Birthday centre booming
THIS week the Stockport Business and Innovation Centre (SBIC) in Reddish has celebrated its first anniversary.
Now hosting 34 businesses, up from the original 14, the popular hub has established itself as the go-to facility for startups in Stockport.
Stockport Councilowned SBIC, based in Broadstone Mill, and partfunded by the European Regional Development Fund, provides flexible office space specifically aimed at start-up businesses looking to make their first move into professional offices.
It also offers mentoring and business incubation services to help and support businesses as they grow.
Companies from a range of industries including human resources, software, web design, creative and professional services have moved onto the site.
Oxford Innovation, which runs the centre on behalf of Stockport Council, specialise in creating collaborative, nurturing communities around the UK. It’s a refreshing approach which not only helps the businesses themselves, but encourages trading between them.
This is certainly great news for the centre management team led John Booth and Tony Corcoran who have breathed new life into the site.
James Barr, from tenants Zoom Media, said: “SBIC have created an environment that our staff enjoy being in.”
For more information about SBIC contact John Booth on 0161 443 4100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stockport President of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce