KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Business District recently opened the only serviced office complex in Jamaica, featuring an innovative concept in flexible office accommodation, virtual offices and business services.
The brainchild of business executives, Maria Jones and Marjorie Fyffe-Campbell, The Business District is designed to meet the needs of local and overseas businesses and professionals, small business operators, businesses in transition, home-based businesses, consultants engaged in short-term projects, start-up companies and international firms establishing a foothold in Kingston.
The serviced office concept delivers access to furnished offices, a conference room, a receptionist and an administrative support team, all at a fraction of what it would cost to set up an individual office. Clients may opt for weekly, daily or hourly services or select from monthly or long-term rental contracts at the ground-breaking facility, located on the outskirts of New Kingston at 22b Old Hope Road.
Virtual office packages allow clients to project a professional image without a physical office and include a prominent business address, a unique telephone number, mail and fax management, and a virtual assistant to manage calls and messages. Clients may also customize packages as needed.
“Our philosophy is Office Your Way, the essence of which is business agility, so our clients can move quickly on their ideas and pay only for the services they need,” said Jones, who is the managing director. “We are particularly proud to play our role in facilitating foreign investors and other businesses as we offer our overseas clients a cost-effective way to conduct business in Jamaica without a significant capital outlay”.
The Business District has cutting-edge communications technology including wireless Internet access, web conferencing and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) cloud telephone systems, and provides the added security of electronic surveillance and electronic access. Clients have access to laptop computers, e-mail accounts, virtual conferencing, and multi-media projectors. They also have the option of enlisting specialized professional services from associate companies, such as accounting, company registration, marketing and financial reporting.
Campbell, the Business District’s executive director, added: “We are aware that there is a significant interest in flexible, high-quality serviced office accommodation to give a professional backdrop for businesses on the move. This concept is well entrenched in the world’s leading business centers and with Kingston being a pivotal Caribbean business destination, we provide the perfect facility for companies and individuals to expand their global business reach in the most efficient way.”