Regus CEO Mark Dixon says: “We all have a part to play in getting Britain working again, which is why we have launched the Get Started campaign.
“Whilst the government has announced plans to get the unemployed and small businesses moving again, it’s vital the private sector takes decisive action now to support people who want to set up their own business.”
Under the scheme, Regus is offering unlimited use of its business lounges and cafés – worth approx £10m – in more than 1,000 locations worldwide by signing people up to its businessworld programme. A number of mentoring sessions for entrepreneurs will also be held throughout the year in Regus centres across the UK.
Warren Bennett, co-founder of A Suit That Fits, is one entrepreneur who is already working with Regus. The online tailor won a business award that was sponsored by the Regus and as part of the prize, the office space company is helping A Suit That Fits to expand.
Bennett says: “We go into Regus’s offices in various locations once every two weeks to fit new suits for our clients. We do this in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Liverpool, Bristol and Cambridge and we’re thinking about Dublin and Edinburgh.”