Colchester/Ipswich: Eastern Enterprise Hub to launch second site
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The Eastern Enterprise Hub, based in Ipswich, is to launch a second site later this year after signing an agreement with Colchester Borough Council.
The Colchester Enterprise Hub, due to open in September, will support start-up businesses and new social enterprises through a structured programme of help including mentoring support from members of the local business community – a model successfully created in Ipswich.
Anne Turrell, leader of Colchester Borough Council, said: “The council is committed to helping local businesses start-up and grow, and to giving local people the chance to improve their skills and help keep Colchester’s economy thriving.
“This partnership with the Eastern Enterprise Hub gives us this fantastic opportunity to provide a platform where new businesses in Colchester can learn from established business owners and boost their chances of success.”
Simon Mead, chief executive of the Eastern Enterprise Hub, added: “We are delighted to be building a long-term partnership with Colchester Borough Council to support new entrepreneurial talent.
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“This is all about providing very real support for those individuals who are setting up their own businesses to ensure they have the very best chance of success.”
Taster sessions for anyone interested in learning more about the support available are being held on August 5, August 29 and September 5. Anyone interest in attending, or in becoming a mentor, should call Simon Mead on 01473 527100.
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