£1.1m Highbridge enterprise park to open on March 25th
new £1.16m centre built by Somerset County Council to champion
high growth enterprises and drive business investment gets its
grand opening on March 25th.
The recently-completed Highbridge Enterprise Centre at Isleport
Business Park is the newest addition to the Councils portfolio
of centres aimed at promoting business growth.
Solec and Keith Cappa Photography will move into the Highbridge
Centre in March.
Highbridge Enterprise Centre comprises three modern light industrial
units, flexible office space and meeting rooms, and is equipped
with fibre optic broadband. New and expanding businesses based
at the Centre will be able to access free advice through the South
West Business Centres organisation, which manages the site on
behalf of the County Council.
The Centre also hopes to attract business interest from outside
the county for example by maximising on opportunities presented
by future, high-profile developments, such as EDF Energys
proposed Hinkley Point C power station.
The project is jointly-funded by Somerset County Council and through
the Rural Growth Network (RGN), which encourages economic growth
and enterprise in rural areas. The Centres construction
was completed both on schedule and within budget.
Cllr David Hall, Cabinet Member for Business and Inward Investment
at Somerset County Council, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This
impressive and modern Enterprise Centre is a fantastic resource
and an emblem of this Councils continued commitment to fuelling
business innovation and investment in Somerset."
am glad to say that in addition to the three tenants who are now
moving into the Centre, we have received reservations for two
of the offices. I am very much looking forward to the opening
event on Wednesday 25 March."
Hindley, Chair of Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership,
added: "I am delighted to see the results of the Rural Growth
Network offering great facilities for growing businesses. The
easy-in and easy-out leasing options, as well as a low monthly
overhead, will appeal to many businesses operating around Highbridge."
expect local people working within the knowledge economy to be
interested in benefitting from high quality workspace, free business
support and the chance to network with like-minded individuals."
McLean, Director of Solec, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "As a
growing company, I need space to expand my business from an accessible
location, just off the M5, so I am really pleased to be taking
a unit at the Highbridge Enterprise Centre."
interested in finding out more about how the Centre can benefit
them can contact Adrian Sheen on 07919 696939 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spelman, the government's former Secretary of State for the Environment,
site in May 2012, with Highbridge County Councillor John Woodman
(pictured) when the scheme was first announced.
Highbridge Innovation Suite will offer ten offices at 10 sq metres
(108 sq ft) with a rental price per month of £250. Allocation
of these spaces will be to early stage start-up businesses from
non retail sectors.