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Blick Studios - Virtual Services

We offer virtual services for all business types with reduced rates for creative industry businesses. Whether you are just starting out and can’t yet afford workspace or are happy to work from home but seeking a professional public image for your business.

A city centre address creates a confident and professional first impression and separates your business and home life and as a virtual office customer you are entitled to 20% off meeting room hire fees and free AV equipment use with any hire.

We have two premises to choose from: our South Belfast address at 51 Malone Road, BT9 6RY or our Cathedral Quarter address 46 Hill Street, BT1 2LB.

Have a look at the information below on the options and prices available. Once you have decided you want to go ahead there is a simple online application to complete available here or get in touch with us if you have any questions or for more information. You can also check out the FAQs at the bottom of the page.

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Applications will be reviewed before confirmation is sent. We will respond within two working days.

 

Why choose Blick?

Blick is a local, independent social enterprise offering affordable shared workspace, events, services and support for creatives in Belfast. Choosing Blick means your money goes to support the local economy and the creative industries in Northern Ireland.

Our services have been designed by creatives for creatives. We cut out the unnecessary extras and aim to offer excellent value for money and really good service by a small but professional team. We have over 10 years experience providing virtual services for creatives. We know what we are doing and can be relied upon to provide a professional service as well as being friendly and approachable.

We currently have three buildings in Belfast, two in Belfast’s vibrant and creative Cathedral Quarter area close to Belfast School of Art and the other in leafy South Belfast near Queens University Belfast. Both areas are lively and safe and have good access to local amenities (coffee shops, cafes, bars and cultural buildings including The Mac in the Cathedral Quarter and The Ulster Museum and botanic gardens in South Belfast).

Basic Business
Address Service

We collect your mail for you to pick up at a time arranged with our head office at 51 Malone Road. Please note that if you choose the basic service and the Cathedral Quarter address, mail must still be collected from our head office premises at 51 Malone Road.

As a virtual office customer you are entitled to 20% off meeting and boardroom hire fees (free AV equipment use with room hire).

 Monthly RateAnnual Rate
UK based Creative* Business£20£175
UK based Non-Creative Business£27.50£275

*The vision of Blick Shared Studios is to focus on the needs of creative industry entrepreneurs. Creative businesses will be classified as eligible for reduced creative industry prices for virtual services using the UK’s definition of the creative industries – ‘those industries that are based on individual creativity, skill and talent with the potential to create wealth and jobs through developing intellectual property’ – includes thirteen sectors: advertising, architecture, the art and antiques market, crafts, design, designer fashion, film, interactive leisure software (ie. video games), music, the performing arts, publishing, software, and television and radio.

Advanced Business
Address Service

We will redirect up to 15 items of regular sized (including standard large letter sized) post to the address of your choice per calendar month. Post beyond the 15 letters will be charged at the price of postal and the cost will be added to your following bill.

As a virtual office customer you are entitled to 20% off meeting and boardroom hire fees (free AV equipment use with room hire).

 Monthly RateYearly Rate
UK based Creative* Business£27.50£275
UK based Non-Creative Business£37.50£375
EU based Creative Businesses (Forwarded Weekly)£37.50£375
EU based Creative Businesses (Forwarded Monthly)£27.50£275
EU based Non-Creative Businesses (Forwarded Weekly)£47.50£475
EU based Non-Creative Businesses (Forwarded Monthly)£37.50£375

Non-EU based Businesses please contact us to enquire about costings.

*The vision of Blick Shared Studios is to focus on the needs of creative industry entrepreneurs. Creative businesses will be classified as eligible for reduced creative industry prices for virtual services using the UK’s definition of the creative industries – ‘those industries that are based on individual creativity, skill and talent with the potential to create wealth and jobs through developing intellectual property’ – includes thirteen sectors: advertising, architecture, the art and antiques market, crafts, design, designer fashion, film, interactive leisure software (ie. video games), music, the performing arts, publishing, software, and television and radio.

Virtual Service FAQ's

How does the fee for the service have to be paid?

All fees must be paid in advance by bank transfer, cash or cheque, to enable this we will supply our account details before the account is set up. All monthly fees must be paid quarterly in advance and all annual fees must be paid in full in advance.

What about parcels and oversized letters?

We will let you know via email when any parcels or oversized letters arrive, however unfortunately due to the costs involved all parcels and oversized letters (not including standard large letter sized post) must be collected at an arranged time from our main premises at 51 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 6RY

If I sign up for the Advanced Service how will I receive my mail?

Mail will be redirected via Royal Mail to the address supplied on a weekly basis

With the Basic Service how will I know I have received mail?

You will receive an email to the email address supplied within 36 hours of the mail being received.

How much do the business address services cost?

For UK creative businesses our basic business address service costs £20 per month or £175 annually or for our advanced business address service £27.50 per month or £275 annually.

For UK non-creative businesses our basic business address service costs £27.50 per month or £275 per year or for our advanced business address service £37.50 per month or £375 annually.

For EU Creative businesses our advanced business address service costs £27.50 per month or £275 per year (forwarded monthly) or £37.50 per month or £375 annually (forwarded weekly).

For EU non-Creative businesses our advanced business address service costs £37.50 per month or £375 per year (forwarded monthly) or £47.50 per month or £475 annually (forwarded weekly).

With the Basic Service when can I collect my mail?

Collection is generally available during office hours Monday-Friday but we do require that you arrange a time with us in advance so we know you are coming.

What will my address be?

You can choose between our two premises: 51 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 6RY or 46 Hill Street, Belfast BT1 2LB.

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If you are interested in workspace, virtual services, room hire or coming to any of our events or any general enquiries get in touch.

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