At 2pm on Saturday the 12th of August 2017, Beeplus hosted an opening ceremony in Shenzhen to promote the latest addition to their co-office venues. Founded in September 2015, Beeplus specialises in creating co-working spaces across the Pearl River Delta. It is a fast growing company, and as well as Zhuhai and Guangzhou, Shenzhen marks their third venue opening in only one year. Often there is monotony seen in office life, but Beeplus wish to break this stereotype by creating a workspace that is not only practical, but social, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing.
The opening event was a clear success, it had over 1000 attendees throughout the day, a number that exceeded Beeplus estimate of 800 guests. Beeplus associate Lotus Main stated: “We are very pleased with the turn-out today. There has been over 30+ guests purely doing media coverage, including the social networking platform WeChat!”
The ground floor of the now renovated factory is an excellent choice for a co-office space: a huge lobby serves as a communal lounge for all employees, which makes the venue warm and inviting. It is clear to see that visitors were fascinated with the Beeplus had to offer, guest Sean Davis from ITTIZ said: “I think the design aspect of this space focuses on an element of creativity. This is absolutely beneficial for the people working here as it is friendlier way to work than previous corporate infrastructures”. The lobby offers an abundance of comfy sofas, food and drink, and even a mini bar with craft beers exclusively created for Beeplus! David Dai, co-founder of Beeplus, has this to say about the venue: “We hope the people can work and socialise in the lobby area, and interact with people from diverse backgrounds in order to exchange resources as well as good conversation”
It is evident that the company aim to create an environment where business and socialising come together, and this philosophy is upheld in their motto “Bringing life to the workplace”. When discussing the success of Saturday’s event and the company as a whole, CEO of Beeplus Robert Jia said this: “Today is a very special day for us. Since I started my business five years ago, it has always been important to me to open a venue in Shenzhen. We plan to open more venues across Southern China. As for future years, we would love to introduce our co-office space ideas overseas!”
Throughout the afternoon, guests were offered cakes, fruits and free craft beer from the bar. There was also a group of African drummers which brought an exciting atmosphere to the office space, and the place was decorated with yellow and black balloons as a nod to the origin of the company name – their office space is a social hive for all guests to enjoy themselves whilst they work together. Overall, both the capacity of guests and the positive energy in the room made the Shenzhen venue opening an undeniable success!