NE1 virtual office customer Eric

Eric explains why he prefers an NE1 virtual office

Thank you to Eric Lloyd who took time out of his busy schedule running his office furniture consultancy business MKT Consult to explain why he prefers to use an NE1 virtual office address at Clavering House Business Centre (for a small investment of only £25 a month!) rather than renting an office in Newcastle city centre.

Eric explains why he prefers an NE1 virtual office ...


Virtual office customers have their say

We’re so pleased to have had amazing, positive feedback from lots of our customers about the virtual office services we provide to Newcastle small businesses.

These short videos give a small selection of the great comments we’ve received from four of our customers who run very different small businesses in Newcastle, and who’ve chosen to use the Clavering House Business Centre virtual office service, and run their business activities elsewhere. These are non-scripted and purely their own words, explaining a bit about the businesses they run and why they chose to use a virtual office in Newcastle rather than rent a serviced office, as well as providing their own thoughts on why Clavering House Business Centre works for them.

So over to them…


Thank you to Mel Philipson Jem NE CIC, Martin Underhill TemperTemper web design, Jayne Graham 2020 Consulting and Mark Gardner Afresh Solutions for their feedback!

If you’d like to know more about our virtual office services CLICK HERE or get in touch and we’d be happy to tell you more – you can enquire about our services HERE.

Lee Wood recommends Clavering House Newcastle

Clavering House is top notch according to Newcastle property developer

Lee Wood is the Managing Director of Mulberry Properties, and uses Clavering House Business Centre's Newcastle virtual office service for his property development business.

In this short video Lee explains why he would recommend the Newcastle virtual office service and serviced office accommodation at Clavering House Business Centre to anybody!

5 reasons a virtual office in Newcastle is good for business

Millions of people are now working for themselves in the UK, and the enterprise culture is certainly booming in Newcastle, with new businesses springing up every day in just every type of business you can imagine. In the good old days pre-internet (we know, it's a matter of opinion!), business centres like Clavering House were the obvious starting point for just about anyone who was setting up for themselves - you couldn't really run a 'proper' business without an office, a workshop or a shop!

Well of course we have all of this available for those who need it, but these days lots of start-ups don't bother with a permanent workplace - as long as they have a laptop and a phone they're in business.  That's why Clavering House's virtual office in Newcastle is becoming increasingly popular, with well over 100 small businesses already virtually residing with us, offering all types of services from publishers to legal services, photographers and graphic designers to energy consultants.


5 reasons small business owners say the virtual office is good for business ...


Jonathan Sykes set up his virtual office with Clavering House in October 2013
Jonathan Sykes set up his virtual office with Clavering House in October 2013

1. You can have a prestigious city centre address for your business

With a virtual office in Newcastle you have a city centre address for a fraction of the cost of renting an office. Newcastle Property Developer Jonathan Sykes, who has had a virtual office at Clavering House since October 2013, explains "The virtual office service works for me in particular because it provides an NE1 postcode and 0191 telephone, and I don't have to use the words 'Business Centre' in the address. My business address is Sykes Property Consultants, Clavering House, Clavering Place, Newcastle NE1 3NG - I don't even need to use the words 'Business Centre' in the address.

2. You can keep costs down

Today, working flexibly and keeping costs down can help a business to compete, and be profitable. Having a virtual office ticks both of those boxes. Without needing to add the cost of monthly rent to their prices, small businesses that work 'virtually' have a better chance of survival long term, particularly in the start-up phase;

3.  You can avoid using your home address on your website

Let's face it, the amount of mail received by many small businesses has reduced to next to nothing, but you still need a mailing address for just about every aspect of your business transactions - from issuing contracts to registering with suppliers and for the footer and contact page on your website. Having a virtual office address in Newcastle city centre means you don't have to reveal your home address to all in sundry if you run your business from your back bedroom - you just use the virtual office address whenever your business address is needed;

Family Mediator Nicola Crowther has expanded into Newcastle with her virtual office
Family Mediator Nicola Crowther has expanded into Newcastle with her virtual office

4. You can de-risk business expansion into Newcastle

You can have a 'virtual presence' in Newcastle (in other words it looks as though you work here, even if you don't!) which is great for your business image and market reach. Nicola Crowther runs a family mediation service, Crowther Mediation Services, from 4 permanent office locations across the North East, but was looking to expand further into Newcastle. While she established herself she decided to set up a virtual office address, and became our 100th virtual office customer! As Nicola explains, "the virtual office provides a very easy way to expand and develop my business, giving me an opportunity to test the waters without taking any real risks.".

5.  It's so much easier to do business in the city

A virtual office service doesn't just mean mailing address - other services you'd expect to have if you have a fixed office base are available too - you can get just about everything you need from an office, but without the rent bill! Telephone answering services, desk space for hire by the hour, smart affordable meeting rooms for the occasions when the local coffee shop doesn't quite cut the mustard, and even receiving parcel deliveries to avoid interruptions to your workflow at home - you can just collect them from the office when you're ready.

If you'd like to know more about how a virtual office might be able to help you in your small business get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.

office rental Newcastle Avenue9

IT company Avenue9 rent Newcastle office space at Clavering House

We are so pleased to be able to announce that hospitality IT experts Avenue9 have relocated their offices to Clavering House, following their extensive search for a new Newcastle office space.

Avenue9 are the complete service hospitality IT experts, providing a seamless end to end IT service, from property management systems through to guest entertainment.  The company supplies, implements and supports every aspect of a hospitality company's IT needs, utilising a dedicated team of industry professionals that truly understand the hospitality business.

Clavering House tenants enjoy old fashioned values and a thoroughly modern service

Avenue9 complements an array of small and medium sized businesses that have already moved into Grade II Listed Building Clavering House, preferring our quirky combination of the modern and traditional - both in the building itself and in our standard of service that's firmly based on the old-fashioned values of putting the customer first.

Avenue9 Sales and Marketing Director, Philippa Witheat, explains why Clavering House was the place they chose to rent Newcastle office space:

Philippa Whitheat
Philippa Witheat, Avenue9 Sales & Marketing Director

"We are delighted to have relocated to Clavering House. As far as serviced office space goes it doesn’t get much better!

The facilities offered here at the business centre, and the location of the offices, works well for our business and we look forward to a successful tenure moving forward, building on a really positive start. Helen Reed and her team at Clavering House worked with us to ensure that all of our requirements were met, and the level of flexibility offered made the choice to move here an easy one!"

Thank you - we're really pleased to have you as part of our growing Newcastle business community - so welcome!

Helen Reed, Clavering House Managing Director


Annie Barr Associates Newcastle training venue

Highly recommended Newcastle training venue

Annie Barr Associates is an international healthcare training and consultancy company with its headquarters in the North East.

We were delighted that the company selected Clavering House Business Centre as their regular Newcastle training venue for running healthcare courses in the city.


Annie Barr Associates Director of Business Development, Alison Walker says she would highly recommend Clavering House.


"Annie Barr Associates now uses Clavering House Business Centre for our scheduled healthcare training courses in Newcastle.  The location is fantastic as it's a few minutes walk from the station and the facilities are superb.

We have found Clavering House to be most accommodating, professional and flexible.

Highly recommended."
Annie Barr Associates

"Nothing is too much trouble" at Clavering House

Recruitment Specialist Bryony Gibson has been a customer of Clavering House Business Centre since 2013, and as her business continues to grow she hasn't looked back!

Here's what Bryony Gibson had to say about Clavering House


"Clavering House is my business office and I would recommend it highly for anyone looking for central offices in Newcastle.

Its location behind the station is perfect, the building is beautiful, facilities excellent and perfect customer service. Nothing is too much trouble and you will always be greeted with a smile and friendly face."


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"Clavering House gives me flexibility"

Jayne Graham, Founder of Colleagues on Tap, has been using Clavering House Business Centre Newcastle for her small business for some time in lots of ways:

  • Room hire for monthly networking events
  • Hot-desk hire in our Co-working Hub
  • Virtual office for a business mailing address
  • Meeting room hire for coaching sessions

Here's what Jayne Graham had to say about Clavering House

"Flexibility is everything for me.  I need to respond to the needs of my business and my customers, and that sometimes means needing work or meeting space for short periods when the home office won't do.  For a city centre facility Clavering House is brilliantly priced, and the service I receive is brilliant, even though some of my requirements sometimes push the boundaries a bit!

I'd highly recommend Clavering House to the small business community as a Newcastle Business Centre that's hard to beat!"


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