Category Archives: The City

Welcome to Startup Land!

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The place where startups thrive. It’s incredible just how many businesses have chosen this thriving part of London as their base. In and around #N1 #OldStreet and #TechCity – we identified a range of neighbours – design agencies, digital marketers, publishers, co-working spaces, games companies, bars, restaurants, coffee shops – you name the sector – it’s here.  Continue reading

5 reasons why London is the best city in the world to have a business address

5 reasons why London is the best city in the world to have a business address

We quite simply cant get enough of our fantastic city of London. There are so many great perks about having London as your business’s mailing address – but we felt that we would give you five reasons as to why we feel London is quite simply the place to be Continue reading

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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6 reasons why a N1 London address makes your business one of the cool kids on the block

1. Everyone knows where London is. Sounds obvious but having your registered office and mailing address in London says so much in the business world. Of course having a business address anywhere else is fine, but having a London address really makes a statement about your business and aspirations.

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2. “Tech City B**ch, Tech Tech City B**ch”. N1 is where Silicon Roundabout (tech startup city) is based. Data released earlier this month reveals that for the second year in a row, the area has spawned the most new enterprises in Britain. And you simply could not ask for better business neighbours – your postcode will be shared with the likes of Google Campus and Facebook UK as well as endless tech startups including Moo, Funding Circle and Decoded.

3. Be part of London – The Brand. London is a brand in itself. If you want your business to be part of this, a London postcode is obviously necessary. It’s not just about the aforementioned tech hub, London is a world renowned centre for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Continue reading

A Virtual Office offers Real Benefits!

Virtual Offices; Real Solutions

More and more small and medium businesses nowadays choose to make use of a Virtual Office service as a way to be contacted by their clients. The driving factor behind this trend is primarily the huge savings it can bring by assisting with (and addressing) so many aspects of a company’s day-to-day running.

For a small monthly fee, you could benefit from a unique address in Central London for example, or even your very own serviced telephone number, which would go some way towards enhancing the prestige of your company in the eyes of both existing and potential customers. In this day and age keeping one’s address details private is of paramount importance, and if you are still running your business from home, and aren’t ready to move into a professional premises just yet, then this service is certainly for you! Let me tell you a bit more about how a Mail Forwarding service can add to the value of any business. Continue reading

Sarah Loves London because…

It’s Sarah!

It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow so what better time to post a new “We Love London because” post? Okay, tomorrow may be slightly better. Nonetheless, next up in the hot seat is Sarah, our Social Media Executive:

“When I started working for the Made Simple Group (BEST DAY OF MY LIFE) and moved to London from Wales just over a year ago, I couldn’t wait to see what the ‘big smoke’ had to offer.

Now, what I enjoy most about living in London is being so close to the West End. You can see world famous shows and theatre productions at the drop of a hat. Tonight for example I am going to see The Book of Mormon.

I love being able to go to the theatre every week and having such a large range of productions to choose from. Even the not so famous shows are excellent and illustrate the amount of talent that is in the city.

My favourite show to date? It’s got to be The Lion King. #classic”

Thanks Sarah!

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Lizzie Loves London because…

Lizzie… in London!

Next up in the “We Love London because” hot seat is team member Lizzie, PA to our CEO Howard. With no further ado, here’s why Lizzie loves London (nice alliteration!):

“I have been in love with this fabulous city ever since I moved here just two years ago. Sure, I may grumble about the weather or roll my eyes at lost tourists but in my opinion, I’m living in the best city in the world!

So why do I love London?

There is never a shortage of things to do. Every single day, I could do something new, be it visiting a gallery, museum, concert or food market. I can fill my days with culture, food, history and music.

Never underestimate how much there is to do here.

One of my favourite quotes is by Samuel Johnson: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”, I couldn’t have said it better myself Sam!

Being such a diverse city, there is literally every single type of food you can imagine just waiting to be discovered and eaten! And every culture is well represented. Since living here I’ve tried, Japanese sushi, South African biltong, Saffron ice cream, cornflake milkshakes, a bacon and egg cocktail and even experienced an American burger afternoon tea!

There is so much to do here and I can’t wait to see what this weekend has in store for me!”

Thanks Lizzie for such an enthusiastic response!

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Laura Loves London because…

Laura. In Canterbury.

Here it is, the first “We Love London because…” blog post. In this series of posts, a member of the team is going to name one(ish) thing that they love about London. Kicking us off is our Marketing Assistant, Laura.

“I love London because it’s so easy to get around. Being from a small town in Essex I usually have to drive everywhere. In London everything’s on your doorstep and you’re never short of options; Tube, bus, cab or Boris bike – they’re all great!

It’s great for walking around too. Even if you’re not aiming for anywhere, you can still wander and find some hidden gems, like a good pub or a secret garden.”

Thanks to Laura for stepping up first. What do you love about London? Let us know in the comments section below.

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How do I top up my Postage Deposit?

How do I pay my Postage Deposit?

The Postage Deposit is used to pay for any postage or handling fees that your mail incurs.

When you sign up for any of our Mail Forwarding services, £20 is put towards the deposit. The amount of time this lasts depends on what service you have and where we’re sending your mail (if your mail is forwarded).

When the deposit starts to run low, we’ll send you an email letting you know. To top up your postage deposit (you don’t have to wait until you’re notified – you can top up when you want) simply:

1. Sign in to your account
2. Select My Deposits
3. Under Actions select View
4. Enter the amount that you wish to add to your account and then

5. Complete the payment process

That’s it!

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Introducing “We love London because…”

We do!

Welcome to our first “We love London because…” blog post. Over the coming months, I’m going to ask the team at London Presence “what do you love about London?” Each post will be dedicated to one person and one thing that they love about the capital.

Now we’re going to keep things strictly positive, but as Londoners, we know that one thing we do all like is a good moan. So if you want to let us know what you dislike about London, let us know via the comments section. Of course, you’re welcome to let us know what you love too!

We’ll post the first proper “We love London because…” in two weeks, watch this space…

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