Sustainability Policy

The Business Centre’s Sustainability policy is to conduct its business responsibly, with integrity, and with respect, for the interests of all those affected by our operations. We believe that our activities should generate economic benefits; create opportunities for an enhanced quality of life; respect the environment, and positively influence the communities in which we operate.

The Business Centre will work towards both a sustainable community and sustainable development through its four core values:

  • Equality & Diversity – The Business Centre is committed to operating without exclusion or disadvantage to any group.
  • Environmental Protection – We all depend on the Earth’s natural resources to live. These resources should be protected and enhanced.
  • Economic Development – We all depend on a strong, broadly based local economy. The Business Centre should play its part and also provide opportunities for the whole community.
  • Responsible Sourcing – We have recognised our responsibility to our suppliers and their employees. We seek to build lasting relationships with them based on trust and a clear understanding of mutual rights.

Aims

The Business Centre will work, in partnership with others, towards a more sustainable community, seeking to:

  • Encourage all employees to contribute to decision-making and consider the social and community aspects of decisions.
  • Provide a safe, clean, pleasant environment, and promote good health and the prevention of illness.
  • Create a working environment for our employees which is based on mutual trust and respect, and in which diversity and inclusion are valued.
  • Maximise everyone’s access to the skills and knowledge needed to play a full part in the company.
  • Use energy, water and other natural resources efficiently and with care; minimise waste and recover or recycle it and finally, sustainable dispose of what is left.
  • Limit light, noise, air, and land and water pollution levels so as not to cause damage to existing natural systems.
  • Value, protect and enhance the diversity of nature, local distinctiveness and cultural identity.
  • Build long-term relationships with our suppliers choosing as business partners those with standards and ethical practices compatible with our own.
  • Participate in a vibrant local economy that gives access to satisfying and rewarding work, without damaging the local, national or global environment; value unpaid work and promote a culture that supports and encourages voluntary work.
  • Source products and services locally wherever possible.
  • Achieve these aims both through The Business Centre’s own activities and through their influence over others.
  • Ensure total compliance with relevant legislation.
  • Ensure that all decision are made with knowledge of their social, environmental and economic implications in line with the core values.
  • Integrate its pursuit of social, economic and environmental objectives.
  • Seek to act strategically to prevent problems rather than merely respond to symptoms.
  • Improve its sustainable development performance and aim to set an example of good practice.
  • Encourage and facilitate sustainable and sensitive behaviour by its employees, both at work and outside.
  • Promote the company’s core values and aims.
  • Work in partnership with others to achieve its aims.
  • Monitor and report progress towards sustainable development.

Customer Benefits

Minutes from Cardiff & the M4
Minutes from Cardiff & the M4
Avoid city centre traffic
Avoid city centre traffic
Good public transport links
Good public transport links
Free parking
Free parking
First class IT support
First class IT support
Stay healthy in our free in-house gym
Stay healthy in our free in-house gym
Secure 24/7 access
Secure 24/7 access
Meeting rooms for hire
Meeting rooms for hire
On site cafe and catering
On site cafe and catering
Informal break-out areas
Informal break-out areas
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Client Reviews

I moved to Barry in early 2016 and needed to find professional serviced office facilities for my consultancy company, and the Business Centre was recommended to me by close friends here whilst I was on a US Business trip recently. On my return, I was taken down and introduced to Emma and was shown the facilities and the competitive contractual terms relating to tenancy. I was impressed with the set up and the layout of the building, range of office space, car parking and the courtesy of the staff. I have recently moved in and love the break out areas and the lovely distraction of Mel's Cafe plus having a gym on site. Having the option of at a later stage taking some storage units in the adjacent Masons buildings was also a factor. It's been a good first two weeks!
Andrew East
Excellent Office Facilities with Gym and Fast Broadband Speeds - Professional and Helpful Service Reception Desk. Helped our company achieve an efficient and 'pain-free' business move.
Beth Hayes
With helpful staff and excellent facilities, our move to The Business centre has ticked all the boxes.
Steve Barrett
Great place to work! Brilliant clean, affordable offices with great transport links and facilities. The guys are brilliant, and I would highly recommend to anyone looking for an affordable office, and on a flexible basis.
Alex Mills
We have been based at the Business centre for 3 years and we couldn't happier both on a professional and personal level. The staff are absolutely great and are always happy to help. We outgrew our office and needed a larger one which was managed very well by James & emma with no fuss and we moved into our new freshly decorated office within a few weeks of asking. The facilities are superb, Mel's cafe is an absolute God Send with a range of hearty and healthy food. There is also a range of conference rooms too which come in handy. Oh and Free Gym on site too, can't go wrong really! ***** 5 Stars from us and very much deserved.
Anthony Partridge
I have used The Business Centre for my business Cariad Creative for 18 months now and it has been a great place to help build my business. With reception to answer calls, take in post and parcels when you're not in the office, you know your business can still function, even when you're busy out meeting clients. There is a lovely atmosphere in The Business Centre too and a great place to meet and connect with other businesses, even by just passing the in the corridor or in the cafe! If you're a business, big or small, I would highly recommend The Business Centre!
Katrina Dallimore
Very reliable and friendly staff, never had any problems with The Business Centre.
Nickolas Stanton, Stanton Construction
Friendly helpful staff, always a pleasure to deal with, we would highly recommend them especially for call answering and virtual office services.
Precision Construction
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the facilities and services you have provided for us at The Business Centre over the past 11 years. The Business Centre is perfect for our needs because of its excellent location, just off the M4 corridor and main routes into Cardiff as well as its proximity to local technology areas. The service we receive is second to none and we have never considered moving out, why would we when we have all the facilities at hand that we as a business need as well as some bonus features like the gym and excellent café. James and his staff are always on hand to help with any issues and ensures the smooth running of this facility.
Crystal IT Services Ltd
An all round professional service. Excellent understanding of the business environment and what a small business needs on a day to day basis. Willing to go that extra mile. The facilities are second to none and the location ideal.
Nathan Griffiths
We use the conference room for our weekly networking meetings. James, Emma and the team are always on hand to provide a first class support service to ensure our meetings go as smoothly as possible. Even though we meet at 6.30am there is always a member of staff on hand to help if we need last minute photocopying, tea/coffee or help with the installed technology such as WiFi passwords or the multimedia projectors. We highly recommend the Business Centre for meeting room hire or for conference facilities
Victory Chapter
GD Graphics Ltd has based itself at the Business Centre in Barry and is trading successfully from there. The Centre has excellent facilities, helpful staff and is a nice place to work. We have used a variety of the services on offer, starting with a virtual office, then moving it to a serviced office when the business grew. When we need to have large meetings or make presentations we make use of the meeting rooms available and pay by the hour for these. It's cost effective and works for our business. Our clients are always impressed when they come to the centre, both by the quality of the reception and the facilities available. Although there is a free on site gym, unfortunately we haven't made time to use it, though we really should, especially as there is an on site cafe serving hot food, sandwiches, cakes and great coffee. All in all I would highly recommend using the business centre, its cheaper than having an office in the city (Cardiff), its easy to get to, free parking and if you need to pop out you can get to Cardiff city Centre or the motorway in under 15 minutes.
Graham Davies
BLAM! Websites has been based at The Business Centre for coming up to a year now. The services provided by James and his team have been wonderful and very professional. The facilities available at the centre are great, with a onsite Gym and Cafe and kitchen facilities, with plenty of onsite parking.
Beth Harrington
Excellent facilities and support.
Joseph Richards
I'm very happy with the office space and staff at the Business Centre, the staff here are always very flexible and ready to react to my business needs. I would highly recommend them as they have helped me grow my business with an affordable premises to grow my business.
Kris Price
Just a brief line to thank you & all the staff who handle our calls. The business world out there is really competitive, & we have to keep the edge. Our sales budget in generating the calls you handle for us is staggering & grows annually , you don't want to know how much each call you receive costs us. Fortunately as this budget grows so does our turnover. Yourself & all your staff handle these costly incoming sales calls just perfectly & professionally. Many of these calls are now International with the added difficulties that presents. We've been with you so long now, most of the " girls " know our capabilities. I've lost track of the time we've been with you, but it certainly must be 5 + years. You've been a perfect extension of our operation, & we couldn't have grown without you.
Eco-Sol Sales
Clean and tidy, helpful staff.
Ben North