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19 
Jan

Do you need a Workshop or Training Facility near Manchester?

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.

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Published Date: 19th January 2017
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19 
Jan

4 Reasons for Renting An Office in Manchester

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.

To find out what Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) can offer your business call us today on 0161 776 4000 or email us at info@cbpl.co.uk.

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Published Date: 19th January 2017
Category: Conference Room Manchester, News, Office to Rent Manchester, Park Blog, training facilities manchester
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17 
Nov

9 Questions to Answer When Looking For an Office to Rent in Manchester

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.

So if you’re looking for an office to rent in Manchester, Carrington Business Park really does tick all the right boxes. Find out more at www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk.

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Published Date: 17th November 2016
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17 
Nov

How to Set Up Your Training Room for Great Results

If you carry out training session either within your company or to your clients, you’ll need a training centre in Manchester that delivers the best facilities and service. At Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) we have a training room that offers businesses a range of services to ensure that your training events stand the best chance of success.

We have years of experience supporting businesses with their training needs so read on to find out how you can set up your training room to guarantee success.

A Room with a View

If possible, opt for a room with natural lights. Hotels often offer training rooms with no windows which can feel oppressive particularly if you are planning a full day training event. Windows will give the room a feeling of space and allow fresh air into the room to avoid that midday slump!

It can help to arrange the room so that the windows are towards the back of your delegates. This then throws natural light onto the speaker at the front and your delegates won’t be distracted by going-on outside the room.

Plan Your Day

When planning the training schedule think about when you will have breaks for tea and coffee. People are more alert in the morning so you can build longer sessions in there. The afternoon can become a struggle as people start to feel sleepy after lunch so more frequent breaks can keep people focused.

There is constant easy access to hot beverages throughout the day in each training room which is less disruptive than people leaving and returning to go to the café.

Create Some Space

Give yourself some space to move at the front of the room. People will find the presentation more engaging if you are able to move around freely rather than being sat stationary in a corner. Don’t opt for a table at the head of the room as many traditional room layouts provide. By removing this barrier your training session will feel more comfortable and informal. The delegates are more likely to work together and you can join in with them too.

Keep Your Eye on the Time

If you can move the clock behind your audience’s heads so you can keep an eye on the time. This will help you to keep on track without anyone knowing!

If you are looking for a professional, stylish training centre in Manchester to hold your events then contact Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) today on 0161 776 4000 or email us at info@cbpl.co.uk to speak to one of our experienced team.

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Published Date: 17th November 2016
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13 
Oct

Finding Office Space that Ticks all the Boxes

If you are looking for office space to rent in Manchester, then Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) could be the perfect location. There are many reasons you may be looking for office space. You may be setting up your first business. You may have grown too big for your home office or you may be looking to relocate to a better location to access your growing market.

Regardless of your reasons for looking for quality office space, in Manchester we offer a wide range of workspace to accommodate businesses at any stage of their life cycle. Whether you are looking for a smart, well-furnished office or practical workshop space with easy access to motorway networks, we can help.

However, we understand that choosing your new office space is a big decision. Follow our guidelines and make your next move a success:

Location is Everything

It is true that the most important decision you will make will be the location of your offices. Before you make a decision it is important to ensure your business needs will be met in a particular area. Think about the day-to-day running of the business. Will the office be easily accessible for supplier, clients and employees? Do you expect a high number of deliveries and will you need a large amount of parking space?

Look for a location that has easy access to major road and motorway networks. This is particularly important if your business relies on product and materials to be delivered on a regular basis. Manchester has brilliant transport networks via road, rail and air.

Consider how dynamic the business community is in the area. Moving to prime business location can offer great contacts and help you to access your market. For new businesses choosing a city such as Manchester can provide great kudos and help an emerging business develop its credibility.

Extra Facilities

If you are looking at a business park, understand what is on offer. Are there parking facilities? Is there an onsite cafe or restaurant which will offer benefits to staff and also provide a great area to entertain clients? How is the business park managed? Is there a team that manages security, site maintenance and does it have a welcoming reception with well presented professional staff?

All these elements will help your business to establish itself as a serious contender in your market and leave clients and potential employees with a positive impression of your company.

If you are looking for office space to rent in Manchester, then Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) offers high quality workspace with outstanding facilities. Contact our friendly team to talk about your requirements today on 0161 776 400 or email us at info@cbpl.co.uk for advice.

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Published Date: 13th October 2016
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12 
Oct

Quality Training Rooms for Maximum Success

When it comes to delivering a fantastic training session you can ensure success by hiring a professional looking training room with outstanding facilities. At Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) we can help whether you are looking for the perfect venue for a product training day or if you want to bring staff together for a team briefing. No matter what your requirements we can offer advice and excellent training rooms to suit.

When choosing your training room there are several considerations to be made. How many people will be attending the training session? What types of equipment and technology will you need? Do you have any other specific requirements? No matter what type of training session you are planning the following areas need to be considered before you make a decision:

Getting the Location Right

Your number one consideration should be where to hold the training session. You need people to be able to access the venue easily whether by road or public transport. At Carrington Business Park we are ideally situated close to one of the North West’s leading cities for business and enterprise. Close to rail and motorway networks as well as Manchester International Airport you can be sure your attendees will be able to travel easily to your training venue. If you need to accommodate people with an overnight stay, Manchester and the surrounding areas boast high quality hotels to ensure the whole experience is a positive one. Parking is also a major consideration and again there is plenty on hand.

Know your Audience

Good planning will make all the difference so start by fully understanding your delegate’s requirements. You need a room with adequate space so that delegates are comfortable without the room being too big.
Consider the layout also. We can advise on the best layout to meet your training goals. Do you want to stimulate group discussion? Would you like delegates to break out into smaller groups? All your requirements are easily accommodated.

Technology Counts

When you need things to run smoothly having technical back up can make all the difference. Also ensure that your chosen venue has the technology that you need whether you want access to Wi-Fi, video conferencing facilities, audio or projector equipment.

If things go wrong, it will reduce your stress levels to know that you have an onsite team to help you get things up and running. Someone who can quickly run off some photocopies or connect a device to Wi-Fi can ensure you are ready to go before your delegates arrive!

At Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) you’ll be impressed by our range of training rooms and the facilities offered. Visit us to meet our highly experienced team and discuss your training needs today or call us on 0161 776 4000 or email us at info@cbpl.co.uk.

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Published Date: 12th October 2016
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27 
Sep

Make the right choice for your conference room

When looking for conference rooms you need to be sure to do your homework. When you hold any meeting or conference its essential to ensure that the image of the company will be well maintained and that your attendees leave the event with only positive thoughts about your business. If you fail to ensure you have chosen the right venue you will be left with disgruntled guests and the impact on your business could be detrimental. At Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) we have a range of smart conference rooms with a wide range of facilities to choose from should you need them. If you have a conference to plan, then use our handy checklist to ensure it is a resounding success!

A Great Location

Choosing a good location is one of the most important considerations to make when renting conference facilities. It needs to be somewhere that is easily accessed by your attendees by a range of transport networks and it should be easy to find. There is nothing worse than your guests arriving late and flustered because your conference room is hidden way off the beaten track. To get your conference off to the best start choose a venue that is close to motorway and rail networks, and also check there are adequate hotel facilities in the area if people are travelling a distance. A city like Manchester is well connected to transport links and will offer your guests a wide range of places to stay.

Excellent Facilities

The type of conference will influence the type of facilities you require; however, most conferences will need a level of technical equipment for projecting presentations and if there is a training element you may require separate meeting rooms for break-out sessions. Think carefully about the facilities you will require and ensure that your chosen venue can deliver.

Good Car Parking Facilities

When looking at the location you also need to consider car parking facilities. Many attendees will travel to the venue by car and if car parking is easy and stress-free your conference will get off to a good start. Make sure you supply clear directions to the car park area and let people know in advance if there is a charge for parking.

Check Capacity

When booking your conference room consider the maximum capacity required. You need to be sure that you can accommodate all your guests without them feeling crammed in so double check there is adequate space.

Refreshments

Regardless of how long your conference is, you’ll need to offer adequate refreshments. If it is an all-day event the venue will need to provide tea and coffee as an absolute minimum. However, it is best to find a venue with quality catering facilities with someone on hand to refill empty pots.

Finding the right venue can be a difficult task but with the right planning and an experienced team to help you, your event will run without a hitch. Contact our conference team at Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) on 0161 776 400 or email at info@cbpl.co.uk for more information.

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Published Date: 27th September 2016
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23 
Sep

Could Manchester be the place for your company?

If you are looking for office space to rent Manchester could be the perfect place for your business. This exciting and vibrant city is becoming a hotspot for new and well established businesses and with many companies investing heavily in the city its worth taking a closer look. At Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) we offer a wide range of offices and workspaces situated just outside the city centre. If you are deciding between Manchester and other larger cities such as London, read on to find out why the capital of the North West is one of the most popular choices for office space in the UK.

Thinking of London? Think again

Although London has long been renowned as one of the most attractive places for businesses across the globe to settle, Manchester is now a serious contender for many big brand companies. Manchester has always been on-trend, well known for its musical talents, has a vibrant university community and has a passion for football that is unrivalled. However, these days Manchester is also commanding a reputation as a credible business capital destined to give London a run for its money. The huge rise in demand for office space to rent in Manchester is a strong indicator of this change.

When the BBC decided to up sticks and move to Manchester there were many unhappy Londoners but Manchester welcomed the media giant with open arms. The city soon capitalised upon this household name moving to the city and now MediaCity is one of the country’s most sought after locations for creative businesses and freelancers alike. The move put Manchester firmly on the map and made businesses more open to considering regional rivals over and above London.

Not just for creative agencies

Although many digital and creative agencies also made the move to Manchester following the BBC’s relocation, it isn’t just creative businesses that see the value of this fabulous city. A wide range of enterprises have made the move from London to Manchester enjoying the modern facilities office space in Manchester has to offer as well as the business opportunities that can be found here.

Manchester has proved itself stable throughout economic uncertainty with businesses continuing to base themselves here. Growth has been steady and many large enterprises have made Manchester their European base. Manchester offers an exciting student population which can provide businesses a large pool of talent, graduate employees and people with exceptional language ability. If a company is looking to develop on a global level then Manchester is the place to be.

If you are looking for office space to rent in Manchester then we at Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) can help. Book a visit to our stunning business park today.

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Published Date: 23rd September 2016
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08 
Jun

Office Space in Manchester without the stress

If you are looking for quality office space to rent in Manchester then at Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) we can show you an extensive range of flexible workspaces to suit any size of business. If you are relocating or setting up business for the first time we can ensure the process is efficient and stress-free.

When moving to a new office there are so many things to plan and action it can be quite overwhelming. There are utilities to inform, IT and telecoms networks to set up and you may need to completely re-outfit and decorate the office premises. In addition to that it can be a major headache working out how you will position all your staff and ensure they have all the amenities and technical support required to run the business efficiently.

When you choose offices at Carrington Business Park we can help you to make all those plans and provide you with our expert advice on the best workspace for your business. We offer a range of fully outfitted offices all decorated in a professional, smart design which allows businesses to set up and get started straight away.

An address to put you on the map

As a business one of the most important decisions you’ll make is where to locate your company. The area you choose must give you direct access to your potential customers and needs to ensure that you are easily accessible to suppliers, employees and clients. Transport networks will play a huge factor in your decision so choose wisely.

Carrington Business Park is well positioned next to major motorways, rail networks and Manchester International airport. The city of Manchester is a short drive away and offers a rich source of talent and business opportunities making it ideal for both start ups and well established businesses.

In addition to that your business address will make a positive impression and when visitors come to see you, they will be impressed by the professional office space and its amenities.

A team on hand to support you

You’ll also be supported by an expert team who will be on hand to assist your business and treat your clients and visitors to a warm welcome. Our reception staff are highly trained and will ensure that your brand values are supported by excellent customer care.

At Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) we offer outstanding office space to rent in Manchester and our goal is to make moving to your new offices easier so you can focus on your business. Our friendly team are on hand to answer all your questions so contact us today on 0161 776 4000 or email us at info@cbpl.co.uk.

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Published Date: 8th June 2016
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08 
Jun

Make your event a success with conference room hire

Most businesses will require conference room facilities throughout the year. Whether you are holding a small training session for staff or are holding a large seminar to attract new clients, ensuring you have a smart and professional looking conference room is important to achieve your goals. At Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) we offer conference room hire where you can choose from a quality range of rooms and facilities to suit your event needs.

Make a lasting impression with stylish conference rooms

There are many reasons to hire a conference room. It may be the perfect forum to announce a new company development or highlight a new product to clients, suppliers and employees. You may want to use conference facilities to hold your annual sales event or you may use it as a means to access new customers or suppliers in the form of an educational seminar or open day. Regardless of what your goals and objectives are, the first impression counts and can have a huge influence on the success of the day. A professional looking, well maintained conference room will reflect positively on your business and ensure the day is a success.

When choosing a conference room to hire it is best to think in terms of your company brand. Does the venue reflect the values of your brand? Is it professional, smart and welcoming? It’s always worthwhile visiting the venue first to review the room set up, the refreshments and toilet facilities and the all important technical support. If you consider these elements carefully you can be sure your audience will be impressed and will leave with positive recommendations about your company. Your audience should feel well looked after and comfortable. A cold room or unappetising food for lunch will leave delegates feeling disgruntled after all!

Plan the day for success

When planning your conference here are some tips for success:

Refreshments – Think about when your conference is taking place. Starting before breakfast can encourage a good turn-out as your conference won’t disrupt the working day. However an early start requires a tasty breakfast and plenty of tea and coffee. No matter what time your conference starts the food and drink will be instrumental in keeping guests happy and alert. Hungry delegates are likely to lose concentration so build in plenty of breaks. This will also allow for some networking time.

Room Set Up – Depending on the number of guests and the type of event, there are different layouts that can be used. Our conference team will be able to advise you on the best set up to meet your needs. For example if you are holding a large event a theatre layout may work well. For smaller groups a U-shape can stimulate interaction and group discussion.

At Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) we have functional and effective conference rooms for hire in Manchester, located close to a wide range of transport networks we are ideally positioned to help make your event a success!. Contact our experienced staff today on 0161 776 4000 or info@cbpl.co.uk to find out how we can help you.

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Published Date: 8th June 2016
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