Planning an office relocation? Here is the number one thing that should be at the top of your checklist.
Relocating a business is stressful with many things to consider, but if Raw can urge you to take one thing away from this article, then please remember this…
Connectivity might not be the first thing on your list when thinking of an office relocation, but as businesses, we are increasingly dependent on good quality and reliable internet to cope with and provide the software and services we use and need to power our businesses.
This makes it important to consider broadband connectivity early in a office relocation process, even before getting solicitors involved or discussing leases.
Why? The types of connectivity products available are very different at every postcode. Carrier’s lead times for installation vary depending on the carrier, the type of product and on previous services to, or accessible by the building. These can all affect connectivity choices.
Broadband connectivity regularly gets overlooked and is only an afterthought a month the office relocation is going to happen.
But getting this wrong can result in unexpected costs or delaying relocation dates due to installation times which can be a lot longer than expected.
Raw advises potential customers to engage with a communications provider ideally before a new office location has been decided.
In the past, Raw has helped customers identify, from a shortlist of potential new locations, which is most suited to them by grading the suitability based on knowing their internet requirements and required move dates so they can make informed choices.
Raw can offer multiple broadband connectivity carriers, so we can consider the various products each carrier has available, the average installation lead-time each product has as well as acquire the knowledge of which services the building has had before and if Wayleave, external permissions, are likely to be a requirement on the order.