A virtual office provides a business virtual office address without the physical office. It is a service you rent that allows you to work remotely whilst your business has the physical presence. Just because you are home based it doesn't mean your business needs to be!
Most companies offer a variety of services alongside a virtual office including:
- a business phone number to either forward directly to your mobile or an answer service where a team member will answer with your business name and take a message
- an official registered address with companies house
- Meeting Rooms at discounted member rates for those occasional business meetings
Benefits of a virtual office
So what are the benefits of a virtual office? Would it work for your company? There are many reasons this is a good choice.
For small businesses or people just starting out it is not always a viable option to have a physical office space. Money has to be spent wisely so renting a virtual office address gives you a cost effective, flexible alternative without compromising on your professional business image.
By having a prestigious business address you can improve your business image allowing clients to trust in you, making your business more approachable.
- Remote Working
It's safe to say that one of the things missed least as a result of working from home during the pandemic is the commute. If you look to make the switch to working from home more permanent, a virtual office allows you to base your business in the city, whilst you enjoy your home office in the country. There are also clear time saving benefits, and in turn the opportunity to increase productivity .
A virtual office allows you the flexibility to work where and whenever you need to. An additional benefit is the flexibility of staff. No longer do you have to be based in the same location. You can pick the best talent from around the country and manage them all from your virtual office.
Virtual offices at Argyll
Here at Argyll you have a choice of over 30 prestigious virtual locations. From Michelin House to St James’s Square there is something to suit all business types. Choosing to have your virtual office in London gives your business the edge in making that perfect first impression.
Prices start for £100 per month giving you the choice of prime London office locations. If you do need to visit all offices are easily commutable with a variety of transport links at hand.
Your virtual office questions
Why should I choose a virtual office in London?
A virtual office in London gives you many of the benefits of an office, without the costly overheads you can find in the capital. Many businesses use virtual offices – from start-ups wanting to register their company at a prestigious address, to established businesses wanting a presence in London. At Argyll, our services can support your needs, whatever type of business you run: mail handling, call answering, somewhere to meet or work when you need it.
Where are your London virtual offices?
Argyll has 30 prime London office locations, throughout zone 1, so you can base yourself close to your clients, industry or partners. All our workspaces are found in prestigious locations including Knightsbridge, the City, Mayfair, Victoria, so you can choose a base that creates the right first impression.
How do I choose the right location for my virtual office?
This depends on the industry your business is in, and the impression you want to make. For example, Hedge Funds and private wealth management organisations may choose to base themselves in Mayfair, while insurance companies and banks may prefer the City. Chancery Lane and Holborn is popular with law firms and those in the legal sector as well as recruitment, and Knightsbridge and Chelsea tend to appeal to the oil and gas industry. Or you could choose a location that has the right style and architecture for your brand. Our team can discuss your business and help advise which of Argyll virtual office locations you may want to consider.
How much does a virtual office in London cost?
Prices vary depending on the services and support you need for your business, and the location you choose. Our virtual offices in London start at £100 + VAT pcm.
Which services do I need for my virtual office?
A business address allows you to use the address for all your company communications and stationery, and you can register your company at that address too. Mail handling means our team will keep all your business mail safe and forward it to you as frequently as you need. Telephone answering allows you to stay focussed on your business while our trained receptionists take all your calls and pass the messages to you. If you intend to visit the space regularly, you can also book a place to work – a seat in our business lounges, a hot desk in our coworking environments, a dedicated desk in our shared offices or lounge environments, or your own private office for the day – as frequently as you need. You can also book a meeting room as often as required, for more formal meetings or presentations.
Can I host meetings at my London virtual office?
Yes, you’re able to book the right room for your needs, at any of our 30 central London locations – base yourself there for half a day, or a full day. Or for shorter meetings, book one of our express meeting rooms for an hour. As a virtual office member, you’ll receive preferential rates on all meeting room bookings. We have more than 100 rooms to choose from, which can host 2 – 30 guests, and can offer catering, video conferencing and a professional reception team to greet your guests and show them to your room.