Servcorp

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Servcorp Limited
Public (ASXSRV)
Industry Serviced Offices
Founded 1978
Headquarters Sydney, Australia
Key people
Alfred Moufarrige - CEO,
Marcus Moufarrige - COO,
Robert Corlett - Chairman,
Jennifer Goodwyn - Vice President USA[1]
Products Virtual Offices
Serviced Offices
Meeting Rooms
Coworking Space
Website www.servcorp.com

Servcorp Limited is a multinational organisation that sells serviced office space, virtual office products and IT services. It was established in 1978 and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1999.[2] As of June 2016, it operates in +150 business centres in 52 cities across 21 countries.[3]

Servcorp has registered and owns a trademark for the phrase "Everything but the office".[4]

History[edit]

Servcorp was founded by Alfred Moufarrige in 1978. In 1980 Servcorp pioneered the virtual office concept.[5] In 1990, Servcorp expanded to Singapore, then throughout South East Asia,[6] France and Japan.[3] Servcorp was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1999.

In 1999, Servcorp launched its first Chinese offices in Shanghai.[7]

In 2003, Servcorp was the leading Australian employer in Japan with 130 Tokyo staff.[8]

Servcorp opened its first United Kingdom office in 2009. It opened its first United States location in 2010.[3]

In April 2014, Servcorp opened new offices in Beijing's Fortune Financial Center.[7] In August 2014, Servcorp signed a 15-year lease for the 85th floor of the One World Trade Center.[9]

In July 2015, Servcorp went through a PR nightmare in Malaysia when it displayed an ad on a billboard with their mascot, a wombat, wishing people a happy ramadan. The wombat was mistaken with a pig, thus the offence.[10]

In February 2016, Servcorp turned to the business version of Dropbox to provide a file-sharing solution to its employees.[11] In May 2016, Servcorp opened its first offices in Tehran, Iran.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "People at Servcorp". Reuters.com. Retrieved 2016-05-31. 
  2. ^ "SERVCORP LIMITED details". Asx.com.au. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  3. ^ a b c "About us". Servcorp.com. Retrieved 2016-06-01. [self-published source]
  4. ^ IP Australia - Trade Mark number 1124080 – http://www.ipaustralia.gov.au
  5. ^ "Smart Solutions for Business: Servcorp Limited". Businessinfocus.com.au. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  6. ^ "Serviced office provider helps SMEs beat big players". Philstar.com. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  7. ^ a b "Fortune smiles upon Servcorp's newest office location". Globaltimes.cn. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  8. ^ Paul Robinson (20 October 2003). "Servcorp back at top end of town". Theage.com.au. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  9. ^ Lois Weiss (25 August 2014). "Servcorp books a floor at 1 WTC". Nypost.com. Retrieved 2016-05-31. 
  10. ^ Alex Heber (8 July 2015). "How Servcorp dealt with a total public relations disaster in Malaysia". Businessinsider.com.au. Retrieved 2016-05-31. 
  11. ^ Rohan Pearce (12 February 2016). "Servcorp turns to Dropbox for collaboration". Computerworld.com.au. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  12. ^ "Serviced office provider Servcorp enters Iran". Tradearabia.com. 17 May 2016. Retrieved 2016-05-31. 

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