Flexible Work On The Rise in Ottawa
“We’re a British company expanding to Canada and selected Ottawa as the city to base our company. It was important to get to work straight away, and not spend time creating an office from an empty space. We also didn't want to be tied into a lease that would require us to estimate our requirement for space years ahead allowing us to expand and retract as necessary.”
Global flexible workplace provider opens its 3rd location in Ottawa
In response to the demand for flexible workspaces in Ottawa, global workspace provider, Regus, is expanding its presence to the downtown business district. Today, Regus is opening a new workspace at Albert & Metcalfe (116 Albert Street), the third centre in Ottawa, which will cater to the strong small business community.
The new workspace is a cost-effective option for startups and small businesses looking for a space in the heart of Ottawa’s business district while mitigating the risks of signing a long-term lease. The space provides fully equipped private and shared offices, hot desks called ‘Think Pods’, virtual offices for a prestigious address and admin support services, kitchen space to network with other like-minded entrepreneurs and access to 2,600 Regus centres in 106 countries via its popular Businessworld membership.
The other two Ottawa centres are located at 1 Rideau Street on the 7th floor at Fairmont Chateau Laurier and 343 Preston Street. Since entering the Ottawa market, Regus has helped over 500 clients with workplace needs in Ottawa.
“The past year we have focused heavily on growing our network of flexible workspace locations across Canada and Ottawa was a key location for us due to its strong small business community,” said Wayne Berger, VP, Regus Canada. “After very successful openings of the other Ottawa location, this third locations allows us to continue to cater to business growth in Ottawa and meet the growing demand for flexible workspaces.”
David Griffin, CEO of Vortini, a British-based company, is one of the first clients to setup his office at Albert & Metcalfe, and officially making his company’s Canadian headquarters at this location. His company started using Regus’s network of global workspaces in Britain and is using the new Ottawa location to enter the Canadian market for the first time.
“We’re a British company expanding to Canada and selected Ottawa as the city to base our company. It was important to get to work straight away, and not spend time creating an office from an empty space," said David Griffin, CEO, Vortini. "We also didn't want to be tied into a lease that would require us to estimate our requirement for space years ahead allowing us to expand and retract as necessary.”
The new centre marks the 88th location in Canada. Regus is focused on growing in the most prestigious and prime locations in Canada and around the world so companies can expand and retract as needed, while reducing the cost and risks of traditional office spaces.
Regus is the world’s largest provider of workspace, with customers including some of the most successful, entrepreneurs, individuals and multi-million dollar corporations.
Our network of 2,600 locations in 106 countries encompasses 43 million square feet of the world’s leading locations, offering convenient, high-quality, fully serviced spaces for people to work, whether for a few minutes or a few years. Companies like Google, Toshiba and GlaxoSmithKline choose Regus so that they can work flexibly and make their businesses more successful as they grow around the world.
The key to flexible working is convenience and so Regus is open wherever our 2.1 million members need support - city centres, suburban districts, shopping centres and retail outlets, railway stations, universities, motorway service stations and even community centres. With brands including Regus, Regus Express, Signature Group, Open Office, Spaces and Kora within our group, there is something for every business need, from traditional offices to vibrant creative environments that foster creative thinking and collaboration.
Founded in Brussels, Belgium, in 1989, Regus is based in Luxembourg and listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.regus.com