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Keep your fingers firmly on the pulse of the UK commercial property industry with up-to-date news and views relevant to your business. We’ll also cover key aspects of business support from the UK government, as well as in-depth location guides of the towns and cities where our high-value, low-cost business space is situated.

  1. Small Business Saturday set for 4th December 2021

    Small Business Saturday set for 4th December 2021

    The UK’s Small Business Saturday campaign will roll into Britain’s high streets again this winter on 4th December 2021. The now-iconic campaign, designed to champion the benefits of shopping with small retailers, will see its nationwide tour commence in the coming days, starting with Glasgow ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). In total, this year’s Small Business Saturday...
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  2. Budget 2021 priorities laid out by small business champions

    Budget 2021 priorities laid out by small business champions

    The UK’s largest small business group, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has published a set of measures designed to accelerate the recovery of small businesses and simultaneously save taxpayer funds. Within its submission to Chancellor Rishi Sunak ahead of the Budget 2021, the FSB said small firms have a desire to “turn the page after a torrid 18 months”...
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  3. Footfall: Why does it matter so much in retail?

    Footfall: Why does it matter so much in retail?

    Footfall is the measurement of how many people regularly enter a shop or store. Any start-up retail business or growing business seeking new premises need to focus on footfall to ascertain the commercial viability of a unit.   With the retail climate proving particularly challenging at the present time, it’s more important than ever that commercial tenants know they can...
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  4. Majority of small firms plan to be at full strength by end of 2021

    Majority of small firms plan to be at full strength by end of 2021

    A new survey of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), in conjunction with FundingCircle, found that 91% of small business owners are confident of running at top speed by the end of this year.   The 1,000-strong survey of business leaders revealed that almost two-thirds (63%) of firms aspire to or have already...
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  5. 2020 dubbed the ‘Year of the Start-Up’ for UK business

    2020 dubbed the ‘Year of the Start-Up’ for UK business

    A record number of new businesses were formed in the UK during 2020, according to research from Tyl by NatWest. Approximately 770,000 new firms were registered across the UK, which is a year-on-year increase of 30%. Aside from April 2020 – when the first Covid-19 pandemic peak was at its worst – at least 50,000 new business registrations were processed...
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  6. The best grants and business support open to female entrepreneurs in the UK

    The best grants and business support open to female entrepreneurs in the UK

    In the last four years, the number of female entrepreneurs in the UK has risen from 17% to 32.37% of the UK’s active entrepreneur community. That’s according to new data from UENI which believes the gender gap is increasingly closing in business. While that’s encouraging news, it still suggests an inequality of 35% in favour of male entrepreneurs.   Fortunately...
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  7. SME Brexit Support Fund launched for businesses that trade with EU nations

    SME Brexit Support Fund launched for businesses that trade with EU nations

    Does your business buy and sell with countries inside the European Union (EU)? We wanted to alert our tenants and readers to the launch of a new £20m SME Brexit Support Fund, giving small firms the opportunity to apply for cash grants of up to £2,000 to get to grips with new taxation and customs rules with your EU partners...
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  8. 4 signs that your start-up needs dedicated business space

    4 signs that your start-up needs dedicated business space

    Working from home and earning a living might sound like the dream, but it can rapidly become a nightmare when the limitations start to rear their ugly head. As a fledgling, ambitious start-up, you’ll be desperate to make your mark on your industry in whatever way you can. The problem is, your home-based location might be a novelty from day...
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  9. How to foster a thriving company culture

    How to foster a thriving company culture

    The key to any successful business is its people. Motivated and engaged staff are the key to driving a business forward. In these unprecedented times, businesses owners have had more time to reflect on their day-to-day practices and acknowledge what’s important. Attracting and retaining top talent should be one of the number one priorities for any growing business in 2021...
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  10. Top tips to ready your business space for the winter months

    Top tips to ready your business space for the winter months

    For various reasons, this year seems to be accelerating like no other. As we enter the back end of the summer, we are only a few months away from winter biting hard. In the current economic climate, the last thing your business needs is to be thwarted in its growth tracks by the colder weather. With that in mind, we’ve...
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Our Property Types

Industrial

Swift Park

Coventry, West Midlands, CV21 1DZ

Swift Park would make an excellent regional or national base for manufacturing, distribution or storage…

Curie Courtyard

Northampton, East Midlands, NN17 5DU

Industrial warehouse with a trade counter, roller shutter door, mezzanine floor and customer parking.

37 Tything Road

Alcester, West Midlands, B49 6ES

Warehouse space with two storey office and reception area available to let in Alcester, Warwickshire.

Rovex Business Park

Alcester, West Midlands, B49 6ES

Modern industrial units suitable for warehousing and trade centre set in the iconic former Rovex factory.

Retail

Walsgrave Road

130-132 Walsgrave Road, Coventry…

Set in a retail parade within a mile of Coventry city centre, Walsgrave Road is an excellent facility for any company…

Brighton Road

Coventry, West Midlands, CV21 1DZ

Retail units with residential flats above and car parking for up to 30 cars 1 mile south of Birmingham city centre.

Blackfen Parade

Sidcup, South East, DA15 9UL

Ground floor retail units with residential maisonettes above located on Blackfen Parade, Bexley.

Office

London Road

Gloucester, South West, GL1 3EH

Offering some of the finest office space in Gloucester, Prospect Point is an outstanding property choice for any…

George Road Business Park

Birmingham, West Midlands, B23 7RZ

A mixture of office and storage space available in George Road Business Park. Starting from 4,600 sq ft, to 93,000 sq ft.

Wedgnock Industrial Estate

Warwick, West Midlands, CV34 5PY

Modern industrial unit with offices available to let, located in a popular and established commercial area just off the A452.

Studio

Hither Green Lane

London, South East, SE13 6QB

Hither Green Studios comprises of three connected buildings located on the corner of the busy Hither Green Lane...

Yard

George Road Business Park

West Midlands, Birmingham, B23 7RZ

George Road Business Park, is a 93,000 sq ft estate covering 4.6 acres (1.9 hectares) comprising three office…

Workshop

Pixley Street Studios

East London, E14 7DF

Pixley Street is a warehouse/light industrial unit to let in a fantastic location. The building itself is a single…

Residential

Sycamore Gardens

Stoke-on-Trent, West Midlands, ST6 4LY

Sycamore Gardens offers fantastic residential flats across 3 floors with a shared car park to the rear…

Trade

Pasteur Courtyard

East Midlands, Northampton, NN17 5DX

Pasteur Courtyard offers a great trade counter opportunity in an established industrial and retail location…