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Moving Office? 3 People Whose Opinion is More Important than Yours (Sorry!)

Looking for a new office is a bit like looking for a new house – everyone has an opinion about where you should go and what it should be like. But it’s your business, right? Well, actually… we introduce three people whose opinions about your office you can’t afford to ignore.

With all these stakeholders in the office decision-making process, it seems your office isn’t really your office after all…

1. Your employees

Beryl in accounts is grumbling about the two extra flights of stairs. David in HR begrudges the extra half hour added to his commute each day. Rebecca in IT is bored because there’s nowhere to go out at lunch.  Given that your employees will be the most directly affected by your office move, it’s worthwhile talking to them and finding out what they think. While you might not be able to accommodate everyone’s requests, eliminating just a few of the main issues could save you some substantial recruitment fees.

2. Your clients

The more often they visit, the more important their opinion is. It’s about making sure your office is in line with your client’s expectations.  First off, it needs to tie in with the brand image you’ve worked hard to project. Clients who perceive you as a high-end brand will be disappointed to arrive for a meeting at offices which say “value” rather than “stylish”. On the other hand, if you portray yourself as a rural, earthy brand, they may be baffled by your futuristic high-rise city office space.

And while you want to impress, there’s a fine line between offices which are impressive enough and ones so luxurious your clients start to question just what their money is paying for. Exactly where that line is will depend on your client base.

3. Your business adviser

If you’re in the early stages of your business and lucky enough to benefit from having a mentor, then take advantage of their expert business advice. Unlike your employees and your clients – both groups who’ll look at it from the perspective of what they have to gain – your business advisor should be able to stand back and examine the business case for your new offices. That’s an opinion which could prove very valuable indeed.

If you’ve taken the decision to make the move for your business give our friendly team a call.  Here at Ransom Wood on the outskirts of Mansfield we have a natural environment located in acres of woodland away from the hustle and bustle.  We have a range of offices available to suit your needs including characterful, small units and larger suites for open plan.  Our on park restaurant, Forever Green, offers somewhere to relax whether it be on your lunch break or to entertain clients.

Call us on 01623 675304 to arrange a viewing.

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Google Reviews


  • clair meade

    19/12/2023

    Brilliant place. Nature. Trees. Bliss.

  • Dirk R De Boer

    26/10/2023

    The old hospital, now a business centre, lots of parking, great surroundings

  • alison smith

    11/10/2023

    Lovely

  • joyce walsh

    17/06/2023

    Went for a course. Was easy to find and to park

  • James Oliver

    27/05/2023

    Went for a coffee.....great location

  • Sarah Dean

    16/05/2023

    Beautiful peaceful location. A hidden gem!

  • Derek Scott

    08/05/2023

    Very busy. All types of business are there

  • Sam H

    28/04/2023

    Lovely business park loads of free parking and plenty of 'hidden gem' businesses, including my favourite - Azure Aesthetics x

  • Neil Holmes

    31/01/2023

    A great venue

  • Sarah Beaumont

    15/12/2022

    This is such a beautiful setting for an office. Lovely & peaceful and the Ransomwood team are excellent! The maintenance team are always around if needed, great internet facilities and a fabulous café onsite too. I would highly recommend this place if you are looking for premises in the area.

  • Alan Benton

    28/11/2022

    Nice place for a business meeting

  • 1ndyskies

    15/09/2022

    I was on a speed awareness course at Ransom Hall, so not the ideal situation. The place however looked lovely. Very tranquil.

  • Ann Revill

    09/08/2022

    Lovely animals to watch and birds

  • Melvin Crofts

    30/05/2022

    Lovely place

  • Paul Gillon

    13/12/2021

    A well maintained business grounds with 100s of offices and a restaurant in the centre. Speed controlled and beautiful woodland surroundings, this place seems to be consistently upgrading.

  • Gareth Childs

    03/09/2021

    Great park to host a business

  • Dave Watts

    17/08/2021

    Love this place

  • Maxine Dillon

    15/07/2021

    We rent an office here and it’s just such a lovely place to drive into everyday

  • Chris Kho

    22/06/2021

    Still love to walk around. I used to live in the big house at the top of the drive, it was Oak House then and I nursed at Ransom Hospital , Byron Ward which was on the left side of Ransom Hall car park. Oak House used to be Sisters accommodation. I think the main chef lived upstairs when I lived there and just me downstairs mostly. I loved it but had to keep my kitchen door closed because of the squirrels. Loved looking down the drive out of my bedroom and lounge windows, beautiful in Autumn and when it snowed, I worked at Ransom Hospital until it closed in 1987. Wonder why Oak House was later named Ash House? Lovely dining at Forever Green in the grounds whilst I reminisce.

  • Tony Lewis

    20/05/2021

    Absolutely spot on as regards setting up a virtual office. Really friendly and helpful reception staff, with onsite meeting rooms available if needed. Very pleased.

  • Matthew Sheppard

    07/03/2021

    Beautiful

  • John Redfern

    20/07/2020

    Good food

  • David Draper

    25/02/2020

    Great place for taking pets a walk, lovely cafe with meeting rooms.

  • Pete Edwards

    08/02/2020

    A great place

  • Daryl Statham-waring

    20/11/2019

    Brilliant place, they have all sorts of businesses there. A cafe, hypnotherapy, hypnopuncture as well many others. Worth a drive up just to see what's there. Furthermore, it's in lovely surroundings.

  • Jo Harris

    13/10/2019

    Just go there and walk for miles! Beautiful views from strawberry hill too.

  • Philip Merry

    04/08/2018

    Go experience

  • victoria chandler

    28/06/2018

    Great place,hidden away

  • T Butler

    24/05/2018

    Set in beautiful woodland.. a very relaxing place to work.

  • Bec Ward

    12/03/2018

    Very tranquil here, feel at real ease could get lost in my own thoughts

  • S Curran

    17/01/2018

    Lots of meeting rooms. Follow signes not sat nav to find entrence as its moved. Plenty of parking.

  • Andy long

    03/12/2017

    Nice business offices and restaurant

  • Robert West

    05/02/2017

    Love it. Great setting, and reasonable rents.

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