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Top Tips for a Future-proofed Flexible Workspace

By Amanda Fanoun | August 20, 2019

Running a coworking space can be rewarding and exciting. By the very nature of the agility and flexibility that the coworking model offers to occupiers, operators find themselves struggling to simplify the multiple layers of complexity added to their operation. With demand for this office type on the rise and new market players throwing their…

Join team essensys at GCUCALL in LA

Join team essensys at GCUCALL in LA

By Amanda Fanoun | April 22, 2016

We’re delighted to announce our sponsorship of the GCUCALL conference taking place this May 3rd to 5th in Los Angeles. Come and experience our awesome unconference lounge, where we’ll keep attendees powered up with snacks, ice-cold drinks and beats throughout the day… and treat you to a special Cinco de Mayo celebration! While you’re there,…

BCA Conference 2016 People Photo

BCA Conference 2016: opportunities and differentiation in a booming sector

By Amanda Fanoun | April 21, 2016

Gareth Evans, MD Bizspace. Joe Murray, Sales Director, essensys. Michael Guest, MD essensys. Mark Furness, CEO, essensys. Tom Payne, Operations Director, Bizspace.   By Joe Murray – Sales Director at essensys Another year, another successful BCA conference! BCA Executive Director Jennifer Brooke kicked off the annual flagship event with a rallying cry for flexible workplace…

How to drive revenue through community nurturing technology

By Amanda Fanoun | April 20, 2016

By Claire Luik, VP Product & Business Development – Digital Workspace at essensys For coworking space providers to set themselves apart, they need to implement an intelligent, technology-based strategy around the beating heart of their space: the member community. As is widely accepted, coworking members want to feel part of a buzzing, productive and collaborative…

How to drive usage of your meeting rooms

How to Drive Usage of your Meeting Rooms

By Amanda Fanoun | March 22, 2016

It’s fair to say that meeting rooms are on average empty for about 75% of the time. While hardly news for our sector, this still is shocking. Especially considering the ever-growing focus on mobile working and collaborative spaces, both furthering the overall need for meeting rooms. On the plus side, workspace operators should recognise a…

Health and Wellbeing Plan Is Live

Our Wellbeing Masterplan is up and running!

By Amanda Fanoun | February 26, 2016

By Allan Darvill, Health & Wellbeing Consultant at essensys It was during my time as a Personal Trainer in a gym near the essensys London office that I got to know the firm’s CEO Mark Furness (and his great sense of humour). When Mark approached me one day, asking me to become a full-time Health…

essensys Acquires HubCreate

essensys acquires Hubcreate

By Amanda Fanoun | February 22, 2016

I am delighted to announce that we have completed the acquisition of Hubcreate, the market-leading workspace management software company formerly known as RJmetis. At essensys, we have a clear vision for JEFF to be the single digital platform that powers the flexible workspace industry. We continuously invest in JEFF to further extend its reach, capabilities…

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David Kinnaird announced as Managing Director, North America

By Amanda Fanoun | January 29, 2016

David Kinnaird and Mark Furness in the essensys Manhattan office By Mark Furness, essensys CEO & Founder As 2016 gathers momentum, I am delighted to announce another key milestone for essensys. We have appointed David Kinnaird, former Operations Director at Avanta Serviced Office Group, as Managing Director of our North American operations. I am sure…

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The takeaway worker who set up a fast-growing IT firm

By Amanda Fanoun | January 25, 2016

Originally published by the BBC Working behind the counter of a Thai takeaway in south London, Mark Furness had hit rock bottom. The Liverpudlian had previously successfully managed a technology business in the north of England, but he says that after its parent group had reneged on giving him a share of the company he…

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