New Zealand co-working provider BizDojo acquired by global leader
5 February, 2018
The owner of some of the world’s leading flexible workspace providers, IWG, has gained a distinctly Kiwi flavour with
the recent acquisition of New Zealand co-working provider BizDojo.
IWG is the owner of leading workspace companies including Regus, Spaces, No18 and Basepoint. It provides a choice of
professional, inspiring and collaborative workspaces, communities and services that help over 2.5 million people work
more productively around the world. It already has a presence in New Zealand with 14 Regus locations in Auckland,
Wellington and Christchurch, with more on the way. In total IWG has over 3,100 locations worldwide in over 1,000 cities
and 110 countries.
The group’s global community will now expand to include BizDojo’s workspace centres and members across New Zealand. As a
result, BizDojo members will automatically have access to all the benefits that Regus members do in the country, with
the added advantage of a truly global network.
New Zealand Country Manager, Pierre Ferrandon, says IWG is pleased to have the opportunity to support an entrepreneurial
New Zealand company that, like so many of its customers, has grown something original from the ground up.
“IWG is very pleased to support this fantastic Kiwi concept with our global network, resources and experience,” says Mr.
Ferrandon. “BizDojo has gained a significant following over the years. Bringing it into our network offers New Zealand
businesses greater variety, with more, character-filled locations. Our growing network in New Zealand enables our
customers to work however and wherever they want, with more workspaces on the way.”
BizDojo co-founder, Jonah Merchant, says the team is looking forward to working with IWG and benefitting from its global
reach and expertise. “Since day one, the BizDojo focus has been the same – to support our residents as they grow their
businesses, foster a sense of community, share learnings amongst each other, and collaborate. We are excited to continue
that journey with IWG.”
Like many countries across the world, New Zealand is seeing increased interest in flexible workspaces.
“Digitalisation and new technologies are transforming how people work. As a result, people are waking up to the personal
productivity benefits of being able to live and work how and where they want,” explains Mr. Ferrandon.
“Businesses are also increasingly understanding the financial and strategic benefits to be gained from using flexible
workspace to ensure they always have the right space at the right time in the right locations for their employees. These
trends are increasing demand for collaborative and inspiring workspaces and communities globally, and here locally in
New Zealand also.”
IWG’s expansion in New Zealand continues at pace with several new Regus centres recently opened and more planned. It
opened its first centre on Auckland’s North Shore at Constellation Drive and a new Albert Street centre in late 2017.
The final touches are being put on two new Christchurch centres, along with a third, due to open in an historic building
in Dunedin in the coming weeks. Further Auckland openings outside of the central city are on the cards for 2018,
bringing more workspaces closer to home for employees, and more businesses closer to their customers.
IWG is leading the workspace revolution. Our companies help people to work more productively, by providing a choice of
professional, inspiring and collaborative workspaces, communities and services.
Regus is the leading global workspace provider. We have built an unparalleled network of office, co-working and meeting
spaces for companies to use in every city in the world. It’s a global infrastructure built for businesses to support
every opportunity. Our network enables businesses to operate anywhere, without the need for set-up costs or capital
investment. It provides our customers with immediate cost benefits and the opportunity to fully outsource their office
portfolio. Designed to enhance productivity and connect 2.5 million like-minded professionals, it’s an instant global
community and a place to belong.