The Instant Group Appoints New Managing Director For Serviced Division

Ian Priestley joins Instant as Managing Director of its Serviced offering for the UK and EMEA.
  • Former Vodafone executive, Ian Priestley, is the new Managing Director for Instant Offices (UK and EMEA).
  • Ian will be responsible for developing the Instant Serviced division, which hosts more than 12,000 workspace centers.
  • The appointment comes as Instant looks to capitalize on growing demand for flexible space from corporate occupiers.

The Instant Group has appointed Ian Priestley as Managing Director of its Serviced offering, covering the UK and EMEA region.

Ian Priestley was the former Global Head of Business Development at Vodafone.

Ian joins from Vodafone where he was Global Head of Business Development for Inside Sales. In the space of just two years he was able to grow the Inside Sales channel from 200 people delivering €220m TCV per annum to 350 people delivering over €500m in sales.

Prior to this Ian held positions at KPMG, Capgemini and HSBC. He brings over 14 years of corporate business experience, developing and implementing commercial and sales’ strategies across various functions.

In his new role, Ian will be responsible for developing the Instant Serviced division – www.InstantOffices.com – the world’s largest online platform for flexible workspace, which hosts more than 12,000 flexible workspace centres across the world.

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Ian will work closely with the sales teams to continue to drive a growing UK and EMEA market share, developing relationships with clients and office operators.

Founded in 1999, The Instant Group places more than 7,000 companies a year in flexible workspace such as serviced, managed and coworking offices. Clients include Amazon, American Express, Sky, Network Rail, Serco, Teleperformance, Worldpay, and TMF.

John Duckworth, Managing Director for the UK & EMEA said: “Over the last two years the flexible workspace market has experienced record growth and continues to evolve at significant pace. Ian’s expertise and track record of delivering strong results will help us navigate the next phase of our journey as we expand further across Europe and the Middle East.”

Ian Priestley, Managing Director, Serviced for the UK & EMEA, said: “The flexible office market is changing rapidly with significant increases in both the supply of space and the number of clients who need assistance in navigating the options that are available in the market.

“This role offers a fantastic opportunity to further expand Instant’s best in class team as the global market develops and corporate occupiers procure more flexible space than ever before.”

With offices in London, Newcastle, Berlin, Dallas, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Sydney, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur, The Instant Group employs 200 experts and has clients in more than 150 countries.