17 August, 2020
At the time of writing, there’s still a good deal of confusion in the UK around how we respond to the ever-shifting impact of the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. In particular, one area of our national COVID-19 response causing the greatest uncertainty is the notion of a gradual return to the world of work.
What exactly constitutes best practice in a time of such fine margins, both health-wise and business-wise? As a company owner looking to take measured steps out of lockdown, what can you do to ensure safety and feasibility both for your valued colleagues and your day-to-day business operations?
A virtual office is one obvious and straightforward option that growing numbers of directors and CEOs are now beginning to explore for the months ahead. In this quick primer, we’ll outline why we believe a virtual office address could offer a highly practical solution for all manner of small-to-midsize businesses, independent startups, and even overseas companies looking to maintain a workable foothold in the UK.
Regardless of whether you’re choosing our most basic plan, or opting to include a range of higher-tier services as handy extras, setting up a virtual office with Hoxton Mix is a remarkably quick, simple and affordable process. In fact, registration can take as little as 10 minutes, and plans cost from just 41p per day.
Below are five top reasons we think our virtual office services could be a great option for navigating the months ahead:
Despite some unprecedented support schemes being rolled out in recent months, there’s a lot of confusion around how we approach a gradual return to work right now. While there’s no shortage of robust advice and guidance to keep abreast of with each passing week, much of it remains somewhat blurry in regard to several key aspects of everyday life.
Contemplating a return to the office is most definitely among them. Ultimately, everyone responsible for a company right now wants to keep their staff safe and their businesses running as smoothly as possible. As a short-term fix, a virtual office address could certainly help keep people protected while maintaining the professional approach you’ve always valued. But what about in the long run...?
The myriad benefits of remote working have been made pretty clear to many of us during these incredibly challenging times, and there’s clearly still a great deal to be learned about exactly what the office landscape might look like this time next year. Moreover, as our ongoing Community Engagement mission in Shoreditch underlines, the Hoxton Mix team are acutely aware of the potential social impact of all that we’re currently experiencing as a collective UK workforce.
In short, many of us are simply going to have to wait and see. For now, though, we firmly believe that virtual office services can be a very useful alternative setup for many different types and sizes of business. Our services have been designed specifically to offer fast and affordable setup, with free anytime cancellation - core values we feel are more important than ever to uphold right now.
If you’d like to talk to us more about any of our virtual office services, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line any time.