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Beeston Boosted With New Businesses
Explore Learning, which provides tuition for children aged 4 to 14 years old to help improve their literacy and numeracy skills, will open in the former Yorkshire Bank Unit in the Square on Sunday 3rd June. The unit has been vacant for over two years and has benefited from a complete refit.
Explore Learning will be holding an official opening event on Saturday 16th June from 11am – 1pm, attended by Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Derek Burnett BEM and local children’s author, Jonathan Emmett. The event will be an opportunity to come along and experience the newly designed centre, and see how Explore Learning inspires children both in their centre and out in the local community. The event is open to all and will include activities and refreshments.
Also joining them, will be WillSuite, a software company who are moving into the unit upstairs which the Council has also converted into office space. WillSuite is a legal software company specialising in the drafting of Wills and legal documents for solicitors and will writers. They are keen to encourage local enterprise and are opening co-working space for freelancers and small companies working in the digital sector through Beeston CoWorking. (Opens in a New Window)
Councillor Tony Harper, Chair of the Jobs and Economy Committee said: “The Council has invested in these units to bring them up to standard and attract new businesses to the area. We have been working with HEB Chartered Surveyors to market the units and are delighted to have secured these two businesses to Beeston which will help to increase footfall in the town centre and attract visitors to both the new and existing businesses in the area.”
Explore Learning’s Centre Director, Yasmin Stevens said: “We are incredibly excited to be able to support local children in Beeston. We have already enjoyed working with lots of schools in the area, and meeting members of the community. Having seen first-hand the fantastic impact our centres have on children’s learning across the nation, we are proud to have been brought together to launch the first centre in Nottingham.”
Seb Shakh, WillSuite’s founder said: “With the excellent transport options, local amenities, and a close community, Beeston is an ideal place to grow a business.
Having ran startups and freelanced in the past, I’ve found a major factor to success is the environment you work in and the people you are around. Working with similar professionals can increase productivity and motivation, as well as boost business through referrals of work and bouncing ideas for validation.
By utilising extra space and opening up co-working spaces for like-minded individuals and small companies, I’m looking to create a digital hub for Beeston and have already seen a fantastic response from local graphic designers, copywriters, web developers, and videographers currently working from home.”
Further incubation / office units are being converted on the first floor of Beeston Square, which will be completed in July 2018. For further details of cost, accommodation and size, please contact the Estates team.
For more information visit the Explore Learning website (Opens in a New Window) or visit WillSuite's website (Opens in a New Window), and Beeston CoWorking's website (Opens in a New Window) for information on the co-working space.