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Global Workspace Solutions

Mar 2017 | APAC Insider

30 years ago, Servcorp decided that interaction between South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand was going to increase and that business would need flexible office space solutions that would allow them to operate seamlessly from Hobart to Tokyo and across the globe through Hong Kong, London, Paris, New York, Chicago and LA.

  • Uncompromising on Quality

    December 2016 | Andy Ng, The Standard

    In the increasingly crowded market of serviced offices, the Australia-based international serviced office group of Servcorp has chosen to focus on adding real value, and not just another business centre operator that makes an arbitrage on the rent it pays.

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  • Why Central Address is King

    July 2016 | Wilma Wu

    The landmark 88 storey skyscraper Two International Finance Centre (2IFC) is located at 8 Finance Street, Central, consistently recognised as the most prestigious world's best address of fully furnished commercial office space. With 14 floors purchased by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and other building tenants including UBS, BNP Paribas, Blackstone, Nomura Securities, State Street Corp and Commerzbank.   This is THE ADDRESS for business corporations and even starts up. 

     

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  • Success Tips for HK Startup - take advantages of Virtual Office

    October 2016 | Wilma Wu

    Building a business in Hong Kong can be exciting, but involves a lot of hard work. You need employees, an office space, equipment, furnishings, marketing and other things like that to make it work. When you are just starting out, it can be expensive to set all this up. If you want to get bigger clients, it takes a professional looking business, though, that seems adept and able to handle large contracts. 

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  • The Risks of a long-term office lease in Hong Kong

    December 2015 | Wilma Wu

    Hong Kong, being a global business hub, has all kinds of new enterprises emerging in every corner of the country. Once you have decided to start your business in Hong Kong, at some point, getting the right office solution for your needs will become necessary. For many companies that focus on the customer, taking the correct lease terms for an office space is a matter of success and failure. Many startups in Hong Kong sign a long-term lease agreement, and then find out that they are into a bad deal. Not only they pay a higher rent for the entire lease term, but the services they get are also compromised.

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  • A business incubator

    August 2015 | The Standard

    Some economists have voiced concerns that, given China's increasing direct connections with the Western world, Hong Kong may be losing its unique status as the springboard into the Mainland. But Wilma Wu, Servcorp general manager - Hong Kong, points out that we have the distinct advantage of a well- established infrastructure, especially in finance and banking, as well as an independent judiciary that guarantees fair play and legal protection.

     "The transparency and dependability of the system means that there are no nasty surprises for businessmen operating in Hong Kong," she adds. "That's what keeps them coming."

     

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  • Artistic endeavour

    May 2015 | SCMP

    Artists in Hong Kong generally set up studios in affordable districts such as Fo Tan, Kwun Tong and Kowloon Bay, or even Aberdeen and Tsuen Wan - making Justin Y probably the only artist who boasts an address at Two IFC. He saw the advantages of being based in a Servcorp serviced office there because he comes from an advertising/marketing background and is good at sales.

    "I didn't start out thinking arts would be my future," he says. Originally from Malaysia, he attended school in Singapore and worked in advertising there. By the late 1990s, he was based in Beijing and, in the early 2000s, moved to Hong Kong. In 2009, he set up his own business consulting for lifestyle products.

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  • Servcorp's One World Trade Centre Location Leases First Office Space

    April 2015 | Jennifer Goodwyn

    Since Servcorp's One World Trade Center offices was opened on 1 April 2015, the leader in the Executive Suites and Virtual Office industry leased their first office space in the 34,775 square foot Manhattan space in December 2014. The space, which was leased to entrepreneur Ali Chahrour, sits on the 85th floor of the historic building.

    As an entrepreneur working on mega projects in the US and partner of Frontier, (www.frontier.fi), a global consulting firm that aids American companies in entering and growing their business in the emerging markets of the Middle East and Southeast Asia, Ali Chahrour believes he can best serve his American clients from a professional, serviced office space. He recently moved to New York City from living between Dubai and Riyadh, and is excited to conduct business out of the symbolic New York City monument. 

     

     

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  • Office provider gets creative

    April 2015 | SCMP

    While the popularity of services offices has been growing exponentially, awareness of the advantages of virtual offices hasn't caught up with this development.

    "Not that many people know what a virtual office is and how it can help grow the business," says Simon Smith, vice-president, virtual offices at Servcorp. "We have data to suggest that our [virtual office] clients' businesses are more likely to succeed than similar businesses." Smith is in Hong Kong from the Sydney head office, working on how to take the serviced office concept to the next level.

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  • The Honourable Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia, Unveils Servcorp China's Largest Flagship Location in Beijing's Fortune Financial Plaza on April 12th 2014

    April 2014 | Servcorp

    With a long tradition of providing the finest serviced and virtual office space in the industry, Servcorp has striven to offer professional and flexible office solutions to our growing base of clients worldwide. With this goal in mind, Servcorp is proud to announce the newest addition to its suite of premier office locations with the April 12th launch of our largest global flagship office in Beijing's Fortune Financial Center - the city's newest and tallest commercial building in the heart of the central business district. To mark the occasion, the Honourable Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia, attended opening ceremonies for the Fortune Financial Center during his trade delegation's visit to the city.

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  • Banco Bradesco Banks on Servcorp

    October 2014 | Wilma Wu - General Manager Hong Kong

    Designed by the renowned architect César Pelli, Two International Finance Centre is the tallest skyscraper on Hong Kong island and covers an area of nearly 2 million square feet of prime office space. With spectacular views of the harbour, central to the business and finance district and with multiple transport options conveniently located nearby, Two IFC is a highly desired location.

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  • Greater mobility with Servcorp

    July 2014 | Wilma Wu - General Manager Hong Kong

    If 160 shipping containers were stacked on top of each other, they'd reach the same height as Hong Kong's prestigious Two International Finance Centre.  Standing a majestic 415 metres or 88 storeys, 2IFC towers over Hong Kong's Central Business District and is much-admired landmark by all.

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  • Meeting Dynamics at Servcorp

    January 2014 | Wilma Wu - General Manager Hong Kong

    Adaptive, Flexible and Service-Orientated

    Designed by the world renowned architect - Mr Harry Seidler, the same architect who designed Sydney's MLC Centre where Servcorp's head office has been for over 30 years.  The Hong Kong Club Building, at Chater Road Central is a historic landmark and a premium Grade-A building sitting in the heart of Hong Kong's central business district.

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  • Mobile App Appeals to Women

    December 2013 | Andrea Zavadszky - SCMP

    Having offered clients to connect globally in an inexpensive way through their office phones and computers, Servcorp has now launched an app for mobile application (available for both Android and Apple) to make phone calls cost-effective for those on the go.

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  • Servcorp Selects Equinix to Expand Business in Asia-Pacific

    December 2013 | Newswire Today

    Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that Servcorp, an Australian-based multinational organization that sells serviced office space, virtual office products and IT services, has expanded its footprint in Asia-Pacific with Equinix, to launch its new mobile VoIP product, Servcorp OneFone.

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  • In The Frame With Justin Y, an artist

    November 2013 | Wilma Wu - General Manager Hong Kong

    At 88-storeys, Hong Kong's Two International Finance Centre (2 IFC) is a graceful skyscraper sitting at the heart of the central business district offering stunning views of the harbour. This Grade A intelligent building has every convenience nearby including boutiques, restaurants, hotels, serviced apartments, and has access to multiple transport options.

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  • Servcorp sees increased demand due to ambitious expansion of Mainland Chinese companies in Hong Kong

    September 2013 | Wilma Wu - General Manager Hong Kong

    Sky-high Grade A office rent driving serviced office enquiries in the CBD

    Hong Kong, 24 September 2013 - Servcorp, a world leader in serviced and virtual offices, has seen a sharp increase in enquiries in Hong Kong particularly by mainland Chinese companies seeking to establish a presence in the territory. According to Servcorp, enquires from China have so far increased by 25 percent year-on-year.

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  • Make An Impression With A Servcorp Address

    July 2013 | Wilma Wu - General Manager Hong Kong

    As the gateway to China, a financial hub and a centre point in Asia, establishing a foothold in Hong Kong can be achieved instantly with a serviced office in a prime location whether in Central at the world famous Two International Finance Centre, Hong Kong Club Building, or One Peking Road on Kowloon side.

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  • Esprit de Servcorp

    June 2013 | SCMP’s Classified Post

    Serviced office provider's criteria for staff are as rigorous as those it sets for meeting clients' needs.

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  • Virtual Office Benefits

    April 2013 | Marcus Moufarrige - COO of Servcorp

    If you're looking to expand your company's reach into another city or country, or want to look more credible generally, making use of a virtual office can help you get ahead.

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  • How to expand internationally with ease

    February 2013 | Marcus Moufarrige - COO of Servcorp

    Expanding your business - either interstate or internationally - is an exciting time for small business owners. While entering a new market is always challenging, there are a few simple things you can do to make the transition as smooth as possible.

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  • Managing Business Efficiency in 2013

    Dec 2012 | Bloomberg

    Servcorp and Bloomberg co-hosted a seminar about Managing Business Efficiency in 2013 on the 8th November 2012 at Cheung Kong Center, Hong Kong to help business in different industries to optimize their resources allocation with more than 90 attendees.

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  • SERVCORP WINS AUSTRALIAN EXPORTER OF THE YEAR 2012 IN LARGE SERVICES CATEGORY

    Dec 2012 | Servcorp

    Servcorp is delighted to have won the Large Services Award at the 50th Australian Export Awards 2012. The award tops off a big year for Servcorp, as it introduces new services and continues its strong overseas expansion, adding 18 new cities and 4 new floors to its global portfolio of Serviced and Virtual offices.

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  • China Releases 12th Five-Year Plan for Foreign Trade Development

    May 2012 | Servcorp

    China's Ministry of Commerce released the 12th Five-Year Plan (FYP) for Foreign Trade Development last week, which aims at an annual growth of 10 percent during 2011-2015 and a total of US$4.8 trillion by 2015.

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  • Industry Veteran argues small business cabinet seat is token move

    March 2012 | Servcorp

    The decision to give small business cabinet-level representation in Federal Parliament is nothing more than a token appointment, according to Servcorp COO Marcus Moufarrige.

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  • Servcorp Office Expansion at One Peking, TSIM SHA TSUI

    Sep 2012 | Servcorp

    Servcorp, International provider of premium Serviced Office and Virtual Office solutions, are set to expand its One Peking Location to accommodate high market demand on serviced offices.

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  • Servcorp Charity Bowl Off Event

    Oct 2012 | Servcorp

    As part of Servcorp's ongoing commitment to World Cancer Research Fund, the "Servcorp Bowl Off" charity event took place in Hong Kong on the 19th October 2012 at Thunder Bowl, Kowloon.

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  • Can Michael Jordan Change China's Game?

    March 2012 | Servcorp

    Last December we did a post on the Qiaodan Sports Company, a maker of sports shoes that uses the Chinese transliteration of Michael Jordan's last name, without the endorsement of the superstar, and without license from Nike, owner of the Air Jordan Brand. Qiaodan Sports had $270 million in revenues last year, and is in the process of applying to get listed on the Shanghai stock exchange.

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  • Minimum Wage Levels Across China

    March 2012 | Servcorp

    As wage levels in China have recently come under scrutiny (Foxconn, a key supplier for Apple, raised salaries at their China factories by 25 percent earlier this week following international criticism), the country's actual minimum wage levels have been in place for decades and have been rapidly rising across the board.

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  • China Now Has Third Highest Labor Costs in Emerging Asia

    February 2012 | Servcorp

    An average worker in China costs more than the average worker in any other emerging Asian economy, save Malaysia and Thailand, when considered in terms of combined salary and welfare payments, China Briefing has found.

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  • Just What The Doctor Ordered A Dose of Entrepreneurial Metalearning from China

    February 2012 | Servcorp

    Entrepreneurship is a subject under intensive study at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, and a friend in the school's communications department recently sent me a summary of a research project about entrepreneurial learning. Reading through it got me thinking about the relationship between building a business and self-education, in particular as it relates to China.

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  • China Tax Laws - from Dezan Shira and Associates

    January 2012 | Servcorp

    As the Global Financial Crisis rumbles on, with certain reduced growth rates on the horizon for Europe and the United States, multinationals are looking elsewhere to achieve their business goals. Asia, a region riddled with wars and ineffective economic policies for much of the past century, has finally stepped into the front line of global trade and commerce. Like most things in emerging Asia, the tax world is dynamic. Many economies in the Asian region have reduced profit tax rates in recent years (including China). Here we look at the taxes most applicable to foreign businesses and individuals in China, i.e., corporate income tax, value-added tax, goods and service tax, standard tax on dividends and individual income tax. These rates are based on domestic laws and do not take into consideration reductions or exemptions provided by double tax treaties.

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  • Servcorp wins innovation in Export Award at 2011 Premier's NSW Export Award

    November 2011 | Servcorp

    Servcorp won the Innovation in Export Award at the NSW Premier's Export Awards last night at the Le Montage, Leichhardt.

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  • Servcorp's CIO Marcus Moufarrige Featured in Australia's Newspaper The Australian

    August 2011 | Source: The Australian

    With a commerce degree in marketing and real estate, Marcus Moufarrige was looking to become a property developer before he fell into IT.

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  • How would data loss, communication issues and IT down time affect your business?

    February 2011 | Servcorp

    Have you considered what would happen to your business if your IP provider went down, you lost all your files or your clients simply couldn't reach you by phone or email? Data loss, communication issues and IT down time could ultimately hurt your business and your profits.

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  • Servcorp is now open in 100 premium locations worldwide

    February 2011 | Servcorp

    For many businesses international travel or expansion is vital for growth and profit. With now over 100 locations in 21 countries around the world, Servcorp can assist you with this growth by providing you with a boardroom, meeting room or premium office space in a new location at the click of a button!

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  • Sebastien International - Smallest Multinational in the World?

    October 2010 | Servcorp

    At the beginning of this year, I left the Australian Navy and became an Entrepreneur. In February, I started a successful business in seven days with just $500. And now I'm taking on my biggest challenge ever: become the Smallest Multinational in the World. I have offices in Tokyo, Paris, London, New York and San Francisco and on 1 October I'll be setting off to visit all these cities in just 12 days to secure the overseas clients I need to substantiate my bid. Wish me luck!

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  • Two IFC, key location in Asia Pacific

    October 2009 | Servcorp

    We are pleased to announce Servcorp's newest location in Hong Kong at Two International Finance Centre! From late December 2009, Servcorp will offer serviced office and virtual office packages at this iconic location within the Hong Kong financial district.

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  • Servcorp International Business Confidence Survey

    June 2009 | Servcorp

    Below are the full results from the Servcorp International Business Confidence Survey which was conducted in April 2009 over a period of two weeks.

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  • NSW Export Award served up to Servcorp for the first time

    November 2008 | Servcorp

    In this time of corporate doom and gloom, the StarCity Grand Harbour Ballroom was alive with a corporate success story! On 15 October 2008 Servcorp was crowned the winner of the NSW Export Awards Large Services category.

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