Service Offices Provider, International Company “Regus” is already in Georgia, and offers customers a perfect work environment in Tbilisi’s most prestigious, active and dynamic part of Freedom Square (Leonidze street # 2, business center “Tabidze 1”, 4th floor).
“Regus” was founded in 1989 in Brussels, Belgium. Its head office is located in Luxembourg. The company network comprises more than 3,000 business centers located in over 1000 cities of 120 countries. “Regus” is presented at the London Stock Exchange. According to the company, “Regus” is essential for every business. Flexible and easy-to-use A-class offices, flexible and simple conditions of payment, modern and protected IT infrastructure, meeting rooms, common work space, administration services, access to 3,000 branches around the world, these are important services that require small, medium and large businesses’ success.
CBW had an interview with Rusudan Chakvetadze, Representative of ”Regus” in Georgia about specific services, company’s products and its uniqueness.
”Regus” operates on the world market for 30 years, what is the experience that these years brought?
Our global network is expanding annually. Any business person needs an ideal environment and a favorable location, with flexible and simple payment terms. ”Regus” cares to make their work space more comfortable, without losing time and additional payments. For more than 30 years, we have been trusted by multi-million companies, small and medium businesses, independent consultants and more than two million loyal customers around the world. Among our customers are: Google, Microsoft, Lincoln, Facebook, Samsung, Uber, Amazon and others. Years have brought trust, experience and high quality service. When big companies plan to acquire new markets, they ask whether there is ”Regus” in the country. It is very important for investors ”Regus” to be operating in the country where they are to enter, because they are aware of our service, what quality and standards we meet.
The center has opened in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi as well…
The “Regus” service center in Tbilisi is located in the center, surrounded by prestigious hotels, cafes, restaurants and shops and there is a perfect environment for business people. The Center fully meets the requirements of the Service Office, which is the best solution for foreign business visitors who want to enter the Georgian market, without additional administrative procedures and investments, at a simple price and the terms of payment. This is a center where business companies and business people will benefit from Regus’s international standards, which our company offers worldwide.
The company offers service office to its customers, what services does it provide specifically?
The service office implies hotel type service. The user’s disposal is fully equipped offices, business lounge and cafe, meeting rooms, co-working space, virtual office, video-conference space. So everything started like this… businessman Mark Dixon, the founder of the company, traveled around the world due to his business activities. Once in Brussels, he needed to use office, while he couldn’t fine one with full service that could be rented temporary. After that, Mark Dixon decided to offer customers a new service – Service Office. Company or a person had the opportunity to take office for 1 hour, day, month, year etc. in any country. At first it all started off with offices. Now the “Regus” has a lot of service, which makes the service even more comfortable. It’s important that in our cafe clients can order sandwiches, coffee, various sweets, chocolates. Churchkhela is popular in Georgia, which our foreign clients are fond of. In addition, we do the buffet lunches and launch breaks.
Today, the service office arranges an office administrator, connected telephone, internet, meeting rooms, business lounges, kitchen … all these services at one price. All of this is available in more than 3000 locations around the world. The office can be rented for any term and the most flexible conditions of payment.
Your main customers are business people, some travel quite a lot, the company cares for them, what are the offers specifically for mobile people?
They own ”Regus” membership cards. ”Business World” members, that are mobile people, have business trips frequently, while they’re traveling they don’t have to think which hotel or cafe offers fast internet and quiet working environment, as it’s easy to find ”Regus” branch through application, in 120 countries, 3000 comfortable and open work space.
We especially have our membership packages for business community Regus, whose members are given the opportunity to have their own business relationships from anywhere in the world. In particular, using the golden card has access to the business lounges from any place. In addition to access to business lounges, have internet access at the airport, free coffee, tea and other services. Wherever they go, they have a place to work, which is not only convenient but also prestigious.
What is the difference between a platinum card?
Platinum card holders in all countries enjoy personal offices unlimited. They can invite guests and have free access to the Regus meetings rooms at 3000 business centers. Platinum allows the owner to have its own office in the world’s most prestigious business centers such as Trump Tower New York, Dubai Downtown … The owner of this card receives an individual office everywhere and whenever. The card is personal, but the owner has the opportunity to invite the visitor. The advantage of platinum is the addition of one service – meeting room.
How did Regus simplify office search procedure for foreigners?
Their main demand is – high class business center, safe, high quality internet, easily accessible location, which should meet the standards required for the office. In addition, there is only one page agreement and you have a space in the office of Regus for as long as you need it. Consequently, the procedures for finding office are considerably simplified.
What does one of your services mean – virtual office?
Virtual Office – This is a virtual representation in the country. However, this commandment has been further expanded and we have given more tools to our clients. They can have a business and legal address in different countries, the postal code, to register the company, which is possible through virtual offices. One can also use the business lounge and meeting rooms.
In particular, what kind of meetings can be planned there?
Meetings rooms are different categories. Just for 2-3 people, for a broad audience that can be rented hourly in any country, including Georgia, and it can simply be booked through ”Regus” application.
Are you planning to launch ”Regus” in other regions of Georgia, for example in Batumi?
There is a demand for service offices in Georgia. At the end of March the business center will be opened on Vazha Pshavela Avenue in Tbilisi. By the end of 2020, there will be at least 5 locations at different levels and prices. We consider to launch it in Kutaisi, Rustavi, Batumi … There is a special demand for Kutaisi. By the end of 2020, we consider that 12 centers will be launched.