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Surge in enquiries for flexible workspace in Newcastle as post-Brexit strategies unfold

ByDave Stopher

Sep 22, 2016

Newcastle, 16th September 2016- The uncertainty surrounding post-Brexit trading has led to a growth in demand for flexible office space in Newcastle, according to workspace provider Regus.

Regus reports that enquiries increased by a half (50%) from June-August and suggests the figures are an indication that businesses in Newcastle and beyond are starting to think more flexibly about how and where they work.

Richard Morris, UK CEO, Regus, comments: “The current UK business climate does not lend itself to long-term property purchase commitments or even long-term lease arrangements. Instead, businesses are thinking more flexibly and investigating more agile ways of working afforded by flexible workspace.

“Since the Brexit vote was announced, we have seen a significant growth in enquiries for our workspace in Newcastle, and this trend is mirrored across the UK.”

The Regus model enables businesses to take as much workspace as they need at any time – whether a single office for a day, or multiple workstations across an extended period.

“Businesses were starting to think this way long before Brexit happened,” continues Morris. “Certainly, the Brexit effect has generated a surge in demand, but this is simply continued evidence that business attitudes are beginning to shift towards a more agile future.”