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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14 
Jan

Does your business need a workshop?

If you are looking for a workshop to rent, Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) can offer a wide range of quality workshop space. Across a range of industries, workshops provide businesses with a cost effective solution if your business is just starting out. However larger businesses can also benefit when looking for workshops with larger warehousing facilities.

Workshops – a recipe for success

In Manchester there is a growing community of businesses that choose to rent a workshop and at Carrington Business Park we have many years experience providing an outstanding service to companies requiring this form of workspace. There are many sizes to choose from which means you’ll find the perfect workshop for your business. If your business is relatively new then a compact, garage-sized unit may be more appropriate. Even smaller units can be rented with a built in toilet and kitchen area and as you grow you may want to opt for one with a self contained office.

Carrington Business Park’s location also offers a major advantage to businesses. Located just outside the centre of Manchester, you can have direct access to a network of major motorways as well as rail links and a short drive to Manchester International Airport. This is fantastic for businesses looking to establish themselves or larger businesses with ambitious growth plans.

It also couldn’t be easier to receive deliveries, despatch products or accommodate visitors with access for vehicles and great parking facilities. If you distribute products we also have excellent warehousing facilities to allow you to store your merchandise onsite.

At the end of the day, you can relax knowing that our security team will be looking after your business and units are protected with high security doors and shutters.

A wealth of choice

At Carrington Business Park we attract a wealth of businesses from a diverse range of industries. Contemporary studios are popular with companies from the creative industry such as web and graphic design agencies. Manchester is renowned for its creative and media hub making our studios perfectly located. For innovative industries we have a range of contemporary laboratory facilities to choose from.

If your business has more practical requirements such as warehousing, manufacturing or storage space we offer a wide range of workshops to rent as well as modern warehouses.

At Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) you can benefit from highly secure, well-maintained workshops to rent in Manchester. If you would like more advice on how we could help your business, contact the team today on 0161 776 4000 or email us at info@cbpl.co.uk.

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Published Date: 14th January 2016
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14 
Jan

Why choose office space to rent in Manchester?

When choosing office space to rent you want to be sure that it will allow your business to grow and adapt. At Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) we have a range of offices or packages that provide a flexible service and a cost effective way to rent office space.

We’re located in a great part of Manchester, just outside the city centre but close enough so that you can easily tap into this vibrant business centre. Manchester offers businesses fantastic opportunities, a wonderful source of well-qualified employees and access to some of the world’s most cutting-edge technology.

Flexible renting solutions

For start ups and new businesses traditional office space leases can hinder business growth. Often a conventional agreement restricts a business to a certain size and type of office which can hold the business back as it develops and expands. At Carrington Business Park you can grow your office space as you business requirements change.

First Impressions Matter

Whether you are a new business or more established, you need a professional and stylish office space to work in. At Carrington Business Park you can benefit from well-managed and beautifully maintained offices that will make a lasting impression on visitors, and attract employees who will love working there.

For a relatively new business this can be invaluable as professional offices will send out the message that you are here to stay and our professional reception will ensure visitors get a warm welcome.

When holding meetings, again you want to make the right impression. At Carrington Business Park we have a great range of conference facilities and meeting rooms with access to technology, on-site catering and of course professional surroundings.

When you’re out on the road the benefits don’t stop there. Your company image is protected by professional staff who will answer your incoming calls and receive any mail on your behalf. You’ll never miss an opportunity again.

Offices for all shapes and sizes

It’s not just smaller businesses that can benefit. Many larger businesses can gain from the cost advantages of simplified invoices, transparent billing and utilities managed in one monthly fixed fee.

The business community on the business park is thriving making it an important pool of resource and contacts for successful, ambitious companies.

If you would like to find flexible office space to rent in Manchester then look no further. The team at Carrington Business Park will be happy to help, so give us a call 0161 776 4000 or email us at info@cbpl.co.uk to discuss your needs.

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Published Date: 14th January 2016
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08 
Dec

Successful events with quality conference facilities in Manchester

Regardless of your business type or size at some point you will require conference facilities. In Manchester Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) is renowned for its professional conference and meeting rooms all fully equipped to ensure your event is a success.

Make a difference with stylish conference facilities

You could choose to hold a conference for a number of reasons. You may want to announce a new initiative or launch a new product to staff and customers or you may want to bring your sales team together for a training day or annual sales review. Another business may find that a conference suite is the perfect venue to hold a seminar to target new prospects. No matter what the end goal of your event, the overall impression created due to the venue and the facilities will leave a lasting impression on attendees. If you want people to remember the day for all the right reasons then choosing good conference facilities is crucial.

An event or conference is another way of expressing your brand or company values so you need to ensure the venue creates the right impression. Make sure every element is just right from the conference room decor, to the toilet facilities, refreshments and technical back up. If all these elements are well thought through and professional you’ll make the right impression. A good conference suite will have a team to provide back up so your delegates feel comfortable and the event runs without a hitch. A technical hiccup or limp sandwiches for lunch can leave your guests feeling less than satisfied.

Getting the details right

There are some key factors to consider when planning the day and choosing your venue:

Food and drink – When is your event taking place? Many conferences can start early with the need for breakfast and refreshments whereas others may run throughout the day. If you don’t feed and water your delegates they can become distracted and for full day events it’s wise to build in breaks with refreshments so people can recharge and network.

Layout – Different layouts are suitable for different events. At Carrington Business Park our team can help you decide on the perfect layout. For example a theatre set up will accommodate a larger conference whereas smaller briefings may find a U-shape set up encourages discussion and interaction.

Facilities – How will you be communicating with delegates? Is a projector required? Will you be using audiovisual display or linking to the web? No matter what you require Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) can provide the equipment and ensure someone is on hand at set up and save time.

If you are looking for conference facilities in Manchester then contact Carrington Business Park on 0161 776 4000 or info@cbpl.co.uk. With great access to transport links and stylish conference rooms guaranteed to impress your delegates, we’re the perfect choice.

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Published Date: 8th December 2015
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08 
Dec

Finding the best office space in Manchester

If you are looking for high quality office space in Manchester then Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) may be just what you need. We offer a wide range of office space all located just outside of Manchester city centre which is renowned as the business capital of the North West. In the run up to 2016 many people will be contemplating setting up their own business or perhaps looking at a better location for their expanding company. When choosing the ideal office many businesses forget that the location can have a huge impact on the branding and image of a business. Choosing wisely is imperative if you hope to achieve your long term business goals.

Read on for some great guidelines to help you make the best choice:

Explore your business needs – the first thing to do is to consider the requirements of the company. Will you need to hold meetings with clients at the office? Could clients and partners drop-in to see you or will you visiting them onsite? If your business will be seen by clients, suppliers or partners you need to ensure the offices are professional and smart. This will send out the message that you are a reliable, trustworthy organisation that can deliver.
A welcoming reception team will make a positive impression on visitors and we all know first impressions count.

If you manufacture or distribute goods, think about your distribution networks. Will the new location be accessible by all forms of transport? Can you store goods onsite and will you need space for a workshop? By drafting a list of your essential requirements you can quickly draw up a shortlist of viable business parks.

Who are your customers? – Understanding your customer base and where they can be accessed is also a big consideration depending on your market. In Manchester you can tap into a diverse range of markets which will provide a rich source of business as well as suppliers and staff.

Network in the business community – You’ll also need to understand the existing business community. Scan local papers and business magazines to get a feel for how vibrant local business is. Contact networking groups in the local area and chat to business owners.
Finding a business park with a good mix of businesses can instantly provide a network of contacts to help your business succeed.

By researching the area you can secure a bright future for your business and office space in Manchester will ensure you get off to the best start. Visit our team at Carrington Business Park(www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) to experience the great facilities and range of office space available or call 0161 776 4000 or email us at info@cbpl.co.uk to discuss your needs.

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Published Date: 8th December 2015
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12 
Oct

How to make your conference more effective

Here at Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) we have many years of experience providing conference facilities in Manchester. Conferences can be a powerful platform for businesses of all shapes and sizes to engage with staff, suppliers, customers and prospects. You can significantly increase the effectiveness of the conference by setting the room effectively.

Out step-by-step guide will ensure your attendees get the most out of your conference and you achieve your goals.

Check the room before you start planning

Take time to walk around the chosen conference room to get an understanding of the space available to you. Look out for electrical points so you know the best place to position electrical equipment such as projectors and screens. Be careful to minimise the risk of wiring on the floor which could become a tripping hazard as people walk to their seats. At Carrington Business Park we’ll set up projectors for you ensuring wires are well hidden.

Also understand the capacity of the room. Is it big enough to seat your attendees comfortably? The size and layout of the room will also determine the set up of chairs and tables. Will everyone be able to see visual aids? Will people at the back be able to hear the speaker?

Consider the seating layout

If you are holding a large conference then a theatre-style layout may be more effective. However if you have 20 people or less a U-shape set up is more intimate and can be encourage attendees to engage better with the speaker. For smaller audiences a large conference table can be used but always make sure the person furthest away will be able to hear well.

Refreshments and Breaks

It’s important to always provide plenty of breaks and refreshments if you want to hold your audience’s attention for any given time. It can be a good idea to make water readily available on the tables – this can discourage people getting up while you are in mid-flow which can be distracting for you and others.

Always check out what the catering facilities are at your venue. At Carrington Business Park we can provide food and refreshments at intervals throughout the day. Whether you want tea and coffee or something more substantial, our catering team are on hand to make sure your audience feel welcomed.

At Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) we offer a wide range of conference facilities in Manchester. If you are unsure about the size of room required then speak to us and we’ll be happy to help on 0161 776 400 or email info@cbpl.co.uk.

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Published Date: 12th October 2015
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09 
Oct

Keep it simple with office space in Manchester

As a business you will be continually striving to run your operations as smoothly and as efficiently as possible from a location that provides accessibility to your market. At Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) we provide office space to rent in Manchester and we understand how important your workspace can be in determining the productivity of employees and the seamless running of a business.

Our offices are attractive for a wide range of businesses whether you are have a start up business or are well established. Coming fully equipped and designed in a professional, contemporary style you can be sure you’ll be able to start your operations immediately without any of the usual time, expense and planning associated with moving to new offices. You can simply move in and tap into to all the fantastic resources available at Carrington Business Park.

Utilities Simplified

Managing the utilities associated with office rental can be a challenge for many businesses however at Carrington Business Park this is yet another hassle that we aim to simplify.

Our offices are all fully air-conditioned to ensure your employees can work unimpeded by hot clammy summers or plummeting temperatures in the winter. The costs of all your essentials such as power, lighting and heating are wrapped into your monthly rental so that you know what to expect each month. Instead of managing the day-to-day running costs you can get on with your business.

Facilities and services

You’ll also benefit from all the best facilities with easy parking for staff and clients, a welcoming fully-manned reception and a range of conferencing and meeting room facilities.

Our friendly, professional team are also trained to handle calls, manage the post and offer a range of administrative services to make life even simpler for you.

At Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) we strive to make life simple for you and your business. If you are looking for office space to rent in Manchester then speak to our team today on 0161 776 400 or email info@cbpl.co.uk.

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Published Date: 9th October 2015
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