expansion for Highbridge business centre coming in 2017
businesses and jobs are on the way for Highbridge next year with
the expansion of the towns Enterprise Centre.
permission was recently
approved to add three more light industrial units on the site
which is already home to 17 businesses and 25 jobs.
funded by Somerset County Council and the Heart of the South West
Local Enterprise Partnership, the £490,000 expansion is scheduled
to be completed by September 2017 and will provide 234 square metres
of new space.
is excellent news for Highbridge and for Somerset," Councillor
David Hall, Cabinet member for Economy and Inward Investment, told
Burnham-On-Sea.com. "Supporting more businesses in the community
will mean more jobs in the local area."
businesses are the engine of the Somerset economy - its where
most of our growth comes from. Finding the right sort of space is
a real barrier to these businesses setting up and expanding, which
is why we have established the Enterprise Centre network across
look forward to this projects completion and seeing what new
and exciting businesses make their home in Highbridge."
are 17 businesses already based at Highbridge Enterprise Centre,
including Puddy Vehicle Solutions, this years winner of a
'New Business of the Year Award' at Somerset Chamber of Commerce
owner, Marcus Puddy, said: "Moving into the Enterprise Centre
has allowed me to bring on an additional employee to support the
continued growth of the business. Being in nice, friendly, accommodating
facilities, the Enterprise Centre allows you to talk to like-minded
people and support each other through those growth challenges."
have also experienced the opportunity to network in and around the
area. They support you with breakfast meetings and allow you to
understand what is happening in and around the community. The Enterprise
Centre has exceeded all my expectations and brought about some really
good professional relationships."