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It offers immediate access to professional serviced offices, business lounges and cafés in more than 1,000 locations worldwide and 135 in the UK

* Record numbers join program that helps business maximize performance

LONDON 11 FEBRUARY 2009: BusinessWorld, a revolutionary new cost-saving product from Regus, is providing unexpected benefits for companies identifying new opportunities to thrive during these troubled economic times.

Regus Group (LSE: RGU), the leading global provider of workplace solutions, launched BusinessWorld on the cusp of the global economic meltdown. It offers immediate access to professional serviced offices, business lounges and cafés in more than 1,000 locations worldwide and 135 in the UK.

In six months membership has exploded with 200,000 individuals and 10,000 companies worldwide having signed up for one of four unique BusinessWorld membership packages that support mobile professionals. Buoyed by the early success of the program, Regus estimates it will have one million BusinessWorld members by the end of 2009 40% of which are in the UK.

“When we launched BusinessWorld we had no idea a global economic crisis of this magnitude would hit, but this innovative product is providing significant business benefits,” said Mark Dixon, Regus group chief executive officer. “Despite the recessionary environment, business is still getting done and money is still being made. The companies that will thrive are those that seek out and seize new opportunities. Whether it’s expanding into new markets or streamlining existing real estate investments our BusinessWorld program gives members a unique competitive advantage – access to a physical business presence just about anywhere business gets done, at a reasonable cost.

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Dixon added “Until now there hasn’t been a product that gives today’s rapidly growing mobile workforce instant access to professional, private office space anywhere in the world their business takes them, for as little as £25 a day. BusinessWorld provides mobile workers with all the tools they need to remain productive while on the road.”

Market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that the number of mobile workers worldwide will reach one billion by 2011. Regus is the only company delivering the right product in the right place at the right time to help them compete in the current economic climate.

Frequent international business traveler Andy Abramson, founder and CEO of marketing and social communications agency Communicano, Inc, is just one BusinessWorld member who is reaping the benefits.

“My Regus BusinessWorld card is as important to me as my credit cards,” said Abramson. “I rely on Regus business centres across the world to help me meet with clients and stay productive while on the road. All of my employees are virtual workers with no central office, but with the BusinessWorld card we can access a professional office at any time – while dramatically reducing overhead. The money we could have spent on office space and furnishings now goes to the team instead – and they’re our most important asset in these uncertain times. ”

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About The Regus Group
The Regus Group is the world’s leading provider of pioneering workplace solutions, with products and services ranging from fully equipped serviced offices to professional meeting rooms, virtual offices, business lounges and the largest network of videoconferencing studios. The Regus Group delivers a new way to work, whether it’s from home, on the road or from an office. Clients such as Google, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Nokia and Accenture join thousands of growing small and medium businesses that benefit from outsourcing their office and workplace needs to The Regus Group, allowing them to focus on their core business.
Over 400,000 clients a day benefit from Regus Group facilities spread across a global footprint of 1000 locations in 450 cities and 75 countries, which allows individuals and companies to work wherever, however and whenever they want to. For more information, visit

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