SERVICED OFFICES: Friend or Foe?
The first Serviced Office company was incorporated in the UK in 1966 as Omni Offices Limited. The original business model was one of flexible opportunity for the small to medium sized enterprise sector (SME).
However, historical evidence in Singapore suggests that original symbiotic comfort that serviced offices could potentially provide has turned rather parasitic into a, ‘David vs Goliath’ attack on our SME. Our research has shown that Serviced Offices may have turned from helping hand to a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Your Voice Asia, has been receiving constantly increasing numbers of complaints and requests for help against three companies:
ServCorp Serviced Offices: we will revisit some of our own clients and follow up on complaints and publish them for you all to see.
Regus: without a doubt Regus serviced offices hold the worst reputation of any serviced company on the planet, if you simply, ‘Google” name. We will talk to new business owners just moving in to Regus and review their opinions on customer service and fair treatment.
UbSuite (AKA) CityHub: We are receiving a number of complaints about this organisation in the last two years both in Vietnam and Singapore. Interestingly, we have been approached for advice and help from one company that is about to enter litigation after UbSuite turned their back on their client and failed to provide a service as promised causing such a loss to this particular company they almost faced bankruptcy. WATCH THIS SPACE for constant updates on this case.
Email Andrea Soh – Investigative reporter: email@example.com If you have information regarding Serviced Offices. Particularly if you are a either a staff or you are a business that in your opinion have been treated exceptionally well or particularly terrible.