Businesses across East Northamptonshire will soon have access to high-quality offices and workshops and first-rate business support as Enterprise Centre, East Northants prepares to open and appoints its operator.

East Northamptonshire Council has appointed BizSpace to oversee the operation of the brand new enterprise centre.

With more than twenty years of expertise, BizSpace is the UK’s leading provider of regional flexible workspace and will work with Enterprising East Northants, the council’s economic arm, to provide small and medium enterprises with business support and advice.

Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, Cllr Steven North, said:

“The successful appointment of BizSpace to operate Enterprise Centre, East Northants marks another key milestone in the delivery of this project. We look forward to welcoming their expert team on board and seeing first-hand the expertise they’ll bring to benefit businesses across the district.

“These are extraordinary times and it is clear that recovery from the economic impact will depend on and be driven by the enterprising and entrepreneurial qualities that is part of nations DNA; the enterprise centre will play a critical role in unlocking and supporting these qualities.”

Khalid Aziz, Marketing Director at BizSpace, added: “We are looking forward to providing workspace excellence to the local businesses of East Northamptonshire. It’s a privilege to work alongside Enterprising East Northants and together we hope to support smaller businesses through flexible, affordable and community enriched workspaces whilst supporting the growth in the local economy.”

ENC is working with Total Project Integration (TPI) and R H Partnership Architects to deliver the £8 million project. ENC received £1.695 million funding from the SEMLEP’s Local Growth Fund in order to deliver the centre as part of Enterprising East Northants, the council’s economic plan for sustainable job creation and business growth.

The new purpose-built enterprise centre, which is located at Warth Park in Raunds, will provide a range of flexible units, as well as virtual office support and access to on-site facilities including meeting space and shared office services.

The Local Enterprise Partnership’s role is to enhance and promote the area’s sustainable growth and, through its Local Industrial Strategy help unlock the challenges and opportunities faced by businesses. Through its capital investment programme, the Local Growth Fund, SEMLEP invests in a range of projects that improve business productivity, develop local skills in line with employers’ needs and enhance the infrastructure– to create good quality places where people want to live, work and invest.

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