Regus, the global workplace provider, has just announced the expansion of its global network to include Iraq, its 105th country.
Its new centre in Erbil, Kurdistan, will support the activities of companies in the region, particularly in the fields of oil and gas, engineering and technology.
Located in the prime commercial district of Erbil, close to the airport and key government ministries, the new centre will enable companies of all sizes to operate from top-quality premises in this high-potential economy, without the financial risk of long-term real-estate commitments.
Business travellers can also use the business lounge at the centre as a professional space to work for an hour, a day or a week, facilitating successful commercial activity in the region.
Among those welcoming Regus’ launch in Erbil is the UK Consul to the Kurdistan Region and Northern Iraq, Angus McKee:
“I welcome the arrival of Regus to the Kurdistan Region. Not only is it a company recognised internationally for its high standards, but because serviced offices such as these are exactly what small/medium enterprises and new arrivals to a market look for.”
Mark Dixon, Regus CEO, added:
“In Iraq, as in other new markets, businesses need flexibility, agility and the right location to succeed. And now Iraq is the 105th country in which Regus is offering them exactly those benefits.
“As a result of Regus’ phenomenal level of global growth and coverage, more than 2 million Regus customers have unparalleled opportunities to do business wherever and whenever they want.
"Whether they’re a multinational or a young entrepreneur, these opportunities will further increase for them in 2015, as we add new countries, cities, districts and transport hubs to our global network.”
The launch in Iraq advances Regus’ strategy of global growth. In 2014 it added over 450 new locations to its global network, and the strategy continues. Further new launches planned for 2015 include extending the Regus network to its 106th country, Brunei – again, offering customers growth opportunities in sectors from oil & gas to technology.