New flexible work hub opens in Braunton

Posted on: 18 December 2018

Small businesses, mobile and home workers in North Devon will soon be able to share a workspace and ideas as a new work hub launches in Braunton.

Devon County Council’s Devon Work Hub scheme aims to increase the availability of flexible work space across the county supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs to engage with their local business community.

Braunton Parish Council were successful in their bid for Devon Work Hubs funding to turn part of the village’s police station in to the new Braunton Community Work Hub.

Offering affordable and flexible work space, the building has been refurbished and equipped with all the facilities that modern businesses need to grow, network and collaborate, including free super-fast broadband, excellent printing and photocopying facilities, accessible and height adjustable desks, nearby parking and secure bike storage and a kitchen with free tea and coffee and social area.

The hub will offer a combination of daily, weekly or longer-term office lets and individual hot desks available to rent for just half a day, as well as a meeting room that can be hired, for example, to conduct interviews or meet with clients.

Space can be booked and paid for using the easy online system, and with electronic access, the work hub will be available 24/7.

Cllr Rufus Gilbert, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Skills, said:

“Our economy relies a great deal on small, sometimes home-based businesses, and mobile workers.

“By making affordable flexible workspaces available we can give people greater choice over how and where they choose to work, offering those who would work at home alone or have to travel around the opportunity to share a space and meet others in similar circumstances to exchange ideas and expertise and make new contacts.

“This new hub in Braunton is a welcome addition to our community of friendly work hubs across the county, which are all popular. I’m looking forward to this latest addition to the network adding that that success.

Tracey Lovell, Braunton Parish Council Clerk, said:

“This is a fantastic facility for Braunton bringing the community and local business sector together.

“With a growing number of people becoming self-employed the Braunton Work Hub provides affordable professional office space, with no binding contracts or penalties, enabling small businesses to invest their time and money into the growth of their business.”

Braunton Work Hub’s new website will launch in January. Until then, further details can be found on the Facebook page –  www.facebook.com/Brauntonworkhub.

For bookings please contact  Tracey or Jane on 01271 812131 or email info@brauntonparishcouncil.gov.uk

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