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As the first of our client spotlight sessions, I spent some time this morning with Tony Hynes, Managing Director of Orange Solutions Limited to find out some more about his business. Prior to our chat Tony invited me into his offices to show me the Augmented Reality systems his engineers are currently working with.
Having never been a gamer I have never even used Virtual Reality and therefore was blown away by the Augmented Reality software application in a commercial environment…….and yes Tony did have to educate me on the difference between Virtual and Augmented Reality.
Me: Tony, tell me what your company offers
Tony: We offer integrated safety systems utilising a cloud platform for both onshore and offshore fire, gas and suppression systems.
Me: What type of companies do you deal with?
Tony: They are large blue chip organsations involved in renewable energy, oil, and gas.
Me: What was your job before the incorporation of Orange Solutions Limited?
Tony: I was a software engineering consultant in the oil and gas sector.
Me: What is your proudest moment with the company?
Tony: I am proud of how quickly we have grown and what the business has become. I am proud of my engineers and staff, currently there are 14 in total. I am so happy to see the apprentices who have started with us turn into competent engineers.
Me: What has been your favorite project to work on?
Tony: That is a difficult one to answer, I do not think there is one single favorite project. What’s pleasing is being able to take from inception, through design and installation, our own products which are now out there protecting people and saving lives.
Me: What do you like about Carrington Business Park:
Tony: The business park has given us flexibility. When we first started here we were in the smallest office. As we have grown, the business park has given us the flexibility to do so. The last thing we would have wanted to do is move away from the business park.
Me: If you could swap for a week, within your business, who’s job would you like to do?
Tony: Aidan. He gets to play with and develop the new technology. He works on a lot of our new innovations, it is the most fun job!
Me: What is your favorite innovation or piece of tech that you use, personally or within business?
Tony: Augmented Reality. We are now using this in several sectors to support and service systems. Other than that it would be the ZX 81, it was that machine that started me programming.
Me: Tell me something interesting about you that I do not know.
Tony: We have a place in the Lake District that we like to visit when we can and play some Golf. I also taught myself to drive a 35ft boat!
Me: Anything that I might find funny?
Tony: I met my wife at a wastewater treatment works!
Me: Laughing, thinking of what they were going through on the first day they met!!
Today has been a great opportunity to get more insight into the products and services that my clients offer. I was very impressed, thinking about the technology being developed and used just down the corridor from me at Carrington Business Park. For more information on the services Orange Solutions Limited can offer please visit their website www.orangesolutions.co.uk
Today started meeting with Tim Morgan of Crossley Consult Ltd. It was great to pass over £250 John Lewis vouchers as a thank you for recommending a new client MICAM Ltd to the business park. A great way to start a new week.
Since the easing of the first wave of restrictive guidelines, many staff have now returned to working from the office. Some, returning on a flexible basis, perhaps for 2-3 days per week with the balance of the week working from home.
Some businesses may now be looking to move away from the bustle of the city centres and relocate to suburban business centres providing free parking, restaurant facilities and managed services.
Homeworkers will again consider that an office may be the best place for their business to grow. A business environment allowing them to meet with likeminded professionals, perhaps passing business between themselves. Moving away from your home office can be so much more than your own private workspace. It can be the defining line between your work and home life. But what is the determining factor that instigates a move from homeworking to an office environment? I guess everyone has their own reason for making that business decision.
I’m sure some will consider that the value of office space far outweighs it’s actual cost for a small business, but how can you realise that value if you don’t already use managed workspace?
Carrington Business Park is moving into its 35th year of providing businesses the “Space to Succeed.” Our core value since inception has been to provide space for small businesses, allowing them to grow without the need for long term commitment. Our standard licence agreement still contains a rolling one-month notice period to allow flexibility for our clients.
We are now offering you the chance to try a small office here at Carrington Business Park, free of charge. If you are considering the move from your home office, to a professional business environment, please get in touch. We will set up an office for you, with Wi-Fi and telephone for you to use for 2 days. It is all on us! Without any obligation, you can have the opportunity to put a value on your own small office space.
Contact us to book your space, we look forward to seeing you.
– The team at Carrington Business Park
It has been a long established practice of visiting coffee shops for short or informal meetings. In many cases this can be difficult if you are out of town / city. Carrington Lounge is available Monday to Friday with food served from 7:15am – 2:00pm. Free parking & Free Wifi. hashtag#carrington hashtag#trafford hashtag#managedoffices hashtag#food hashtag#freemeeting!
Do you have plans in place for business continuity in case of emergencies? What would happen if your office became inaccessible or you were left with no communications for whatever reason?
There are many reasons why your business may be put on hold for reasons beyond your control which could be costly. With the developments in technology sometimes there are options for colleagues to work from home, but this is not always possible.
Today we were able to help a company who had recently moved premises but had been let down by their communications provider meaning they did not have the dedicated capacity on their broadband to effectively run their operation. Having provided a furnished office with dedicated connection & Wi-Fi their business will be up and running as soon as their staff can get here.
As a mark of respect and to remember those that were injured and the 22 people who sadly lost their lives during the attack at The MEN arena in 2017, Carrington Business Park will be observing a minutes silence at 2:30 pm this afternoon.
Thursday, 30 May 2019 from 09:30 to 11:00
We are delighted to welcome Jill Bottomley, Director of the HR Dept (Trafford and Warrington) to be our guest speaker at our Free Networking event, she will ensure you are kept up to date with the latest developments in employment law and best practice HR.
The event will be held on Thursday 30th May at 9:30am. There will be refreshments provided and this will be a great opportunity to meet like minded business people in a relaxed environment.
Although this is a free event Donations would be kindly received for Stockdales which is a local charity based in Sale. Natalie James will be attending and will explain a bit more about the amazing things they do for the local community.
We look forward to seeing you.
Please contact Lisa Graham on 0161 776 4000 for a link to register via Eventbrite.
The office you rent may be perfect for your day-to-day business. But every now and then, you’ll need facilities that your office simply doesn’t have. Is there anywhere available that would suit your needs?
Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) is ideal. They are based near Manchester and have a wide range of facilities available that can be adapted perfectly for workshop and training use on flexible rental agreements – perfect for short-term projects.
So what are the benefits of using Carrington’s workshop and training facilities?
1. Training your staff – free from distraction
Training is an essential part of every business and quite often the office is not the correct environment to carry out this training. Carrington have bespoke, reconfigurable training rooms for both small or large groups free from everyday office distractions.
2. Researching, developing and manufacturing new products
Does your business require the use of a laboratory for testing new products?
Carrington can provide the ideal space for a lab for you, whether carrying out research and development into new products or manufacturing delicate, intricate electrical components.
3. Product and Commercial photography production
If you’re producing photography for marketing purposes, not only do you need a professional photographer, you’ll also need a room with the right space and lighting to get the best possible photos – your boardroom isn’t going to cut it. Carrington’s open, spacious facilities can be adapted to provide you with the ideal studio conditions for striking, high-quality commercial photography.
So why decide on Carrington Business Park for your workshops and training rooms?
Based on Manchester’s outskirts, Carrington Business Park is easy to reach whether travelling by car, public transport, or even by plane, with the motorway network and airport close by. If you do travel by car, you can take advantage of free parking. What’s more, Carrington Business Park is run on a not-for-profit basis, so you’ll find their rates highly competitive.
And if you realise your current office isn’t quite right after all, Carrington Business Park also boasts a wide range of offices to rent. They are suitable for small to medium-sized businesses, all on flexible, short-term contracts. And remember, if you rent an office in Carrington Business Park the workshops and training facilities will always be close by for when you need them.
To find out more about Carrington Business Park’s workshop and training facilities, or their offices to rent, visit www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk or call today to speak to our experienced staff on 0161 776 4000.
Looking for offices to rent, there are so many things to take into account -such as location, size, length of agreement and the how do you know what’s right for you?
Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) can help. Based on the outskirts of Manchester, Carrington Business Park have been renting offices to Manchester-based small and medium businesses for more than 25 years.
4 Reasons why you should rent an Office at Carrington Business Park
1. Easy Access for staff and customers
Located in Manchester’s outskirts Carrington Business Park is easy to access and less expensive. than in Manchester’s city centre. What’s more, staff and clients travelling to you by car won’t have to navigate central Manchester’s traffic and at Carrington there’s even free parking.
2. Rent an Office that’s the right size for you
When choosing your office to rent, consider the space you need for equipment and your team, and rent an office that’s the right size for it all. Bigger offices can have a cold, impersonal atmosphere, and incur unnecessarily expensive heating and lighting costs. You can always move to bigger (or smaller) premises as and when you need to.
3. Rent an office with a flexible agreement
At Carrington Business Park you can rent an office with a short-term agreement that you are able to leave with no more than one month’s notice, therefore providing a flexible agreement for any business.
4. Look for an office to rent with great added extras
One of the differentiators between a good office and a great office is the range of facilities offered. Do you have access to conference and training rooms? On-site catering? Free parking? Carrington Business Park has all this and more. Come and visit our offices today and see for yourself.
Offices to rent in Manchester
As a leading provider of services for Manchester based businesses, Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) know all the do’s and don’ts of renting an office in Manchester. Here are nine questions you must answer before signing the agreement…
1. Is it easy to get to?
Is there good motorway access or public transport links? Is there ample parking nearby? Better still, is it free parking?
2. Is it on a flexible agreement?
How much notice do you have to give before leaving your office? Is it an office to rent on a short-term agreement?
3. Is it the right size for your business?
Is it small enough to be an efficient workplace, and large enough to hold all the people and equipment you need?
4. Can you access it at all hours?
You may occasionally need to access your rented office outside of standard working hours. Is it possible?
5. Is on-site security included?
On-site security may be included as part of your office rental agreement. It’s an essential service, so if it’s not included, there’s an extra expense you can’t avoid.
6. Are any bills included?
If not, renting an office could prove much more expensive than you might think.
7. Is there on-site catering near your rented office?
Or will you have to rely on disappointing packed lunches or expensive cafes?
8. Are there good networking opportunities?
Are there other businesses nearby to network with? Or will you be alone with limited opportunities?
9. Is there somewhere to “get away from it all”?
Is there anywhere to take a break, to recharge the batteries, and to clear the mind? It’s something we all need from time to time to work efficiently.
Choose a rented office from Carrington Business Park and the answer to all these questions is a resounding YES!
Rent an office in Manchester from Carrington Business Park and you’ll find it easy to reach, as it’s near the motorway network and public transport links. There’s plenty of free parking on site for you, your staff and your visitors. All offices to rent are on short-term agreements – just a month’s notice is needed to leave.
Carrington’s offices to rent come in a range of sizes suited to small-to-medium sized businesses, have 24/7 access, and on-site security is included – as are electricity, water rates, a phone line and business rates.
And that’s not all. An office to rent at Carrington Business Park also includes on-site catering, an excellent community of businesses, and regular networking events. There’s plenty of space around the park to grab a bit of peace and quiet when you need it.