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26 
May

Latest Offers

Please contact us on 0161 776 4000 to discuss our latest offers.

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Published Date: 26th May 2015
Category: News, Offers


 

18 
Aug

Looking for a new space in which to operate?

You may be aware that Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) provides office and business facilities for 150 local companies, but did you realise that you could have a workshop at this handy location just outside Manchester?

Carrington Business Park can provide workshops for a variety of uses from light manufacturing to laboratories or photographic studios to storage areas. Whatever your line of business we can provide a space of the appropriate size and set up to suit your needs.

North West Workshops

Not only can Carrington Business Park serve your workshop needs, but if your company’s requirements change as your business develops and you need more space we can simply expand your unit or move you to another area within the park, with very little interruption, time consuming administration or removal costs to your operation.

Just one Bill!

The rental costs also include all your bills, including Business Rates, a phone line (calls charged separately), reception service, mail services, security and free car parking. With a Manchester address and easy access to the North West road network, Carrington Business Park is the ideal location solution for your workshop. Where else can you drive to easily without the inconvenience of city traffic congestion and with the knowledge that when you arrive you will be able to park without having to pay?

Open all hours!

As part of our service, Carrington Business Park provide round the clock security, giving you secure access to your workshop 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, enabling you to work the hours that suit you and the demands of your business throughout the year. In addition to that our staff are very friendly and on hand to help you out with secretarial support, facilities management and a manned mail room that ensures parcels are always accepted and signed for even in your absence or when you are unable to leave your work to take delivery.

A centre for opportunity and development

Apart from the financial and locational advantages of renting a workshop at Carrington Business Park, there is also the untold benefits of being part of a thriving business community, with endless networking opportunities. Many of the onsite businesses have grown just by talking to some of their neighbours, so what are you waiting for? Give Janet a call on 0161 776 4000 or email janet.smith@cbpl.co.uk to discuss your workshop requirements and book an appointment to visit.

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Published Date: 18th August 2014
Category: News, Office to Rent Manchester
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04 
Jun

Are you looking for a venue for an important meeting or conference?

Carrington Business Park is located just outside Manchester with the benefits of being close to a major UK city, but without the hassle of city centre parking problems, traffic congestion and rental costs. Carrington Business Park is within a short drive of Manchester International Airport and the UK’s northwest motorway network, enabling easy access from the north, south, east and west via the M60, M6 and M56. Not only that, but there is a regular bus service to and from the city centre.

Conference and training rooms

Maybe you need a place to meet for all your satellite workers to discuss the project you are all working on. Whatever your needs, finding the appropriate venue for important meetings with clients, training workshops or major conference events, within a set budget can sometimes be a challenge. At Carrington Business Park we have a range of rooms available for rent from small meeting rooms for 6 people and a board room for 8 people to conference and training suites which can accommodate 30, 60 or up to 100 delegates.

Conference Facilities

Our dedicated Carrington Business Park Co-ordinator will ensure that all your requirements are provided for so on the day you can focus on your presentation or training etc. All the rooms are kitted out with state of the art equipment, including a range of presentation technology, from overhead projectors and LCD data projectors, as well as a plasma screen to TV, video and DVD players. Wifi is also available in every room at no extra cost, enabling you to access online footage and keep you up to date with the business world during your conference. To ensure all delegates are able to join in we have also installed a hearing loop into our venues. For more interactive events or workshops we supply flip charts and appropriate stationery to facilitate that ever important brainstorming session.

Room Format

Carrington Business Park was actually one of the UK’s first of its kind, being set up in 1986, so we have had plenty of years’ experience in understanding our client’s needs. Our main conference and training rooms can be set up in a number of formats according to your requirements – cabaret, theatre style or U shape – just let us know what you need and leave the rest to us.

Conference Refreshments

The most frequently asked question by delegates at conferences is probably ‘are there any biscuits?’ and the answer is yes and tea, coffee and chilled spring water to keep everyone going throughout the event, are available at an additional cost. At Carrington Business Park we also have an onsite cafe should delegates want some time out during the lunch break.

To discuss your meeting requirements and make a booking contact us on 0161 776 4000 or email doreen.spencer@cbpl.co.uk or for further information visit our website www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk.

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Published Date: 4th June 2014
Category: News, Office to Rent Manchester
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04 
Jun

Are you a small to medium sized business, but looking for offices and facilities usually enjoyed by large multinational organisations?

Look no further – Carrington Business Park has just the solution. Whether your business is a new start up and you are looking for a small office space or maybe you are a small company with a handful of employees right up to operations involving hundreds of staff, Carrington Business Park can cater for your requirements. With access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week you can work the hours that suit you without the domestic distractions you may encounter trying to work at home.

Carrington Business Park, near Manchester, provides onsite security, digital telephony and free of charge car parking, with offices all ready for your arrival, so you can just turn up on day one, plug your computer in and start work. In addition to that our staff are very friendly and on hand to help you out with secretarial support, facilities management and a manned mail room that ensures parcels are always accepted and signed for even in your absence. So as we said just like working in a large organisation but owning your own small business – the best of both worlds. However – don’t just take our word for it see what other businesses have to say about operating in Carrington Business Park on our ‘Office Testimonials’ section of our website www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk and select ‘Offices’ on the top menu bar.

Location, location, location…

Located just outside Manchester with the benefits of being close to a major UK city, but without the hassle of city centre parking problems, traffic congestion and rental costs. Carrington Business Park is within a short drive of Manchester International Airport and the UK’s northwest motorway network, enabling easy access to the north, south, east and west via the M60, M6 and M56. Not only that, but if your employees travel by bus there is a regular service to and from the city centre.

Growing your business

Located in Carrington Business Park you will find you are amongst good company, with 68 local, national and international companies employing around 600 people, you have a networking community on your doorstep. What’s more, if you are successful in growing your business and need more space, you can move to a larger office with no penalty or charge or any of the usual hassles in changing address or telephone numbers, meaning you can keep the same business stationery too!

Support

At Carrington Business Park we support our customers so you can spend your time focused on your business. Why not come and take a look for yourself – call or email us for an appointment on 0161 776 4000 or janet.smith@cbpl.co.uk. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.

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Published Date: 4th June 2014
Category: News, Office to Rent Manchester
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18 
Mar

Why Staff Training Is Important – And Why Choosing the Right Training Room Is Essential

No matter what size your business is, if you have employees then the importance of staff training cannot be underestimated. But before you undergo any training, there are several factors you must consider. On what do you staff need to be trained? What do you want the outcomes of the training to be? And how do you choose the right location and training room facilities?

Carrington Business Park are experts when it comes to helping Manchester’s small and medium-sized businesses work harder and better. In addition to offering offices to rent on flexible agreements, they also have fantastic training room facilities for hire.

Here’s their guide to why it’s important to hold regular staff training sessions – and how Carrington Business Park’s training room facilities can help…

Training helps you make the most of your workforce
The more your staff can do, the better it is for your business! Whether it’s to help your team learn something new or a refresher on existing skills, ultimately staff training is an investment well worth making. With the right training, your staff will be able to do more, work more efficiently and, ultimately, help you make more money…

Training helps your staff feel empowered and valued
But it’s not all about you! Staff training programmes also benefit your staff. Giving training will make your staff feel valued, as you’re investing in them and their future. They’ll learn new skills, which will help them feel more confident in the workplace. All this helps boost staff morale and loyalty, which makes for a happier working environment.

The right training room makes all the difference
If you’ve decided it’s time to carry out staff training, the next step is choosing a training room. Off-site training is highly recommended, as your trainees will be free from day-job distractions. Also, make sure your training room is a suitable size for the number of trainees you’re hosting. And if you intend to use audio-visual elements in your training (and it’s highly recommended that you do), ensure there are relevant training room facilities on-hand.

So why not hire one of Carrington Business Park’s training rooms? They’re competitively priced, easy to reach from Manchester’s motorway network and public transport system, and offer free parking. Whether it’s one-on-one training or there are 100 delegates, Carrington Business Park will have a room to suit you – with training room facilities including multimedia and presentation equipment, and even light refreshments and on-site catering.

Find out more about the services Carrington Business Park offer to Manchester businesses, including their training room facilities, at www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk/conference-suite-manchester.

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Published Date: 18th March 2014
Category: Office to Rent Manchester


 

11 
Mar

When Choosing an Office To Rent in Manchester, Size Matters…

Looking for your first office to rent in Manchester? Or maybe your business has expanded and you need to upgrade to larger premises? If so, it’s well worth considering renting an office in Carrington Business Park.

Located in Carrington, on Manchester’s outskirts close to the motorway network, Carrington Business Park offers a wide variety of offices to rent to suit small to medium-sized businesses, all at attractive rates. Whether you’re a sole trader of a team of 40, they’ll have something that’s ideal for you…

Small offices to rent for 1-4 people
Even if your business is just a one-person operation, it’s well worth considering renting an office. Working from home is never ideal, as there are far too many potential distractions. What’s more, if you need to meet clients on a regular basis, you’ll really need somewhere more professional than your living room! Or perhaps you began as a sole trader, but you’ve expanded with a couple of extra staff members. If so, it’s definitely time to look for that first office to rent.

And if you’re looking for an office to rent in Manchester, Carrington Business Park can certainly help. Their small offices to rent are ideal for as few as one person or as many as four. Perfect for new businesses just starting out. Find out more at http://www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk/office-space-manchester/small-offices/.

Medium to large offices to rent – up to 40 people
Whether you run a small business that’s no longer all that small, or you operate a medium-sized business looking for a new office to rent in Manchester, it’s well worth considering Carrington Business Park.

Their medium-sized offices to rent are ideal if you have up to 40 people working in your business, with sizes ranging from 500 to 5,000 square feet. See http://www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk/office-space-manchester/medium-size-offices/ for more details.

Flexible agreements and all-in packages on all offices to rent
All of Carrington Business Park’s offices to rent in Manchester have so much included in the price of your rent – and they’re at very attractive rates. Your telephone line will be set up and working, there’s plenty of parking (and that’s free parking to boot), and your bill includes water, electricity, business rates and security. There’s even on-site catering at the Carrington Lounge.

You won’t be tied in for any longer than you want to be, as all of Carrington Business Park’s offices to rent are on short term agreements. So if you decide you need to leave your office, for whatever reason, you only ever have to give one month’s notice thanks to Carrington Business Park’s flexible agreements.

Find out more about Carrington Business Park’s offices to rent in Manchester, and find one that’s the right size for you, at www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk.

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Published Date: 11th March 2014
Category: Office to Rent Manchester


 

20 
Feb

Why Choose the Conference Room Facilities at Carrington Business Park?

If you’ve ever organised a conference, you know there’s much more to it that hiring a room and inviting your delegates. Access to the right conference room facilities can make all the difference between a successful conference and a dismal failure.

If you’re looking to host a conference in Manchester, why not speak to Carrington Business Park? They offer a wide range of superb services for Manchester-based businesses, including offices to rent and a wide range of conference room facilities.

Here’s what you’ll get if you choose to hold your next conference at Carrington Business Park…

A conference room sized to suit you
Not all conferences are the same size, but no matter how many delegates you’re invited, you’ll find a suitable room at Carrington Business Park. Their conference rooms for hire are available in configurations to suit up to eight, 30, 60 or 100 people.

Free wireless internet access
Whether you need to access online content or just want to know everything’s available at your fingertips, it’s always useful to stay connected throughout your conference. For this reason, Carrington Business Park’s conference room facilities include wireless internet access at no extra cost.

Impressive multimedia facilities
These days, to really make the biggest impact you’ll almost certainly want to bring a multimedia aspect to your conference, whether it’s a PowerPoint presentation or a corporate DVD. As part of their conference room facilities, Carrington Business Park can provide a TV, DVD player, plasma screen, overhead projector or LCD data projector. Whatever suits you best – and it’s included in the price of the conference room hire.

Flipcharts, pens and paper
Even if you do have a multimedia element to your conference, sometimes you just can’t beat the old-fashioned ways of working. For this reason, Carrington Business Park’s conference room facilities include a flipchart – perfect for brainstorming sessions. They’ll also provide pads of paper and pens, so your delegates can take notes throughout your conference.

Hearing loop for the hard of hearing
You’ll want your conference to be accessible to all, which is why Carrington Business Park are happy to provide a hearing loop should any of your delegates be hard of hearing.

Free drinks for you and your delegates
Conferences can be thirsty work! So to keep you going, Carrington Business Park will provide spring water, teas and coffees – even biscuits!

Free parking at Carrington Business Park
Your delegates will find it so easy to reach Carrington Business Park. It’s located on the outskirts of Manchester, just five minutes from the M60 and ten minutes from the M6. And once they arrive, they won’t need to worry about extortionate parking fees – there’s ample free parking on-site.

Find out more about Carrington Business Park’s conference room facilities, and their other great services for Manchester businesses, at www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk/conference-suite-manchester.

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Published Date: 20th February 2014
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11 
Feb

Offices to Rent in Manchester: Business Park versus City Centre

So you’re running a successful small to medium-sized business, and you’ve decided to rent an office in Manchester. But where? Manchester’s a big city, so you’ll need to narrow it down.

There are two popular options when renting an office in Manchester: out-of-town business parks and city centre areas. Which is best for your business?

Let Carrington Business Park help you decide. Based in Carrington, near Trafford, the Park provides offices to rent, as well as offering a wide range of facilities aimed squarely at Manchester’s small and medium-sized businesses.

Here are a few factors to consider when choosing an office to rent in Manchester:

How expensive is the rent on your office?
The first thing to look at is – can you afford to rent your office? Manchester city centre is highly desirable, and comes with a price tag to match. Renting an office in a business park is almost certainly going to be cheaper. And Carrington Business Park always ensure their offices to rent are very competitively priced.

How long will you be tied into renting your office?
Because offices in Manchester city centre are in such strong demand, you may be offered unfavourable terms in the rental agreement, such as demanding you commit for six or even 12 months. This won’t be the case if you rent your office at Carrington Business Park – their flexible agreements mean that one month’s notice is all you need to give if you want to leave.

How easy is it to get to the office you’re renting?
Manchester city centre is, of course, easy to reach by public transport. But if you’re travelling by car? Not so great. Conversely the location of Carrington Business Park means it’s easy to reach via the motorway network, and has the benefit of regular bus services from the city centre.

How easy is it to park around your rented office?
City centre parking is notoriously expensive – and Manchester is no exception. A rented office in the city centre is unlikely to have much, if any parking spaces – whereas Carrington Business Park can offer you ample free parking.

Is there on-site catering where you’re renting your office?
There are many, many places to eat around Manchester city centre – but at a price. You and your team will find that city centre lunches soon make a sizable dent in your wallets. Rent your office in Carrington Business Park and you can take advantage of on-site catering in the form of Cafe Carrington – and it’s very reasonably priced.

Easy accessibility, competitive rates, short-term rental agreements, free parking, on-site catering… just a few of the great reasons to choose Carrington Business Park when looking for an office to rent in Manchester. For many more great reasons, and to book a viewing, visit www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk/office-space-manchester/offices-2.

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Published Date: 11th February 2014
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25 
Jan

5 Reasons Not to Rent an Office in Manchester (And Why They’re Wrong)

Manchester’s a fantastic place to rent an office for small and medium-sized businesses. However, it’s understandable that you’d be cautious; especially it’s your very first rented office. But renting an office needn’t be a scary experience…

Carrington Business Park provide offices to rent in Manchester, designed with small and medium-sized businesses in mind. Here are five reasons not to rent an office in Manchester – and why they’re simply not true:

I don’t need to rent an office! I’m fine working out of my home.
This may be true in the short term – but is it really what you want in the long term? What about if you need to expand? Or how about somewhere to meet clients or partners? Rent an office and your business will appear more professional, as well as giving you the space you need for your business to grow.

Why would I want to rent an office in Manchester? London’s where it’s at!
Not necessarily. Rent an office in Manchester and you’re renting an office in a fast-growing, vibrant city that’s attracted businesses of all sizes, from internationally-respected names to cutting-edge quirky start-ups. You’ll find plenty of other businesses keen to network with you. And, of course, renting an office in Manchester is significantly cheaper than renting an office in the capital.

I don’t want to be tied into a rented office! I need my freedom.
Renting an office doesn’t have to be a long-term commitment. Carrington Business Park’s offices are all available on short-term agreements. With these flexible agreements, you need only give a month’s notice if you decide to leave. You’ll have the flexibility and freedom you need, but with all the benefits of your own office space.

If I choose to rent an office in Manchester, it’ll be difficult and expensive to travel there.
Not at all. Choose to rent an office at Carrington Business Park and you’ll find it so easy to reach, whether travelling by car or bus (or even plane!) Travel by car and you’ll find plenty of parking on-site – and did we mention that’s free parking? Just another benefit of renting an office in Manchester.

But if I’m renting an office in a business park, where will I eat? Won’t I have to travel for miles to get lunch?
Not if you rent an office at Carrington Business Park. There’s great value on-site catering at Cafe Carrington – the perfect place to enjoy lunch and network with fellow business owners.

Find out more about Carrington Business Park’s great value offices to rent in Manchester, all on flexible agreements, at www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk.

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Published Date: 25th January 2014
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15 
Jan

Creating the Perfect Learning Environment in Your Training Room

It’s important to be fully prepared before undertaking any staff training. Having engaging, knowledgeable training staff and well-prepared, up-to-date training materials is only half the story. You must also give careful consideration to where your training takes place.

Carrington Business Park provide great value office services to small and medium-sized businesses. Based on the outskirts of Manchester, Carrington Business Park have offices to rent, excellent conference facilities and training rooms to rent on short-term agreements.

Here’s Carrington Business Park’s quick overview of important factors you must consider when choosing your training room.

Avoid training on your own premises

To keep everyone focused on the training session, it’s better to hold it off-site rather than at your own office. If your day job is just a few feet away, it’s hard to fully banish it from your mind.

Carrington Business Park’s training rooms are ideal for off-site training – and they’re available to rent on flexible agreements, so you won’t be tied into them for longer than you want to be.

Rent a training room that’s easy to access

If all your delegates are based in Manchester, it makes sense to rent a training room in or near Manchester. If trainees are travelling from around the country, Manchester is also perfect, as it’s relatively central and has excellent motorway and public transport links. If the location of your training room is difficult to get to, your delegates may be tired out before training even begins, and desperate to get a head start on leaving – not ideal when you need them to stay focused.

Wherever you’re travelling from, Carrington Business Park is easy to get to. It’s just five minutes from the M60, ten minutes from the M6, 15 minutes from the airport and on several frequent bus routes. And for drivers, there’s plenty of free parking on-site.

Give careful consideration to the size of your room
Don’t cram all your trainees into a room that’s too small to comfortably hold them. Conversely, don’t book a huge room for a handful of trainees – it’ll create an unnervingly empty atmosphere that isn’t conducive with learning.

Carrington Business Park have several training rooms to rent, from a small six-person room ideal for intimate training sessions to a large 100-seater theatre style room, which is great for lectures. There’s also a medium-sized room that can hold 60 trainees that can be split into two 30-person rooms. There’s sure to be a training room configuration that suits you and your team.

Rent a training room at Carrington Business Park and you’ll find it so easy to create the perfect learning environment, helping your trainees keep focused and make the most of their training session. To find out more about Carrington Business Park’s training rooms, offices to rent and other services for Manchester-based businesses, visit www.carrringtonbusinesspark.co.uk.

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Published Date: 15th January 2014
Category: News