When you’re relocating to a new office, shop, warehouse or even a new country, you need to be able to rely on your removals company to deliver a fast, safe and efficient service. Your business needs minimum inconvenience and down time so getting it right is essential. In this article, we will look at some top tips for business and commercial moves.
Firstly, if you’re a large company looking to move, make sure that the company you choose has the experience to support you. Moving a large company needs special attention. Departments need to be kept separate and everyone needs to understand the structure of the new location. Bringing the moving company in to meet with you, assess what needs to be moved and take a brief is essential.
If your business uses a large amount of machinery whether it be for manufacturing, construction or simply data processing make sure that the removals company fully understands the care that each piece requires. If you need specialist removals equipment or vehicles, be sure to book these well in advance and ensure that the removals company has had an experience of using them before. The last thing you want is anything getting damaged while loading or in transit.
It can be a good idea to bring in or allocate a project manager for commercial moves. Some removals companies will offer this as a service meaning that you have a dedicated contact to help you with anything you need. However, if you have someone in your company that is experienced in project management, as many organisations do, you could ask them to lead up the move. Make sure that you set achievable targets and dates so that progress can be measured and arrange regular updates with your contact to check on progress.
Check the removals company you choose for accreditation and testimonials. The internet is a great place to start as it can be hard to hide bad reviews so you will soon be informed of whether a company is up to scratch or not. You could ask at networking groups and ask other similar businesses to yours whether they have experience with moving companies and who they would recommend.
Moving to a new commercial property can be easily managed so long as you have the right resources. Don’t leave everything until the last minute; contact a removals company today to see how they can take the stress out of it for you.