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Relocating Your Business to Redditch: What to Consider

Redditch Editorial 28th Oct, 2023 Updated: 30th Oct, 2023   0

If you’re eyeing Redditch as a location to move your business, it’s easy to see why. Redditch offers a strategic and welcoming environment for businesses. The virtue of being strategically located in the heart of England makes it accessible from major cities like Birmingham, Worcester, and Coventry, to name a few. Not to mention the proximity to key motorways, including the M42, M5, and M40, facilitating easy transportation and connectivity. However,

before you make the move, there are several essential factors to consider when opening a new location here.

Location, Location, Location

Redditch’s location is a major bonus. It’s close enough to big cities, without drawing in the cost of being located in them. You’ll need to assess the availability of suitable commercial properties in Redditch, however. Whether you need office space, manufacturing facilities, or retail outlets, Redditch certainly has a range of good options. Redditch boasts several business parks, including the Redditch Business Park and Enfield Industrial Estate, which offer commercial properties suitable for various industries. Your business premises are, naturally, really important, not just for location but suitability and safety. Unsafe premises not only cost a lot to refurbish, but present legal risk, too. A customer or employee receiving injuries on your premises, as a result of something you could have repaired becomes negligence. Expensive cases like personal injury claims are pretty common, and can be devastating to a small business if they are found culpable. Pick your location carefully, and request surveys if needed, to avoid unnecessary risk.

Next, you’ll want to evaluate your supply chain needs. Redditch’s proximity to major transport hubs and distribution centers can be advantageous for companies reliant on efficient logistics. The town is well-connected by road and rail, having its own railway station with direct trains to Birmingham and London.

Legal and Regulatory Compliance

Ensure your business complies with local and national regulations. This includes permits, licences, and adherence to health and safety standards. Failing to do so could result in fines and restrictions to your operations. Local organisations and councils often provide guidance, funding opportunities, and networking events to help new businesses thrive. The Worcestershire Business Central and Growth Hub, for example, offers advice, networking opportunities, and access to funding for businesses in the area.

Networking and Recruitment

Building relationships within the local business community can be invaluable. Attend local networking events, join business associations, and engage with fellow entrepreneurs to gain insights, support or new colleagues. Redditch boasts a skilled and multi-faceted workforce, thanks to its diverse economy, with strengths in manufacturing, retail, and wholesale. This diversity can be beneficial for businesses seeking collaboration and partnerships, but also quality

recruitment. Consider your staffing requirements and explore local talent pools. In some cases, a place might just not have the right talent in abundance to suit your needs. A great way to verify this is to establish good relationships with recruitment agencies that can help you find the right employees in the area.

Relocating to Redditch offers a wealth of opportunities, but it’s essential to plan meticulously. By addressing the above considerations and ensuring the safety and wellbeing of your employees, you can set your new business location in Redditch up for sustained success. Remember, a well-planned move can lead to growth, profitability, and a bright future for your business in Redditch.

Article written by Tom Paskell

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