Workspace company Regus has launched its first regional airport-based office in Birmingham Airport.

The company plans to open a 'Regus Express' lounge at the airport later this year which will have office and meeting space for anyone arriving at or departing from there.

It will have secure wifi, printers and scanners, free refreshments and professional admin support and will be accessible to domestic and international passengers.

The deal at Birmingham Airport follows the launch of Regus Express facilities at Heathrow and Gatwick as well as motorway service stations, shopping centres and retail parks across the UK including at Staples, in Aston Cross, which opened last year.

Phil Kemp, global head of third place work locations at Regus, said: "Technology gives people 24/7 access to the office but they still find their productivity disrupted by the lack of a professional place to work or meet away from home or the office.

"With our launch at Birmingham Airport, air travel here will become much more productive.

"People will be able to meet a colleague, or prepare for a meeting whilst waiting for a flight, or when they fly into the airport."

Richard Gill, Birmingham Airport's head of commercial, added: "With more than nine million passengers a year, and a growing number of business passengers opting to use Birmingham Airport, we want to provide the best facilities for people who need to work whilst they are travelling through the airport.

"Our agreement with Regus will support this aim."

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