I Am Print new website launch and exhibition demonstration day

I Am Print, one of our tenants here at Adelphi Mill, have launched a brand new website.

The web makeover will coincide with an exhibition open day, allowing customers to see their exhibition range up close and personal. Visit website.

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New ordering capabilities

The I Am Print website relaunch will include a great new range of options to interact with the company. The biggest change is the chance to start ordering online with the company, something which was not previously available!

Everyone who visits their open days, which you can find out more about below, or registers their interest on the website will be entered into a prize draw. The grand prizes are £100 and £50 vouchers for Amazon.

I Am Print have been in business since 1990 and have seen a lot of changes and upgrades since that time. For over 23 years they have remained at the forefront of the latest developments in digital print. Their Macclesfield location means that they are perfectly situated to service plenty of local businesses, and they were the first digital print company to be founded in this area.

They can deliver their finished products both nationally and internationally, so don’t worry about ordering from further afield. You can visit them in person at Adelphi Mill if you want to discuss an order in more depth, or just speak to them online or over the phone.

August open day – FREE EVENT

There will be open days held all throughout August, giving customers the chance to see samples of the work that I Am Print have produced in the past. You will also be able to test out their roll up systems range, twist systems, and pop up displays to see whether they would work for your business.

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It’s a real chance to try before you buy. You can explore how all of their banners work before you make the purchase, and learn how to put them up and take them down in the quickest possible time. If you’re looking to use their printed advertising systems at a trade show or event, this will get you show-ready in no time.

They will also be displaying floor graphics, magnetic displays, flags, outdoor display systems, and even wallpaper, so it’s definitely worth a look.

Get in touch now to let them know what you are interested in seeing and if they haven’t already planned it out, it will be included in the open day on your recommendation.

If you would like to go down and see it, make sure to book now to avoid missing out.

I Am Print are not just about banner printing, so make sure that you check out their website to see more of what they can do. They are capable of producing stationary, business cards, posters, folders, flyers, and leaflets, amongst other specialist products. Give them a try next time you need something printed up – you will find unbeatable friendly service with a quick turnaround on all orders.

Tenant Case Study: Aerofoil Energy Limited

At Adelphi Mill, we have a large range of tenants who take up residence in our office and warehouse spaces. It’s great to see the diversity of industries that they cover, and Aerofoil Energy Limited are a great example of this. They have taken up residence in Suite F2.1 on the 1st Floor of the main Adelphi Mill building, so let’s find out a little bit more about who they are and what they do.

Who they are

This award-winning British tech start-up is partnered with Williams Advanced Engineering to provide top quality work. They’re very passionate about energy and sustainability, and their main concern is to tackle one of the UK’s biggest energy problems. Around 4% of all the energy used in the UK actually goes towards powering refrigerated units, believe it or not! 60% of that is wasted because it is simply used to cool the air which then disappears into the supermarket aisle due to the current design of refrigeration units. Paul McAndrew came up with the idea of using Aerofoils to save energy in 2013, and since then, the business has grown to a real force in UK energy.

What they do

Aerofoil Energy’s tagline is, “the alternative solution to multideck glass doors”. They add Aerofoils inside refrigeration units, of the sort that are used by supermarkets and shops all across the UK. These new and improved units waste a lot less energy and are far more efficient at cooling the contents of the refrigerator down. They even make the supermarket aisles warmer, which is great for cold shoppers!

If you’re interested in the technology that they supply, make sure to get in touch with them via their website – or just come on down to Adelphi Mill for a visit!

 

Tenant Case Study: Netstable

When we look at our list of tenants at Adelphi Mill, we can’t help but be proud of the diverse range of British and international businesses that we have within our building. One of the tenants which you may have heard of before is Netstable, particularly since they supply their services to many of the other tenants around them. Here’s a little more about this thriving business.

Who they are

Netstable is powered by Gumpo, and they were set up to provide business broadband in Macclesfield. They saw that there was a problem in the fact that businesses in the area were only able to get low-speed broadband, and also had to put up with paying big prices. Seeing a gap in the market, they decided to step in – and though they currently service only a specific area, they have big plans to carry on with their expansion soon.

What they do

Netstable provide business broadband in several areas, the main two being Adelphi Mill and Clarence Mill. Because they are based inside Adelphi Mill, fellow tenants here may also be able to get a preferential rate for their broadband services – so if you are considering renting an office space with us, this is all the more reason to do so! They will also soon be expanding to Waters Green House, Brunswick Mill, and Sunderland House. They provide business broadband, which means there is less traffic on it as well as better optimisation, so you can enjoy faster browsing speeds. They also provide static IP addresses and can offer preferential rates for a VOIP connection and call forwarding.

If you’re interested in using their broadband services in Bollington or Macclesfield, be sure to get in touch via their website or in person at Adelphi Mill!

7 essential tips for new business success

Many new businesses fail within the first year, and fewer still manage to make it through the first five. If you want to succeed, then you need to do everything right – and also rely on a bit of luck. Here are some essential tips which will lead the way to that success for a new business.

1. Have a strong product or service

If what you are selling does not appeal to anyone, then you are not likely to be able to sell it, no matter how good your marketing is. This is the first essential thing to figure out.  Your product or service must serve as a solution for a pain point that your customer has. Let’s take the example of an already successful brand, such as Apple. When they launched the iPod, the pain point was not being able to listen to music easily without carrying lots of CDs around. The iPod solved that, and became a worldwide hit.

2. Know your customer

In order to sell to your customer, you need to know who they are. This involves figuring out who your pain point applies to. Let’s take the iPod example: one type of customer who wanted to be able to listen to music easily was a gym-goer. They wanted to listen to music while running or doing exercises. You might remember that Apple released plenty of adverts showing graphics of people running while wearing iPod headphones. You can also target your customer more easily when you know who they are. To get a gym-goer on board, you can put adverts in gyms, on Facebook groups and Instagram pages dedicated to fitness, and on fitness websites.

3. Set up your base

An office is the base of any successful start-up. Even if you are a sole trader, having that office space will make you more professional and give you access to better opportunities. The more professional you look to your potential clients, the better – especially when you don’t have years of experience or lots of customer testimonials under your belt. An office also gives you a base of operations where you can get into the right frame of mind to work – and gives you room for expanding your team as and when you need to.

4. Be web-friendly

SEO is one of the most important things for a company to keep in mind these days. If customers can’t find you online, they probably won’t buy from you – and that goes for physical businesses, too. Your website is your portal to your customers, and it must be showing up high in search results for the products or services that you sell. It also has to be easy to navigate and understand, so people can see what you’re about easily.

5. Be mobile-friendly

If there’s one thing more important than having a website in the first place, it’s making sure that it works on mobile. A responsive design – one that works both on mobile and on computer with minimal disruption – is essential. Most web users these days are accessing the internet via their smartphones, so if you aren’t catering to them, you could be losing half of your audience in one fell swoop.

6. Keep innovating

Once you have a great product and the customers start coming in, it’s not enough to stand still. You have to keep moving. Listen to your customers and what they are saying. Do they have any other pain points you could incorporate into your product? Do they have any suggestions for how to improve? How about new products that you could bring forward? Always be thinking of the next thing.

7. Use influencers

Marketing these days is almost universally centred on social media. If you don’t have the followers and the coverage, you probably aren’t going to sell very much. So how do you get your brand discovered? By using social influencers. These are people with a large following, all of whom trust their views. Send them a sample to review and watch the word spread like wildfire.

 

5 things to think about when relocating your business

Relocating your business is a serious undertaking, and should be approached as such. There are a lot of things to consider, but these 5 are the most important. Make sure that you think about them before taking any action, such as signing the lease or booking your move.

1. Finding a strong location

This is one of the most important things. You need to be in a good place to boost your business, ensuring that you get a lot of customers as well as having an authoritative position. Being near a big city is a good bet, but the rent can often be prohibitively high in the city centre. Business is often conducted on the outskirts instead, so you can find a place where transport links are good and access to the city centre is easy without being right in the centre yourself. This kind of location shows that you are right in the heart of things, and that you are available to do big business. You can also get more attention to your company because of that strong location.

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Location of offices is key to any business

2. Choosing the right office provider

Having the right office provider can have a huge impact on your business. You want somewhere where everyone can park for free, and access is easy. You want to share your building with other companies so that your office is connected with other businesses. This will help you to find more clients – whether they are B2B, B2C with individuals working in your building, or B2C with customers who are visiting other businesses and happen to discover yours. You want to ensure that you are aware of all costs upfront, and that you have the freedom to expand in the future if you need to. Being around reputable businesses is also a good sign: if they like the office provider, chances are that they will be well suited to you as well.

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3. Bringing your staff with you

Before you make a big move, consider your staff. If you are a small business owner and just have yourself at the present moment, it’s an ideal time to move. When other people are involved, you may end up having to let staff go if they can’t move with you. Discuss with them how a move would make an impact. Would they be unable to change because of their home situation, the area that they live, or their transport situation? Don’t assume everyone will be happy with your choice until you have spoken to them first. If you do need to let someone go, start recruiting immediately so that you can fill the gap as soon as you move.

4. Updating your website

SEO is very important to getting your business featured in search results, and it can be affected by changes to your website. Make sure that you change your online address as soon as you have confirmed the move. This will give you the few weeks you may need for your search position to bounce back after the update. It’s very important to keep your location details current, so don’t opt for not changing them to keep that position high. Just plan to do it before you move, so that you are back on top of the results once you settle in to the new office.

5. Planning the move carefully

If you can get your office move done in one day, then your business will be in the best possible position. You won’t be wasting any time or having to delay projects and services because of the move. Plan carefully so that everything can be done in one go. Make sure that your lease is up after you move so you don’t have to shut down temporarily or move to a storage space for a while. Get all hands on deck, as many hands make light work. This should ensure that everything goes smoothly.

Once you have followed all of these steps, you should be ready to relocate your business with the least possible disruption and the best results. Then you’ll be ready to start trading from your new location with the smoothest transition you could hope for!

Easter offers on small business offices at Adelphi mill

Offices for Easter

Getting a great deal on your office space is easy this Easter. Adelphi Mill has spaces going for just £23 per week, an amazing price that you will not match anywhere in this region for the quality provided. The office spaces are available for immediate viewing, and of course spaces are limited, so make sure to book as soon as you can if you don’t want to miss out. The multi-million pound refurbishment which took place here means that all of the offices are in tip-top condition, with stylish laminate flooring throughout to keep your office feeling professional. You will soon see just what Adelphi Mill has to offer – and the fantastic office spaces are only the tip of the iceberg.

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View available office space this Easter at Adelphi Mill

This offer is sure to be popular and will be snapped up quickly, so if you are thinking about a change, get in touch with us as soon as possible. We’d love to show you around and help you to understand whether or not Adelphi Mill is the right space for you. We’re sure that you will like what you see!

A fantastic choice

Wondering why you should choose to look around Adelphi Mill, rather than seeking office space elsewhere? Here are a few reasons to think about:

  • Conveniently close to city centre and other landmarks, such as the Manchester Airport.
  • Nearby towns and cities include Macclesfield, Stockport, Manchester, and more.
  • In a well-established area for business, with a history dating back hundreds of years.
  • No hidden costs. The fee we present you with upfront, from £23 a week, includes everything you need to pay – including parking, your keys, and so on.
  • Optional extras are available such as a moving service to get you into your new space in no time at all, and without disruption to your workforce if you are moving from existing premises.
  • Free on-site parking means that no matter who comes to visit you, they will be able to easily – whether they are clients, customers, or business partners.
  • Historic mill setting is very impressive and gives a professional sense to your business for any visitors.
  • Fully equipped gym on site which tenants can use for cheaper, perfect for lunch breaks or some after-work stress busting.
  • Café and restaurant open on weekdays on the first floor, which is perfect for lunch meetings and snacks throughout the day.
  • Catering is available for meetings from the same facilities.
  • Various shapes and sizes of offices available, giving you plenty of options to choose from.
  • Flexibility in terms of expansion, so that you can keep your business growing at a steady rate whenever you need to.
  • Huge refurbishment gives a modern and professional feel to the interior of the building.
  • Facilities such as lifts and public toilets are free to use as part of your tenancy.
  • Fellow tenants may present B2B opportunities or become your customers on a personal level.
  • Sharing the space with other tenants also means that you can enjoy increased footfall to the building, giving you more opportunities to be discovered.

 

If this all sounds good to you, book a viewing at your own convenience. There’s plenty to like at Adelphi Mill, for small businesses and even sole traders.

6 facts you probably didn’t know about Bollington

Bollington has a lot to offer – even more than you might think. Even if you live here, you might not know everything that there is to know about this town. Here are 6 facts you might just be learning for the first time!

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1. It used to be a cotton spinning centre

Back during the 19th and 20th centuries, Bollington was firmly on the map as a major centre for cotton spinning. The finest cotton in the world was spun in Waterhouse Mill, though it no longer exists. It once fuelled the lace making industry from Nottingham to Brussels. Adelphi Mill was one of the mills built during this time, in 1856.

2. There’s no police

There isn’t actually a police station in Bollington, although there is a fire station. The policing in the local area is provided instead by the Cheshire Constabulary. In true British fashion, although there may be no police, there are over a dozen traditional pubs! There’s also no hospital, although there is a medical practice on the outskirts of town.

3. There’s an exclusive bowling green

There’s a big bowling green in town, but there’s another hidden green that you might not know about. This is situated in Ingersley Vale and is reserved for the exclusive use of employees from Tullis Russell Coatings. Those who used to work for the company but have now retired are also allowed to use it. The more you know!

4. There’s a local festival

You might not have spotted it yet even if you have lived here for a few years, as the Bollington Festival only comes around every five or six years. It last for 2 and a half weeks ad is a great source for community activities. One of the things that it launched was Canalside Community Radio, which later transformed into The Thread and gained a full-time license. You can now listen along on 102.8 FM if you are anywhere in the northeast Cheshire area.

5. It has famous residents

There are plenty of famous people who live or have lived in Bollington. One of them is TV’s own David Dickinson, who you may know from Bargain Hunt. There’s also Libby Clegg, a silver medallist at the Paralympics, and professional footballers James Bailey and Ben Amos, all of whom lived in Bollington for part of their lives. If you’re looking for something more intellectual, Sir James Chadwick was born here before going on to prove the existence of neutrons and win a Nobel Prize. The industry here has also spawned some greats, such as print designer Angie Lewin and John Ryle, who was known as the father of the silk industry in the United States after emigrating there.

 

There’s more to this town than meets the eye, and we haven’t even touched on the history of some famous landmarks here like White Nancy. The more you get to know Happy Valley, the more you find to love about it!

4 historic landmarks to visit near Macclesfield

If you are spending time near Macclesfield, there’s nothing better than taking a Saturday or Sunday out to explore the local area and discover some history. There are some great historic landmarks in the local area, all of which have their own stories to tell. Try visiting these local points of interest and make a fun day of it!

1. Capesthorne Hall

This National Trust hall is huge and very impressive from the moment you spot it in the distance. It has a lovely layout of gardens to explore and a café offering refreshments, as well as the National Trust shop. You can take a guided tour around the house and grounds, but there is also information provided around the hall for free. It’s a country house in a very well-kept estate and is often spruced up with seasonal decorations when it is called for. They also hold special events such as craft fairs, so you can time your visit to line up with a bit of an extra attraction.

2. Adlington Hall

Rather than being one hall, this venue is actually a collection of buildings that have been added to over the ages. There are medieval, Georgian, and Tudor elements to explore, all of them maintained in excellent condition and with guided tours available. It’s worth a long few hours wandering around and discovering the history of this wonderful family pile. The grounds include a maze which is a great place to get lost, and there is also a Tudor tea room for refreshments. It’s a firm favourite for weddings thanks to the different elements of the construction.

3. Grade 2 Cotton Mills

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Adelphi Mill

Bollington was known for producing the finest cotton in the world, and though many of the fine mills here were torn down, some fantastic examples still exist. These include Adelphi Mill and Clarence Mill, two sister grade 2 listed cotton mills.

The historic buildings still stand today in full detail, although the milling equipment has long since been removed. The sheer scale of the mills and their impressive facades are certainly an interesting sight, especially for anyone interested in 19th and 20th century history, as they date back to the 1800s.

4. Barracks Square

Although it has now been converted to private housing, the exterior of Barracks Square has been left untouched. Most of the original features are still in place, including the drill square where manoeuvres would have been performed. It’s a majestic site which really tells the tale of the area, and it’s in a somewhat unexpected location – right in the middle of a residential area. This is a great place to come to explore the barracks of the 1800s and imagine how life would have been back then.

 

There’s much more near Macclesfield to explore, so don’t feel that you are limited to these 4 locations! While they are most highly rated with visitors, there’s lots more to see and do as well thanks to the rich history of the area.

 

Industrial Units Macclesfield

If you are looking for industrial units in Macclesfield, you can find them at Adelphi Mill. You can also rent retail and office units within the historic building in Bollington, which was first built as a Victorian cotton mill. One multi-million pound renovation later, and these beautiful premises have been brought right into the 21st century! With modern office units, large industrial spaces, and more at competitive prices, you can’t go wrong by basing your business here.

Best local prices

If you want to rent an industrial unit anywhere near Manchester, you won’t find better prices than this.

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Adelphi Mill – Industrial units Macclesfield

Many businesses either start up in this city or relocate here to have access to the thriving business scene. With plenty of customers right on your doorstep, you will be pleased to know that Adelphi Mill still maintains competitive prices. The Bollington units are perfectly placed, close to Manchester airport as well as major roads and railway stations, meaning your customers will find you easily. It’s also close to Stockport town centre for added customer footfall! All this at the best prices on the market makes an industrial unit here a real steal.

It’s only 25 minutes away from Stockport centre, and just 16 miles from central Manchester, and you can easily pop up the motorway to transport goods or meet clients. If you need to hire staff, you will also find them in ready supply as the commute to work will be an easy one.

A thriving community

Some of the tenants at Adelphi Mill have been there for 20 years, so you can definitely see that this is a place you will want to be! The current owners have been in charge for over 10 years, and during that time have made a lot of exciting new improvements. The 95% occupancy rate means that you will be in good company when you join the thriving community of offices and industrial units. Who knows – some of the other tenants may even become your first customers!

The tenants cover a wide range of businesses, from printers to web design experts and gyms. The local community and these businesses have strong ties, with many people from the local area coming to Adelphi Mill weekly for classes or meetings. This means you have plenty of opportunities to spread the word about your business, as well as potentially working out discounted products and services from your neighbours. This could give your business just the boost that it needs.

Services and amenities included

While other industrial units might come with hidden costs, there are none of those at Adelphi Mill. Each unit comes equipped with all of the amenities you require at the cost quoted to you, and plenty of the services are included totally for free. This includes free parking for you, your staff members, and your clients, which can save you a lot of money on a daily basis. There is also a kitchen and toilets which you will be able to access, as well as a number of other amenities and full 24-hour security on the premises.

You could also say that the area itself is an added bonus. While on one side you may have the busy commerce centre of Manchester, on the other is beautiful rolling countryside. This feels much more refreshing than a unit in the city, and will offer plenty of benefits to you and your staff. It’s the perfect place to grow a business with the chance to expand as and when your success calls for it. There’s no better industrial units around than Adelphi Mill!

4 reasons to choose Adelphi Mill for your business space in 2017

We’re looking ahead to a new year in business, and it’s sure to be a time for growth and success. If you are looking to relocate or open a new location, Adelphi Mill is definitely the place to be in 2017. Here’s all you need to know about why.

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1. The car park has been extended

Want your customers to come to you? Or do you have staff who need to drive in every day? Either way, you can save yourself a fortune with the free car park, which holds no charge for any visitors. You can also expect more visitors than ever before, as the car park has recently been extended. That means more room to accommodate the crowds that come here on a daily basis, as the Mill is more popular than ever this year.

2. More tenants than ever

Here’s one of the reasons why it’s so busy! There are now more tenants at Adelphi Mill than ever before, which means that there is a lot going on. Your business can benefit hugely from inter-tenant trading, with more services and products at your disposal than previously. You will also find a bustling atmosphere here, as there are often customers coming and going to the other tenants around you. That gives them a chance to spot you and decide to have a look at what you offer! You can also really get involved in local trading, so there’s no need to spend as much time advertising. Having heavy footfall past your unit will be an advertisement in itself!

3. Fully refurbished offices available

Most businesses wouldn’t like to take on a second-hand, worn out old office. Which is fine, because you won’t find those at Adelphi Mill! There are a range of new and fully refurbished offices available, which means that they are waiting for your business to christen them. The refurbished offices have everything you will need to get started, and are ready and waiting for new tenants to move into them.

4. Fantastic location

Alright, so this one isn’t new for 2017 – it’s always been the case! But the fantastic location in which Adelphi Mill is situated can’t be ignored. There is great history in this Grade II listed cotton mill, which sits on the side of the canal in a thriving village. With close business links to Manchester and Stockport, you can’t go wrong.