• The Stevenage Skills Centre is the first of its kind in the area and provides construction, technology and engineering training in a purpose-built facility

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    The Stevenage Skills Centre is the first of its kind in the area and provides construction, technology and engineering training in a purpose-built facility

What business support is available?

Stevenage offers an unrivalled business support network with an award winning enterprise agency delivering start up incubator and innovation services to meet the needs of new and established businesses at the council owned Business & Technology Centre

Stevenage Borough Council

Stevenage Borough Council has a very pro-active approach to supporting and growing the local business population including a Test Trade Grant scheme to help start ups and small businesses develop and test new products and ideas

Business and Technology Centre

The Business and Technology Centre (btc) in Stevenage is the primary innovation and technology centre in Hertfordshire

The centre recently enjoyed a £7m investment and now provides excellent offices, practical business support and tailored training events and skills workshops. The 27,000 sq ft extension was opened in April 2009 and is part of the council's vision to create quality business space and support in the heart of Stevenage's business community

The btc also promotes innovation in local schools and colleges and works closely with the University of Hertfordshire. These important links ensure that the btc remains the longest serving enterprise hub within the region promoting networking, the sharing of knowledge and cross trading

My Incubator

My Incubator at the btc provides a start up incubator for pre-start and start-up businesses to develop their business ideas with on-site supporyt and hot-desking facilities with computer and internet access. The business incubator is free for successful applicants for the first three months and provides low cost grow on facilities for up to 2 years.