Ambition Broxbourne was only launched in April 2014, but it’s already making a significant difference to the area which has fast become an enterprise zone in its own right. It offers free advice to small businesses, has drawn up a business charter to establish working relationships between businesses and the Council, and has a number of short and long-term targets to encourage and support business start ups. In March this year, it organised a Dragon’s Apprentice Challenge for school students who’ll be the business owners of the future.
But its greatest achievement so far is undoubtedly the Broxbourne Enterprise Centre which is due to open this autumn. At a cost of nearly £4million, the centre is a collaboration between Broxbourne Borough Council and Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership. When it’s finished, it’ll offer 25,00 sq ft of high quality, managed workspaces for small businesses and start-ups.

Flexible office space

Companies will be able to rent office and studio accommodation between 150 sq ft and 500 sq ft, which are complemented by meeting room space, virtual offices, informal breakout areas as well as free parking. To make things easier for small businesses, they will be offered ‘Easy In, Easy Out’ terms which will enable them to move offices within the building quickly and easily, and even leave with as little as two week’s notice, which could mean entrepreneurs staying in business when, under other circumstances, they would have to fold. The Centre will be run by an experienced, specialist company – Basepoint, which already runs similar centres around the south of England.
Rebecca Powell, Regional Manager for Basepoint, said: “The Ambition Broxbourne Business Centre will be an exceptional new facility and will provide sustainable working space for local businesses and entrepreneurs. As well as the outstanding facilities at the centre, we will be hosting networking events for licensees and the wider business community to encourage growth and prosperity in the area.”

We’re looking forward to the boost to local businesses that the opening of the Centre will bring to Hoddesdon and are fully behind the efforts of Ambition Broxbourne. If you are interested in renting office space in the new Broxbourne Enterprise Centre, contact Basepoint direct on 01992 877310 or email broxbourne@basepoint.co.uk.
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