The recession seems to have been with us for so long now, and media reports have continued to highlight the difficulties that are still being faced by individuals as well as business organisations. Amid all the tales of despondency and hardship, it’s sometimes easy to forget that there are plenty of success stories as well.
One of the key areas which is enjoying a profitable period is website development. Several high-tech companies have enjoyed a fruitful few years recently, and many of them are looking to expand at the moment, just at a time when most other firms are planning to downsize until the economic prospects start to improve once again.
Business needs the worldwide web
The Internet has had a hugely dramatic effect on the way we live our lives, and in the commercial sector it has revolutionised the way we do business. It’s rare to come across a sizable company these days that doesn’t have a strong and effective website, and in many industries that online presence acts as a virtual shop window.
In many industry sectors, the first interaction between a vendor and a consumer occurs on the Internet, and most companies have come to realise that a poorly maintained site will soon turn potential customers away. Whether business leaders like it or not, the Internet is the future, and is constantly opening up new ways to access revenue streams.
Technology firms which are looking to expand will usually look online to see the selection of available properties before committing to paying an actual visit to the sites. It makes perfect sense to gain an accurate picture of premises before making the journey. Time is always precious, so there’s no point in wasting it by going to see completely inappropriate locations.
London is proving popular
The increasing success of web development companies has affected individual enterprises in all areas of the UK, but it’s the capital city which has seen the most activity. There is an enormous selection of available properties in all parts of London, from Hendon in the north to Croydon in the south, and from Chiswick in the west to Ilford in the east.
A welcome outcome for companies which are looking for newer premises is the relatively low cost of rented offices and retail units. If the recession finally starts to dissipate, the chances are leasing prices will begin to rise, but in the meantime there are some genuine bargains out there just waiting to be discovered.
David Rice is a UK-based writer who works for a company that leases office space in London to the business community. He also specialises in finding top quality London meeting rooms.