Business Success Stories

Read success stories from other businesses who have benefited from the Council's business support package.

Beeston Incubator Hub

The hub, on the corner of Station Road in Beeston Town Centre, provides new and expanding businesses that want to grow but may not be able to afford full rent, with desk space and a base to work from.

Trevor Woolery of Create AnimateCreate Animate

Trevor Woolery owns Create Animate, a creative company who train people in transformative creative thinking and creative tools. He has rented space in Beeston Business Hub since December 2018.

Trevor Says: "The Hub is fantastic, it gives you all you need at an affordable price."

“I originally tried to work from home, but interruptions by my family made it difficult to concentrate. The Hub has provided me with an affordable space to focus on my business at more than half the price I previously paid when I rented space in the centre of Nottingham."

"The space is a generous size and I love the location in Beeston, surrounded by cafés and shops, as well as having the Post Office and banks nearby too. I chose Beeston Business Hub as I liked the idea of being around other businesses who are on a similar journey to me. Starting a business can be challenging at times and having a business neighbour to share experiences with has helped so much.”

Broxtowe Start-Up Grant Scheme

Last year, the Council launched a Business Start-Up Grant to help new businesses with start-up costs.

Sound Escapes

Jo Porter of Sound Escapes

Jo Porter’s business Sound Escapes is one of 9 businesses the scheme has already helped.

Based in Beeston, Jo runs a group tour business offering bespoke concert and performance tours for music ensembles and choirs from all over the world who wish to tour to the UK and Ireland.

Jo says:

“The grant has provided significant financial support to ensure I could invest in areas that I may not have been able to otherwise, including the cost of printed marketing materials, business cards, flyers and an exhibition banner, as well as online Client Relationship Management software.”

Busy Lives!

Karen Hannon of Busy Lives!

Karen Hannon of Busy Lives! also received funding through the  Business Start-Up Grant. 

Busy Lives! Is a freelance service providing one off project support through to regular and continuous support tailored to your individual and precise need.

Karen says:

"The Broxtowe Start-Up Grant Scheme has enabled me to receive bespoke training on how to market my business ‘Busy Lives!’ I now have a marketing strategy and activity plan in place from which I now work from moving forward to promote the business."

"It has also enable me to produce two banners for marketing ‘Busy Lives!’ at both business exhibitions and networking events. These have really assisted my brand recognition and getting noticed at events." 

Get support for your business

Get in touch with our Economic Development Team to see how they can help you grow your business in Broxtowe.