The demand for flexible working solutions is growing especially among young entrepreneurs, who work whenever and wherever. And especially in countries like Brunei, where the renewed rapid growth of the oil and gas sector is driving demand for more jobs, talent and opportunities.
In support of this, Regus, the global workplace provider, has opened its first centre in Brunei Darusaalam’s capital, Bandar Seri Begawan. The new centre, located in the PGGMB Centre, is strategically situated in the prime business location of the capital.
The centre officially opened by the Minister of Industry and Primary Resources, Dato Seri Setia Yahya bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar, was hosted and officiated by John Wright, Regus CEO Asia Pacific.
“As the 106th country that Regus has established a presence, we see Brunei as a critical market for our customers and partners especially in the developing regional oil and gas sector. Brunei enjoys a symbiotic relationship with neighbouring Labuan and Kota Kinabalu, where the specialist talent supporting the oil and gas and exploration sector are based. Companies and enterprises in this area are looking for flexible workspace solutions to meet their project based engagements,” explained Vijayakumar Tangarasan, Country Manager of Regus Malaysia.
As the capital of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan is home to many multinational and regional enterprises that are active in the region. The clamour for world class office facilities and infrastructure, offering flexible workspace solutions to support project based and satellite operations, has been growing in Bandar Seri Begawan.
Situated conveniently amongst other offices at the PGGMB Centre, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are able to connect with other companies, increasing their networking and business opportunities. The new Regus centre is also able to assist multinational companies in setting up offices in Bandar Seri Begawan easily, veering away from the traditional practice of leasing. This facilitates their potential expansion to other parts of the country and to areas in neighbouring countries, such as the existing 27 centres in Peninsular and East Malaysia. SMEs and multinational companies based in Bandar Seri Begawan would also get the opportunity to leverage on Regus’ unique global network of 2,300 business centres.
“We believe that there’s serious untapped potential here, and that’s why we chose Bandar Seri Begawan as our inaugural Business Centre in Brunei. As flexible working gains popularity in the Asia Pacific region, the launch of the new business centre here is a positive step forward in encouraging more firms to opt for flexible working,” said John Wright.
Regus’ new centre in the capital of Brunei is regarded as among the most modern facilities in Bandar Seri Begawan. It is also home to many local and international companies from the oil and gas, financial services, technology and airline industries. As the capital's landmark, the centre provides many amenities including hotels, shopping malls, restaurants and easy access to the public transport.