Posted: 26 January 2015
As local companies seek to take advantage of the region's confidence, looking at how best to grow their operations in a comparatively sparse area, renting business storage is an attractive option.
This desire for local businesses to expand is reflected in the area's continued growth, having the fifth highest start-up rate in the country (51.9%), and the third highest ratio of businesses to people.
In fact these factors have resulted in Reading having the highest employment rate in the country at 78.1%, and with the average wage the second highest in the UK (£606), Reading seems set to continue attracting some of the best employees in the country and help its local businesses grow.
With Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Fujitsu all located in Reading, the IT sector is certainly a growth area for Woodley. So much so Reading's success has helped Berkshire to climb to 19th place in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) table of regions' Gross Domestic Product (GDP), two places above New York and twenty three places above California.
As businesses in Woodley grow, the amount of stock, equipment and assets they have can also grow, which can leave them struggling to find the extra space to store this excess. To tackle this problem, local companies often refurbish their office to maximise their existing work space. During this refurbishment business storage can be used to temporarily store furniture or stock for safe keeping. Similarly, businesses may move to larger premises to address their space issues, in which case having access to business storage, be it temporary or otherwise, is the surest way to store and protect their assets.
Start-up companies try to keep costs down by looking for extra space to keep their stock and equipment, but aren't sure how best to approach it. Here at Storage King we can provide a Business Storage Planner to help guide you through the process.
For example, even though trade shows offer local start-ups the perfect opportunity to reach out to large IT companies, where to store their trade gear afterwards can prove problematic. Storage King offers businesses a simple and cost effective solution to this problem, ensuring their equipment will be stored safely and securely.