As one of the UK’s newest cities, having been granted city status in 2012, the amount of businesses considering a relocation to Chelmsford has increased over recent years. A Chelmsford relocation would provide a company with a fantastic location in a historically significant economic centre. Situated in the heart of the London commuter belt, with trains to the capital taking as little as 30 minutes, the city’s population is expected to escalate considerably over the coming years as a result of companies relocating to Chelmsford due to its close proximity to London and growing reputation as a commercially successful city.
Since the opening of the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation, this once rural market town has become one of the nation’s most significant commercial locations, having been home to a large number of industrial pioneers including the UK’s first electrical engineering works and the world’s first “wireless” factory. The city’s impressive professional facilities, which include its own Business Park, have proven to be extremely advantageous for many businesses. Global Marine Systems, an internationally operational submarine communication provider use the business park to house their head office, from there they have grown into a global company, opening offices across Asia and North America. Another notable company that uses Chelmsford as its headquarters is the M&G Group, one of the UK’s leading investment managers and part of the Prudential Group, from their head office the company currently runs six of the top ten largest UK funds and has an operating income of over £200 million. These, along with other successful locally based companies, demonstrate that Chelmsford has a proven track record for supplying businesses from various industry sectors with the ideal location for growth.
For employees relocating with children, there are some truly desirable educational establishments based in and around Chelmsford, Felsted School consistently appeals to Garrington Relocation’s clients due to its excellent facilities and high teaching standards. On top of excellent independent schools such as New Hall and St Cedd’s, two of the city’s state schools, King Edward VI Grammar and Chelmsford County High School for Girls, frequently rank amongst the nation’s top performing, however both select their students based on their performances at local primary schools, other reputable, non-selective state schools in the area include The Boswells and Great Baddow High, meaning that Chelmsford is equipped with schooling facilities to suit any children. The city’s close proximity to London means that access both in and out of the city is incredibly easy, trains from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street take as little as 30 minutes, all of London’s airports are accessible via the train and main roads connect the city to areas such as Cambridge and Colchester as well as directly into the Capital.
No matter what a client’s search brief may be, Chelmsford’s varying residential areas mean that relocating employees are able to find their ideal dwellings. The city’s small size means that spacious and tranquil areas can be found without leaving the centre, however the spacious suburbs that surround the city are incredibly desirable, especially in the Broomfield and Great Baddow areas, whilst villages further afield such as Writtle and Sandon offer more traditional community atmospheres.
Regardless of which industry a company is working within, Chelmsford has the capacity to support a business and encourage development. Garrington Relocation’s team of experienced professionals assist companies and their employees when relocating to Chelmsford by providing impartial guidance through each stage of relocating to guarantee that informed decisions are always being made. As companies will almost always have different requirements when it comes to relocating, Garrington Relocation offer a huge variety of relocation services and create bespoke packages to suit any needs. The following services are regularly included in our Chelmsford Relocation packages:
- Chelmsford Area Orientation and Familiarisation Tours
- Chelmsford Temporary Corporate Housing
- Chelmsford Home Search
- Chelmsford Settling In Services
In cases in which companies have more challenging search requirements, Garrington are able to accommodate specific needs by offering the following services:
- Chelmsford School Search
- Chelmsford International Relocation Services
- Chelmsford Employee Relocation Packages
- Chelmsford Cost Disparity Reports
Understanding the value of exceptional customer service, Garrington Relocation are dedicated to exceeding expectations and ensuring that all clients receive the most appropriate relocation services and that relocating employees are familiarised and greeted into their new way of life.
Contact Garrington Relocation for more information about how we can help your business and its staff relocate to Chelmsford.