Leasing in The Yard: How Groves is boosting local small businesses

Small businesses are the backbone of every community. They provide jobs, support the local economy, and contribute to the overall vibrancy of a town or city, even more so of a village. For a community to thrive, it’s important to have a strong network of local businesses.

In Oxfordshire, we’re fortunate. Our neighbourhood businesses band together, and we support each other through collaboration and concerted organisation. Our collective appreciation of other local businesses helps our community see the beauty in buying local.

Businesses working better together at The Yard

Here at Groves, we’re proud to be a small Oxfordshire business and a place where other local businesses can set up and grow. The Yard is a community of small enterprises, all working close by to create something special. We have a strong network of local business owners who are passionate about their work and understand the value of operating near to other local community organisations.

Why work together?

There are many reasons local businesses might choose to lease an office, storage space or workshop near each other. By being located near other similar businesses, you can develop a sense of community and support each other. If one business is doing well, it can have a knock-on effect for the others in the area. It also makes marketing and promoting your shop or office much easier. All entrepreneurs in The Yard can share resources, collaborate on events and attract customers to the area who might not have considered visiting before.

It’s a central place for Oxfordshire locals to shop local.

In recent years, chains and national or multi-national organisations have been falling out of favour with the public. People are more conscious of community. More aware that the thriving businesses locally are what makes our place, our home special.

Markets, pop-ups, collectives and other localised initiatives gathering local producers and providers are extremely popular. At The Yard, we’re facilitating a space to offer this to the public full-time.

The benefits of leasing with Groves

By leasing units with us here at Groves, small businesses can have a permanent base in the heart of Oxfordshire. Our spaces are all located near each other so you can develop a sense of community with your neighbours. You’ll be able to share resources, collaborate on events and attract customers to the area who might not have considered visiting before.

We have a range of office, storage or workshop units to suit all budgets and business needs. All our units come with free parking, so you can be sure that your customers will be able to find you easily. We also have on-site security, so you can relax knowing that your business is safe when you’re not around.

Benefits of shopping locally at The Yard

For shoppers, supporting neighbourhood businesses helps to boost the community you’re a part of. It feels nice. It keeps money in the local economy and encourages local entrepreneurship. It keeps the services in the area more interesting and unique.

At The Yard, all our businesses are local to Oxfordshire. When you shop here, you’re supporting the people who live and work near you. Plus, you’re getting access to a great diversity of services and goods that you can’t get in one place anywhere else.

Whether you need a mechanic, an old chair upholstered, beauty treatment or an acupuncture session, you can get it here at The Yard. While you’re at it, you can stop at one of the local cafes, shop for antiques, enjoy a drink at a microbrewery and go home with a selection of artisan baked goods or a paint pot and brush for your upcoming DIY project.

Everything you want, it’s at The Yard.

Whether you’re interested in finding workshop units to rent near you or you want to support local businesses, come on down to The Yard at Alfred Groves and take a look at what’s on offer.

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