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Why rent a rural office?

By Helen Pentith  //  Wed 10th July 2013
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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. Sure, 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 a rural office? Is it really worth your while? We think that you’ll find these four attributes too appealing to turn down...

Atmosphere and morale

Maintaining a positive office morale is crucial if you want a happy, productive and hardworking staff. 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.

Teambuilding and downtime

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. Teambuilding exercises and fun bonding activities are so much easier to undertake on the sprawling grounds of Escrick Park than in the crowded and chaotic confines of the city, and your employees will also appreciate the chance to spend their lunch breaks and downtime in the open 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!

Meetings and client liaising

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. Rather than ushering them into the cramped and formal surroundings of an urban conference room, our residents can make use of The Little Theatre - a unique meeting room converted from a quaint brick building and equipped to suit all your business needs. It goes without saying that your clients will be suitably charmed and impressed.

The commute and corporate stress

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 overground 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 instead. Imagine rising early, eating a good breakfast and hiking through the fields to the office. This is the reality for residents of Escrick Park’s rural commercial offices - few workers turn up stressed and irritable to Escrick Park!

The question we put to you isn’t ‘why rent a rural office’ - rather, ‘why not rent a rural 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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