Manchester City, along with sister club New York City FC, have signed WeWork as the teams’ official workplace partners in a bid for success in the upcoming seasons.
In agreement with WeWork, flexible space providers, the top-flight teams have expressed a commitment to ‘harnessing the power of football’ with the aim of building a sustainable and responsible organisation while engaging and empowering its fans, employees and players.
Stephan Cieplik, Senior Vice President of Global Partnerships Sales at City Football Group, said: “As part of an organisation operating globally, it is important we provide access to high-quality, flexible facilities for our staff to help us harness innovation, collaboration and drive success.
The deal will provide employees based in the UK and Singapore with the workspace. Employees will also be able to access additional flexible space at WeWork locations globally.
Cieplik added: “The team at WeWork has impressed us with their commitment to our shared values, solutions and facilities and we look forward to working with them throughout the partnership.”
Furthemore, New York City FC employees are promised ‘WeWork All Access’ passes, enabling them to work from any of the company’s locations.
Roger Solé, Chief Marketing Officer, WeWork, remarked: “Our goal is to inspire and enable teams to work together in more flexible and collaborative ways through our intentionally designed spaces in top markets around the world.
“It is great to see the two Clubs recognise how WeWork can provide the right workspace to foster their innovative culture and we look forward to seeing their teams thrive as part of the WeWork community.”
In January this year, Manchester City was named the world’s most innovative sports team, and rewarded for its creativity. The teams were judged on revenue diversification, organisational agility, and technology alignment.