rethink speed

How Instant is Rethinking Workspace for a leading media client, enabling it to procure multiple workspaces across the UK at speed.


Sky UK (formerly BSkyB) was starting to roll out a number of regional sales offices, but lacked the internal resources to manage the procurement process within their demanding timescales.


Sky’s initial requirement was for a flexible office for 10 people in Edinburgh, and they needed to move in within a very short period.

  • Limited internal resources 
  • Limited expertise in the flexible workspace market
  • Tight timescales in which to move
  • Wanted to be sure of getting the right space at the best price
  • Instant carried out all search activity, utilising its market intelligence and benchmarking costs to propose the serviced office space most aligned to Sky’s needs 
  • Once decided, Instant took care of the entire procurement process, negotiating the lease and completing the deal within 4 weeks of taking the brief
  • Following the success of this initial placement, Sky took advantage of the specialist knowledge of Instant’s team to find additional space for a number of teams of between 10 and 20 people across the UK
  • Focus on core: Instant handled the entire search, negotiation and procurement processes – leaving Sky to simply approve final decisions
  • Increase speed to market: Sky moved into its new office within 4 weeks of briefing Instant
  • Improve decision making: Impressed by Instant’s team, Sky chose us as its exclusive partner for all serviced office search and acquisition
  • Inject agility into enterprise: Instant brings the fragmented flexible office market into one easy-to-use operation, giving Sky greater flexibility 
  • Enhance financial  performance: Instant saved Sky significant time and money through negotiating the best rates in each market

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