“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 ovation Centre
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. 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 sq ft of high specification office space ranging from 157 to 1,065 sq ft. The offices and studios are ideal for companies with 1-15 employees, benefiting from the flexible, professional, well-supported and well-equipped office environment. The Centre is the ideal environment for start-up and early-stage companies. 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
- Licence agreement with as little as one month’s notice period
- Reception service to greet visitors
- On-site conference and meeting facilities available to hire at a daily and hourly rate
- Technical Support Package
Licence fee charges for the office space include all the following:
- Service charges
- Business rates
- Heating, water and electricity
- Site management
- Reception services
- Buildings insurance and maintenance
The shared office space is designed for start-up businesses, offering a prestigious office address, access to the Centre facilities, help from 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 there is a variety of office space you can expand into, saving you the time and expense of moving.
Hot desks are ideal for people who are always on the go. 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 packages are designed to provide a professional image for businesses, without incurring the cost of renting office space. Ideal for start-up companies, those on the road or working from home.
Meeting and conference facilities
Harborough Innovation Centre has a range of conference and meeting rooms available to hire by the hour or the day by internal or external companies, catering for 2-60 people.
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 extra 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 are held at the Centre, as well as a range of training and learning events on relevant business topics in conjunction with partners. In addition to the above Harborough IC also supports Pioneer 10 Harborough, a business support service open to local businesses and entrepreneurs. For more information please visit www.harborough- ic.co.uk/business- support
Harborough Innovation Centre is managed by Oxford Innovation, the UK’s leading Business and Innovation Centre operator. Part of the SQW Group, 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.
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