The retailer is partnering with Regus for flexible ‘business hubs’ at four stores across the UK.
As the workplace becomes a more flexible environment, an increased number of businesses are opening up their spaces to workers. We’ve previously reported that the Boston Globe opened up unused office space to startups and the Marriott is opening up couches to workers.
Now Staples is partnering with Regus in the UK for ‘Business Hubs’ in its stores. These will offer drop-in facilities and meeting spaces. They are aimed at mobile workers who want to catch up on work and homeworkers looking for a professional location to meet clients.
The hubs can be accessed with a Regus Business world card or a pass, which can be purchased online or in a Staples store and start from just £5 per day. The Business Hubs will initially be trialled at four stores in Swindon, Reading, Sheffield, and Birmingham. Spencer Slee, director at Staples UK, said:
Through our close relationship with our customers, we know that more and more people are working on the move. So, offering drop-in workspace is a natural extension of the business support we give to our customers. Staples have the resource, space and expertise to provide mobile workers with everything they need when working remotely and Regus, with its excellent understanding of flexible and mobile working, is the obvious partner for this.