Niki Fuchs

Niki Fuchs

I left Northampton High School for Girls in 1987 and took a years Secretarial course in Oxford. I won and Internship from the Oxford and County Secretarial College to work in NY for 1 year with Hoare Govett – Stockbrokers. Then I went into the family firm OTSS to learn the ropes of Serviced Offices. When OTSS was sold it was my time to go travelling for a year. The family firm was then called City Executive Centres and I gradually worked my way through the company finally taking the role as MD when I was 24 due to the retirement of my parents and the sudden death of our FD and the current MD leaving and going to work for one of the company’s clients. I set about closing centres that were not profit making and raising finance to expand the business. In 2001 Quintain Estates invested in City Executive Centres with a view to buy buildings to run as Serviced Offices. This relationship did not last and so we sold the Company to MWB Plc. I went and set up an online commercial brokerage called Offices Please Ltd which I ran until my brother and I returned to open Office Space in Town in 2009. Giles and I found a funder to back the idea of buying central London buildings, developing and turning them into serviced offices. This business although small, is recognised as one of the market leaders. Brand value of circa £200m