Regus expands in Southern California; offers more flexible workplaces in premier locations
An affordable and modern workspace is becoming increasingly hard to find in downtown Santa Monica. That’s why here at Regus we have opened a brand new location with a large coworking facility in the Yahoo! Center @ 2500 Broadway, right in the heart of Santa Monica’s entertainment district.
“Technological advancements, the growing number of mobile workers and the tectonic shift in workplace habits have given rise to an increasing number of professionals relying on and looking for communal workspaces”
—Sande Golgart, Regus’ Regional Vice President
The new center is one of the most distinct facilities the company has created yet. It has a large campus area to meet the specific needs of the Santa Monica business community, those local business owners and professionals who are looking to reduce the commute and improver their work-life balance.
In addition to the new campus space, the center offers private offices, virtual offices, meeting rooms, videoconferencing and an administrative staff to ease the workload and let businesses focus on the task at hand. The global footprint and scalability associated with Regus allows companies to enter new markets and expand operations without being locked into long-term, expensive leases. The new center is located in the Yahoo! Center which is home to companies such as Apple, CBS Broadcasting, HBO, eHarmony, amongst many more. There is also a great outdoors area that includes tennis courts, fields, parks, water features and outdoor seating. And for the fitness fanatic inside of you, there is an on-site gym that you can access.
Are you based in Santa Monica? Come and check our new center out!
Just before Christmas: Our 4th location in Manila!
We are opening our 4th locationOrtigas in Manila, following our centres inManila Philamlife Tower, The Enterprise Centre,Manila Global City. Work patterns in the Philippines is changing, and this is driving demand for flexible workspace as companies look for smarter, cost-efficient ways to operate, offering staff flexibility about where and when they work. Recently for example, we found inour global survey that 24% of Filipino workers do it less than once a week, 26% do it once a week, and 38% finish their work at home for over three times a week. What we also found in our latest edition of theRegus Business Confidence Index(September 2011) is that 63% of Filipino companies reporting increased revenues and 57% reporting increased profits. Economic bullishness is accompanied by caution, however. Though 56% of businesses plan to increase headcount over the next two years, there’s a clear desire to build flexibility into this planning: 63% intend to hire freelancers and 49% plan to hire remote workers.
According to William Willems, VP for South East Asia, Regus, “Filipino companies plan to expand, but they want to retain the freedom to respond quickly to new opportunities or pressures, and they want to control costs. As a result, more and more companies in the Philippines are turning to our workspace, as a more flexible and efficient alternative to traditional long-term commercial property ownership or leases.”
Reading, once a Roman settlement now the commercial capital of the Thames Valley area.
Ever since its roman roots Reading has always been considered as a pivotal part of the UK economy due to its commercial importance. Most recently, its rise as one of the commercial centres in the South East can be attributed to its significant involvement in the information technology industry, e-commerce, and the manufacturing of computer hardware.
However, Reading still boasts a very diverse economy that isn’t just centred on upcoming and innovative industries. The town has a high value knowledge economy in the more ‘traditional’ energy, financial, insurance and investment industries. A testament to Reading’s business pedigree is that according to the Centre of Cities it is one of the five most recession-resilient towns in the UK. It has also won accolades as the best European city for infrastructure.
Reading proves to be an attractive proposition for businesses as the town serves as a transport hub for the South East. Reading’s proximity to London means that it has great transport links with the capital, Heathrow Airport and the West Country through its connections to Bristol. Currently, Reading’s train station is undergoing expansion plans due to be completed by 2015. The current National Rail system has direct routes from Reading to London Paddington and London Waterloo.
Regus Reading Forbury Square business centre is in a prominent central location in the hub of Reading’s recently redeveloped dynamic business district, close to the high street and main railway station. The building enjoys views over the award-winning Forbury Gardens. An oasis of peace in the centre of town, this delightful walled Victorian garden backs onto the ruins of Reading Abbey and lovely riverside walks.
Trivia on Reading:
The Reading Festival is one of the main music festival during the summer that has been running since 1971.
It is the birthplace of the (in) famous comedian Ricky Gervais
The illustrious Charles Dickens was asked to be the MP of Reading
Regus helps companies take advantage of the new revenue opportunities in the Balkans by expanding into Slovenia its 92nd country.
Are you interested in the growing opportunities in the Balkans? Looking to start a business in neighbouring Croatia, Hungary and Serbia? Then Ljubljana is the ideal place for your.
The new business centre is located at the heart of Republic Square, a sought after business address in Ljubljana, opposite the national Parliament. Facilities at the centre include meeting rooms, ready-to-use offices, video communications studio, high-speed secure internet, and multilingual administrative support.
The expansion of Regus’s network in the Balkans, and further afield, is a response to the growing demand for flexible workspace, as organisations adopt new ways of working. Over the next three years, Regus plans to increase its worldwide network by at least 75%, equating to over 800 additional business centres.
“Globally over eight out of ten (81%) businesses now offer their workforce some form of flexible working. This trend is feeding into record levels of enquiries for Regus’s flexible workspace. We’ve opened the new centre in Ljubljana to satisfy that demand.”
—Mark Dixon, CEO for Regus
The availability of Regus flexible workspace in Ljubljana will allow local and international businesses to explore growth opportunities in Slovenia, which is starting to show a gentle economic recovery after being hit hard by the financial crisis of 2008. There are good opportunities in sectors like life sciences, pharmaceuticals and ICT. Businesses will be able to develop their presence in the Balkans, without making expensive, long-term property commitments. Slovenian companies can also use the global Regus network to explore opportunities abroad.
“The latest Regus Business Confidence Index showed that companies that trade internationally feel they have better prospects than those with mainly domestic markets. By expanding our network in the Balkans, and beyond, we’re making it easier for more companies to improve their own prospects – helping them open up new revenue sources and new opportunities for growth.”
—Mark Dixon, CEO for Regus
Four Facts of Slovenia:
Slovenia has a high GDP per capita and a well educated workforce.
The Ljubljana Dragon is the capital’s symbol, which symbolises power, courage and greatness.
Regus opens second Arnhem centre in the Netherlands!
Since its establishment in 1233, Arnhem has come a long way to become a golden triangle of food, health and hi-tech businesses placing the city at an advantage of any upward momentum in the global economy.
Regus Arnhem Park Tower is located in a city that’s already home to many company headquarters and government services, and is particularly strong in energy, environment, healthcare and wellness, fashion and design and tourism. The building Regus occupies is shared with a major power company and an international IT company, and neighbours include banks, ICT specialists and a top dance company. Regus to invest in the Park Tower Centre, which occupies a high rise in a top location above the railway station in the heart of Arnhem’s business district, is a surge in demand for flexible working solutions including Virtual Office, Offices and Meeting Rooms.
“We have seen an increase in demand for our products in Arnhem, particularly as they support flexible working”
“We expect this upward trend to continue if the pro-business Netherlands embraces flexible working in law, making it an option open to every employee.
— Eduard Schaepman, Netherlands Director at Regus.
Although economic growth slowed in the Netherlands in the second quarter of 2011, the business services sector is recovering and grew to 1.5%, according to Statistics Netherlands. The number of jobs also rose, and the latest Regus Business Confidence Index shows that this trend will continue. Over half (56%) of companies in the Netherlands
Another reason for interest in Arnhem is its geographical proximity to the German border (20km) and its excellent connections to the rest of Europe, which enhances its strategic advantages for business. With its developing new rail station and high-speed train (ICE) link, this location will become of even more strategic importance
The new Regus centre is on the 13th and 14th floors of a highly visible building next to the World Trade Centre in Arnhem. It includes 85 workstations and features a Business Lounge, which will provide workspace for mobile professionals and videoconferencing facilities to reduce the environmental impact of travel to meetings.
Does your company operate in Arnhem? Let us know in the comments sections
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Redhill, once known as Warwick Town, now a great transport hub for businesses Redhill is one of four towns in the borough of Reigate and Banstead, an affluent area that is recognised as an important contributor to the UK economy. The borough is home to number of successful major national and international companies. The town has a diversified economy with important financial, IT and insurance sectors which play a major part in the local economy as they employ just under a third of the workforce. The second most important sectors are public administration, education and health, which are supplemented by leading corporate names in digital imaging, pharmaceuticals and the motor industry.
The town is located in Surrey which is one of the UK’s most productive areas and has earned a reputation for embracing innovation. Redhill is seen as an excellent location for business due to its large concentration of companies and good communications to the rest of the UK. The town has excellent connections with London as its part of the London to Brighton line, the North Downs line and the Redhill to Tonbridge line. Redhill is in close proximity to London Gatwick Airport and accessible by train to both Luton and London City airports.
Regus Redhill Town Centre is a modern headquarter-style business centre in the heart of Redhill, Surrey with great transport links to London, Gatwick Airport and the south coast.
Redhill came about with a road that built circa 1818
The town is home of Redhill Football Club
Redhill is the birth place of the famous author Nick Hornby
Dame Judi Dench lives in the area
Do you have a company in Redhill? Let us know in the comments section below.
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When Regus’ Eduard Schaepman was asked by the government of the Netherlands how to explain new ways of working in the digital era, we worked together with our partners to produce this video. It’s in Dutch but if you don’t speak the language, it’s still worth a watch.
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