New work space opens doors in West Ealing
Entrepreneurs and start-up businesses can take advantage of a new workspace being trialled in West Ealing.
This new business hub, called Ealing Blueprint is based at 13 Drayton Green Road.
The plan is to help freelancers and small businesses grow by providing flexible and accessible place to work and reducing their financial commitments to buying or leasing long-term office space. The enterprise will also bring together a diverse range of businesses under one roof. People with different skills will get the opportunity to work collaboratively helping to stimulate business opportunities and ventures, in the local community.
Ealing Blueprint opened its doors last week, offering free membership to those wanting to try out the new working space. Members have access to Wi-Fi, discounted drinks from a café set up inside the building, a meeting room and event space to hire at a low cost, and the chance to attend networking and training events that will be held at the site.
If it proves to be a success after five months, there is a possibility the new hub will continue. The pilot scheme came about after a study carried out in 2013 to explore whether such a venture would meet a local need. Funding was provided by the government’s High Street Innovation and Riot Recovery Fund.
Leader of the council, Councillor Julian Bell, said: “Town centre regeneration isn’t just about supporting already established businesses. Traditional ways of working are changing and West Ealing is an ideal location to test a business hub while supporting the large creative community we have in Ealing.”
Anyone interested in finding out more or becoming a member of Ealing Blueprint can register on the website www.ealingblueprint.co.uk
11th February 2015