Wimbledon Offices To Be Available For Start-Up Firms

Government scheme will help budding businesses

Offices in Wimbledon town centre are among 20 empty Government buildings being made available for start-up businesses.

Connect House in Alexandra Road is on a list of locations across England which the Government has identified as having the potential to be used by aspiring entrepreneurs to build and grow their businesses.

It is now inviting incubation and business start-up organisations, which help new and existing small businesses, to manage and allocate these spaces. These organisations will also provide businesses moving into the space with valuable support and advice.

Business and Enterprise Minister Mark Prisk said: "Many entrepreneurs struggle to find a suitably flexible and affordable space to start their business, so this is a practical measure which the Government is taking to support the next generation of businesses.

"Opening up areas that are not being used will give entrepreneurs access to the space they need to start and grow."

Anyone interested in managing the spaces can register their interest at www.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk. The process will be open until June 29, 2012.

June 8, 2012