With thousands of customers in the UK, the company attributes rising demand for virtual offices to home-based and small businesses looking for workspace support that is low cost, low risk, and can dramatically increase productivity.
Huw Williams, Proprietor of Belfast-based Powerline Compensation Ltd sees clear benefits from having a virtual office service: “Using a Regus virtual office gives me a prestigious, city centre business address, without the inconvenience of setting up an office there. I can work on the move, wherever I need to be, or take the day off, secure that someone will answer the phone and take mail deliveries.”
Celia Donne, Regional Director, Regus adds: “With the economy still weak, small businesses are acutely aware of the need to control spending. Virtual offices offer home businesses, start-ups and companies entering the UK market the benefits of a staffed office – such as a professional business address, and a professional receptionist to answer the phone – without the expense, risk and management time of setting up a physical presence.”
Regus offers a range of virtual office services, including business address to use on company stationery, dedicated local phone number and receptionist to answer calls, mail collection and handling, and access to private offices or meeting rooms.
All those services allow businesses to project an impressive image to clients and customers, without the expense of leasing professional workspace, or hiring their own administrative staff.
Some companies use their virtual office as a permanent arrangement; others use it as a staging post, before they expand to a physical presence – often at the same Regus business address.