Home / Appointments / Key hire for new workspace operator

Key hire for new workspace operator

Following its launch into the UK flex sector, Koba, the new flexible workspace company has appointed Taylor Farrimond as Head of Operations.

Farrimond joins the business from Industrious where he was Head of Operations for the EU & UK, managing all operational aspects of 12 locations and leading teams across six European cities.

Koba recently announced its first UK venture at AEW’s 100 Barbirolli Square in Manchester City Centre, which has undergone a £30 million investment programme. Koba @ 100 Barbirolli Square will launch in early Q4 this year across two floors totalling 30,000 sq ft within the 200,000 sq ft Grade A office building.

With works commencing in Manchester and Koba set to unveil its second location in the forthcoming weeks, Farrimond’s appointment will support the company’s ambitions to open three to four sites per year in outstanding commercial buildings in the UK’s major cities.

Centred around redefining flexible workspace by embedding sustainability at the heart of its offering, Koba says it is “on a mission” to align with forward-thinking landlords to create a momentum shift in what commercial real estate can and should do.

Speaking about his new appointment, Farrimond said: “The UK flex sector is on an upward trajectory and by taking an evidence-based approach to social impact and sustainability, Koba is bringing a fresh offer to the market at a time when there are exciting opportunities across major cities. By connecting with sustainable supply partners they are creating a fresh, simplified product in the market and I am looking forward to working with the team to roll out the vision and drive meaningful change in this rapidly growing sector.”

Paul Nellist, Managing Director, Koba, commented: “Taylor joins the business at a pivotal time as we prepare to commence works in Manchester on Koba @ 100 Barbirolli Square and unveil our next UK location. Having extensive experience of overseeing multiple UK and EU flex locations, in addition to the drive and dynamism to create positive change, Taylor was the ideal fit for this strategic role and we are delighted to welcome him to the team.”

Navigating FM efforts to sustainability 

As environmental protection demands unified action, transparency, and heightened awareness, Biological Preparations has launched an initiative to catalyse sustainability efforts within the FM sector.

FM businesses face unique challenges and heightened expectations of eco-initiatives from their clients. Yet, behind the scenes in FM businesses, many environmental initiatives, rollouts and even planning, are not broadcasted and transparent.

Have your say: Sustainability Trends in FM 

The UK biotech company’s five-minute, anonymous FM-focused survey, offers FM professionals of all hierarchies with a platform to voice their perspectives and share their experiences. The results from this survey will then be analysed and presented as an industry-specific report, which aims to guide FM businesses helping them benchmark trends, gain clarity on industry challenges, and map out goals and metrics towards sustainability.

To share your experiences, please click here.


About Sarah OBeirne

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *