Orega Launches In Uxbridge, Appoints COO To Senior Team

Lynsey O’Keefe (back row, right) has been appointed to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer at Orega.
  • Orega launches a new flexible workspace centre in Uxbridge, West London
  • The company signed an Office Management Agreement to occupy 26,233 sq ft
  • Orega has also appointed Lynsey O’Keefe to the newly created role of chief operating officer

Privately owned UK serviced office provider Orega is continuing its expansion trail by launching a new flexible workspace in Uxbridge, West London.

Orega signed an Office Management Agreement at Aviva Investors’ 129,676 sq ft (12,047 sq m) Belmont office development, to occupy 26,233 sq ft. This will be the serviced office provider’s first location in Uxbridge, bringing the number of business centres it operates in the south-east to eight alongside 16 nationwide.

Orega’s new workspace in Uxbridge is based at Aviva Investors’ Belmont office development.

Robin Pugh, Real Estate Director at Orega said, “We felt that the time was right to open Orega Uxbridge with our latest research showing that West London’s SME community has grown 4% over the past 18 months and is set to continue growing.”

Julian Cobourne, Senior Asset Manager at Aviva Investors, said, “The addition of Orega to our building gives businesses different leasing options through a quality serviced office partner. Uxbridge – with its great transport links and vibrant town centre, has much to offer businesses.”

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Orega has also strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Lynsey O’Keefe to the newly created role of chief operating officer.

O’Keefe, 39, was previously managing director of Compass Group’s support services division. She joins Orega as it continues to expand its portfolio of managed offices in city centre locations across the UK and Europe.

Lynsey will be based at Orega’s headquarters in the City of London, working alongside joint owners Paul Finch and Zachary Douglas to drive the company’s growth.

Douglas said: “Orega is now an 18-year-old business and we wanted to bring in someone with a proven track record and ability of growing a successful business in a corporate environment to take us to the next level. Lynsey has a great pedigree as a leader, and bringing her on board is a positive step in the journey to deliver our growth plans through  providing best in class customer experience.”

O’Keefe said: “Having spent 20 years in the corporate world working with companies like DHL and GE, it’s a refreshing change to join an ambitious SME with a wealth of talent. Serviced offices is a fast-paced industry, and Orega has the platform and agility to achieve its ambitious growth aspirations. Everyone’s already doing a great job – there are no crises to solve, which means I can immediately focus on getting us working smarter, faster and better.

“My key abilities are in directing and shaping a business by unlocking aspiration in a very logical way to turn it into reality. Orega is operating in a growing marketplace with a brilliant product, and my goal is now to finetune the business to make sure we stay ahead.”