The Regus Group has opened its 1,000th business centre in the holiday and MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and events) destination of Mauritius.
The landmark centre comes 20 years after the company opened its first centre in Brussels. Regus now has a presence in 76 territories and provides business facilities for more than 500,000 customers.
While Mauritius is well known as a honeymoon and MICE destination, Rajoo Jadoo, director of the board of investment in Mauritius commented that the island is increasingly becoming recognised as a regional business hub and services centre.
Jadoo said: “The investor who chooses Mauritius can now begin business activities and secure all the required permits within three days. The Regus business model perfectly complements our objective of allowing investors to be quickly operational by providing them with corporate-type workspaces.”
The Regus centre is located in Ebene, 10 kilometres from the island’s capital Port Louis, within the corporate complex Cybercity, which is home to a range of multinational corporations, including technology specialists. It provides fully furnished and equipped offices, meeting rooms and a business lounge, as well as administrative support staff to travellers with a Regus membership (£199 per year for a Businessworld Gold card, or free with a print subscription to Business Traveller).
Mark Dixon, chief executive for Regus commented: “In reaching this historic landmark we have, over the last 20 years, had to open a centre every week. Be it Mauritius or Monaco, Milwaukee or Manila we are redefining the world of work, offering businesses of all sizes flexible, innovative cost effective and inspiring spaces in which to meet, work and collaborate.”
Dixon added a prediction for the future: “We are on the cusp of workplace revolution, which will see fixed office workers become the exception not the norm. On any given day something in the region of fifty percent of office space sits empty, while the other fifty per cent is being utilized for functions that could be performed anywhere.”
Regus also recently opened a new flagship centre in central London – see online news June 10.
Report by Sara Turner
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