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The benefits of having a Northern Ireland business address or virtual office

With the current stay-at-home guidance, it can be difficult for business leaders to manage multiple premises across the UK and Ireland. However, innovative online and offline services such as virtual offices, mail handling and call answering can make managing your business easier, no matter where you are. Having a virtual presence in Northern Ireland can create a number of opportunities for expansion and growth due to recent legislative changes and access to multiple markets. Additionally, having a registered address through signing up to our virtual offices allows current and prospective clients the confidence in receiving a high-quality service.

Tap into an expanding market and potential for economic growth

According to Economy Minister Diane Dodds, Northern Ireland’s innovation sector is “one to be proud of” and should be used as a basis for capitalisation for both local and international businesses. Given the continued effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, innovation should be a key point of consideration when looking at optimal locations to expand your business. By signing up to our virtual offices, your business will have a registered Northern Ireland address, allowing your business to harness the benefits of the country’s booming innovation reputation. Additionally, by operating in a country where innovation remains at the core, it is likely that there is greater scope for market penetration and therefore growth opportunities.

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Work within NI protocol to benefit your business

According to Invest NI, a key reason to utilise Northern Ireland as a base for business operation is due to the country’s unique land border with the EU, giving it a competitive locational advantage with the rest of the UK. As a result of the protocol, NI has in effect remained in the EU’s single market, allowing goods to move freely from Northern Ireland to the rest of the European Union. The NI protocol thus means that Northern Ireland avoids the hassle of customs checks, tariffs and new paperwork.

Rest assured that your post is being handled professionally

The existing relationship between a business and its stakeholders is strengthened through the efficient operation and handling of mail – digital and traditional. However, the process of opening, sorting and detailing documents that arrive to your company can be a lengthy and time-consuming task – especially if you find yourself unable to access your post-box. We recognise that time is precious in businesses which is why we offer a mail-handling service when you sign up to a virtual office with us, allowing you to continue strengthening your stakeholder relationships even during busy periods. If you are not able to personally collect your post, we also offer forwarding and scanning services to ensure your messages get to you no matter where you’re located.

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Maintain a central base despite continued work from home

With the continuous reminder from Government to ‘work from home where possible’, it can be easy to revert to the comforts of your own home and take your business with you. However, this may not be beneficial to your reputation. In maintaining a professional business address by signing up to our virtual offices, you can confidently communicate to your clients (current and prospective) that your business not only remains open but also convey professionalism and accountability to the wider market, giving clients the confidence that you are able to provide a high-quality service.

We are eager to help make running your business easier during tough times like these. If you would like to know more about how signing up to our virtual offices can benefit your business, click here. If you would like to sign up, click here.