Nairobi Garage picked to host African Leadership University and MEST

Nairobi Garage has been selected to host the new Nairobi operations of the African Leadership University (ALU) and the Meltwater School of Entrepreneurial Technology (MEST), as all-inclusive co-working becomes the preferred solution for organizations of all sizes.

With two spaces covering 50,000 square feet in prime business locations in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi Garage is the largest co-working space provider in Africa, and in recent years has concentrated its efforts on providing a comprehensive 360° workspace solution.

The Nairobi Garage workspace provides companies with flexible office options, ranging from hot-desking, to serviced private offices, and even custom-built floor space. The Garage experience includes furnished designer office space, state-of-the-art boardrooms, high-speed internet – courtesy of partner Liquid Telecom -, security, access to professional back-office services such as legal, accounting and HR, event space, networking lounges, concierge, as well as an in-house cafe.

With its all-inclusive approach, Nairobi Garage is proving an increasingly popular choice for organisations of all sizes, and its selection by industry leaders such as ALU and MEST provides another endorsement of serviced shared workspace as an ideal office solution for African companies.

“With the increased supply of offices in Nairobi, businesses have a lot of choice when it comes to their workspace solution – so it’s important that business owners get it right and choose an option that really works for them. We’re very pleased to welcome the African Leadership University and MEST to our network of members – their decision to trust Nairobi Garage with their workspace needs really underscores the value of a well-managed and serviced solution that also provides access to a vibrant network and market,” says Hannah Clifford, director of Nairobi Garage.

“Opting for the extensive services we offer makes a lot of business sense when you consider all the time, energy and capital expenditure that goes it to establishing an office space alone – particularly when your business is expanding, and you don’t know how much space you’re actually going to need in two or three years. More and more, smart business leaders are understanding that a service like Nairobi Garage makes a lot of financial sense.”

With existing operations in Mauritius and Rwanda, ALU is expanding to Nairobi with its new offering, ALX – a six-month leadership Programme that empowers high potential individuals to launch careers of impact or their own venture; while MEST is set to launch a highly-anticipated Kenya-based incubator from its new Nairobi Garage home.

“We chose Nairobi Garage because we wanted to focus on what we do best and outsource the hassle of office operations to someone who is the best at that. It has been great to have a custom-built solution and also plug in to the amazing network available at Nairobi Garage,” says Victoria Peill, head of ALX, African Leadership Group.

“MEST Africa is on a rapid expansion across the continent, and so being able to have a plug-and-play space, with facility operations completely taken care of, allows us to focus on what we do best and execute that much faster. Our team also get really enjoy the buzz, energy and serendipity that comes from being around the great extended network of businesses that work from Nairobi Garage,” says Aaron Fu, managing director of MEST Africa.

Nairobi Garage is a premium business workspace for innovative and growing businesses. Nairobi Garage provides high-value, flexible office space solutions – where networking and business support are part of the package. With central locations on Kilimani and Westlands, the spaces offer all-inclusive, 24/7 access. The Garage spaces are designed with purpose, to suit the needs of business at all stages – providing executive private offices, co-working desks, event space and on-demand meeting room facilities. All spaces are powered by fast and reliable internet.

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