New year, new start for your business?

Are you wanting to turn your business idea into reality or take your company to the next level this year?

If so, Stockport Business and Innovation Centre’s (SBIC) new co-working facility could be the answer!

Giving entrepreneurs the opportunity to hire desk space, from just half a day, in a location where they can get access tailored business support and specialist workshops, the co-working space at SBIC is set to be hugely popular.

The flexibility that co-working offers has seen its popularity grow significantly.
Through co-working, start-ups, freelancers and consultants have the chance to be part of a collaborative community where they can be make new business contacts and have access to mentoring and on-site business support.

Since SBIC was established it has been delivering first class business support and flexible workspace that combine to help young companies thrive. During this time the Centre has supported over 300 businesses many of which have expanded within the Centre and others moved on to purchase their own premises.

Today SBIC is home to 70 businesses and provides tenants with a range of advice and guidance to help them be successful and sustainable, whilst also connecting them with other like-minded businesses and services that can facilitate the growth of their company.

Councillor Kate Butler, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration at Stockport Council said: “Providing both a professional environment to be based in and ways to connect with new business contacts, the opportunities that the co-working space at SBIC offers are huge, and I’d encourage local businesses to look into how they could benefit from this.”

The co-working space is available to book from half a day and includes access to wifi and the Business Lounge and break out areas.

John Booth, SBIC Centre Manager said: “The Centre reflects the dynamic nature of the business community in Stockport and we are proud to have such a diverse range of talent. We have a wide range of sectors with a strong presence in software development and website design, along with more traditional sectors such as finance and recruitment. We have introduced a co-working facility for our customers, who may need an additional desk during busy times and to accommodate visitors who require a place to work. We are also offering membership schemes, where desks can be reserved from 1 to 5 days a week on a monthly contract.”

For more information on how you as a business can benefit from the co-working facility contact John Booth, j.booth@oxin.co.uk or call (0161) 443 4100