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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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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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10 
May

Looking for the best training facility in Manchester

If you’ve ever been to a great training event, it’s likely that your positive experience was not driven purely by the subject matter. Often the training facility is of equal importance. If you are looking for a quality training facility in Manchester, then here at Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) we can help. Whether you are looking to hold a large training seminar or train a small group of staff, our experienced team can support you throughout.

If the secret to success is ensuring that the training facilities are up to scratch, what types of considerations should you make when choosing the perfect training venue? Here are some tips and guidelines for choosing a winning training facility.

Get the location right

A great training room with all the mod-cons won’t make your event a success if people can’t get there. The location of your venue is one of the most important factors. Choosing somewhere that is easily accessible by rail, motorway and air will ensure you attract the most attendees.

Manchester is an ideal location with great transport networks and fantastic hotels. This dynamic city is also one of the leading business centres of the North West and the UK. This will prove attractive to many business people choosing training events. Not only can they learn something new but they can connect with business contacts in the city.

Know who your audience is

Next consider how many people will attend your event. When looking at training facilities consider how much room will be required. Ensure you have enough space and that delegates won’t feel crammed in.

Next, think about the layout of the room. You want to ensure that every delegate can hear the speaker and can view visual aids easily. If you want your delegates to break out into groups consider how this will work and what kind of support materials you will need.

Ensuring there are no technology issues

There is nothing worse than finding that the projector doesn’t work or there is no Wi-Fi at your venue. Make a checklist of all the technological support you need to carry out your training day. You may need video conferencing facilities, a projector for your presentation or audio equipment.

A quality venue will have a team to offer technical support when you are setting up and throughout the day. Having someone to run off last minute print-offs or help you with a troublesome laptop can reduce stress-levels significantly!

Choosing the perfect training facility

In order to make the best choice, visit your shortlist of venues. You can see the facilities first-hand and meet the staff who will be supporting you. At Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) we can offer a well-equipped training facility in Manchester. Speak to one of our experienced team to discuss your training venue needs today on 0161 776 4000 or at info@cbpl.co.uk.

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Published Date: 10th May 2016
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09 
May

Reasons to Choose Offices In Manchester

If you are looking for office space to rent in Manchester there may be a number of reasons why you have chosen to look for a new work place. You may have just set up your own business and have chosen Manchester to launch your new enterprise. You may have worked from home until recently but have outgrown the confines of your home office. Or you may be an established business looking to upgrade offices to something that fits your evolving needs. No matter what your motivations for looking for an office in Manchester, at Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) we can help you to find the perfect workspace for your business needs.

There are many benefits to choosing an office with Carrington Business Park. Read on to find out more.

Contracts that don’t tie you down

Businesses go through phases of change and flux whether they are fledgling enterprises or well established concerns. Inflexible leases can hinder growth and confine the development of your business. Look for flexible contracts that allow you to plan and budget for forthcoming changes in the short and medium term. This will allow your business the room to grow and is particularly helpful for new businesses looking to get a foothold in their market.

Offices that grow with your business

Another obvious advantage to flexible office space is to find a workspace that allows you to upsize or downsize as your business demands it. In today’s dynamic business world there will be natural ebbs and flows that the business needs to navigate. Flexible office space is highly beneficial as it avoids you having to pay for empty desks. On the other hand having to cram your growing team into a small office space can have a negative impact on productivity and can affect staff morale. The ability to increase the size of your office within the same business park as your company grows reduces costs and avoids any upheaval.

A location that feeds your business

When choosing a location it is paramount that your offices are positioned well to support your business needs. Transport links are important for many businesses and Manchester is perfectly situated to access motorway and rail networks as well as Manchester International Airport.

For new fledgling businesses it can be an advantage to be situated close to a thriving city such as Manchester. Manchester has an active and successful business hub attracting many industries to this vibrant city. For any business the city will offer a wealth of business contacts, suppliers and employees.

When it comes to employees choosing a location that has a good selection of amenities this is also a consideration. Carrington Business Park offers staff great facilities which will support recruitment.

At Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) you will find quality office space to rent in Manchester. Arrange to visit us today by calling 0161 776 4000 or email us at info@cbpl.co.uk.

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Published Date: 9th May 2016
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10 
Feb

Getting the best office space for your business

It can be a daunting prospect choosing the best office space. In Manchester, Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) offers a wide range of offices which will suit a range of business sizes. If your business needs to relocate due to growth or you need to access a certain market, or perhaps you are looking for offices for your brand new business, we can support your success with our contemporary, full-equipped rooms. In addition to standard office space there is also a wonderful range of laboratory workspace and workshops available which provide excellent transport access if you need to receive deliveries.

Getting the right place

Finding the right location is one of the most important steps in establishing a successful business. There are certain considerations that need to be made when choosing the best office space. Think about the customers and suppliers that will need to access your business. Will you need to receive regular deliveries? How much parking space will you need? Will you need to hold client meetings?

Carrington Business Park is perfectly situated to access transport networks. Your suppliers and clients will be able visit you from all the major motorways just outside Manchester city centre. Manchester also offers a rich source of business contacts, suppliers and employees. There is a thriving business community which your company can tap into.

Business Contacts

When choosing your office space, also consider the networking opportunities that are available to you. Being based on a business park with other like-minded business owners will open doors for your company. You may find customers, new suppliers and other business contacts. Being based on a busy business park will provide new sales and help you develop your business further.

Access to facilities

When looking at office space also consider whether there are any additional facilities you can benefit from. At Carrington Business Park you can enjoy catering facilities so that you can take clients and suppliers to lunch. We have a professional reception area so that your visitors can be greeted by welcoming staff ensuring the first impression is the right one.

We also have great parking facilities to support your business as your company grows. Offices are maintained by our in-house team ensuring your office space looks stylish, professional and efficient.

At Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) you can find the perfect office space for your business no matter what your size is or what your business requirements are. Our professional on-site team are trained to support businesses and ensure the all your everyday needs are met. Contact us today to discover the perfect office space in Manchester on 0161 776 400 or info@cbpl.co.uk.

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Published Date: 10th February 2016
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10 
Feb

Project the best company image using meeting rooms

At Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) we have a wide range of professional, contemporary meeting rooms which can be booked as and when you need them. Whether you are a small business or a larger corporate, having a meeting room facility can be invaluable for your company.

Create the right impression

Having a dedicated meeting room can be viewed as something of a luxury for many businesses. However if you have clients and suppliers visiting your premises, a well-presented meeting room will ensure you make the best impression. When clients visit somewhere for the first time, the buildings and facilities all help to make a positive impact. However if meetings rooms look grubby and poorly maintained it can have the opposite effect and clients can leave with the wrong impression.

It can be particularly powerful for new businesses if they can book a meeting room as and when they need it. Holding client meetings in a professional, stylish meeting room will ensure prospects and clients perceive the business as well-established. A company is much more likely to want to enter into a business transaction with a company that looks slick and well-organised.

Get more from your staff

Meetings rooms can also be used effectively to hold staff briefings or small training sessions and ensures they are not interrupted by the phone or emails. You can develop staff and ensure productivity is not affected.

It has also been found that taking time to train staff or include them in company briefings can increase staff morale and foster loyalty. This will minimise costs associated with staff churn and help you to identify talent among your employees.

Support when you need it

At Carrington Business Park there is a trained and professional team ready to help you with any support that you may need when holding a meeting. Whether you need our team to take phone calls while you and your staff have a meeting, or you need photocopies for the presentation to your client, we are on hand to ensure your meeting runs smoothly.

At Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) we have a range of meeting rooms available to accommodate your meeting whether it is a simple one-to-one or a larger team briefing. All our meeting rooms come equipped with stylish and comfortable furnishings and we can provide access to any conference equipment required. To find out more speak to our friendly team at Carrington Business Park on 0161 776 4000 or email us at info@cbpl.co.uk.

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Published Date: 10th February 2016
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