In 1980 British businessman Richard Nissen established superior serviced offices on Piccadilly, London. Derived from working practices experienced whilst working in New York, Richard founded Business Space Limited to provide flexible business accommodation and support services to an expanding SME market. Richard also had the forethought to trademark the term Virtual Office.

In 1992, in a challenging economic climate, he pioneered the "Virtual Office" telecommunications solution allowing non-resident city professionals to project a central London address and telephone prefix with a selection of reliable support services.
As business developed Richard was joined by his brother, Anthony, to grow and manage the Virtual Office business.

The Virtual Office remains a small family business with an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit; partnered with the experience, knowledge and courage of a strong team.

In 1996 the Group became a certified ISO 9001 company by the BV Certification UK Ltd - the British arm of the prestigious global standardisation association - in order to ensure premium service standards. The Virtual Office continues to improve systems and processes to this high standard.

In 2010, the company celebrated 30 years of successful operation providing bespoke serviced office accommodation and support services for "the virtually independent" working professional.

Our Mission

At The Virtual Office we strive to provide the most comprehensive and complete Virtual Office services whilst supporting our client's business development through business support services, quality of service and with the knowledge we have gained from our many years of Virtual Office experience.

As the pioneers of virtual office solutions we can confidently support you at every stage of your business. We offer fully unified messaging included in all telephone packages, innovative hot desking facilities and the most comprehensive services.

Our Clients

Many companies benefit from using our Virtual Office services as all companies are looking for cost effective ways to enable their business to perform at the highest level:

Growing businesses requiring the support & assistance to develop their business

Small businesses needing a professional presence to enhance their company's image

Free-thinking businesses that continue to use The Virtual Office telephone answering, even when they have grown into their own office, to keep costs down & continue the consistency of telephone number and address.

Quotes from our clients

We asked our clients why they stayed with The Virtual Office. Below are some of their responses:

The staff - the life blood of the organisation.
Andrew (client for 10 years)

Does what is says on the tin - meets all our requirements.
Sam (client for 2 years)

The receptionists are very friendly, polite and always seem happy to help with requests.
Rosanna (client for 17 years)

The personal and friendly staff who create a 'family' environment.
Roger (client for 15 years)

The service has continually been improved over the years and runs like clockwork. The training of new receptionists is excellent and they always do what must be a difficult job, superbly well. The change overs are seamless and I get many compliments about my receptionist.
Alastair (client for 15 years)

Always there for their clients - first class attitude and customer service
Anonymous survey response