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Academy of Achievement Mark Dixon

Mark Dixon

Founder and Chief Executive
The Regus Group, London, England
Inducted 2006

Mark Dixon is the founder and Chief Executive of The Regus Group, the world’s leading provider of professional workplaces on demand. The Regus Group Network includes four brands: Regus Business Centers, HQ Global Workplaces, Stratis and Business Meeting Places.

Mark had been the owner and managing director of several successful companies, mainly in the UK, before founding Regus Group in 1989 with a single business center in Brussels, Belgium. At the time, Mark’s vision was to vision was to transform the way companies managed their global real estate needs by having them outsource their small space requirements to a service provider.

In just 16 years, Mark’s entrepreneurial skills have built The Regus Group into the largest operator of professional places to work. Globally, the company currently has 750 locations in 350 cities. More than half of the Fortune 500 companies work with Regus Group today.

Mark has built a strong team of professionals that has been responsible for changing the way companies view, manage and secure their workplace requirements. This team has been at the forefront of innovation and has introduced many new products based on customer demand, such as meeting rooms, Virtual Offices and Network Access (a membership program giving access to Regus Group’s business lounges worldwide), to broaden the appeal of the company’s offering to a wider business market.

Mark has received numerous awards in recent years and his entrepreneurial skills were acknowledged in 1999 when he was awarded the coveted number one position in the Ernst & Young-sponsored Entrepreneur of the Year awards. He also received the Entrepreneur of the Year award from Enterprise magazine. In 2001, Mark was honored with the Property Personality of the Year Award and the UK Property Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Property Week Magazine.