your size and type. Are their staff adequately trained? What equipment will they be using? What information do they need from you? You are wanting to get evidence that the company you choose has the relevant experience to carry out your office move professionally.

Get your office move off to the right start with the free Office Removals Checklist.

For more tips advice on any aspect of your office relocation then check out the wealth of information contained in the HelpMovingOffice Resource Centre.

HelpMovingOffice is the specialist website dedicated to guiding companies through their office move.

 

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