We are pleased to announce that SFS completed the move to our new office in October 2013. The new office is called “The Apex” and replaces our previous Coventry address “The Meridian”. This office has been secured on a long term lease to ensure the stability of our services for both SFS and our valued clients.
We ask that anyone using the old “Meridian” address update their records to our new address with immediate effect. Any post or deliveries sent to the old address will still reach us for the next 12 months but we recommend you update to The Apex as soon as you can to avoid any delays or problems.
At the same time as moving to new offices we have updated our entire IT systems to further future proof the business for the benefit of our customers and staff. If you are in the local area and wish to pop in please feel free to do so. We are within walking distance of Coventry train station or if coming by car there is pay and display parking in front of our building and in the surrounding roads.
Our Coventry address is –
2 Sheriffs Orchard
Our phone numbers have moved with us so remain unchanged.
Anyone using our London or Edinburgh office addresses are unaffected but should note our head office is Coventry and any correspondence for SFS should be sent to our “The Apex” Coventry address.
Why did we move offices?
There are two primary reasons for relocating to new offices. The first reason is that we are have outgrown our current location. Small Firms Services has grown every year since we started in 1998 and we have continued to employ and train new staff to handle the increase in business. New offices are essential so that we can continue to provide support services to all of our customers now and in the coming months and years.
The second reason for relocating is that the current office and surrounding area is due for redevelopment in 2014. We had hoped to expand at our present location and to rent more office space but unfortunately this is not possible. A new lease has not been offered by the landlord due to the city centre redevelopment plan so we have taken action to move now to larger offices. This will allow us to expand our existing business and offer new services without need for relocation again in the near future.
Our new office is a stones throw from our old address and is still located in the city centre. This modern office is still within the legal district of the city and allows us to maintain strong links with the local solicitors and accountants.
How will this affect our customers?
For any customers using our Coventry address for their business you will need to make a few changes.
Registered Office Customers
Your address details will need to be updated with Companies House and HMRC. We can assist with this if required. To change your registered office address you need to file form AD01 at Companies House. Form AD01 for companies and Form LLAD01 for Limited Liability Partnerships. Companies House should automatically inform HMRC of the change of address. You should also update the address anywhere it may be used, such as your website or company paperwork.
Mail Forwarding Virtual Office Customers
If you use our Coventry address for all of your business mail you will need to update on any relevant documents and websites.
When to act?
Small Firms Services will relocate to the new office on 18 September so we recommend all customers change their address to our new address as soon as possible. We are still operating the old address and staff are still working there during the transition period. However, we cannot operate two offices indefinitely. We will cease to use the old address (The Meridian) at the end of November 2013. At this point we intend to have switched all of our customers to our new address.
We appreciate that this may cause a small inconvenience to some of our clients for which we apologise. However, the move to a new office will ensure a long term commitment to our customers at the new address safe guarding the services without further disruption for the foreseeable future. The new office will also allow us to employ more staff to ensure we maintain our high levels of customer service.