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As the Regus franchise model rolls out around the world, Corporate Vision takes note
Now in its second year, the Corporate Vision (CV) Franchise Awards have returned to reward the very best franchise opportunities across a wide range of markets, sectors and territories. Designed to showcase the opportunities offered by a growing franchise industry, the model is one that deserves recognition, according to CV Magazine: “They stand as excellent and exciting gateways for entrepreneurs to begin their business journeys, with the foundations already set by the dedicated franchisors,” it states. “With cultures that tend to grow and rise to meet the needs and demands of the consumers, the franchise industry truly shows no signs of slowing down.”
Franchising is a key component of the Regus expansion strategy, which aims to see a coworking hub in “every town, city and suburb” according to CEO Mark Dixon. Being recognised as an award-winning franchise model is likely to help this expansion, as an increasing number of entrepreneurs with a commercial portfolio will be presented with an attractive investment opportunity requiring minimal expenditure. Owing to the scale and scope of the Regus operation, set-up costs are kept low and a support network is on hand to make the franchise transition as smooth as possible. The sometimes short-term nature of office-space rental is fiscally sound in today’s uncertain economic climate too, since those clients are far likelier to opt for a commitment-free rental rather than being locked-in to the traditional long-term model.
The Best Workspace Solutions Franchise award was given to Regus in part because of the edge it has over others in the competitive market of office-space franchising. “Achieving success in our awards programme will provide you with the evidence you need to prove, beyond doubt, that you stand apart from the competition,” CV Magazine says. And what makes these awards truly special is their independence: “Nominated by clients, peer and fellow professionals, voted for by our readers and agreed by our industry experts, the 2019 Franchise Awards provide a comprehensive go-to resource for those seeking the truly outstanding enterprises from across the world.”
As an award-winning franchise-provider, Regus is delighted to present business-owners and CEOs with a viable opportunity to diversify commercial portfolios – and the infrastructure and support they need from the get-go. For Dixon, local partnerships are key: “In order to achieve the goal of national coverage – every town, city and suburb – it has to be done with partners,” he says. “For us, those partners are franchise partners, building-owner partners and investor partners.”