Tel: 604-684-6844 Toll Free: 1-855-684-6844

300-1055 W. Hastings St. Vancouver B.C. V6E 2E9

Who we are

Our team is passionate about your success. Members enjoy a range of services, from dedicated phone answering, courier bookings to document printing and editing. The support team can even act as a personal assistant by running errands, scheduling appointments, or even recommending top-rated bars and restaurants for client meetings. The relationships we have built with our members ensure the best possible customer service is delivered at every opportunity.

GUINNESS TEAM

Alison Eland

Co-Founder

Alison is the original GBC queen! When the centre first opened its doors in 1997, Alison was the guiding force. She saw the company rise swiftly to success and solidify itself as Vancouver’s premier boutique business centre. For 20 years, Alison directed the company, focusing on member services and experience. This allowed the privately owned, local company to compete fiercely with large international firms. Alison’s key business strategy was to differentiate the company from competitors by accentuating the personal touches and fostering genuine relationships in the shared working space. The strong network that Alison created is evident in the many connections shared among past and present members of the business centre. She retired in 2017, but will forever remain a Guinnessonian at heart.

Reyhaneh Wiebe

Managing Director

Reyhaneh is the office guru! She has a career that spans over 18 years of experience in office administration and management, which she has developed in both London, UK and Vancouver. Much adored by members, Reyhaneh has had the pleasure of fostering close relationships with many businesses and entrepreneurs over the 11 years and counting she has spent at the centre.

She says, “It has been an incredibly rewarding experience to witness the success and growth of companies in the GBC family. I am personally invested and feel a great sense of pride for the achievements of our members, I find their entrepreneurial spirit very inspiring”.

Reyhaneh’ s dedication and personal commitment has contributed to an incredibly low turnover rate, with some members celebrating 5 and even 10-year anniversaries. This is a testament to the engaging and supportive culture that she fosters, not only in the coworking space, but also with the wider GBC community.

Rachel Georgeson

Assistant Manager

Rachel is our resident Aussie! She is a world traveler who has visited Japan, Egypt and France before making the move to Vancouver from Adelaide, South Australia. Equipped with a degree in Marketing and Communications and a wealth of experience in hotel operations Rachel has been a great asset to the GBC team.

“We were looking for somebody with experience in client relationship management as well as knowledge in social media marketing and content writing to develop brand awareness. Rachel’s combined knowledge make her made her a great fit for the role. The members love her outgoing personality. We have also been able to develop branding strategies inhouse which has been a great asset” says Rayhaneh.

Rachel brings a fresh outlook to an established business and is an integral component in ensuring the success of the Guninness Business Centre continues for many years to come.

Erin Frahill

Front Office Coordinator

Erin is our director of first impressions. From the moment you arrive in the Vancouver office you are greeted by Erin’s warm smile and effervescent personality. A master of multitasking, with a flair for systems management, Erin makes the task of managing the reception desk for over 100 different companies a breeze. With an extensive experience in professional administration, there is no task too big or too small.

Erin says, with a smile, “I pride myself on my approachability and dependability. I make myself available to all members, from organizing couriers to typing correspondence. Anything I can do to make their day a little easier, including a catch up over coffee or a glass of wine after a long day, consider it done”.

Erin is endlessly refreshing the sweets bowl at reception with candies and chocolates, making her a sweet distraction from a busy day. She brings a sense of calm on even the most chaotic days.

BUSINESS CASE:

THE BEST WAY TO INCREASE YOUR COMPANY PROFILE

  • Prestigious Downtown Office Address
  • Stunning Decor To Impress Your Clients
  • Hotel-Like Amenities
  • A Support Team Behind You

THE MOST CONVENIENT WAY OF DOING BUSINESS

  • Immediate Move-In
  • Instant Hookup To Phones/Internet
  • All Major Business Equipment In Place
  • Security And Peace Of Mind

THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE WAY OF DOING BUSINESS

  • No Capital Outlay Or Overhead Costs
  • No Need To Hire Support Staff
  • No Long Lease Commitments
  • No Hidden Fees
  • Know Upfront What You Will Pay