Even if you’ve been to the UK several times in the past or currently live in the country outside of a major business hub, visiting a city like London or Manchester for work can be a stressful experience.
As veterans in supporting international business professionals during all kinds of work trips, events or tours with our UK chauffeur services, we’ve outlined 5 ways to make your next business trip seamless.
Triple Check Bookings, Reservations and Appointments
It’s easy to mistake a meeting or booking that is “pencilled in” as completely confirmed. Whether you’ve been in charge of making your appointments yourself or you’ve had help from a secretary or administrative staff, make sure you triple check your UK bookings.
In some places and at some times during the day, you’ll be hard pressed to get a slot at the door. Although our chauffeur vehicles come equipped with facilities that can help you take meetings on the go when needed, if you need a large meeting or conference room in cities like London, be mindful that they can be incredibly busy during working hours. The same goes for popular places to dine with clients or potential prospects.
Confirming hotel booking arrival times or early check-ins online may also help streamline your journey—cutting down on unnecessary tasks when you arrive at places like your hotel or airline check-in counter.
Our UK chauffeur services and luxury airport transfers can accommodate any amount of personal luggage, including several large suitcases. However, we recommend packing as lightly as possible.
With corporate travel, you don’t typically need to pack as much as you would for personal or family holidays, and much of what you need can be found at hotels, meeting spaces or purchased inexpensively in-country.
Work with Recommended People and Businesses
Getting recommendations from peers and colleagues about good services to use in the UK is always good practice. If you’ve heard of a great hotel offering corporate suites, restaurants, co-working spaces or other such service providers, it’s worth making a note of them before your trip.
Knowing that you’ll be looked after and receive a certain level of comfort and convenience when you’re on your work trip can be priceless. Also, making an inquiry before you depart can help you to fast track any bookings processes.
Corporate travel sometimes requires a high level of comfort and convenience so that you can focus on doing what you’re there for, rather than sorting out the logistics. Knowing who you can trust to look after the small things while you get your major objectives completed can save a great deal of time and stress.
Update Your Travel Documents
Regardless of the purpose of your trip, your documents must be updated before travel. This is especially necessary for longer trips that may last several days or even weeks. If your passport or visa expires, emergency document issuing may be possible but will likely cost a considerable amount at short notice.
We would also recommend checking that any personal or company credit cards are not expired or soon to expire. Ensuring you have sufficient validity before your trip terminates will save you from potentially awkward or unpleasant situations.
Book A Luxury Airport Transfer
Corporate chauffeur companies offering luxury airport transfers can get you off to a flying start for any UK business trip.
As well as being there for you as soon as you land and getting you to your next appointment, or to check-in at your accommodation, they are an excellent first point of contact for any general questions you might have ranging from the weather, traffic, or even good places to go in your spare time.
Our services also offer clients several benefits, such as WiFi, charging cables and other mobile office facilities to help you get connected as soon as you land. To learn more about airport transfers and similar services from UK Chauffeurforce, browse our website or get in touch with us at email@example.com.