Bristol, 16 September 2013 - Regus, the global workspace provider, has announced a partnership with Moto Hospitality Ltd, the UK's largest motorway service area operator to offer professional workspace and business support for motorists and mobile workers.
The first Moto site launch a Regus Express business centre is Leigh Delamere on the M4 Westbound between Swindon and Bristol, which opens today. It features a large business lounge with co-working space, private workstations (called ThinkPods) and wifi, in addition to meeting rooms.
Regus launched its first business centres on the UK motorway network a year ago. Since opening they have achieved month-on-month growth in footfall, becoming popular co-working venues for local business people as well as productive touch-down points for business travellers.
John Spencer CEO of Regus in the UK said: "The last decade has seen a revolution in workplace attitudes and habits, creating millions of mobile and nomadic workers who aren't confined to the traditional office anymore. Providing them with business services on the go, from wifi to workstations to printing facilities, is an exciting and largely untapped opportunity for transport operators.
"We are proud that Moto has identified Regus as best placed to support the mobile work needs of its customers."
Ashleigh Lewis, Moto's Commercial Director said: "We believe the business traveller continues to have an expectation of facilities that are both easily accessible and provide a productive working environment. We're excited about this partnership and welcome new Regus customers to our Leigh Delamere services."
Other 'Third Place' deals signed by Regus include Staples, the office supplies retailer; SNCF in France; the Dutch railway network and Shell, currently rolling out 70 business centres in its service stations across Berlin.
Similar to all Regus' 220 UK business centres, Regus Express at Leigh Delamere can be accessed with a Regus Businessworld card (£35/month) or with a Mobile Worker package available in Staples stores.
Dr Peter Walker is the Director of Compass Psychological Services Ltd, a company that provides a wide range of psychological services including psychological assessment and therapy.
Peter and his associates work from a variety of locations across the South West, with the main company office being in the Regus centre on Bristol's Temple Quay.
He envisages that the new Regus Express centre will be a useful addition to the company's network of business centres. "My company's going through a period of expansion at the moment and we're taking on a lot of new clients across the South West," he says.
"It's very common for me to find myself having a meeting with a client in Swindon mid-morning and then another one with a prospective client in Gloucester in the afternoon, with a couple of hours to spare in the meantime.
"The new Regus Express centre at Leigh Delamere will be an ideal place to drop in and fit in some work when we have time between appointments. It'll certainly make a more professional alternative to roadside cafes, which don't offer printers or secure wifi. I also find I can be much more productive in a quieter space."
Regus Express Leigh Delamere, Westbound Motorway Services Area (between junctions 17 and 18 on the M4), Chippenham SN14 6LB.
Regus is the world's largest provider of flexible workplaces, with products and services ranging from fully equipped offices to professional meeting rooms, business lounges and the world's largest network of video communication studios. Regus enables people to work their way, whether it's from home, on the road or from an office. Customers such as Google, GlaxoSmithKline, and Nokia join hundreds of thousands of growing small and medium businesses that benefit from outsourcing their office and workplace needs to Regus, allowing them to focus on their core activities.
More than 1.3 million customers a day benefit from Regus facilities spread across a global footprint of more than 1,500 locations in 600 cities and 100 countries, which allow individuals and companies to work wherever, however and whenever they want to. Regus was founded in Brussels, Belgium in 1989, is headquartered in Luxembourg and listed on the London Stock Exchange.