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

Richard Morris

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

Regus reports that enquiries from June-August nearly doubled and suggests the figures are an indication that businesses in Leicester and beyond are starting to think more flexibly about how and where they work.

Richard Morris, UK CEO, Regus, said: “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 Leicester, and this trend is mirrored across the UK.

“Businesses were starting to think this way long before Brexit happened.

“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”.