The UK may be one of the best places in the world to start a business, but it’s also the perfect place to grow an already established company.
Cambridge, in particular, has seen an influx of international business travellers, all of which have the ambition to develop their companies in the UK market.
UK business trips can be big news for companies based overseas, with many lucrative opportunities accessible up and down the country.
If you’re considering a business trip to the UK, make sure you can hit the ground running with our top business travel tips below.
Find a great place to stay
Finding a place to call home when you’re so far away will make your business trip more of a pleasure. A serviced apartment is the best accommodation for business travellers.
Most serviced apartments boast central locations, meaning you can find the business leads you need as conveniently as possible. A city-centre location also cuts travel times significantly so you can spend more time growing your business and less time on the road.
The home comforts of a serviced apartment will make your stay relaxed and productive. Serviced apartments offer more space, security, freedom, privacy, and facilities than hotel rooms – all of which will be welcome additions in an unfamiliar city.
Serviced apartments offer a more bespoke experience, with housekeeping, concierge, and dining-in services all helping to ensure the most comfortable stay.
Prepare your gadgets
Staying connected to your business back home is possible thanks to the latest gadgets, however far away your corporate trip takes you. Our free WiFi means business travellers can access their work emails from their own devices in an instant.
Your mobile phone is another must-have device for your business trip. But while other devices are plug and play, you may need to do some research to uncover the cheapest way of using your phone in the UK. Most business travellers buy a new sim card when they arrive for added ease and less expense.
Discover the best way to travel
Cambridge is a well-connected city, which makes travelling to, from and around easy, even if you’re unfamiliar with the area. For travellers doing business in the city, walking from your centrally located serviced apartment will give you access to it all.
Travelling by train will give you access to business hubs outside of Cambridge, with London just 50 minutes away. In addition, cycling is another option for those wishing to explore the best of Cambridge. While the city’s public transport options are some of the most reliable in the country.
If you’re looking to spend some of your downtime being a tourist, the best way to see the city sights is by punt. Punting is a longstanding tradition and must-do activity for any visitor.
In addition, Citystay guests receive free punting – so there’s no excuse not to enjoy some time on the river. Find out more about the history of punting.
Put safety first
Despite Cambridge being one of the safest cities in England, visitors should always put safety first. Prepare for the worst by ensuring all emergency telephone numbers are stored in your phone. Dial ‘999’ for the emergency services (i.e. police, fire or ambulance).
For medical issues that aren’t an emergency, contact NHS Direct on ‘111’. The police can also deal with non-emergency issues if you contact ‘101’.
Taking out travel insurance before your visit is also recommended. With the right travel insurance, you can get back to business fast. Business Matters Magazine offers their advice for picking a good travel insurance policy:
“You may think that if you are only going away for a few days and are travelling on an internal flight to somewhere else in the country, but you should still get travel insurance. You can get insurance to cover loss or theft of your devices, as well as health cover. Travel insurance doesn’t have to cost the earth, so by shopping around at a comparison site you can get a good deal and rest assured during your trip that you and your possessions are all covered.”
Start preparing for your UK business trip by booking your serviced apartment stay today.