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Prestige Serviced Offices Open on Guernsey 05th December 2014

301 main2Businesses in Guernsey now have access to the first prestige serviced offices on the island following i2 Office's launch of over 20,000 square feet of Grade A space on St Julian's Avenue, St Peter Port.

The newly-opened serviced offices are based in Royal Chambers in the heart of the financial district, with superb views over the harbour. Royal Chambers is classed as the premier Grade A office building in Guernsey and features an exterior of polished granite with solid German Jura Limestone cladding.

i2 Office has configured the space to offer a combination of high quality serviced offices for rental on flexible, competitive terms with top-grade technology services, including Superfast broadband via a 100MB data line and the latest MITEL walk around telephone handsets. The new offices can accommodate all sizes of operations, from small teams of start-up workers to companies looking to house more than 50 people, either for a project or for a long term real estate solution. Clients of the new facility will have access to the on-site business lounge as well as the meeting rooms and café area, all located in The Rotunda area of the business centre.

"During the last five years, serviced offices have become the property solution of choice for both small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and corporate clients worldwide because they offer a more flexible and lower cost alternative to the traditional long term lease," said Philip Grace, founder and chief executive of i2 Office.

"i2 Office's low monthly charges include rent, service charge, Guernsey's Tax on Real Property (TRP), heating and lighting. Costs are further reduced because the shared common facilities in a serviced office result in a smaller net space requirement. With zero capital expenditure, no dilapidations liability and immediate availability, serviced offices are now a viable option for new companies coming to the island or existing companies looking to expand or take advantage of lease breaks," he said.

In addition to the serviced offices proposition, i2 Office is also offering a range of meeting room services with full catering support. The meeting rooms can accommodate roundtable gatherings for 2 to 3 people, board meetings for 2 to 20 guests or theatre-style gatherings for up to 150 attendees.

Meeting rooms can be booked in person or online for an hour, a half-day or for a full day. Offices or desk space can be rented by the day, week, month or for longer term occupation without the burden of long term rental agreements.

i2 Office operates high quality serviced offices and meeting rooms in over 25 prestige locations, including Mayfair and the City of London. The company has expanded rapidly over the last two years and now runs sites across the UK, including Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester.

"i2 Office has grown by offering premium office space in only the best buildings in great locations, with first class technology and five-star service on flexible terms. That means we are able to offer offices by the hour, the day, the week or the year, without the need to tie up capital in rental deposit agreements for long term leases," said Philip Grace, founder and chief executive of i2 Office.

"Guernsey was chosen as our first development outside the UK mainland because it is a truly international financial centre. With a vibrant and expanding economy, plus high quality of life, Guernsey offers i2 Office a superb platform for future international expansion," he said.

The new i2 serviced office facility is targeting a combination of start-up businesses, mobile workers and corporate and professional services teams working on business and technology projects on Guernsey who cannot be accommodated on client sites.

The new facility has already been welcomed by business and political leaders, including the Chief Minister of Guernsey, Jonathan Le Tocq.

"I am very encouraged by the unique quality of the service offer which i2 Office is bringing to Guernsey. These new serviced offices epitomise the best of what Guernsey can offer as an international financial centre to support businesses as they grow. The new facility is a welcome addition to our business infrastructure in Guernsey," he said.

About i2 Office

i2 Office was founded in London in 2009. The company has focussed on providing top quality serviced offices in prestige locations on flexible contract terms. i2 Office provides best-in-class communications and office technology along with on-site services and support. The company currently operates 28 serviced offices with 14 sites in London and 14 in locations throughout the UK, including Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester.

For more information on i2 Office Guernsey, contact:
Michelle Morley, General Manager, i2 Office on 07781 161 375

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0207 256 6992 or 07957 321012. Email