Moving office from Bristol to another location, just like any other change in the functioning of the company, must be carefully thought out and planned. It is more complicated job than house removals. By careful planning all stages of your relocation you can minimize impact to your business and reduce down time to minimum.
First you need to schedule time for your office relocation. For some corporates the most convinient time may be one of the weekends for others off-peak dates. After establishing final date for your business removals, it should be advised to all employees in advance. If you cannot find local firm available for your prefered date you can check surrounding areas - even Clevedon removal companies.
The next step is to organize the move. You should start planning office move as soon as possible and no leave it until last minut. Moving in a hurry is no a good idea. There should be a designated person or group of persons who will be responsible for it. These people should become familiar with the new office location and to plan new workstation and office equipment arrangement. To reduce some costs you also need to determine which office equipment need to be transported and which will be no longer in use and will require disposal. Inform your IT staff about their responsibilities during the removals. If you do not have IT department, you can employ computer engineer who will help with moving your servers and other IT equipment. Most of the moving firms have their own IT team with plenty of experience in data centre relocations.
A minimum of two months before the planned move the person responsible for the organization should contact at least few Bristol office moving companies and ask for a free pre-move survey and valuation services. After it you will know what kind of services and vehicle size do you need. When you get some quotes you should compare both costs and scope of services included, select the best offer and sign a contract for your business relocation.
You must absolutely remember that in order to have control over important corporate documents, it should be packed separately and properly labeled. Make a backup of at least the most confidential and important computer files. Ask moving crew to wear security passes to prevent unauthorized access to your office. Loosing secret documents or expensive equipment it is the last thing you want to worry about.