New Cirencester business centre almost full in five months

Great news that the new Cirencester Growth Hub has almost filled its office spaces – but loads of room left for co-working (we’re often there):

A new business centre in Cirencester, which provides a range of services to enterprises in Gloucestershire, has almost filled its rental office space within five months of opening.

There is just one office available, and a growing waiting list of companies wanting to base themselves at the Growth Hub, which only opened in July. But there is plenty of capacity for business people wanting to use the extensive co-working space and meeting rooms.

The Growth Hub, next to the Royal Agricultural University, offers business support to growing Gloucestershire businesses, providing an environment where they can collaborate, network and exchange ideas. Part of the wider Gloucestershire Growth Hub network, Cirencester offers a range of fully funded business support services, including one-to-one business support, workshops and events.

Cirencester Growth Hub Manager Yesim Nicholson said she was delighted that the offices had been let so easily, as it shows there are a lot of vibrant businesses in the local area, but stressed there was still plenty of capacity for co-working, with business people being able to take up membership or use the space on a pay-as-you-go basis.

“When we opened in July, we very quickly rented the three offices we have downstairs in the building,” said Yesim. “Now there is just one office available upstairs, and we are building up a waiting list.

“I think the facilities in the new building, free parking, lots of free events and networking opportunities, plus a really great working atmosphere are what’s attracted the businesses to us.

“Our co-working space is extensive, and we are quickly growing our membership among those who want to come regularly to use the facilities, as well as those who want to use it on a  pay-as-you-go basis.”

Colin Reid, managing director of sales training firm Sandler Gloucestershire, who rents one of the offices, said: “My office is ideally placed in the Hub, surrounded by co-sharing businesses, whilst being closely linked to a selection of varying size meeting rooms for my weekly training and monthly seminars. Feedback from clients and prospects who meet me in the Hub love the space and the relaxed atmosphere – always a great start when setting the scene to gain new clients.”

December events include a mindfulness taster session on December 11 and a ‘Beat your competitors online’ workshop on December 14.

For more information about Cirencester Growth Hub, visit https://www.thegrowthhub.biz/cirencester-growth-hub, email the team at cirencester@thegrowthhub.biz or call 01285 889890.