• 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 the Business Development Grant scheme to help small businesses develop, test new products and ideas and invest in equipment to support growth.

Business and Technology Centre

Stevenage is home to both The Business & Technology Centre on Bessemer Drive and Chells Industrial Units in Stevenage. Lead and managed by award-winning social enterprise, Wenta, these sites are ideal for both new and growing businesses. Free business advice and webinars are available to all and provided by their experienced team of advisors. Whether it’s advice on ‘how to start a business’ or ‘cashflow’ and ‘sales’, the team can help.
 
The btc offers affordable, flexible and self-contained workspace for rental from offices to workshops, available on monthly terms and in a range of sizes. They are ideal if you need to find or re-locate your workspace to a more flexible and affordable option. The centre also offers a range of virtual office services, on-site meeting rooms for hire and a bistro – with great coffee!


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.