Business Centre to showcase its facilities at open day
Highbridge Enterprise Centre is gearing up to showcase its
facilities in an Open Day on Friday 25 September.
The Centre opened in March 2015 as the latest and fifth business
hub from Somerset County Council, managed by South West Business
It champions high-growth enterprises and investment, inspiring
new business to put down roots or growing businesses to start
their next chapter in Somerset.
One session will begin at 8:30am and the other session at 12:30pm
to give everyone the opportunity to attend the event. During the
sessions businesses will have the chance to meet staff and companies
based at the Centre and hear about what it has to offer local
the sectors represented at the Centre are physical fitness and
mental health through to digital marketing and dredging. The majority
of the companies are new businesses or start ups, who have taken
up the industrial units, offices and the hot desks available at
Highbridge Enterprise Centre was developed with funding from
Central Government as part of the Heart of the South West Local
Enterprise Partnership Rural Growth Network.
Cllr David Hall, Somerset County Councils Cabinet Member
for Business and Inward Investment, said: Highbridge Enterprise
Centre has continued to go from strength-to-strength since opening
nearly six months ago. Several businesses are benefitting from
what it and Somerset has to offer like-minded individuals,
informed business insight, and the ambition to drive our county
I would encourage any local or regional business to explore
the opportunities presented by Highbridge Enterprise Centre ,
because it may have just what you are looking for.
Jakki MacPhail, Highbridge Enterprise Centre Manager, said: Having
such a range of businesses in the Centre is great as they all
offer different services and expertise. Now that we have a number
of businesses here they are often becoming clients of each other.
Quite often we find there is a link between what one tenant can
do for another during the infancy of their business.
The vibrant business environment benefits from free business
advice, tailored workshops and a dedicated superfast broadband
line, which enables local businesses to use the first class facilities
and receive support.
Paul Costigan, Managing Director of Smalls Dredging, said: The
office is local to me and ideally located on the M5. The inclusion
of business advice from a South West Business Centre advisor is
a real plus and I have already benefitted from training on the
video conferencing facility. This will enable me to communicate
face to face with my partnership company based in Amsterdam without
the cost and time it would take to travel.
I have met some useful contacts at the Centre already and
connected with tenants that specialise in marketing and media.
Networking with other businesses will help me develop my new company
in the future.
Stuart Grantham of Webtake UK said: We have three suppliers
in Europe that we communicate with on a regular basis. The excellent
fibre optic speeds at the Centre allow us to complete large file
transfers efficiently. As a business which is looking to expand
we will be using the business advisor to help grow our business
and employ more people.
For more information about the office space and work hub facilities
available at the Highbridge Enterprise Centre or the Centres
Open Day email Jakki MacPhail on Jacqueline.MacPail@tedcltd.com
or call 01278 550250. To register for the event please book directly