New hub gives firms a more professional edge
Members of Buckinghamshire Business First’s Board and the Chairman of Buckinghamshire County Council Councillor Bill Chapple, officially opened the facility on January 22 with businesses from across the county attending the event in order to find out more about how the Business Hub will benefit them and how they can make the most of the complimentary facilities available.
Mr Chapple said: “I am very proud that part of the County Hall complex with centuries of history is now providing modern, stateof-the-art facilities for local businesses. We know how important all businesses are to the future success of our county.
“This third new business hub is something Bucks County Council fully supports and I am delighted that we have been able to make the accommodation available right in the centre of Aylesbury. I wish the venture and the businesses that use it every success in the future.’”
Buckinghamshire Business First members will benefit from facilities such as hot desks, informal meeting space, meeting rooms for more formal meetings and free Wi-Fi access and for the first time, Buckinghamshire Business First has five lowcost office spaces available to rent as incubator spaces for small businesses.
Tomas Pukalski of Framework Digital, the first tenant of the Business Hub, explains how it will benefit his business.
He said: “We are delighted to be among the first tenants at Porter’s Lodge. For the first time we have a proper office, which means we can work more efficiently, take on staff and meet more professionally with prospective clients.
“The community element of the Porter’s Lodge venture, with the colocation of the Buckinghamshire Business First Hub, was particularly exciting and is a really important feature when choosing offices.
“A key part of our goals is to help very small companies in Buckinghamshire get online in a way that makes sense for them, and at a price they can afford. These offices mean that we can meet with clients who do not have offices, and concentrate properly on their project, without the distractions of a home office environment.”
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Chairman of Bucks Business First Michael Garvey of Chandler
Garvey Vice, chairman of Bucks County Council Cllr Bill Chapple, managing director of Bucks Business First Philippa Batting
and members of the local business community open the centre in Aylesbury