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Five reasons why IoD Virtual Office can enhance your business

08 Oct 2018

Black cab driving past the front of 116 Pall MallFind out how IoD Virtual Office can help you transform the day to day running of your business:

1. Move your company’s registered address to an SW1 postcode

It is often said that first impressions matter. With IoD Virtual Office you can immediately raise the profile and status of your business as soon as you register your company in Pall Mall, with a business address located in the heart of London.

Silvia Mondello is a director at HR consultancy Totally Reward Ltd. She has been using IoD Virtual Office since 2012 and says, “The ability to register a Pall Mall address, makes such a difference on your business card.

“When you run your company from IoD Virtual Office you’re really under the impression they’re really running your company, the team is your team and my clients have got absolutely the same perception when they call the office number.”

2. Access to the IoD’s networking events

You can network with other directors and people who are running small businesses at regular events based at 116 Pall Mall. These events usually attract around 50-60 members who often say that it is reassuring to meet people who are facing the same challenges at work. In fact, our networking events have often resulted in members subsequently collaborating with each other.

3. IoD Virtual Office takes care of the day to day duties, allowing you to focus on your core business priorities

You will get a London phone number and professional call handling from the dedicated team at 116 Pall Mall, as opposed to other services that might rely on using an impersonal call centre.

Alan Gunne-Jones is the MD at Planning and Development Associates. He has been using IoD Virtual Office since 2011 and joined because of “the flexibility and professionalism of the services that were available, backed up by what is available within the IoD generally. It provides me with an office back-up tailored to suit my specific business requirements and the ability to upgrade or downgrade these as required.”

4. Use of the members’ lounges at 116 Pall Mall and the IoD’s Business Library

Both the Directors’ Room and the Carlton Room at 116 Pall Mall provide a perfect setting to meet with business contacts and we are only a short walk away from Charing Cross and Piccadilly Circus Stations.

The IoD's Business Library provides a quiet environment for members who wish to read, carry out research, study or prepare for a meeting. It provides access to online databases with company information, market research data, trade journals and articles from a collection of business journals. Internet-equipped PCs are also available. 

Nick McCalmont-Woods is a partner & CEO at McCalmont-Woods, a specialist real estate agency.

He has been using IoD Virtual Office since 2011 and says, “We also have the opportunity to be part of a wider business community and to network and to take advantage of the research and development capabilities that the IoD has to offer.

“The personal service you get from the day-to-day contact with all the IoD staff is terrific. We took the view that the service here is far more personal and, for that reason, we felt more comfortable being in this environment rather than being in perhaps a more sterile environment that you might get from other serviced office providers.”

5. Our new online invoicing and payments are based on actual usage and we are fully GDPR compliant.

You won’t get stung for hidden costs or bills that try to round things up. Also, you can pick and choose the services you need. Or, Alan Gunne-Jones puts it, “you have the ability to tailor the services required to suit changing business situations.”

Furthermore, because we are fully GDPR compliant, you will not suddenly incur the wrath of the regulators or be handed with a hefty fine for something that wasn’t your fault.

Please do pop up to our business centre on the 4th floor the next time you are at 116 Pall Mall or contact us via: 

0207 451 3300

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