Enterprise Hub Fife, located in Glenrothes town centre, is successfully inspiring entrepreneurs and boosting business growth by providing enterprise and business services to commercial and social entrepreneurs, as well as business start-ups.
The Enterprise Hub Fife has seen an amazing response in its first two months of business, with seven out of the eight flexible office spaces already occupied by enterprising fledging businesses.
A steady stream of innovative and creative events are taking place in the hub, with new start and home-based owners taking advantage of the hot-desking and meeting room facilities.
Opened in May, the Enterprise Hub Fife was formed to provide enterprising individuals and start-ups with growth aspirations access to a unique facility that encourages collaboration, entrepreneurial spirit and networking.
It was originally delivered as part of the Fife Task Force strategy, established by the Scottish Government and Fife Council, to mitigate the impact of the closure of Tullis Russell and has been roundly welcomed by both the private and public sectors.
Lead officer on the project, Pamela Stevenson, Fife Council, commented: “It has been a fantastic team effort by everyone involved. The feedback has been extremely positive from the new tenants, event delegates and people who have used the meeting rooms and hot desks. We are now looking to ramp up activities with some exciting entrepreneurial events and campaigns planned.”
The Hub is enabling local people to access vital upskilling and business training, whilst generating new job opportunities.
Cllr Altany Craik, Convener of the Economy, Tourism, Strategic Planning & Transportation Committee, Fife Council, said: “The Hub is playing a very positive role in stimulating new enterprises to be established and helping them, as well as established businesses, to thrive and grow.
“This is one of the important projects funded through the Fife Task Force, which brought key partners together in the support of economic growth and job creation in Central Fife. These first-class business facilities include modern offices with high-speed broadband, co-working areas, private meeting rooms and a state-of-the-art events space to meet the needs of today’s entrepreneurs.”
One of the first tenants to occupy an office within Enterprise Hub Fife is Stewart Gray of Software Solutions firm Kaber Helm, who said: “My colleagues and I had been working remotely, and it was inconvenient for us when we all had to meet. We decided to enquire about the Enterprise Hub Fife’s meeting spaces. When we arrived for a visit, we immediately knew that the office space was flexible and suitable to our needs and importantly an affordable price.”
He continued: “Now that we have a base for engaging and taking on customers, we want to focus on development and push the company forward. We are delighted that there is additional business support available at the Hub that we can tap into, and we’re receiving marketing advice that should help us too.”
To find out more visit www.enterprisehubfife.co.uk