4 ways a Virtual Office helps keep your home and business separate

The Mail Forwarding service (which can be bought separately or as part of our Virtual Office service) allows you to use our London-based address as the forwarding address for your business.

Here are 4 reasons why buying a Mail Forwarding/Virtual Office service is a good idea…

1. It keeps your home address personal

Your clients and contacts won’t be aware of what your home address is, leaving it free purely for personal mail and deliveries.

2. It’s professional

It looks impressive to potential clients if your small or home business has a
separate address, not to mention the fact that the address is in a buzzing part of London.

3. It separates work and home

Business mail can be much easier to keep track of when it’s sent to a separate address and
kept divided from your personal mail, so a Mail Forwarding service can help you keep
organised.

4. It removes any security issues

Your personal details remain anonymous so there’s no need to worry about unwanted or unexpected visitors.

Interested in finding out more? Take a look here for more information:

London Mail Forwarding service

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Mail Forwarding and Registered Office: What’s the difference?

What’s the difference between a registered office service and a mail forwarding service?

Let’s get straight into it.

Registered Office

This is a term associated with limited companies – if your operation is not a limited company it’s not a term that’s relevant to you. The registered office is the official (as held by Companies House) address of a limited company; a company does not need to trade from or even be based at the address – the company simply needs to be contactable via mail from it. You can not use an address as a registered office without permission from the landlord.

We do offer a registered office service. With this service we allow you to use our address as your company’s registered office (for one year, a renewal is then required), we will also forward on any official government mail that we receive free of charge. Unless you are using this service in conjunction with a mail forwarding service, we will not forward on any other mail.

See here for more information: Registered Office Service

Mail Forwarding Service

A mail forwarding service is exactly that, a service whereby we forward your mail on to you. If you have our mail forwarding service you can give our address out to your contacts (via stationery etc). If you are trading as a limited company, you can not use our address as your company’s registered office unless you have the registered office service as well.

See here for more information: Mail Forwarding Service

I hope that answers any questions you may have. If you do still have a question, simply leave a comment and we’ll be in touch.

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8 reasons why we love N1

As you may be aware, we recently relocated headquarters to brand new offices, and this in turn has meant a brand new postcode – N1. To commemorate the move we thought we’d share with you some of the reasons why we love our new area, right in the heart of Tech City.

Old Street Roundabout = Silicon Roundabout

The area surrounding Old Street Station has been affectionately nicknamed Silicon Roundabout after its US counterpart, Silicon Valley. And with good reason: this postcode has the highest number of web businesses and start-ups in the country. Recent findings show that approximately 15,000 tech start-ups have come to life in Tech City in the last few years. Not a bad place for our company to be based!

We’re in good company

MadeSimple aren’t the only ones who’ve opened up in N1 recently. Some of our Silicon Roundabout neighbours include Google, Twitter, Microsoft and Pinterest.

There’s always something going on

Capitalising on the creative energy of the area, the organisers of London Technology Week have decided N1 is the best place to hold their annual event. The London Innovation Summit will also take place here this Autumn. On top of this, businesses often choose the area to host launches, events and talks. Continue reading

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Want to add an extra business name to your mail forwarding service?

Is your business known by more one name? Or perhaps you own more than one business. Either way, you have the option to add extra business names to your mail forwarding service for just £4.99 plus VAT per name per month. This way we can accept and forward (or scan, or hold for you to collect) mail for a variety of different company names.

Would you like to add a company name to your account? Email us with the request and we’ll take it from there.

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What happens after I buy a Mail Forwarding service?

Want to know what happens after you buy a mail forwarding service? Read on.

Immediately after you purchase a mail forwarding service with us, you will be taken through the following process:

Customer Details

We will ask for your:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Billing Address

Service Details

We will ask for your:

  • Existing address
  • Company name
  • Nature of business
  • Invoice address

Service Contacts

We will ask for the following infomation for the person who is in charge of the account:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Phone number

Mail Preferences

Now you need to select exactly how your mail will be handled (the questions will differ depending on the service that you purchase):

  • The company’s extra trading name
  • How we handle your mail (post when arrives, collect, etc)
  • Mail forwarding address
  • Method that mail is forwarded on by (1st class etc)
  • Method that parcels are forwarded on by
  • Email address that we scan mail to

Proof of ID
Now it’s time to upload the necessary Proof of ID documents. We will require:

  • Proof of ID
  • Proof of Address

Once these documents have been sent in, our team will review them and then email you once your service has been set up.

Do you have any questions regarding our mail forwarding services? Leave a comment and we’ll be in touch.

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Thinking about using a London Presence service? Read what some of our customers have to say.

Interested in hearing what our customers have to say?

It’s all very well us shouting about how great our Virtual Office services are, but what do our customers think?

Take a look at our testimonials page to find out and once you’ve read that, have a read of a blog post we’ve written about a customer who uses us for something slightly different…

Testimonials

I use London Presence… Louis Savy, Sci-Fi London

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Call Divert – Answer and Patch: What’s the difference?

Here’s how our phone services work

When it comes to our Phone Services, we offer 3 telephone options that are spread across 4 packages.

The Phone Services:

  • Just Divert
  • Office Answer
  • Answer 24/7
  • Answer & Patch

With the options being:

  • Divert
  • Answer
  • Answer and Patch

Answer is easy enough – calls are answered in your company name, we then take a message and then send it to you via email or SMS.

But what’s the difference between Divert, and Answer and Patch?

With Divert, when someone rings your number, their call is automatically redirected to another phone that you have specified.

With Answer and Patch, we answer calls in your company name, we then put the call through to you.

Quite simple really! See here for more information about our Phone Services.

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Large Global Companies can benefit from Virtual Office Services too

You don’t have to be based in the UK to use a virtual office service

The use of a virtual office service is accepted globally as an ideal and cost-effective way to test or start up in a new international market. It gives companies a presence in the market, and the opportunity to explore before deciding where to expand permanently.

If you are an overseas company looking to enter the UK market, here are four reasons why you should test the waters with our virtual office service:

An overseas office without leaving your chair – Without having to travel and set up an office in a foreign country, you can give customers the perception that you have a UK office with our virtual office service.

An office without the overheads – The financial costs of running multiple offices, i.e. rent, salaries, utilities and equipment, are high. For a small monthly fee of £24.99 +VAT, our virtual office service offers a comprehensive solution without the high overheads of a conventional office.

Prestigious business address – With our central London address and telephone number, your company will appear more prestigious and more established in the UK than it really is; thereby, enhancing the reputation and credibility of your business.

Efficient communication system – With our virtual office service, we will have your business mail and call messages delivered to you instantly via e-mail, so that you can focus your efforts on the more important things, such as marketing yourself in the UK.

See here for more information about our Virtual Office services.

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Mail Forwarding: What happens to Mail that’s received at the weekend?

What happens to your weekend mail if you have a mail forwarding service?

Royal Mail and couriers know that there is no one at our premises at the weekend. Therefore we do not receive weekend deliveries; instead we receive weekend mail on the Monday. We then aim to get this mail out (or scanned) to you on the same day,

See here for more information about our different Mail Forwarding services.

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How do I download my London Presence invoice?

Download your invoice in 5 simple steps

If you require an invoice after purchasing a service with us:

  1. Login to London Presence
  2. Select “My Payments”
  3. Select “Orders”
  4. Select “View” next to the correct order
  5. Select “DOWNLOAD AS PDF”

And there you have it – your invoice!

Please leave a comment if you have any questions.

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