Needspace? considers flexibility to be one of our greatest benefits, but we’re equally proud of the long-standing relationships we have with customers who have been with us for many years. Mark Calvert moved Piks into Earlsfield Business Centre over 12 years ago, while our renovation works after taking on the building were still being completed, and it’s proved a stable and consistent base for his electronics maintenance and repair business ever since.
“Piks has been going for 27 years. Before moving here, I was probably no more about 300 yards away in Bendon Valley, sharing work space with another company I worked alongside. When their circumstances changed suddenly, I had just a couple of weeks to find new premises. Fortunately, it was just at the same time that units in Earlsfield Business Centre were being made available; it was really close and had everything I was looking for,” Mark said.
“I’ve been in the same ground floor industrial unit since I first arrived; other than fitting work benches and extra sockets, it needed very little doing to suit my business. Security is a high priority for me so I’ve added some, but the building’s own security is good, so that appealed from the outset.
“As well as making it a more sociable environment, Needspace’s friendly, helpful staff provide a very important service to me as a sole trader. Having a manned reception to intercept visitors means my work space is more private. I can work with fewer interruptions and even be out of the office without missing deliveries; they keep things ticking over.
“The building itself is nice and well maintained; Needspace? take care of it. My clients either visit or have equipment delivered to me for repair or service, so the location is good; it’s easy to reach on public transport, though I drive in from Kingston.
“As a small business I have to watch my overheads, but I would say the pricing here is good value and it’s changed very little over the years. It’s not unusual for people to settle here like me; quite a few of my neighbours are fairly long-standing too. It seems to suit many of us well.”
We’re delighted that Mark is so happy at Needspace? and trust that Earlsfield Business Centre will long continue to provide him with the safe, affordable and hassle-free environment he needs to focus on his own successful business.