18 May 2012

Is your business fit for the Olympics?

Will Davies, aspect.co.uk MD

There’s a lot of negative press about the Olympics, but at aspect.co.uk we believe that it’s a unique opportunity for businesses to take advantage of the extra footfall and to boost income. Are you prepared? The main Olympics period will be from 27 July until 12 August and the Paralympics from 29 August to 9 September. And don’t forget the 5 day torch relay through all the London boroughs from 21 July!

There will be an increase in demand, so now is the time to ensure that your business is ready. Already, lots of our commercial clients, including YO! Sushi, Subway, Strada, Gucci and Oxfam, are looking into ways of maintaining and improving their properties in the run up to the big event. Here are some of the areas that you should be looking at now before the last minute rush:

- Is your property refurbished to the highest possible standard? Does it look attractive and appealing to potential customers? Ask yourself: will people want to come and spend time (and money) here?

- Have you checked that all the electrics are in safe and proper working order?

- If you are a restaurant, café, or bar, have you checked that your air conditioning and other appliances are fully serviced and in proper working order? And do you have a back-up, in case your oven, hob, or coffee machines break down?

This is an extraordinary opportunity for London's businesses, and the chance to really boost the bottom line during a difficult economic period. Don’t forget, our team of engineers is here to support you 24/7...

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William Davies
Managing Director