Patrick Elliott Takes the Helm at Instant

By Instant, PRNE
Thursday, July 7, 2011

LONDON, July 8, 2011 -


A new CEO has been appointed at Instant to help guide the
company through its next phase of growth, following a fivefold
increase in turnover and a sevenfold increase in profit since 2006.
Patrick Elliott joins Instant at the beginning of August, with an
impressive record of delivering growth across start-ups, medium
sized businesses and large, international corporates. Patrick’s
experience spans the mobile telecoms, internet, media, healthcare
and government sectors, where he successfully developed a number of
very innovative service propositions.

Immediately prior to joining Instant, Patrick was a member of
the Senior Leadership Team at Serco, responsible for bidding and
operating large outsourcing contracts, including business support
services such as Business Link in London and key elements of the
Barclays Cycle Hire scheme. He also sat on the Board of Serco
Europe, which provides services to many European Agencies.
 Before Serco, Patrick was a Vice president at SAIC, a large
US multinational provider of outsourcing and consulting services.
He joined SAIC following its acquisition of Opta, a specialist
business creation company which he had helped grow substantially as
a Board Director and major shareholder over the preceding 5

 Patrick’s remit at Instant will be to continue the growth
of the online brokerage, the corporate team and the managed office
operations, at the same time as exploring opportunities for
expansion in complementary sectors.

The out-going CEO, Rob Hamilton, commented “We are thrilled to
be bringing Patrick in to the team and I am convinced that Instant
will be in extremely safe hands for future growth.” Rob will remain
as a Non-Exec director at Instant.

Patrick said of his appointment “This is a really exciting
business that has impressed me with its total focus on putting the
customer first, and the fantastic company culture and enthusiasm of
all its people. I’m looking forward to being part of this unique
and thriving company, and helping to grow it substantially over the
coming years .”

Instant was set up in 1999 to bring the fragmented market for
serviced offices into one online market-place. Since then the
business has grown significantly, with annual turnover this year
forecast to grow by 45%. Instant has also been placed in the Sunday
Times best small companies to work for every year for the last four
years, this year gaining a top ranking 3* accreditation.

For further information, please contact: Catherine Lister - Marketing Director - +44(0)20 7298-0622 - cl at; Rob Hamilton - CEO - +44(0)20-7298-0621 - rh at

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