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The Benefits of Rural Workspace

By Helen Pentith  //  Tue 20th September 2016

When it comes to relocating to a new office space, few small business owners and entrepreneurs spend much time considering where their corporate properties ought to be. Convenience comes into the equation at an early stage, but that often leads businesses to the conclusion that they must remain in the city at all costs. Of course urban working has its advantages, but many of the businesses who work from the rural commercial offices here at Escrick Park find that a rural office provides them with everything they need and more besides. So why would you rent an out of town workspace? Is it really worth your while? We think that you’ll find these four attributes too appealing to turn down...

Your team and morale
Maintaining positive office morale is crucial if you want a happy, productive and hardworking team. There are lots of thing you can do to ensure that the atmosphere in your office is conducive to work and that your employees are happy and well-adjusted, but relocating your business to the rural countryside is perhaps the easiest way of doing so. Proximity to the sights, sounds and smells of nature is sure to relax and restore your frantic, city-dwelling employees while the fresh air and natural light provided by the large windows of a rural commercial office will provide the kind of positive atmosphere it’s impossible to enjoy in an urban environment.

Team Building and breaks
It’s not only the individuals that make up your staff who will benefit from a rural office environment, however. The crucial dynamics between those individuals and the relationships that contribute towards a hard-working and effective team also stand to gain from a move to the country. Team building exercises and fun bonding activities are so much easier to undertake on the sprawling grounds of Escrick Park than in the crowded and busy confines of the city or local hotel conference room and your employees will also appreciate the chance to spend their lunch breaks and downtime in the fresh air. You’ll soon notice a palpable upswing in both the mood and professional attitude of your employees following a move to our rural commercial offices!

Make a good impression on your clients

One of the most crucial aspects of modern business is the ability to woo clients and bring potential customers around to your way of thinking. Many clients will visit numerous companies before deciding on the right one for them, so it’s important to stand out from the crowd when they come to visit you. Arriving at the out of town workspace at Escrick Park will really impress your clients and with free parking right outside the door, there is no need for them to negotiate over crowded and expensive  city carparks.


The work commute
One of the most stressful aspects of urban life is the daily commute. Thousands of workers rise and leave their houses at the same time, piling onto busses, underground and trains and clogging up the roads with their cars and bicycles. Travelling a scant few miles can represent a lengthily grim battle punctuated by rudeness, noise and countless other petty irritations. It is by no means the most positive way to start the day! Imagine that your commute was a quiet drive or cycle through the beautiful countryside away from the inner city congestion. This is the reality for the 34 businesses already at our rural commercial offices - few workers turn up stressed and irritable to Escrick Park and we have seen businesses quickly boom and expand in our business locations!

So, the question we put to you isn’t ‘why rent an out of town office’ - rather, ‘why not rent an out of town office?’ As well as these significant benefits you’ll be able to enjoy a professional space every bit as practical as the offices you’re used to in the city, so why not contact us and see how your pastoral dreams can become a reality this year?

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