‘Cracking’ was the word much used in the Wales/Essex-based TV sitcom Gavin and Stacey and it’s also the perfect adjective to describe the nation’s capital city, Cardiff.
Home to the Welsh government, with excellent transport links and a vibrant business scene, as a place to base an enterprise there are few better locations – as clients at Rombourne Serviced Offices’ two Cardiff centres will testify.
If you are thinking of locating a business, or are looking for offices for your start-up enterprise, here are 6 reasons why Cracking Cardiff could be just what you are looking for.
1. Transport Links
Cardiff is West of the River Severn in Wales, and can be reached via two motorway road crossings, carrying the M4 and the M48, as well as a high speed train link. By car, you can get from Cardiff to London in under three hours and, thanks to the removal of the tolls on the bridges, it is now free to travel between Wales and England, which has been a real bonus for businesses on both sides of the Severn.
By rail, the journey time between Cardiff and London is less than two hours. The city is also just a short journey from Bristol, as well as a gateway into Swansea and the rest of South Wales. In, short perfectly located for businesses wanting links with both Wales and England.
2. Vibrant Business Community
There is a wealth of business networking groups to visit, for newcomers to Cardiff. Networking groups are a great way of getting to know other companies and organisations in the area, for forming new relationships, and as a source of potential suppliers and clients. One, Cardiff Business Club, founded in 1912, even boasts HRH The Prince of Wales a patron.
3. Home To Big Business
Many large businesses are based in and around Cardiff, so any organisations locating here will be rubbing shoulders with some big players. Among them is TV production company Bad Wolf, responsible for dramas including His Dark Materials. In fact, TV loves Cardiff, with many of the Dr Who and Sherlock episodes filmed in the city.
4. Rich Talent Pool
Cardiff is a student city, with three universities based here: Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and the Cardiff campus of the University of South Wales. For employers, this offers a talented pool of potential employees.
5. Plenty To Do
Cardiff is simply teaming with things to do. Whether you like sport, eating out, visiting places of interest, or the arts there’s plenty to choose from. For sport, Cardiff is home to its national rugby union team, which plays at the Millennium Stadium. Places of interest include Cardiff Castle and the National Museum Cardiff. For arts, there is the New Theatre and St David’s Hall, and the Millennium Stadium hosts many big name bands. And as for eating out? The world is on a plate in Cardiff.
6. Two Rombourne Options
If you are thinking of moving into serviced offices in Cardiff, with Rombourne you have two choices. We offer two locations, both within ten minutes’ walk of the city centre and based in the business district.
Sophia House offers beautifully furbished office accommodation, just a stone’s throw from the Millennium Stadium, and next to one of the city’s loveliest parks, Sophia Gardens. Our Cathedral Road premises were only acquired in 2012 and have been completely refitted, ideal for businesses of all sizes.
We also offer virtual office services, so if you want a Cardiff address for your business, without a physical office space, this is another option to explore.
If you’d like to talk to the team about serviced office accommodation in Cardiff, we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch.