TomTom is the world’s leading supplier of location and navigation products and services, which it sells in 40 countries. It was founded in 1991 and listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange in 2005.
A centralised structure, with headquarters in Amsterdam, enables its four business units to stay lean, flexible and close to customers. Its small teams are free to act like any startup and get down to business straight away.
“Every time we open a local operation we start with Regus because it’s easy. Instead of the complexities of starting a business in a new country, such as managing the facilities, you just start working.”
— Pankaj Parshotam, marketing manager, Consumer, TomTom Portugal
With his small sales and marketing team focused on the Iberia region and based at Regus Quinta da Fonte in Lisbon, Portugal, Pankaj Parshotam says that when his operation grows, “we move to another, bigger place of our own or maintain Regus –- it depends on what’s needed.”
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Founded in the early 1960s, Challenger, Gray & Christmas is an outplacement consulting firm whose primary goal is to assist displaced workers in making the transition to reemployment. The firm has a proven track record of successfully providing top quality outplacement programs for executives, middle managers and long-term or highly valued employees.
Challenger needed a real estate solution that would allow the firm to maintain much-needed flexibility by allowing it to minimise its second largest cost of doing business –- the expenses associated with leasing, equipping and staffing office space.
For nearly 20 years, Challenger has partnered with Regus to create a real estate program that is completely aligned with its business needs and objectives –- one that eliminates any excess leases from the balance sheet. Regus workspace solutions have enabled the firm’s flexible business model to remain nimble as it took advantage of growing business opportunities.
The company is currently using more than 30 locations with Regus.
Challenger has the ability to quickly enter markets as a result of a variety of solutions offered by Regus, allowing the firm to secure office facilities on flexible terms that match their workspace needs to their business needs.
“Any company that is looking for ways to be highly productive has to look at their real estate costs. Real estate has been so rigid for the last century that creating a flexible model takes on a new kind of creative thought. Before Regus we just rented out offices and had to pay for them then they sat empty.”
— John Challenger, CEO of Challenger, Gray & Christmas
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Bill Devereux, Estate Manager at Yell and John Hampton, VP Enterprise Solutions, Regus, present and answer CRE decision makers’ questions on the subject of how Yell cut real estate costs dramatically.
Yell is a publicly-listed marketing solutions and international directories company operating in the UK (Yell.com), US (Yellow Book), Spain, Chile, Peru & Argentina. More information about Yell: www.yellgroup.com
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