South Normanton Business Centre
A major property investment has resulted in the opening of South Normanton Business Centre. The Centre, located on the High Street, is an enterprise hub providing business accommodation, access to business resources, networks and coaching support from LEO. Its aim is to help the growth of local businesses and so create and secure jobs for local people.
The Centre project, which has taken two years to come to fruition is the result of a funding partnership between local businessman Alan Beardsmore, and the Local Enterprise Growth Initiative (LEO), in association with Bolsover District Council. Together, over £100k has been spent bringing two derelict properties back into use.
“The wrong premises can hold a business back,” explains LEO Coach, Steve Maxwell. “Moving premises, though, is like moving house, stressful and expensive. A small business centre can ease this pain. All the business owner has to do is choose the size of room they want and move in!’”
South Normanton Business Centre has six fully-refurbished offices to rent by local businesses. Tenancies are on a low-risk one month notice basis. All rooms are fully furnished, equipped with broadband and a phone system, they also have access to a kitchen and washroom facilities. The Centre also has meeting rooms available for hire by the hour along with admin support.
“For the developing business, the Centre’s cost-effective and professional workspace will enable it to focus its resources efficiently on business growth,” Steve continues. “It will also act as a ‘drop-in’ resource centre for existing businesses in the area to tap into other means of business support. The Business Centre has been up and running since 2009 and it is both full and running a surplus. In fact, demand is now forcing me to look for more space and I’m currently looking into expanding into a High Street. BizFizz has been the driving force behind what has been able to take place here in SNaP. SNaP Enterprise is a component part now of SNaP Development Project (now incorporated and charitable) as the Project has embraced the enterprise agenda and subsequently manages the Business Centre.”
LEO Business Coach – SNaP