Providers of serviced offices in Hong Kong are tapping into a strong new customer base as growing numbers of mainland firms hunt for cost-effective accommodation for their business operations in the city.

'Previously, about 90% of our clients were either from Hong Kong or overseas,' said a spokeswoman at the Cosmopolitan Business and Convention Centre.

'Now 50% of our clients are mainland firms, and we are providing office accommodation to more trading companies from Shenyang [Liaoning province] and some cities I have never even heard of in Hebei and Henan provinces,' she said.

South China Morning Post