Find a location

Where is the best place to establish your growing business? And what are you getting into when you commit to a particular location?   

The answer to these questions is influenced by your business type and size. Perhaps a virtual office would suit your needs so that you no longer have to use your home address? Or maybe you’ve outgrown your commercial premise? Alternatively, you may want to consider renovating you current location

Whichever it is, you need to give the decision careful thought and planning.

Commercial premises finder

Find out about local commercial premises online with Property Pal, Property News and Invest NI.

Renovating

After consideration you’ve decided that the premise you’re in has the perfect location and your customers know you’re there. Problem is, it’s just not big enough but there is room for expansion. If you decide to renovate existing premises it is your responsibility to determine whether the works you wish to carry out require planning permission. The council’s Planning department and Planning NI website can provide help and guidance.

Virtual office

Offered by Ards and North Down Borough Council through the Signal Centre, these packages present lower cost options than leasing a commercial space.

Mail address service £30.00 (exc. VAT) per month
  Business postal address that wont change
  Mail forwarding service by Postal Sort (postal charges apply)
  Scanned mail
  Once application is approved, same day setup and activation within one working day
  Staff always available to accept and sign for mail
  Access to reception services include copying, printing, binding etc (costs apply)
  10% discount on meeting room hire
  Your personal address is kept private

Mail address service allows companies to use Signal Centre’s address for postal delivery & collection

Full virtual office £50.00 (exc. VAT) per month
Benefits include all above plus: Dedicated telephone number answered locally, with your company greeting. You will receive message notification via email
  Access to a fax number
  Mentoring with a Business Advisor to assist business growth
  Available on a flexible minimum contract of one month
Note: The above services require payment a month in advance. Please note, all businesses applying will be vetted to ensure they are commercially bona fide, have substance and are not used for any unlawful purpose.

 

Need more information on getting the right location?

Nicola Webster-Pickett can help you whether you want to take advantage of our virtual office services or you need more information on your options.