hub' for small businesses to open in 2013
major new 'enterprise hub' for small businesses in Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge is on track to open by the end of next year, it
was announced this week.
Councillor John Woodman told a meeting of the Town Council on
Monday that work to build the new facilities on land next to Highbridge's
Isleport Business Park recycling centre is set to begin in the
plans were first unveiled
in May when Caroline Spelman, Secretary of State for the Environment,
visited the site, as pictured above.
facilities will transform the prospects of local start-up companies
by providing 10 brand new business units with super-fast broadband
and the services of a business mentor," Cllr Woodman told
'enterprise hub' is one of several projects that Devon and Somersets
Rural Growth Network is delivering across the region as it aims
to create more than 1,300 jobs and boost the regional economy
by £58 million.
Woodman added: "The Highbridge project will help small 'back
room' businesses gain office space in order to expand their operations
and create local jobs."
is great news for Highbridge and demonstrates what an ideal location
the town is for business."
planning application is due to be submitted soon and building
work is scheduled to begin in 2013, completing in December 2013.
Minister Caroline Spelman with the County Council's Cabinet Member
for Economic Development, Cllr David Hall, and Cllr John Woodman
at the site earlier this year