Officio Review: Can it Help You Find the Right Workspace?

By Lucy Crossfield | Editor | Updated: 3 February 2021

After a confusing and unpredictable time for office workers (thanks to COVID-19), should you trust Officio with finding the right workspace for your business? Our review will help you decide…

Officio logo

Pros:

  • Offers quality spaces over quantity
  • Free to use service
  • Client Advisors handle legwork

X Cons:

  • Focuses on Central London
At a glance: Officio offers a stress-free way of finding the perfect office space for your business.

Searching for a flexible office space, but bored of the headaches? Officio has the latest remedies. This service aims to find your business a managed working space that suits your needs, offering you guidance from start to finish.

But is it any good? In other words, should you choose Officio to help with the next big office move? In this review, we’ll examine Officio in a number of areas, including its features and benefits, its office space searching process, and the latest customer reviews. After reading, you should have a good idea of whether or not Officio should be your next business partner.

Our Officio review has officially begun…


What are Officio’s features and benefits?

✓ Free comparison tool

Firstly, Officio is free to use. Secondly, it provides a simple tool with which you can manage all your viewings in one place. What’s not to love about a one-stop-shop for comparing managed office spaces – especially one that won’t charge you for anything?

✓ Consultancy approach

Throughout the process, you’ll be working closely with an Officio Client Advisor. Rather than bombard you with a range of buildings, these advisors listen to what you want, then present you with the best options. After you’ve chosen and visited your favourite office spaces, they will then discuss pricing, perks, and all the other pertinent points you’ll need to know to help you decide.

Chelsea Harbour Officio Interior
Chelsea Harbour, Harbour Yard

✓ Simple viewing process

When it comes to visiting each office space, your Client Advisor not only organises the viewings for you, but also maps out the easiest ways to get there, and presents your options in a simple format. This takes away all the stress of searching for and calling workspaces yourself, letting you focus on other important logistics for the office move.

✓ Ongoing support

Even after you’ve settled on an office space, Officio’s team is on hand to help with any questions or issues. Their aim is to “ensure you never need to look elsewhere for workspace related help. Ever.” With Officio, your business should have a workspace partner for life.


How does Officio work?

So, if you were to work with Officio, what would the office-hunting process look like for you, the client? That process involves seven simple steps, which we’ve highlighted below…

  1. Casual chat – it all begins with a phone call, in which you describe exactly what you need from your new office space. 
  2. Officio tool – you’ll then receive access to Officio’s unique online tool, which lets you manage your shortlist of options, viewing times, and contracts.
  3. Viewings – this is when the fun begins. Your Client Advisor will arrange the whole viewing process based on your requirements, including a pre-viewing phone call to explain the schedule.
  4. Viewing feedback – you’ll then discuss what you liked, loved, or disliked about the managed office space with your Client Advisor. This feedback will help ensure you continue to receive suitable office options in the future.
  5. Comparison tool – undecided on your favourite flexible working space? Officio’s comparison tool lets you view and compare your options in one place, allowing for like-for-like comparisons.
  6. Done deal – now that you’ve made a decision (huzzah!), the Client Advisor will make sure you get the best deal possible on your chosen workplace.
  7. Partners for (workspace) life – Officio offers ongoing support after you’ve moved into your new workplace. Happy days!

If you’d like to find the right office space broker for your business, but don’t know where to start, we can help you out. Just quickly tell us what you need using this short form – we’ll match you with the UK’s leading office space brokers, who’ll be in touch with tailored quotes.


How much does Officio cost?

As we've said, for those who are workspace-hunting, Officio is completely free. So how does the company make money? Well, instead of charging you to use its service, Officio charges the workspace owners it partners with for every successful contract it facilitates. Simple! Of course, how much your office ends up costing will depend entirely on its owner and deal you're able to get.

If you'd like a clearer idea of how much a new workspace is likely to cost your business, there is an easy way – simply answer a few questions about your workspace needs, and we'll match you up with office providers that can cater to you and your team best. They'll then be in touch directly with tailored quotes, as well as answers to your questions. It's free, and a quick and easy way to compare the right choices for you.


Is Officio right for my business?

“I want a central London workspace.”

Since rebranding from OfficeBroker in 2019, Officio now has a clear focus on managed office spaces in central London, so you’ll have plenty of options in this area. At the time of writing, Officio has spaces available in Kensington, Tower Bridge, Shoreditch, Monument, Angel, and many more popular areas.

“I want my startup to work alongside larger companies.”

If you’re looking for a bespoke office space with a mix of company sizes, then Officio will have an office space to suit. This is just one of the many preferences you should discuss with your Client Advisor before you start your search.

“I have a very busy schedule.”

Officio’s main goal is to make your office search as smooth as possible. However, as with any hunt for property, there’s no guarantee that you’ll find the right space straight away. From our research, we’ve seen that most clients find their perfect workspace through Officio rather quickly.

“My business operates outside of London”

Officio is ideal for London-based businesses due to the sheer volume of excellent flexible working spaces in the capital. If you’re operating elsewhere, then you might struggle to find the perfect space – and while there are more options than what’s on the Officio website, the site shows only one office space for some large cities, including Cambridge, Edinburgh, and Bristol.


What do Officio’s customer reviews say?

We wanted to see what people like you, the clients, actually thought of Officio. That’s why we trawled through the popular review site, TrustPilot, to reveal some of the latest customer reviews – giving you an idea of what Officio is like.

“Officio took all the hassle out of looking for office space. We would highly recommend them, and when we need to review our office space again, we will most definitely use Officio!”

– Paula S, Officio customer

“Professionalism, expertise, and excellent service by Adam made the entire process comfortable and a pleasant experience. Five stars to him. I highly recommend Officio.”

– Monica P, Officio customer

“Great service. Found our new office with them, and it makes the office hunt much easier. I would probably prefer they email before they cold call, but that was my only annoyance! Very attentive to your needs and your schedule as well.”

– Jodie M, Officio customer

While there are only 126 reviews of this writing, Officio has accrued 4.8/5 stars on Trustpilot, with an ‘Excellent’ rating. That speaks for itself!

Cavendish Square interior
Cavendish Square, Marylebone

Expert verdict

Officio wants to remove all the stress from the search for office space. It does this by listening to your needs, and by suggesting office locations that you’ll genuinely be interested in, rather than bombarding you with countless choices. For Officio, it’s a matter of quality over quantity.

Picking the right office space can be difficult, and it’s always worth comparing your options before settling. Fear not – we can help you find the perfect office space for your business, wherever you’d like your business to settle down. To get involved, all you have to do is fill in this quick form, and you’ll receive tailored quotes to suit your needs. And it’s free!

lucy
Lucy Crossfield Editor

Lucy heads up the team on Expert Market, helping to deliver industry-leading expertise on business topics for nearly four years.

Now Read