Colliers International announces launch of Flexible Workspace Division in Manchester

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Real estate advisors Colliers International have launched a new flexible workspace division based in Manchester headed by Patrick Kennedy.


With the support of the well-established national offices team at the Manchester office of Colliers, Patrick will provide complementary and expert holistic and impartial advice to operators and occupiers of flexible workspace in Greater Manchester, Liverpool and elsewhere in the North West of England.

He explained: “The relentless pace of the co-working sector across Greater Manchester, the North West and elsewhere shows no signs of slowing. Operators are constantly seeking additional space, while more and more employers are understanding the benefits of flexible workspaces as the working environment continues to evolve. I am excited to be joining the team at this pivotal stage in the company’s strategic growth.” 

Patrick stated while the initial focus will be on Greater Manchester, the longer-term strategy is to develop a dedicated flexible workspace team to also cover other major cities including Leeds, Birmingham and Bristol.

Patrick joins Colliers from OBI where he was head of flexible workspace. Prior to this, he was part of the business development team at recruitment and design consultancy, Morson Group.

Dominic Pozzoni, director, national offices at the Manchester office of Colliers International, said: “The arrival of Patrick and his invaluable experience heralds the launch of our flexible workspace division to address the requirements of clients wanting to accommodate the major changes in the way we work by providing flexible workspace options for themselves and their staff.” 



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Patrick Kennedy

Regional Flexible Workspace Consultant


Patrick is a member of the Manchester Office Agency Team. The Manchester team focuses in the acquisition and disposal of Grade A city centre office premises, secondary refurbished city centre assets and office premises throughout the North West. Patrick heads up the flexible workspace offering and provides expert knowledge to occupiers seeking flexible space and has developed extensive knowledge of the Manchester market and it's operators. Patrick also advises landlords and operators on a consultancy basis on potential flexible offerings and opportunites.


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Charlotte Williams

Director of PR & Communications| UK & EMEA

London - West End

I am an experienced PR & Communications professional, a brilliant communicator with a track record in influencing multiple stakeholders. I am a 'do’er', not a delegator. I see the big picture but I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty and approach projects in a collaborative manner working in cross-functional teams within a matrix Global business. I execute with excellence and care about the teams that I lead.

As Director of PR & Communications in the UK and EMEA I am responsible for:
• Developing and executing internal and external communications strategy for the UK and EMEA business.
• Developing and implementing strategic and tactical communications plans to build the brand and promote key messages across all media - print, broadcast and social
• Advising senior leadership on communications reputation management and developing a media engagement programme that supports key business lines.
• Media evaluation and reporting objectives, targets and successes across the business.
• Leading on the delivery  of strategic communications programmes for all our M&A activity in EMEA


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