EM3 has awarded £155,000 towards a plan to help nurture new businesses and create new jobs in Aldershot.
Leading business support provider WSX Enterprise will use the money to further develop the Aldershot Enterprise Centre, which aims to support the ongoing economic growth of the local community and give new entrepreneurs a base for their business.
The funding will speed up development of the centre, refurbishing additional office and meeting space and updating the communications infrastructure, including superfast internet and modern telephony system.
Peter Grant, chief executive of WSX Enterprise, said: ‘’We have already seen there is a strong market in Aldershot for cost-effective premises to start a new business venture, and with space starting at £35 a week, demand has been consistent from both the military community and other local communities.
“It is not just the price which is attractive. The building is a unique historic setting and tenants can also benefit from extensive, freely-available training and support for their businesses.”
Geoff French, Enterprise M3’s chairman, said Aldershot was a LEP priority: “Aldershot is one of the five step-up towns we have identified within our LEP area and it is growing fast.
"It is important to ensure that budding entrepreneurs have access to affordable office space when starting their business - Aldershot Enterprise Centre supports this aim.
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