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Tips for Starting a Business in Birmingham

Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tips for Starting a Business in Birmingham

Have you ever considered starting a business in Birmingham?

In this article, we present to you some of the great reasons why starting a business in Birmingham and the West Midlands could be a great choice for your next conventional or serviced office location. At the end of the article, we also present our services and how we can help you make the right choice when searching for your next office space for your business.


In the 18th century, Birmingham was known as "the first manufacturing town in the world".  

Now it is reported to be the “Most Entrepreneurial City" outside the South East for starting a business. 

Birmingham is now considered as a conventional and serviced office space harbour for new business enterprise and growth. The Second City is also being branded as the new 'Start-up' capital outside of London, with over 16,000 'Start-up' business being launched here since 2012.

Birmingham is home to one of the biggest business conference venues in the country, the National Exhibition Centre (NEC). Situated one and a half hours train journey away from London and within walking distance from Birmingham Airport; which is closely linked to the M42 Motorway.

In the near future, there also are plans to build a High-Speed Rail 2 network, (HS2). On the 25th of November 2013, the government released information about the deposit of a hybrid Bill with Parliament, to secure the construction of Phase One: between London and the West Midlands. Once the project is completed and operational, the focused aim of HS2 is to to reduce travelling times from London to the West Midlands, (including Birmingham) to approximately 43 minutes in both directions; adding yet another positive boost for business owners, when considering their next suitable location for business. 

For more information on the HS2 project visit the official government website; you can also view the HS2 fly-through video showing the Phase One route between Birmingham and London along with other HS2ltd videos that include further planned routes around the UK via the HS2ltd YouTube Channel.

The video above shows Birmingham's industrial rail history and the planned HS2 rail developments.  


UK Second City, the Ideal Location

These are some of the many reasons that make Birmingham, one of the ideal places outside of London to operate a business – especially with the vast availability of serviced and managed office space, all around the city.

The scope of office space is varied, so whether you are looking for ‘Budget Conscious’ offices around Birmingham City Centre or you might be looking for an ‘A-Grade’ luxurious serviced office space located in the great retail shopping area of Brindley Place, pictured below right. 

Brindley Place - Birmingham image 




"Whatever your choice, our expert advisors will find your next location to suit your business needs"

Start-up enterprises choose many locations through the City; however, a high proportion of business’s base themselves around the Birmingham Science Park - mainly due to the city’s vibrant ‘Technology Community’; along with the ease of access to external traffic links via the M6 Motorway and more peaceful commuting via New Street train station.


Our Service to You

"Commercial Property Broker help business owners secure their next office, with the best possible deal for the situated location"

At Commercial Property Broker, our team advises businesses of all sizes in sourcing the right space for their business, ranging from start-ups to established organisations.  Sometimes it is not easy deciding where to operate your business from, as many factors need to be taken into consideration.  Such as, local transport links, parking to rent, business rates and fit-out levels. This is where Commercial Property Broker can assist many businesses from their first initial enquiry and viewings, all the way through to negotiation and taking up occupancy.    

If you need help in locating your business to Birmingham; and also need advise on deciding what type of office suits your company, please get in touch today using our registration page. Alternatively, why not request a call back from us and one of our experts will undertake a property search to match your requirements with a range of commercial, retail and industrial or conventional and serviced office buildings. Our team then hand picks the perfect office space for you, leaving you to focus your time on running your business. 

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