SMALL businesses in South Tyneside are being offered the chance of low-cost office space.
Jarrow Business Centre is offering all-inclusive packages for as little as £39 a week.
This is a great offer and an ideal opportunity for new businesses, or small businesses currently operating from home, to step up into commercial premises.Coun John Anglin
The two or three-person units are available to start-up or newly-formed firms and no deposit is required.
The packages include rent, rates, VAT, heating, lighting, telephone, superfast broadband and reception services.
Coun John Anglin, lead member for regeneration and economy at South Tyneside Council, said: “This is a great offer and an ideal opportunity for new businesses, or small businesses currently operating from home, to step up into commercial premises.
“The package offers easy-in, easy-out terms and numerous other benefits, including access to business advisers, coaches and business support.
“South Tyneside is a great place to do business and we are committed to nurturing and supporting our homegrown talent.”
Colin Hughes, director of IT company Clarity Technology Solutions Ltd, has been a tenant in Jarrow Business Centre since January.
He said: “When we made the decision to set up the business we looked at ‘virtual’ offices, but decided we really wanted a proper premises where we could hang our hats.
“The centre has everything we need, kitchen and reception faciltities, and a really nice, community feel with the other tenants.
“Having worked at home for the past four years, the business advice and support we’ve received, particularly with regards to communication, has been invaluable.”
A 100 sq ft office is available for £39 a week and 150 sq ft for £49.
For further details, contact Jarrow Business Centre on 482 3300 or visit http://www.southtyneside.gov.uk/article/20289/Jarrow-Business-Centre