Stevenage Town Square

Wenta wins tender for Business Technology Centre

Stevenage Borough Council has chosen Wenta to manage its Business Technology Centre (BTC) and Chells Industrial Units (CIU) which provide first rate support services for new and established companies.

The Business Technology Centre (BTC) has been running since 1986, providing business accommodation and support services for a diverse range of companies. This facility gives real benefits to the town with spaces for new businesses to start up, grow and provide jobs for local people.

The aim of the centre is to support businesses to start, up, grow and stay in the area. The centre offers high quality business advice to businesses and supporting key sectors in the town such as aerospace, pharmaceuticals and health & care.

Through the Business Technology Centre, Stevenage Borough Council aims to:

• Increase job creation and business start-up success
• Encourage take up of specialised support and advice to encourage growth and retention of local businesses
• Support Stevenage’s enterprising and innovative economy
• Build and accelerate new businesses and creation of new jobs

Sharon Taylor, OBE Leader of the Council said “Our aim is for Stevenage to be the best place to start and grow a business. The BTC plays a crucial role in encouraging start up and development opportunities for new businesses and creating jobs for local people. The Centre will continue to provide high quality advice, guidance and, training to support sustainable businesses. “We are delighted that Wenta will be working with us to provide first rate services, manage quality business accommodation, as well as attracting new businesses into Stevenage to support our enterprising economy”.

Simon Holmes (Head of Client Services and Enterprise Partnership Manager at Wenta) said: “We are delighted to have secured the BTC contract for a further five years and to continue our work in supporting Stevenage Borough Council and the residents of Stevenage and Hertfordshire by delivering attractive business premises as well as high quality business advice and support through our online (live chat), free workshops and 1:1 business advice channels. We continue to help hundreds of people realise their dreams of starting a business each year and thank the Council for this continued opportunity”.