The Weave – Offices Macclesfield Tenant Case Study

Tim, Lucy and family - Macclesfield office space to rent tenants

The Weave – Tim, Lucy and family. Located in Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield

This month’s featured Offices Macclesfield Tenant is The Weave.
The Weave is located at the back of the Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield, alongside the Macclesfield Canal.

The Weave is a family business run by Tim and Lucy (pictured right). Their company imports & retails quality Oriental Carpets, Persian Rugs and Tribal Interiors.

You can visit The Weave’s website at or phone Tim or Lucy directly on: 01625 261 276

We interviewed Lucy to find out more about her experiences of running her own business and The Weave’s product and services.

The Interview

Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield – How did you first get in to the Carpets and Rugs business?

The Weave Macclesfield pictured in their office in Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield

We first had the idea that we would love to have an Oriental Rug shop after spending 3 days choosing and haggling over a rug in a shop in Udaipur, India. The idea of working in such a fascinating and creative business for which we both shared a great passion was very tempting and motivational.

The Weaves Show Room / Office Space located in Adelphi Mill serviced Offices Macclesfield

The Weave’s Retail Showroom – Adelphi Mill Offices to rent Macclesfield

Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield – Is your retail showroom / office space in the Adelphi Mill your business’s first premises?

The Weave Macclesfield pictured in their office in Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield

The Weave opened it doors in January 2005. Our first shop was located in Bollington Cross and although the shop was a lovely space we always knew that a larger premises was needed, ideally a location with convenient parking for customers. So, in October 2009, we took the plunge and moved our shop to the much more spacious and picturesque location at The Adelphi Mill.

The Weave's Macclesfield office space to rent showroom

The Weave’s Retail Showroom – Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield

Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield – What would you say are the pros and cons of running your own business?

The Weave Macclesfield pictured in their office in Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield

We do enjoy working for ourselves and the freedom it gives us to take our business in the direction we choose. We mostly love the purchasing of new stock; for us to be able to continue to search for interesting and unusual rugs to buy, even after our own house had no more capacity for rugs, was a major influence behind opening our shop in the first place.

The downside to running our own shop is the time given over to keeping the shop open 6 days a week. We would like to have more time to plan and execute additional trips to Iran and India and such places in order to find a greater variety of rugs closer to source.

Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield – What was the first rug you ever bought?

The Weave Macclesfield pictured in their office in Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield

We bought our first rug together in Udaipur, India. It was a Kashmiri wool rug and we still love it.

Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield – Is it true that hand made rugs, like private number plates and fine art, not only hold their value but can also increase in value with time?

The Weave Macclesfield pictured in their office in Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield

It is indeed true that hand made Oriental rugs do hold their value well due to their artistic and durable qualities. Some rugs will actually become more valuable with time but not all rugs are of good enough quality to be realiable as an investment. That being said, as the costs to weave rugs are increasing all the time, so too will the value of good rugs as the cost to replace them will have increased.

Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield – How many man days do the more elaborate rugs take to make?

The Weave Macclesfield pictured in their office in Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield

A skilled weaver can do about 6,000 knots per day. The time it takes to weave a rug varies, mainly being dictated by the quality of the weave i.e. the knots per square inch.

The following are examples of different common qualities of a 9’ x 12’ carpet and the time required to weave them:

Knots/sq.inch Total knots in 9’x12’ Carpet Time required to knot 9’x12’ Carpet
60 933,120 5 months
91 1,415,232 7.9 months
135 2,099,520 11.5 months
180 2,799,360 15.5 months

It is usual for more than one person at a time to work on a rug of this size. Therefore, the time will be divided by the number of weavers who have worked on the rug, although the man hours remain the same. These time frames though do not include the shepherding, clipping, spinning and dyeing of the wool, nor the designing, clipping, washing and drying of the carpet.

The more elaborate the use of colour in the rug the greater the time it will take to make it. This is due to the pattern being more complicated to follow and the time-consuming process of changing wool more frequently.

Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield – How long will a handmade rug last?

The Weave Macclesfield pictured in their office in Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield

A handmade rug should last a lifetime of use. The Pazyryk rug is an extreme example of the longevity of rugs; it is the oldest known rug and it dates back to 500 BC. Most rugs will last between 50 – 200 years with many lasting for several centuries.

Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield – Any other comments?

The Weave Macclesfield pictured in their office in Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield

The Weave has been able to expand the products it sells now that we have a larger space. We now have an amazing range of hand carved wooden furniture and crafts from Pakistan, India and Ethiopia. We feel these tribal pieces compliment our rugs wonderfully and we can offer beautiful and original storage chests and cabinets to our customers, as well as small pieces, such as hand crafted bowls and mirrors, which make lovely gifts.

The Weaves carved wooden furniture located in Adelphi Mill serviced Offices Macclesfield

The Weave’s carved wooden furniture – Adelphi Mill Offices to let Macclesfield

More information about The Weave, Bollington, Macclesfield

The Weave are Importers and retailers of Oriental & Persian Carpets, Crafted Furniture & Gift Items from the Hindu Kush, Himalayas, Ethiopia & Punjabi regions.

Access to The Weave’s showroom is gained directly from the Macclesfield Canal towpath or find them at: The Adelphi Mill, Grimshaw Lane, Bollington Cheshire SKID 5JB

Or for more information and driving directions please visit their website at:

Or feel free to phone Tim or Lucy directly on: 01625261 276

A Touch of The Orient

Situated alongside what’s often described as one of the prettiest parts of the Cheshire Ring Canal route, The Weave Oriental Carpet & Tribal Interiors showroom has finally found the long awaited but perfect setting to display its many thousands of beautiful Oriental Carpets and Tribal interior furniture items.

With the new showroom now open, The Weave offers all the space customers need to leisurely enjoy the greatest selection of quality Oriental carpets in the UK.

As explained by the proprietors, the production of truly authentic Oriental carpets varies greatly according to lifestyle, skill and the availability of materials to the weaver. Ultimately, the design of the carpet is a reflection of the weaver’s personality and as such we should never see two identical pieces. It’s this important factor which explains why we see such a great variation in the styles, sizes and qualities of carpet available. Price too is largely dictated by this and explains why we see 5x3ft tribal rugs from around £70 to thousands for the bigger and more beautiful pieces. It’s this very diversity of the weaver’s ideas that allows Oriental carpets to look fantastic in all types of settings, modern or traditional. It’s all about finding that perfect piece to suit the right home.

Whether you’re looking for that spectacular, one-of-a-kind showpiece or a smaller rug to add a touch of cosy character to your home you’re likely to find that perfect piece at The Weave.

About the Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield

Adelphi Mill Office Macclesfield is based in Bollington, Macclesfield and provides high-quality office space to let, industrial units to rent, workshops to rent and storage space. Adelphi Mill Offices to rent also offers serviced offices in Macclesfield. The Adelphi Mill is a Grade II listed former cotton mill which has recently undergone a multimillion pound refurbishment to provide modern and spacious office space. If you’re looking for office space to rent in Macclesfield contact the Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield today on 01625 575 125 to arrange a viewing.

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New smaller offices to let in Macclesfield almost completed

Around a month ago, we posted the news that works was under way on three smaller 300 sq ft offices to meet the demand for smaller offices in Macclesfield. These offices are now nearing completion with smart new, modern, wooden doors, part glazed.

New smaller offices to rent in Macclesfield pictures coming soon!

As soon as the new Macclesfield offices are completed and available for leasing we’ll snap some pictures and add them to the website.

Even though the new offices aren’t quite finished yet, we’ve still been showing them to a number of interested, prospective Macclesfield tenants and we expect these three new offices to go very soon. If you’re looking for a 300 sq ft office to let in Macclesfield we strongly recommend you arrange a viewing as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Smaller Macclesfield offices to let are suitable for both start-ups and smaller established businesses

These smaller offices are ideal for new start-up businesses who are taking on office space for the first time. They’re both affordable but give your business room to grow. They are also suitable for more established Macclesfield businesses with only a small number of office staff or perhaps a larger business, where many of the sales staff don’t need a permanent desk in the office space and can share office resources. In terms of the maximum number of staff possible in a 300 sq ft office we recommend you arrange a viewing and decide for yourself as the answer will vary from business to business, depending on the type of business, the layout of the office and the amount of furniture in the office space.

About Adelphi Mill’s serviced offices to let in Macclesfield

Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield is located in Bollington and offers the best rates for offices in the Macclesfield area. We also offer many free inclusive extras which other office providers charge for, such as free car parking for you and all your staff.

Offices Macclesfield – The Weave Case Study Coming Soon

As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, at Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield we’re going to be featuring one of our tenants on the homepage every 2-4 weeks. There will be no extra charge to Macclesfield office space tenants for being featured and you will be advertised, free of charge, to the thousands of Macclesfield business people who visit our website. Reasons why office space to let tennants will feature on our home page include:

  • New Macclesfield office space to rent tenant who has just moved in.
  • Company growth i.e. hiring new staff for your company
  • Winning new business
  • Expanding into larger Macclesfield office space at the Adelphi Mill

Our first featured tenant is The Weave – Macclesfield, Oriental Carpets and Tribal Interiors, located around the back of the Adelphi Mill offices Macclesfield. We’re in the process of taking photographs in preparation for featuring the Weave on our website.

If you’re an office space to let tenant of Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield and you’d like us to feature your company, please e-mail our website management company Anderson Mann SEO Stockport at

We’re hoping to post our first Macclesfield office space case study next week, so keep your eyes peeled for the new featured office space tenant section coming to the top of the homepage.

Offices Macclesfield – How to Maintain Low prices From Your Electricity Provider

One of our Macclesfield office space tenants recently received a letter from EON, the electricity supplier outlining their new prices for the next year.

When this Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield tenant first moved into the mill he gave both EON and British Gas a quick call for power quotes.It is really important to let each energy supplier know that you’re considering the option of a rival company because once the energy supplier knows you’re talking to a rival company about electricity for your Macclesfield office space they will often offer to beat the other supplier’s quote. In this way, it’s relatively easy to achieve a good price.

Considerations when deciding on your energy provider for your offices in Macclesfield

There are a few things to think about before deciding on a deal.

1. You would be wise to take advantage of your office space storage heaters, which can heat up overnight and arrange a separate night tarrif (lower rate) for these.

2. Will you be using a lot of electricity in your Macclesfield office over all? If you’re a one man band you might want to choose a deal with a lower standing charge but slightly higher costs per killowatt. However, if you’re a two man plus business or you think you’ll be using lots of electricity, then you may be better opting for a higher standing charge and lower unit prices per kilowatt.

Response to the letter our offices Macclesfield tenant received

The letter revealed that the revised electricity prices for year two were to be significantly higher than the great deal in year one.

The offices Macclesfield tenant simply called up EON and expressed his dissatisfaction with the less than competitive prices he’d been given for the second year. EON were then quick to offer up lower prices which, based on the tenant’s usage so far, would actually reduce his bill by around 5% (instead of increase it by the 20% on the initial prices outlined in the letter). The figures were agreed and EON issued a further letter to confirm them.

The moral of the story is that you should always query your revised electricity prices each year to ensure you’re getting the best deal. It only takes 10 minutes and can save you £100s or even thousands in lower bills.

Offices Macclesfield electricity prices benchmark for 2011

10p daily standing charge
8p per kilowatt day rate
5p per kilowatt night rate

Office space to rent in Macclesfield

If you’re looking for office space to let in Macclesfield why not arrange a viewing at Adelphi Mill offices Macclesfield.

Offices Macclesfield – Mill Office Space Tenant? Showcase your business on our website for free

Adelphi Mill’s office space website ( receives 1000s of page views each month from existing tenants, local Macclesfield businesses and businesses further afield.

Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield would like tenants of both the mills to benefit from its popular website – so that’s why we’re allowing companies within the mills to be featured on the website free of charge.

Advertise your company for free on our office space website

As an Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield tenant you will have the opportunity to be advertised for 1-4 weeks in the new ‘featured tenant’ section on the home page of our Offices Macclesfield website ( You will also be given a permanent profile page which tells other tenants and the visitors from outside the mill, in Macclesfield and beyond, all about your business. Your profile page can also include pictures of you and your company and will rank in search engines, such as Google, further increasing your exposure. Furthermore, when you have news, such as a new member of staff, winning a new contract, launching a new product line, simply let us know and we’ll post a news item which tells all the visitors to our website about your news and further publicises your business.

Renting Offices in Macclesfield – Types of Office Space

If you’re looking to rent office space in Macclesfield you will come across three key types of office space providers:

    1. Fully serviced office space providers
    2. Part-serviced offices
    3. Non-serviced offices

    Fully Serviced Office Space to rent Macclesfield

    Fully serviced office space providers give you just that – the full service. You will pay just one bill each month to your Macclesfield office space provider which will include all the services you require.

    Beware of hidden extras from fully serviced providers

    When you receive quotes from fully serviced Macclesfield office providers the initial price will often only include the basics such as office space, lighting, business rates, heating, furniture etc. However, you won’t get very far without services such as broadband, parking spaces, keys. These extras must be purchased through the fully serviced office space provider in most cases. These extras can bump up the price significantly. In our experience broadband from fully serviced office providers can cost £50 per person per month, parking can cost £30-£70 per person per month, and keys can cost £50 per person.

    Part Serviced Office Space to let Macclesfield

    Adelphi Mill Office Macclesfield falls into this category. Your basic services are included in your monthly rent / service charge. We offer extras such as parking and keys free of charge and you have the freedom to choose your own supplier for other services you require such as broadband. You pay the providers directly for these services so we don’t ‘mark them up’ as in the case of fully serviced Macclesfield office providers.

    What’s included

    • Office rent
    • Insurance
    • Car parking for all staff
    • Maintenance of public areas such as toilets, car park, outside of building etc.
    • Security and 24/7 keypad access

    For a comprehensive list of  included services please see our office space facilities page.

    What’s not included

    • Business rates – More information on calculating Business Rates can be found on the Business Link website and on at the website of the Valuation Office Agency VOA. The VOA are an executive agency of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and administer Business Rates. To give you a rough idea of Business Rates, at the time of writing this a 600 Sq Ft office is paying £80 a month in business rates (including Small Business Rates Releif).
    • Phone and broadband – When I last checked, BT was running a deal including broadband, a phone line, 500 minutes of free calls per month for £54 / month.
    • Electricity – you can use your prefered supplier and at the time of writing this article one of our tenants using a modest amount of power is receiving rates of DAY 0.0828 , NIGHT 0.0408 DAILY STANDING CHARGE 0.1466 with EON.
    • Furniture – Most tenants provide their own. However, if required we can often lend you furniture which has been left behind by old tenants.

    Non Serviced Office Space Macclesfield

    Non-serviced office space providers generally charge you for leasing the premises only. You are responsible for everything else, which in many cases includes maintenance of the building itself, running wiring and infrastructure.

    Macclesfield Office Space to Rent – New Smaller 300Sq Ft Offices Under Construction

    Macclesfield office space to rent under 500 Sq Ft

    Offices Macclesfield Third Floor

    The Enterance to the Third Floor of the Adelphi Mill Offices in Macclesfield

    Over at the Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield we’ve been experiencing a strong demand for smaller 300 Sq Ft office space to let in Macclesfield. Building work is currently underway on the creation of three smaller 300 Sq Ft offices on the 3rd floor of the Adelphi Mill to meet this demand.

    All three of these offices feature relaxing views accross the Macclesfield Canal, which runs alongside the Adelphi Mill.  These offices are ideally suited to start-up businesses who want the professionalism of having their own office space without having to invest in larger offices. The new offices are ideally suited to established businesses who only require a smaller base.

    How many people can fit in a 300 Sq Ft Macclesfield office

    Offices Macclesfield Stairs up to the 3rd Floor

    Stairs up to the third Floor of the Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield

    As a very rough guide the 300 Sq Ft offices can potentially accommodate anywhere from 1 person through to 6 depending various factors such as how much furniture you have in the office. However, we strongly recommend you arrange a viewing to see for yourself. As your business grows in size and your require more space, the Adelphi Mill can accommodate this by moving you to a larger office within the Mill. You wouldn’t even need to change your address on your business cards.

    We expect these new 300 Sq Ft offices to rent in Macclesfield to be available during August 2010. Given the popularity of these smaller offices in Macclesfield we strongly urge interested parties to arrange an immediate viewing to avoid disappointment.

    Offices Macclesfield – Launches Tenant Special Offers Page

    Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield has recently launched a new page on sharing exclusive special offers for its Macclesfield tenants.

    We have negotiated some great deals with other Mill office space tenants and local Macclesfield companies which are exclusively available to offices Macclesfield tenants.

    We have received a positive response from office space tenants who are keen on the idea of promoting trade between Adelphi and Clarence Mill tenants, as well as the wider Macclesfield area.

    At the current time we have special offers available in the following categories:

    • Accounts and Bookkeeping
    • Web Design and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
    • Solicitors
    • IT Services
    • Promotional Gifts, Diaries & Calendars
    • PAT Testing
    • Health and Well-being

    In the near future we are going to be working on negotiating deals great deals for printing services as printing is something  most of our tenants do regularly. If you’re a local print company you are welcome to contact us in the meantime to discuss further.

    Benefits of working with other companies in our offices in Macclesfield

    Many of our office space tenants can afford to offer better rates to other local companies because of the reduced costs involved in dealing locally. Cost savings include traveling to meetings, transporting goods, and so on.

    If you are a Macclesfield company and you would like to make an offer available to Macclesfield office space tenants at the Adelphi and Clarence Mills, please contact us for more information. Promoting your special offer on our website is free of charge.

    Adelphi Mill and Clarence Mill provide office space to let in Bollington, Macclesfield. For more information please browse the site or contact us.

    Offices Macclesfield Welcomes a Firm of Solicitors as Tenants

    New Macclesfield office space tenant

    Edwards Hoyle Solicitors are a specialist firm of Macclesfield Solicitors with over 30 years experience in helping those injured to recover compensation.

    Edwards Hoyle Solicitors worked with Adelphi Mill staff to customised their new office space to suite their requirements. The alterations included knocking down a wall to create open plan offices as well as plastering the remaining walls and repainting them for an extra modern finish.

    Visit Edwards Hoyle Solicitors for free legal advice on accident claims or refer a friend and receive £350.00 for all accepted cases. Visit Edwards Hoyle Solicitors’ tenant profile to read more about this offer.

    Offices Macclesfield

    Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield provides office space, industrial units and workshops to rent in Bollington, Macclesfield. The business centre is located next to the Macclesfield Canal.

    Leased Office Space Vs Working from Home

    Many businesses are started from the owner’s kitchen, spare room, or possibly their garden shed. However, there comes a time for most business when they consider moving into their own office space.

    4 reasons why business owners choose to rent office space in Macclesfield

    1. A better work-life balance with separate office space
      When working from home it can be difficult to separate work and family life and to switch off from work. A separate office can help to solve this problem because it clearly defines work time when you ‘re in the office and family time where you’re at home. The journey to the office also gives the business owner time to think.
    2. Projecting a more prestigious image to customers and partners
      When your business has its own professional Macclesfield office space it makes your business appear more professional, established and successful which can lead to more customers, partners and profits. A professional business address on your website and stationary will give a positive impression of your company. Having your own office space also allows you to invite customers and prospects in for meetings to close sales and strengthen relationships.
    3. Taking on office space to accomodate a growing workforce
      There can be numerous health and safety issues with employing staff in your home, not to mention the probable lack of space. When it comes to employing staff, many business choose to take on office space in order to give their employees a base to work from. As a very rough guide you should allow around 100 sq ft per person. However, this varies depending on the type of business you run and whether the office space is all work space or whether it includes meeting rooms etc.
    4. Workshop and storage facilities
      Many business take on workshops and storage facilities as well as office space. Even if you’re not a retailer or wholesaler your may still need to hold stock for your own usage.  For example, a carpenter may need to hold stocks of wood. Many businesses also need workshop facilities in order to house their equipment such as sign makers and printers.

    Whatever your reasons for wanting your own office space in Macclesfield – Adelphi Mill Properties can help make the transition smooth and pain-free.

    In the next Blog post we’ll be looking at the most important things to consider when leasing office space in Macclesfield.