Getting to Know the Board – Mark Kass

Continuing our series introducing members of the Flexible Space Association’s Board, who are the representatives of our wider membership helping to shape the direction of the Association, we meet Mark Kass.

Mark (pictured above speaking at our 2021 Conference) has been a Board member since 2015.

Which company do you work for, and what is your role?  

I’m the Founder and CEO of The Enterprise4Good Group, a social enterprise operating under a variety of brands that focus on delivering social and economic impact and regeneration.

We do this by promoting and supporting start-up and small business growth and stimulating enterprise cultures in local communities through the provision of local collaborative flexible workspaces and other initiatives. Our strapline is ‘Our Business Buildings Build Business’.

What do you most enjoy or value about being a member of the Flexible Space Association’s Board?

Working alongside a team of passionate, like-minded individuals from across the flexspace sector and being able to represent the smaller operators in the sector who are often micro or small SMEs themselves.

At the end of the day, as business leaders were all competitors outside of the Board but as colleagues, we’re all totally focussed on promoting this fab, exciting and rapidly-evolving bit of the commercial property world together!”

Is it a good time to be in the flexible workspace sector, and if so, why? 

It is potentially a good time. It’s exciting but still challenging to work in this sector and particularly so if you are a small business owner/ operator recovering from a somewhat weird couple of years.

There are tonnes of opportunities out there for growth and re-growth as the market settles, confidence rebuilds and hybrid working becomes the proverbial “new normal.”

We should all take this as a once-in-a-lifetime chance to rethink our own business strategies, to innovate and to evolve…now is the time for “Flex”!

What would you say to encourage companies which are not currently members of the Flexible Space Association to join? 

Become a part of a membership body driven by members that like to think we know what you’re going through so can help make a difference!!!

We represent massive global corporates and single sole trader operators across the UK equally and we have a tremendous track record of building strategies and initiatives that truly represent and support ALL our members all the time!

Tell us something interesting about yourself that might be a surprise to others in the industry.

In those rare moments of finding free time, I am a jazz music promoter, festival director and broadcaster, the CEO of the UKs only Jazz Cultural Centre AND a Scuba Diving Instructor…..PHEW!

14 June 2022

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