What is a virtual office?

Virtual offices allow you as a company to enhance your corporate image, without having to pay excessive costs for a physical workspace that is not necessarily needed. This form of office space is fast becoming a trend as more and more businesses are turning away from the traditional physical space where all their employees are based.

The types of businesses that use these services are extremely varied from a wide variety of businesses large and small, work-from-home businesses and independent contractors who often use virtual work spaces in order to maintain boundaries between home life and work life.

Why use a virtual office?


A virtual space provides you with a variety of benefits; even though you don’t own or rent a physical workspace, virtual offices provide a company with a mailing address and telephone number which then allows them to then use that information on business cards, email signatures, etc.


The facilities that a virtual office offers businesses enable them to appear as professional as those who have a physical space. This is including but not limited to a mailing address, telephone answering and reception courtesies. Virtual offices use specialist computer software to differentiate calls and what they represent for a streamlined and professional service, whilst virtual office receptionists are there to physically handle your mail and incoming deliveries.

Another interesting facility that can be offered is the handling of mail received to the virtual office address. Handlers in these work spaces can open your physical mail, scan the contents and send it to you via a cloud-based storage system. This enables you to receive your mail immediately. Letters, once opened, are then shredded for privacy purposes unless you state otherwise.


With a virtual office you won’t have to worry about mundane tasks such as general maintenance and janitorial duties, allowing you to save money and concentrate solely on your business without any distractions. Other expenses such as liability insurance are also reduced, as they are not required unless you have a physical office space.

Also, a benefit to this service is that this type of environment is available to you on a pay-as-you-go basis which is particularly beneficial if you work in a varied work environment.

Many operators provide casual workspaces which allow you to drop-in and work in an office environment on a pay-as-you-go basis. This can be beneficial if you need to rid yourself of distractions.

Virtual Offices in Telford

The M54 Space Centre offer virtual office spaces at their Telford unit, giving you the opportunity to take advantage of all the benefits that virtual work spaces offer.

M54 Space Centre Virtual Office Plan services include:

  • Telephony (designated DDI with call forwarding)
  • Mail Handling
  • Parcel storage and handling
  • Mail forwarding
  • Flexible terms and competitive rates

To further discuss your businesses virtual office requirements, please do not hesitate to contact M54 Space Centre.