Regus Opens First Business Centre in Canberra, in Response to Growing Demand for Flexible Office Space

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Regus, the global workplace solutions company, has extended its investment in Australia, opening its first business centre in the Australian capital. The new Canberra business centre provides businesses with office space close to the heart of government and brings Regus’presence in Australia to 20 locations.

Regus, the global workplace solutions company, has extended its investment in Australia, opening its first business centre in the Australian capital. The new Canberra business centre provides businesses with office space close to the heart of government and brings Regus’presence in Australia to 20 locations.

The expansion of the Regus network meets growing demand for its workspace throughout Australia. Business confidence in Australia is higher than in many other advanced economies, according to the latest edition of the bi-annual Regus BusinessTracker (April 2010), and so both local and international companies are looking to expand their footprint in Australia.

Recent economic data support their confidence. The IMF states that Australia was ‘remarkably resilient’ to the global economic turmoil, and it expects the Australian economy to grow by 2.5% in 2010 and 3% in 2011. In the latest Regus BusinessTracker 12% more Australian companies reported a rise in revenues than a decline, and 8% more companies increased profits than reduced them.

William Willems, Vice President Australia & New Zealand for Regus, comments: “Given Australia’s positive economic performance, companies here want to be able to grow quickly as global recovery strengthens. But they’ve also learnt lessons from the global downturn – for example, the need to be lean, flexible and rigorous about managing costs, even during good times. Regus’ growing presence in Australia gives companies of all sizes more and more options for starting a business or expanding their footprint, without the risk of leasing expensive fixed space.”

Australia is well placed to benefit from demand from growing economies like China, and there are good opportunities for companies across different sectors: whether they’re local or international, start-ups or established players. The availability of flexible office space like the new Regus business centre in Canberra, and the existing Regus centres in other Australian cities, could help companies be in the right place at the right time, so they can reap the opportunities here.

The new Regus centre in Canberra is at 7 London Circuit, a Grade A office building just a short distance from Australia’s Parliament House, the Reserve Bank of Australia, and the Canberra Law Courts. London Circuit is only ten minutes’ drive from Canberra airport, and is well connected to major roads and the public transport network.

Regus has 1,300 sq m of space at 7 London Circuit, comprising business-ready offices, work stations, meeting rooms and a business lounge. There is high-speed secure, internet access throughout, and a state-of-the-art videoconferencing studio.

In addition to the new Canberra business centre, Regus has business centres in Adelaide (1), Brisbane (2), Melbourne (5), Perth (2), and Sydney (9).

About Regus
Regus is the world’s leading global provider of innovative workspace solutions, with products and services ranging from fully equipped offices to professional meeting rooms, business lounges and the world’s largest network of video communication studios. Regus delivers a new way to work, whether it’s from home, on the road or from an office. Clients such as Google, GlaxoSmithKline, and Nokia join thousands of growing small and medium businesses that benefit from outsourcing their office and workplace needs to Regus, allowing them to focus on their core business.

Over 650,000 clients a day benefit from Regus facilities spread across a global footprint of more than,1,100 locations in 500 cities and 85 countries, which allow individuals and companies to work wherever, however and whenever they want to. For more information please visit http://www.regus.com.au.

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