With an increasing number of countries added to the quarantine list, foreign business travel may not be feasible at the moment.
But with so many thriving towns and cities right here in the UK, business owners looking to expand their business to realise greater brand awareness and increased profit may want to look a little closer to home.
Despite the uncertain times we’re all facing on a personal and professional level as our country continues its fight against Covid-19, looking beyond the pandemic, and laying the groundwork for the progression of your business is still a great idea.
Expanding your business on home turf is therefore the next best step and one that could secure your business survival.
As a leading provider of award-winning serviced apartments in the heart of Cambridge, we welcome corporate travellers looking to scope out pastures new for their fledgling and established businesses.
Here we take a closer look at the advantages of expanding your business in the UK and, more specifically, Cambridge.
Leaders in technological innovation
As the death of our high streets and the reliance of digital commerce during lockdown has shown, the future of business is certainly based around technology.
The UK has a booming and bright tech industry, with start-ups and time served companies both able to benefit from Britain’s burgeoning digital economy.
The technological innovations our country is pioneering means companies in the UK are well-positioned to discover a better, more digitally enhanced way of doing business.
But business owners looking to expand don’t have to head to the capital to be at the centre of the UK’s tech scene?
Home to Silicon Fen – the UK’s answer to Silicon Valley – Cambridge is a tech hub and a hotspot for companies looking to boost their digital prowess, and it’s getting noticed by not just UK-based businesses but global market leaders. We’ll let Bidwells explain more:
“As a tech hub, Silicon Fen has managed to attract venture capitalists, bankers, consultancy firms and other specialist organisations, with Cambridge being ranked as one of the top three ‘innovation ecosystems’ in the world.
This is where both Microsoft and Toshiba decided to set up research labs, while AstraZeneca has chosen it for its corporate headquarters, which will bring about 2000 researchers and support staff to Cambridge.”
Home to the best talent
It’s well known that a company is only as good as its workers, and without the right talent, businesses of all sizes and specialisms will struggle to make the impact they want in their respective market sector.
By expanding your business in another UK location, you can access a huge pool of skilled workers, especially if you choose to move operations into Cambridge. Thanks to its world-famous university, businesses will find the very best talent right here.
As well as its gifted graduates, Cambridge also benefits from an established pool of experienced employees thanks to the high concentration of industry-leading businesses that it is already home to.
Well connected to the world
If you see your business ambitions taking you all over the globe, then choosing another UK base to operate in is an excellent first step to worldwide recognition.
As business locations go, Cambridge is particularly well connected. From Cambridge you can easily access road links to London and the South of England as well as the North courtesy of the M11 and A14.
If you intend to travel via train, Cambridge train station will provide easy and quick access to the rest of the UK with Central London train stations just 40 minutes away.
Internationally, you’ll be able to reach a wide range of destinations – London Stansted is just 40 minutes’ drive from Cambridge city centre.
Discover why Cambridge is the perfect place to expand your business by staying in one of our centrally located, fully-equipped serviced apartments. Book your corporate stay today.