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In July 2019, Regus will open a new flexible workspace in the centre of Thessaloniki – the second largest city in Greece – adding to the brand’s footprint in the country.
As Greece continues to bounce back from tough economic times, an influx of self-made entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses has created a strong demand throughout the nation for flexible office space – which meets their needs better than conventional workspace.
Katerina Manou, Regus’ General Manager for Greece, says: “We are excited about the expansion of our offices in Thessaloniki, a city with strong entrepreneurship and significant growth in recent years. Our offices will be of great help to anyone looking for a modern, easily accessible workplace in the heart of the city, providing services and networking opportunities in our well-designed spaces.”
Offering more than 1,900 square metres of workspace across five floors, the new Regus Centre in Thessaloniki will have two meeting rooms, 211 individual work stations and 66 private offices for companies to hire. The venue enjoys a central location opposite the buzz of Athonos Square, moments from the bars and restaurants of the city’s harbour. It’s also a five-minute walk from Thessaloniki’s main train station.
The opening of the new Regus Centre in Thessaloniki is symbolic of Greece’s current business climate. The country is embracing flexible working culture as a solution, recognising the advantages it offers for both startups and established firms looking for a more intuitive way of keeping costs down, and seeking to create a better work-life balance to help retain talent.
What’s more, Greece is benefitting from the regenerative power of the flexible working movement. Underused buildings are being given a lease of new life by transforming into co-working hubs. And, as new businesses move in, burgeoning business districts attract attention from international companies and investors.
“Flexible workspace has emerged as a response to specific market conditions,” says Manou. “Increased external volatility, high sunk costs for setting up conventional office space, the emphasis on flexibility to expand and contract operations in line with business development – these factors have contributed to making flexible workplaces an attractive option.”
She adds: “A new generation of entrepreneurs have embraced the idea, and are driving demand, as the Greek economy is picking up again. Perceptions about the most efficient ways to run firms – both small and large – have fundamentally been reshaped. It is now clearer than ever that the workspace should not be a liability for the bottom line of a firm, but an asset positively contributing to a firm’s operations.”
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