Over the next three years Regus will invest to increase its global network by at least 75 per cent, equating to over 800 additional business centres. The majority of growth will take place across the US and emerging markets such as Brazil, China and India. This move will also take the company into an additional 30 new countries – those in the pipeline include Slovenia, Uruguay, Nepal and Madagascar.
Even in the current market, Regus is experiencing record levels of enquiries and in its last set of financial reports documented an all-time occupancy high of 86.7 per cent.
Mark Dixon, Regus CEO, said: “Demand for flexible workplaces is clearly burgeoning, the main driver of which is growing awareness of cost savings to be made by converting to flexible working, enabled by developments in cloud and ‘work anywhere’ technology. Looking at the research we have commissioned across the globe over the last 18 months, together with independent third party sources, it is clear that flexible, mobile working is the new normal.”
Regus customers include more than half of the Fortune 500 including Starbucks, Google, Accenture and GlaxoSmithKline. In the last three years its customer base has quadrupled to more than 900,000 as business people have embraced the multiple benefits of flexible working.
Song Ngoc (vir.com.vn)