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Man & Van and Commercial Removals – The Ideal Service for Start-Up Businesses in London

Posted on March 28, 2024 by Safe Removals
Man & Van and Commercial Removals – The Ideal Service for Start-Up Businesses in London

Thousands decide to go solo as freelancers or start their own small or medium-sized businesses every year. And by doing this in London, they are in the perfect location for your new business. That’s down to how much trade and money rolls through the capital, offering lucrative opportunities. Another advantage is the variety of options for co-working spaces, alternative offices, and other workspaces. If you feel stuck in a rut career-wise, start weighing up your options now.

Safe Removals works with hundreds of people who take back control by creating their own start-up enterprise or sole proprietor service. The best way to approach your start-up is to be lean and cost-effective from the start. Planning is everything, and paying attention to detail is crucial.


  1. General Business Tips for New London Start-Ups
  2. Business Resources Available in London
  3. Using a Man with a Van Service for Your Start-Up
  4. Storage Packages for New Businesses in London
  5. Specialist Business Services for Start-Ups
  6. The Typical Process for Business Services

General Business Tips for New London Start-Ups

Before we look at how our services can reduce costs, new start-ups must understand some general business acumen.

First Year of Trading

The first year in any new company is about survival without going into too much debt. Things become unmanageable if you burden yourself or a new enterprise with too many outgoings. And you must keep any losses to a minimum, or better yet, break even. This should include any repayment of loans of your investments.

Create a Business Plan

Create a business plan and start researching as soon as possible. Read more about how to do this here. Wait to self-edit now because you’ll update this plan when you gain new information. An essential part of your preparation work should be to contact Safe Removals to see how partnering with us will help you reduce costs.

Research, Research, Research

You must do extensive homework in your chosen sector, including potential competition, products, and equipment. Additionally, you should map out how your company will operate and whether you need a specific type of premises. An example would be a manufacturing company, which would likely need somewhere in an industrial estate.

Business Resources Available in London

Next, review some vital places in London that can help you increase your network and knowledge. These are all starting points, so you’ll need to delve into the details further.

Council’s Business Services

Your first place to investigate is the council in your area – you can find yours using this search function. See what business-related resources are available, including planning permission, business rates and support services. Additionally, try to see if they have a point of contact for new businesses and start-ups in your location.

Chamber of Commerce

Most major urban conurbations have a COC (Chamber of Commerce), which provides relevant knowledge and funding opportunities. The COC has stacks of hubs, events, groups per sector, latest industry news and links to national and international organisations.

Networking Events

Similarly, we recommend checking out event organisers in Greater London and national get-togethers. If you’re entering the start-up space, keep tabs on London-focused groups and media. Many resources and opportunities are available to new business owners and entrepreneurs in the capital – take advantage of them all, even if it’s surface-level research.

Using a Man with a Van Service for Your Start-Up

Starting a new enterprise requires plenty of upfront capital and regular cash injections at poignant intervals. It can be daunting when you start costing everything; you may feel this is beyond your means. That’s why you need to consider areas where you can lower outgoings to manage cash flow effectively.

One example is buying or leasing a car(s) or van(s). Rather than investing in a delivery vehicle in your first year, you can outsource this to Safe Removals. Our Man & Van service is convenient and efficient, and it presents an affordable way to start your business without a vehicle.

We work with sole traders, start-up founders and other professionals who use business removal packages. These packages cover their collection and delivery needs on an ad hoc basis, meaning only when required. This lets you quickly reduce expenses while attaining essential services, such as delivering goods or collecting materials.

And the added bonus is two Safe Removals team members to help with the heavy-lifting duties. Our movers can also update you when they complete each collection or drop-off, keeping you in the loop. You’ll have peace of mind that our moving teams are time-served and experts in handling and packing, ensuring everything remains pristine.

Storage Packages for New Businesses in London

Instead of renting a commercial space as a depot, you can use a storage unit as an alternative workspace. By renting a storage unit through Safe Removals, you can streamline our man with a van service to complete a primary collection and delivery system. Storage is the best way to safeguard your products and equipment from theft or damage.

A storage unit can be much more than just a space to store your goods. You can rent a storage unit from us and use it as your base of operations. Depending on the sector in which you work, a storage unit can double as a stock room and a basic office space. There’s a growing trend in start-up and SME circles to use storage as alternative offices, studios, and other workspaces.

It’s simple – all you need is a desk, a chair, a laptop or PC, and a router. Add a filing cabinet or two and a picture of a loved one, and you have an office. You can then split the storage unit in half to have your office on one side and your stock and equipment on the other.

Specialist Business Services for Start-Ups

Safe Removals is renowned for being London’s number-one business and commercial removal service. In this section, you’ll see what sets us apart from other moving companies.

Complete IT Services

The Safe Removals team members are experts in full office relocations, which include complete IT migration. We will pack all your IT and communications equipment carefully and reinstall everything in your new office. The Safe Technical Team will install your IT infrastructure in time to rest your systems before going back online.

Commercial Safe Removal

Our specialist business add-on packages don’t end there – we can handle commercial safe installations (and uninstallation) and heavy-duty objects up to two tonnes in weight. This includes fire doors, anvils, and anything of that nature. We always suggest avoiding trying this yourself, as health and safety considerations exist.

Crate Hire and Site Clearance

We also offer crate hire, which is ideal for additional protection during transit, loading, and unpacking. For people who need a sparkling clean site before a grand opening, we provide workplace cleaning and clearance services – suitable for every industry, even construction.

Master Removers Group

If your business needs are niche, we can enlist the services of one of our partners in the Master Removers Group. We need to tackle something regarding specialist removal and storage.

The Typical Process for Business Services

In addition to working with start-up companies in London, Safe Removals is the number one office removal company in London. Every month, we relocate hundreds of businesses throughout London and the surrounding areas. We can accommodate office relocations of any size, whether an individual office or a corporate company with hundreds of employees.

Our team will assess your needs thoroughly before your moving day. We will dismantle all your furniture fixtures and fittings from your old office on Friday. To reduce downtime, we will transport everything to your new location and assemble all your furniture over the weekend. And by Monday morning, you’ll be ready to start work immediately.

At Safe Removals, we will oversee the entire office relocation in detail. If you prefer to take a lead role, we are happy to turn up and relocate on the day. No matter what service you choose, the Safe Removals team will be with you every step of the way. Our number one aim is to reduce any downtime as much as possible.

Safe Removals – London’s Number One for Business Removals

Safe Removals has a track record of providing the best business removals in London. In fact, we’re known as business and commercial specialists. This includes our safe removal and installation packages. Very few other London moving companies can offer the same range of business relocation and storage options.

We prioritise customer service as our primary focus on every job we undertake. Every detail matters to our team; we make sure to complete everything. It’s essential that we match our customers’ requirements with the correct service.

If you go out on your own this year, you’ll need a reliable company with a strong reputation for delivering results. Everyone at Safe Removals supports new business in London, and we know from experience how tricky it can be. Moreover, our range of services is designed to assist any company in becoming a success.

If you’d like to discuss how our range of services can complement your new start-up, contact us today. We are confident we can meet your requirements to help make your new venture a hit.