A £1m business hub based in the heart of Wrexham town centre is set to be up and running soon – with an opportunity for entrepreneurs to see detailed plans of the centre this week.
The new Business Wales Entrepreneurship Hub was first announced in February by the Welsh Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Economy & Infrastructure, Ken Skates AM.
Working closely with Welsh ICE (Innovation Centre for Enterprise), the hub will aim to give start-ups and North Wales-based entrepreneurs a bespoke package of support, offering them the very best chance of making their businesses a success.
Welsh ICE already runs a successful ‘innovation centre’ for starts ups in Caerphilly – offering co-working space, meeting rooms and workshops for entrepreneurs and business start ups in South Wales.
Locally the scheme aims to support 100 new enterprises and create 260 new jobs over the next two years. The initiative will also help provide a boost to the local economy.
On Wednesday (12th July) those interested in becoming part of the hub will have the chance to find out more information and view ‘detailed plans’ at a workshop event at local art gallery, Undegun on Regent Street.
Wrexham’s Assembly Member, Lesley Griffiths, has praised the Welsh Government initiative and is encouraging local residents looking at starting up a business to participate.
She said: “The Welsh Labour Government is investing in Wrexham, delivering innovative projects aimed at supporting aspiring entrepreneurs.”
“This coordinated approach provides the ideal opportunity for new business start-ups. The additional support will hopefully create hundreds of skilled jobs, providing a real boost for the regional economy as well as our town centre.”
“The next workshop is scheduled to take place at Undegun on 12 July and I would urge any interested individuals or parties to contact the Business Wales Helpline for more information.”
The hub will open in the heart of Wrexham town centre soon but while work to procure and prepare the new headquarters is being finalised, efforts are well underway to recruit the first set of entrepreneurs.
Interested in finding out more? The workshop at Undegun (9 to 11 Regent Street) will take place between 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday. The event will provide local start-up enterprises with the opportunity to see more detailed plans for the centre and learn more about the support on offer.
To find out more you can call the Business Wales Helpline on 03000 6 03000 between 8:30am and 5:30pm (Monday to Friday) or via the Business Wales website.