Enterprise Centre in Chard gets support from SBA

Recently opened, this modern, spacious building is part of the Somerset Enterprise Centre Network which also has centres in Barle, Bruton, Frome, Highbridge, Minehead, Wells, Wheddon Cross, Williton and Wiveliscombe.

The network has been developed by Somerset Council to provide managed business workspace across the county with business support services provided locally to tenants and the wider community.

The Chard Enterprise Centre project was supported by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and received part funding of £1,726,328 to support its delivery.

A spokesperson said: “With SBA CIC as the organisation at the helm to deliver support to Chard businesses, we are confident that skills within organisations will increase with the help of our training hub, leading to business growth and expansion and also further employment opportunities.

“As well as training, SBA CIC will offer employment advice, innovation support, environmental awareness and mentoring opportunities, initially to the tenants of the centre at regular intervals throughout their tenancy, but also extending this to other organisations to improve the economic growth county-wide.”

SBA CIC are the leading organisation in Somerset that offer quality prestart and start-up support to individuals who are seeking to become self-employed or start a business.

With this in mind, they are keen to encourage anyone who has a business idea to fulfil their dream and pursue running their own business, via the fully-funded start-up courses on offer.

Patricia Marks, CEO of SBA CIC said: “This is a great opportunity for us to support businesses within Chard, with advice and guidance from our team of expert business advisors.

“We are keen to ensure Chard is recognised as one of the best towns in the county to start or relocate your business to.”

If you have a new business that you are looking at premises for or would like any further information, please contact sue@sbacic.org or call 01458 254331.

Posted on July 18th 2023

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