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If you thought all office space around Crawley was the same then think again

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Travel around the town, particularly through the business district of Manor Royal and you will be hard pressed to find new modern office space that is both affordable and meets the needs of its tenants.

Whilst Regus has been around for years it has followed with lots of other businesses offering office space along with all the other extras, such as phones and furniture. But now they have taken it a step further, and one that is likely to shape the very future of serviced office space.

The new site in Manor Royal has transformed the concept that has been the stalwart for Regus year upon year.

Sure there have been certain locations that have stood out, notably one in central London off Regent Street which literally took your breath away when you entered. Such an ideal location to impress a client.

Well now that glamour has come to Crawley and it is certainly a space that needs to be seen to be believed.

Gone is the cramp communal areas, replaced with wide open spaces and plenty of sofas and desks for residents and visitors to use as and when they require them.

Long breakfast bars circle a huge kitchen area which has already become the hub for tenants, making networking second nature.

A long row of hubs, small rooms where you can go make private calls or work without disturbance line another open communal area while high backed lounge chairs complete with built-in desks allow you to look out across the area while your finish your latest work.

And they have also ensured that the space is kept light and fresh with a huge atrium complete with sky lights bringing a sense of space and more importantly enthusiasm to the working environment.

No more corridors of bland office space, now you are spoilt for choice whether overlooking the impressive atrium or outwards across the town.

But one area that has really captivated people is their new shared office space.

Where once co-working space consisted of you turning up and taking whatever desk was available, Regus has taken the concept and thrown it out of the window. Now you get a permanent desk, yours, no-one elses! You can come and go as you please and still utilise any of their 3000+ sites across the world and, in this town, all for under £200 a month.

But the proof of what we are saying needs to be seen to really be believed.

The new Regus which only opened last November is having an open evening, a showcase event that should be attended by anyone wanting to either make that first step into an office environment, or by those looking for something superior to where they are but without the added costs.

Tomorrow, 30th May from 5pm to 8:30pm you can come and experience what can only be described as unique, special and highly desirable.

This is the future and is it now here in Crawley.

Regus’s showcase event is at Churchill Court 3, Manor Royal, Crawley , RH10 9LU or goto: https://bit.ly/2DK9KZOand register so you don’t miss this event.

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‘How is COVID-19 impacting your business?’ Crawley Council wants to know

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Tell Crawley Borough Council about the impact of coronavirus on your business.

The council, working together with Manor Royal BID, has released a new survey asking businesses to report how they have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. 

In response to the pandemic, the council is forming an Economic Recovery Taskforce alongside local businesses, community and stakeholder representatives to evaluate the true impact of the crisis on the local economy and develop a coherent Economic Recovery Plan for the town, including how the forthcoming Crawley Towns Fund programme should be spent to aid recovery.

This survey will provide the council and Manor Royal BID with “real time” information on the impact of the crisis on day to day business activity in Crawley and help the council and the BID to understand what additional support is needed for local businesses at this time.  

Businesses will be asked how staffing levels and turnover have been affected, what Government business support schemes they have used and what further support they may need.

All responses to the survey will be treated with confidence and the results will only be read by those involved in formulating a response to the COVID-19 crisis as part of Crawley’s Economic Recovery Plan.

Leader of Crawley Borough Council, Councillor Peter Lamb, said: “Our initial aim was to support businesses as quickly as possible, using the Government’s Small Business Rates Relief Grant and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant. Now we need to look at our long term recovery plan and this includes hearing from businesses and finding out where further resources need to be directed.”

Executive Director at Manor Royal BID, Steve Sawyer, said:

“How we come through this will depend on our ability to work together for an even better Crawley. We will work enthusiastically alongside the council as part of the Crawley Taskforce, which begins with collecting meaningful data from businesses so we can design a place-specific collective response. We encourage all businesses to complete this short but important survey.”

To fill out the survey, visit crawley.gov.uk/council-information/how-council-works/consultation

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