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Harborough Innovation Centre

Harborough Innovation Centre


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"Harborough Innovation Centre is filled with businesses with such a diverse range of skills it means that should we require a particular area of expertise, we need only to wander down the corridor to find it" Sandra Lovelock, ICON

Harborough Innovation Centre provides the ideal workspace for start-up and growing companies, offering flexible, professional premises with a range of business support services needed during the first vital years of operation.

Harborough Innovation Centre is a purpose built office complex, located at the gateway entrance to the new Airfield Business Park in the pretty town of Market Harborough. The centre is a development project undertaken by Harborough District Council.

Serviced offices and studios are available to let on flexible terms, with as little as one months’ notice. The on-site meeting and conference rooms are ideal for client appointments or presentations and there’s a welcoming reception team to greet guests. The centre also provides shared offices, hot desks and virtual offices for those not ready for office space.

The centre differs from a standard business centre by offering a range of practical innovation and growth support that proactively encourages the development of start-ups, entrepreneurial and high-growth companies.

Supportive Office Environment

Harborough Innovation Centre provides an impressive base to work from, allowing businesses to grow within a lively environment where they will have access to the skills, knowledge and experience of similar individuals and companies.

The centre can cater for up to 53 companies in a total of just over 23,000 square feet of high specification, office space ranging from 157 to 1,065 square feet. The offices and studios are ideal for companies with 1-15 employees where they can benefit from flexible, professional, supported and equipped office environment.

The centre is the ideal environment for start-up and early-stage companies. The costs are tightly controlled, there are no long term contracts and the day to day running of the offices is in safe hands, leaving companies to concentrate on growing their business.

Companies at Harborough Innovation Centre can benefit from the following:

  • On-site Staff services and facilities management so the day to day running issues are taken care of
  • Licence agreement with as little as one month’s notice period
  • Post and Parcel handling service
  • Reception service to greet visitors, helping provide a professional image
  • Easy to predict, clear and transparent monthly charges
  • Ability to upscale and downsize quickly
  • On-site conference and meeting facilities available to hire on a daily and hourly rate
  • Technical Support Package
  • Access to superfast internet and telephony connections

Licence fee charges for the office space include all of the following:

  • Service charges
  • Business rates
  • Heating, water and electricity
  • Site management
  • Reception services
  • Buildings insurance and maintenance


Shared Offices

The shared office at Harborough Innovation Centre is designed for start-up businesses, offering a soft financial landing, benefitting from having a prestigious office address, access to the centre facilities, help from the centre staff and free business support. It is the ideal environment for the transition from a home office or simply a low cost one person workstation.

There are individual workstations in a large open plan office, all equipped with a desk, lockable storage, handset and fast internet connection. If your business develops and you need additional space then we have a variety of offices you can expand to, saving you the time and expense of moving.

Hot Desks

Hot desks are ideal for people who are always on the go, rarely in the same place two days running. They are available to hire by the hour, day or week; providing access to a desk and fast internet connection. In addition to these practical facilities there is access to a wide range of other services, including business support and networking opportunities

Virtual Office

Harborough Innovation Centre offers virtual office packages designed to provide you with a professional image for your business, without incurring the cost of renting office space. Ideal for start-up companies, those on the road or working from home. There really isn’t a better way to get your business off the ground.

Meeting and Conference Facilities

Harborough Innovation Centre has a range of superb conference and meeting rooms available to hire by the hour or the day by internal or external companies, catering for 2-60 people. Whether space is needed for a conference, product launch, board meeting or interview; there is a room to meet the requirements.

The rooms are fully equipped with presentation equipment, free WiFi, ample parking, break-out space and catering facilities are available on request. The experienced, professional reception team support bookings from start to finish; from arranging the catering to welcoming guests. 

Business Support

Through the on-site Incubation Director, Harborough Innovation Centre provides support and advice for businesses to achieve their objectives, helping with vision, strategy and effective implementation. This is not a chargeable service but a core feature of a true innovation centre.

As part of the supportive environment within the centre, networking amongst customers is encouraged. Regular business networking events, as well as a range of training and learning events on relevant business topics in conjunction with partners, are held at the centre.

In addition to the above Harborough IC also supports Pioneer 10 Harborough; a business support service open to local businesses and entrepreneurs, across Harborough. Our intensive programme of free tools, workshops and one to one business support, helps drive growth and push businesses forward.

For more information please visit www.harborough-ic.co.uk/business-support

Technical Support Package

For companies operating in the chemical or composites sectors, Scott Bader can provide a range of specialist technical support and access to equipment. The support includes advice on commercialisation of innovative ideas and practical support in the areas of product scale-up and application testing.

Oxford Innovation

Harborough Innovation Centre is managed by Oxford Innovation, the UK’s leading business and innovation centre operator. Part of the SQW Group, which employs 180 staff, Oxford Innovation provide flexible office, laboratory, workshop and studio space to over 900 start-up and growing companies throughout a UK-wide network of business and innovation centres. For a full listing of Oxford Innovation’s centres, please visit the website at www.oxin-centres.co.uk.

Oxford Innovation also runs a range of business support programmes across the UK and three highly successful investment networks that link investors with entrepreneurs.

How to Find Us

Harborough Innovation Centre is located on the outskirts of Market Harborough, a pretty market town in Leicestershire with excellent rail and road links to the North, London and the South.





Harborough Innovation Centre
Wellington Way
Airfield Business Park
Market Harborough
LE16 7QB

Contact:   Mick Judge
Job title:   Senior Centre Manager
Tel:   01858 414200
Email:   harborough@oxin.co.uk
Website:   www.harborough-ic.co.uk


Harborough Innovation Centre

Harborough Innovation Centre provides office spacevirtual offices and meeting rooms to growing digital and media companies within the Leicestershire area.

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