Centre offers lifeline

A BUSINESS centre in Henley is throwing small and growing companies a lifeline in tough economic times by offering a unique service for the Thames Valley area. 

Chiltern House Business Centre has put together an exceptional office accommodation and support package that’s guaranteed to save money whilst adding value to businesses at the same time. 

Anyone with a business in the Thames Valley area is able to arrive at the modern office building, plug in a laptop and start work immediately — completely avoiding the inconvenience and cost of setting up an office themselves. 

The business centre, based right by Henley train station in the centre of the town, offers a range of offices to suit any size of business from a small start-up to a workforce of 20 or more. 

With comprehensive business support in the form of a fully manned reception and secretarial help if required, many businesses in the Thames Valley area have been switching to this kind of cost-saving and hassle-free working environment. 

Kate Bailey, Chiltern House Business Centre’s manager explained: “Setting up your own office can be expensive, time-consuming and stressful. At Chiltern House we do all the hard work for you so that you can get on with running your business effectively. In this economic climate, businesses need all the help they can get.” 

“We provide all the furniture, technical support, telephone systems and admin support that a business needs — all you need to do is turn up with your laptop,” she added. 

The business centre is set in 9,000 square feet of airy, modern office space within three minutes walk of Henley town centre and right opposite the River Thames. Businesses are backed up by leading-edge technology. 

In the last year, business has been brisk at Chiltern House with many companies waking up to the fact that a fully serviced office with the right back-up in place is key to survival. Their modern, professional environment also gives the right impression to outside clients, adding value to businesses using Chiltern House. 

At Chiltern House, no set-up fee is required and clients receive just one monthly bill, making payment highly convenient with no nasty surprises. 

Companies based at Chiltern House also have access to a thriving business community where like-minded professionals can discuss ideas, network and even make friends. 

“Rather than being resigned to being stuck in second-rate accommodation, our clients enjoy a first-class business environment and have access to a ready-made network of business colleagues,” explained Kate Bailey. 

One of Chiltern House’s clients, David Ross of Performance Unlimited said: “One of the reasons for moving our offices to Chiltern House Business Centre from Marlow was to cut down our fixed costs and still be able to provide the service that we wanted to give to our clients who are all multi-nationals. 

“It was also important to have a location that was able to provide the right image of our business to these multi-national clients. Moving to Chiltern House has delivered on these criteria and more. 

“Our office staff like having other friendly professionals around them rather than being alone in a standalone office environment,” he added. 

Chiltern House Business Centre can accommodate businesses of all sizes from a one-person start-up to an established company with 20 or more employees. 

Chiltern House also offers a “virtual office” service to businesses based at home or elsewhere that want to strengthen their business presence whilst receiving office support.

Henley Standard 14/04/09