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Signs You Need A Virtual Office


If you have plans to grow your startup business in 2015 a virtual office could help boost your business this year.

1. You need to improve your professional image

You’re on a shoestring budget, you may not have an established client list yet, and you’re operating out of your spare bedroom.  A few small details can actually help you to project a professional image – and getting the right business address is one of them. Renting a virtual office means you won’t need to have your business correspondence sent to 53 Suburbia Avenue. And you can keep it a secret that you’re working in your PJs from the comfort of your spare room.

2. You absolutely have to have a business mailing address

“Location, location, location” might be a cliché, but like most, it exists for a reason – and some industries are particularly image-conscious when it comes to postcodes. So what to do if you need an address that promotes a solid business image….. rent a virtual office with a Ransom Wood address, gaining all the cachet without the expense of renting a physical office. When you decide to take an actual office there will be extra discount on packages available if you have been one of our virtual tenants

3. You don’t want to spend all day answering the phone

There’s nothing worse than breaking your train of thought to answer the phone, only to discover it’s a cold caller on the line. What you need is a receptionist – but in the early days of your startup it probably isn’t feasible to take on someone in this role. This is where virtual offices help. As well as getting a business address for your post, our virtual office packages can include the services of a professional receptionist to answer and forward your calls or take messages. This frees you up to get on with running your business, safe in the knowledge that all your calls will be answered and you can follow up on the important ones later.

4. You need access to professional meeting space – occasionally

Did you know your virtual office can give you access to a physical space too? Depending on the virtual office package you choose, you can get access to hot-desking facilities and meeting rooms at discounted rates within Ransom Wood which serves as your official business address. So you can host client meetings without needing a full-time office space or having all the hassle of searching for a venue.  Our on park restaurant Forever Green is the ideal place to meet your clients for coffee or lunch.

5. You want to make the first step towards an office of your own

It stands to reason that renting a virtual office tends to be less expensive than renting physical office space. This is what makes it a great first step before you’re ready for an office of your own. In fact, renting a virtual office is a good introduction to the ins and outs of renting office space: you’ll need to consider location, rental rates and of course, the kind of support on offer. You’ll find out if the location appeals to your client base and you’ll be able to try out your chosen business centres customer service, in the way that they handle your post and calls.

Is a virtual office right for your startup?

Our virtual office packages at Ransom Wood offer practical and professional solutions for many startup businesses. That said, renting a physical office, or even a part-time office, may not be as expensive as you might expect and it’s worth taking the time to investigate all the options before you make the final decision on whether to rent a physical or virtual office.

Give our friendly team a call for further advice on all the options on offer here at Ransom Wood.

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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

  • Sarah Dean

    16/05/2023

    Beautiful peaceful location. A hidden gem!

  • Derek Scott

    08/05/2023

    Very busy. All types of business are there

  • 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.

  • Susan Pagdin

    02/12/2022

  • 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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