Regus is coming to the aid of Reigate commuters by offering free workspace on train strike days.
The global workspace provider says the free access to its business lounge in London Road, Reigate, will provide stranded workers with a professional workspace, wi-fi and complimentary refreshments.
Reigate is one of a number of selected centres where Regus is making the offer, which is on a first-come first-served basis.
Richard Morris, UK CEO at Regus said:
“We simply want to provide a convenient solution for businesses amidst the disruption and to help professionals stay productive. For many commuters, working from home on these days is not a realistic proposition – perhaps they don’t have the space, or are concerned about technology failures or being interrupted. Our workspaces enable people to arrive, plug-in and get working.
The strikes raise larger questions about the commuting model in today’s age. Businesses may well find that letting their staff work from more convenient and flexible locations on strike days could lead them to reassess their attitude towards the fixed workplace in the future.”
Regus first made the offer during last week’s strike, and is repeating it for the remainder that are currently scheduled:
- Tuesday 18 – Thursday 20 October (3 days)
- Thursday 3 – Saturday 5 November (3 days) *Update: now Fri 4 – Sat 5 November (2 days)*
- Tuesday 22 – Wednesday 23 November (2 days)
- Tuesday 6 – Thursday 8 December (3 days)
Details of the Reigate Regus centre at London Road are on a Regus webpage.