Choosing the right office environment can make or break a business, according to an industry expert.
Jim Venables, who is co-founder of the website officebroker.com, claims that firms need to take a slow and measured approach to choosing their office space and not just jump into the first location they find.
Moreover, Mr Venables claims that businesses then need to ensure they manage their office environment well, including maintaining a good relationship with the landlord and creating a workplace conducive to efficiency.
Mr Venables told the Newcastle Evening Gazette: "Instead of jumping in feet first and taking the first available office space, we advise businesses to take their time as the right location can make or break a business.
"Not only will it bring social benefits to the company and its employees, but it can also reap considerable business benefits."
Mr Venables notes that firms can significantly improve their productivity by placing themselves at the heart of their market and industry, making the correct office location even more important.