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Affordable business accommodation with more to offer...


about us Ceteris Ltd. is a business formed to support businesses in Clackmannanshire and the surrounding regions. We have built our office and industrial portfolio up over the years, in response to (and sometimes in advance of ) demand, and have developed business support services to promote economic development in the Clackmannanshire area. Our quality of accommodation and service, along with our central location makes our properties some of the most sought after in the region.

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our aims To provide the very best of flexible accommodation for start-ups and existing businesses. We take great pride in the fact that tenants never leave because of poor service. In fact, we have an extremely low turnover of tenants and a very healthy number of tenants approach us regularly looking to expand. We also respond as promptly to issues from existing tenants as we do to new property enquiries. Delivered efficiently, cost-effectively and in partnership with you.

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the ideal working environment We aim to be Flexible

We aim to support Business Start Up and Growth

If you are looking for larger, differently laid out, or even smaller space, we will do our best to accommodate.

Our Business Support Team provides a full Business Gateway Service and more. We offer free training and support provided through Business Gateway for Start Ups and Existing businesses and we work with growth businesses to bring in expert help and funding for project support for eligible businesses.

We aim to be Professional Your calls do not go unanswered, requests for maintenance are dealt with promptly, property enquiries are responded to immediately, and viewings are flexible and can be arranged out of hours. We aim to provide a Full Service We can take care of your meeting room requirements, provide refreshments and catering, handle your telephone calls, provide administration support services and if all you want is a virtual address or a shared office, we have the facilities to provide this as well.

We also provide subsidised training on business topics, from IT, Social Media and E Commerce to management skills to help business growth. We also understand that all companies are different and sometimes a tailored response to training issues is required, therefore we work with organisations to provide bespoke training where we adapt courses to your individual needs and skill levels.

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fully serviced offices We understand that a quality, affordable and flexible office is what your growing business needs. At Ceteris, we offer serviced offices and commercial property for rent at various business centres throughout Clackmannanshire, Stirling and Central Scotland including:

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ABC (Alloa Business Centre) The e-Centre Inglewood House Forrester Lodge Hilton House Springfield House Elmbank Mill

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the inclusive workplace Are you looking to rent an office at a business centre but are concerned about the costs involved? Your business can have the advantage of an office address at very competitive prices. Taking a serviced office can reduce the cost to your business by sharing the outlay with other businesses. It allows you to have dedicated space for your business, and ensures that you are achieving it as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Our serviced offices are available at one inclusive price that covers all the essentials that would normally have separate additional charges, making your business cashflow even easier to manage. Our prices include:

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Space rental Telecoms Car parking Meeting room hire Security

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Heating, lighting and electrical power Buildings insurance and maintenance Cleaning and recycling collection Kitchen / cafe areas Grounds maintenance and reception services

At Ceteris, we provide very fair and flexible tenancy agreements that allow immediate entry and flexibility to expand or contract your business without the worry of being held into a long lease.

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fully serviced office specifications ABC

e-Centre

Inglewood

Forrester

Offices

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38

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Conference Rooms

5

2

4

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Kitchens

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6

4

4

Toilets

12

12

5

5

Showers

2

6

2

1

Carpark

Private

Private

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Mail & Secreterial Services

Telecoms Facility

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Hilton

Springfield

Elmbank

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Conference Rooms

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Kitchens

3

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Toilets

6

6

6

Showers

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industrial & workshop space Ceteris provides a full range of property styles and units of varying sizes across both Alloa and Alva including: • Cooperage Way • Carsebridge Court • Hilllfoots Business Village

• Alloa Industrial Estate • Millar Court • Trade Centre

These units are of a very high spec and offer incredibly good value with flexible leases. With sizes to suit every type of business, you’ll find a Ceteris unit tailor-made to your specific needs. Plus of course the facility to take additional space as and when required.

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All of our units have been developed to a standard in keeping with the high profile and good amenity of the sites and surroundings. • • • • • • • • •

Dedicated parking Increased storage options CCTV in operation All buildings insurance Able to take deliveries Flexible layout Great transport links Kitchen & Toilet facilities External landscaping

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Three phase power supply & tea point Insulated roller shutter doors Control over your utilities Car park & external building maintenance Individual 24/7 access Flexible lease agreements Good height clearance (up to 4.6m) Quality at affordable inclusive prices Common area cleaning at no additional charge

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the area Our properties are all within Central Scotland which lies between the majestic Ochil Hills and the banks of the River Forth. The area provides a perfect work environment and is less than an hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow with Stirling, Falkirk and Dunfermline all easily accessible. There are excellent transport links (Alloa Station) and close links to all motorway networks. On a local basis there are excellent recreational facilities, a wealth of shopping facilities and a variety of places for pub grub, light bites and fine dining. If seeking the outdoors, the Ochil Hills are perfect for walking and cycling, and Gartmorn Dam Country Park and Nature Reserve is a sanctuary for wildlife. All six hill and parkland golf courses have some of the most scenic views from the fairways to be found in Scotland.

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Gean House Gean House is an exceptional private venue perfect for Weddings, Celebrations & Conferences.

• Luxury Conference Rooms • Weddings • Ideal Celebration Venue

• Social Events • Dining • Self Catering Accommodation

Call us on 01259 226400 or visit geanhouse.co.uk or eMail us info@geanhouse.co.uk for more information.

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Starting a business? Your local Business Gateway is a one-stop-shop for information, advice and support. Ceteris is the Business Gateway outlet in Clackmannanshire and our advisers are here to provide up-to-date and impartial advice on all aspects of starting and growing a business. We provide a programme of free seminars and events where you can develop essential skills enabling you to manage the day-to-day running of your new business. You will find a wealth of information on all aspects of starting up and running a business on the Business Gateway website, bgateway.com. We understand that all companies are different and sometimes a tailored response to training issues is required, therefore we also specialise in providing bespoke training where we adapt courses to your individual needs and skill level. Please contact us on 01259 726437 or e-mail aharrick@ceteris.co.uk to find out more about the kind of training solutions we can offer.

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Business Gateway Free Business Start Up Seminars

IT Training Suite Hire

These events take a detailed look at all the main areas of business start-up training and how to approach completing a business plan. Also includes workshops on IT, marketing, business planning and management. A great way to network and meet like-minded people.

Located at Alloa Business Centre, Ceteris are able to offer the hire of our IT Training Room.

Business Growth Advice Ceteris, through our Business Gateway services can provide you with direct one to one business support.We help eligible businesses access external expert support including Growth Strategy Workshops, Developing a Marketing Strategy, Help with Exporting Opportunities, SMART applications, Support with E-Commerce and Trading on-line and much more.

Commercial Training Ceteris deliver our own programme of commercial training on IT and other more in depth business development issues including: • • • • • • •

Social Media Emergency First Aid at Work (HSE approved) SAGE (beginners and intermediate) Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Publisher Photoshop Health and Safety Training Mastering Selling Skills

Call us on 01259 726430 or eMail businessgateway@ceteris.co.uk for further information about our local Business Gateway Services.

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get in touch today How we can help you make an informed choice. Why not discover for yourself the best value and flexible range of properties currently available across our portfolio. We guarantee you’ll be impressed, you’ll receive a warm welcome and we’re 100% confident in providing you with exactly what you’re looking for. To view any of our properties or to discuss your individual requirements please contact: Angela Ogilvie (Operations Manager) Eva Gardiner (Facilities Manager)

aogilvie@ceteris.co.uk egardiner@ceteris.co.uk

Call us on 01259 721454 or visit ceteris.co.uk or eMail us at property@ceteris.co.uk to enquire about office space.

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tenant feedback At Ceteris, we act on our tenant feedback to ensure that they can run their business in a well structured working environment. I used to be in the business centre before and moved to another landlord, but that was a mistake and I'm back. The reception staff are always welcoming. No problems getting deliveries and taking phone calls. The place itself always has loads of parking. The offices and reception are always clean. All in all a good place to be. Written by Kenny Dickson from Fusion IT

This is a super place to work. It’s clean and bright, the staff are superb. Nothing is too much trouble for them and they are very helpful and pleasant at all times. The services available are excellent, making our workload easier.

ABC is a fantastic work space. You could be a sole trader renting office space yet feel that you have the support and back-up of a great workforce, such is the service level. Written by Kevin Deighan from Imagine Alloa

Being in the construction industry, I don't keep normal 9-5 hours. I love the flexibility of coming and going and the Ceteris staff are really helpful. They provide personalised call answering which is a fantastic service and are always willing to help out. Written by John Lassman from Lassman & Sons

Written by Hannah Todd from Candies Cuisine

Good Office, Good Facilities, Good Price, Good Staff! Written by Neil Scott from Real World International

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Ceteris (Scotland) Ltd. Alloa Business Centre, Whins Road Alloa, Clackmannanshire, FK10 3SA

01259 721454

property@ceteris.co.uk ceteris.co.uk

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