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Who we are and what we do

For more than two decades, Regus has been helping businesses of all kinds to work more effectively, in the way that suits them. The company now has 3,000 business centres in 900 cities all over the world.

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    • "The easiest way to predict the future is to invent it..."

      20 years on...

      Since 1989, Regus has consistently developed its portfolio of products and services to meet the needs of our customers to work however, whenever, wherever.

      We will continue to invent our future and remain at the forefront of providing quality products and services.

    • 1989

      Regus launches

      Mark Dixon opens the first business centre in Brussels, Belgium

      The business started in 1989 when entrepreneur Mark Dixon stopped off in Brussels, Belgium, and noticed how many business people were having to work out of hotels and cafés for lack of a more professional environment.

      He knew there had to be a better way to work on the road and at home.

      Dixon's idea was to transform the way companies worked by persuading them to outsource their work place requirements to a specialist provider.

    • 1994

      International growth

      Regus enters Latin America and China opening another 36 centres globally

      Demand grew rapidly. Within a few years Regus had established a global network of fully equipped, furnished and staffed offices that businesses could use on flexible terms that met their unique needs.

      The first offices in China and Latin America were opened in 1994.

    • 1998

      Regus opens its first office in the United States

    • 2000

      Regus goes public with IPO on the London Stock Exchange

    • 2001

      US Expansion

      Following the company's move into the United States in 1998 two crucial acquisitions were made, first of Stratis Business Centres

    • 2004

      Acquires major competitor

      Regus becomes the world's largest provider of flexible workspace

      A second acquisition followed in 2004, this time of HQ Global Workplaces - then the leading operator of business centres in the US.

    • 2005

      Innovative Businessworld scheme launches

      Business centres in 35 capital cities expands footprint to more than 50 countries through Asia, North America and Europe

      Another significant development was the launch in 2005 of Businessworld, a card-based system allowing users to occupy Regus workspace or use Regus services as and when they needed.

    • 2006

      Regus exceeds 200,000 customers

    • 2007

      Regus continues to grow, passing the £100 million of earnings mark for the first time

    • 2008

      Flexible office model success

      Regus reaches 400,000 customers in 950 locations across 70 countries, two thirds of which no longer have a fixed serviced office

    • 2009

      Regus defies the downturn

      In response to the economic crisis, Regus launches more new products than in the previous 15 years

      Now in its 20th year, the business passes 500,000 customers.

      Today, more than half of the Fortune 500, along with thousands of small and medium-sized companies, work with or from Regus – in the process reducing their fixed costs, increasing employee productivity, and allowing greater focus on their core business.

Work your way

In Regus' early days, the priorities of the typical business customer were to have a clean, well-run office with receptionists; the latest technology being a shared laser fax machine!

Nowadays, Regus customers have many different requirements from business lounges with wi-fi access to video communications suites, individual workpods, or flexible, hi-tech meeting rooms. Or they may choose to use Regus services remotely.

Work your way

The modern trend towards flexible working has played to Regus' strengths.

"Regus is the world's largest provider of flexible workspace, able to meet the needs of large corporates and small businesses alike."

For several years now, the pressure on businesses of every size in every sector and every country has been to manage risk, maximize their financial resources, and increase their flexibility to accommodate growth and adapt to market changes.

Among large corporations, this has encouraged many to look again at their property portfolios, which still account for more than 40 per cent of the total assets of some of the world's biggest companies.

At the other extreme, with small businesses or start-ups, survival and viability often depend on effective control of overheads. For companies such as these, Regus provides all the services and facilities they need with none of the fixed costs.

"a million customers served every single day"

Regus has followed a "right place, right time" strategy, selecting buildings in prime locations in city centers, central business districts or business parks with good transport links – or, more recently, moving into residential areas closer to where people live.

Regus - Work your wayRegus plc is traded on the London Stock Exchange (RGU.L) and maintains an aggressive growth strategy.

The company has changed enormously in its 22 years of existence, but only in terms of the products and services it offers to its customers, three-quarters of whom are now flexible, mobile workers.

Its strapline "Work your way" reflects Regus's enduring determination to provide whatever support its customers require so that they can work as efficiently and effectively as possible wherever they may be.

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