E2E and Regus Collaborate to Build the UK’s Largest Entrepreneurial Community
London based E2E has teamed up with global leader Regus to create the UK's largest collection of SME business leaders.
IWG UK is the UK’s largest provider of flexible workspace solutions, with a network of 360 locations in every major town and city in the UK. The partnership with E2E represents a big step forward in fulfilling E2E's mission to enable extraordinary entrepreneurship first in the UK and then internationally.
To mark the launch, the two businesses will be hosting joint events in Spaces, Regus' new sister brand co-working hubs, designed to inspire, teach and collaborate in city centres across the UK. Up to 200 entrepreneurs and ambitious c-suite executives will attend each event. The partnership will enable IWG UK clients access to the E2E community whilst providing E2E clients state of the art co-working environments across the country. Spaces will be opening 20+ new co-working facilities across the UK in the next 18 months, from Brighton to Edinburgh, and 100 new Spaces internationally!
E2E whose Board Director's include Duncan Bannatyne OBE, Lord Bilimoria CBE DL, Kanya King MBE, Hugh Chappell and Darryl Eales is a community of founders and leaders of scale-up businesses, established to help entrepreneurs on their growth journey. The business was founded by Shalini Khemka in 2011 and focuses on providing access to human and financial capital. Over the last six years E2E has seen over 6,000 unique entrepreneurs through it's doors and connected them to capital, corporate services and like-minded individuals to promote their growth.
E2E Pioneers include Toni Mascolo OBE, Simon Woodroffe OBE, Bassim Haidar and their corporate partners include LDC, UBS, KPMG, Metro Bank, Memery Crystal and Rational FX.
"Entrepreneurs that we work with individually, through our community or at our dinners, receptions and breakfasts at the House of Lords acquire significant value to help grow their business, meet like-minded entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, mentors & non-exec directors. Until recently we have focused on creating connectivity for London based entrepreneurs. With the current political and economic uncertainty in the UK, there is no more important time than now to support the growth of SMEs. SMEs represent the future of the UK's economic prosperity, therefore it is an obvious next step for us to partner with the globally leading serviced office provider, to go beyond the M25 and give even more opportunity for entrepreneurs to engage beyond the London circuit,” comments Shalini Khemka, Founder and CEO of E2E and Member of the Mayor of London's Business Advisory Board.
Richard Morris, CEO of Spaces and Regus UK, comments: “Spaces and E2E are natural partners. Both organisations share the same commitment to nurturing high growth entrepreneurs and believe in the business benefits brought about through collaboration. There is no doubt that this gives our clients an incredible opportunity to access such an extensive network of business leaders.”
The inaugural event will be held in the evening 16th November at the latest Spaces hub - City Point, 1 Ropemaker Street London.
Some of the proceeds from the launch will be donated to charities including and Tomorrow's People.
Confirmed guest speakers include Jenny Campbell, new Dragon on BBC’s Dragons Den and Founder of YourCash Europe, serial entrepreneur and investor Hugh Chappell, Founder of TrustedReviews.com which he sold to Time Warner/IPC Media, Anil Stocker, Co-Founder of Market Invoice and Oleg Firer, CEO of Nasdaq Listed mobile payments provider Net Element & one of the previous Forbes 40 under 40 leaders.