Following an exceptional period of growth, Focus Newtown Enterprise Hub has achieved record figures in February, highlighting the increase in demand for business support for new and existing businesses.
In 28 days, the hub team welcomed more than 450 virtual event attendees with 179 of those being new, completed 21.5 hours of workshops over 10 events, 23 hours of one-to-one support with their business advisor and achieved 100 sign-ups on just one event.
“February was a fantastic month full of inspiring events for the hub. We welcomed new faces and supported so many new businesses,” commented hub manager, Holly Jones.
“We’ve also held our first virtual conference, She Can Start, with over 100 sign-ups, which is a personal best for a single hub event in Newtown. As well as this, we’ve completed a three-day online masterclass dedicated to building websites, launched a five-week Instagram workshop that is seeing 80 plus attendees sign up each week, and we’re getting ready to reopen the hub for co-working as soon as government restrictions ease.”
However, it’s not just February that’s been successful for the hub. Over the last 12 months, three new members of staff have been employed to support the increased demand for hub services.
Lucie Andrews has joined as the new Enterprise Hub engagement coordinator. She is responsible for co-ordinating and promoting a comprehensive engagement programme for the hub, as well as engaging with the community and establishing key relationships.
Co-ordinators. Their role is to be the first point of contact to new clients and to signpost them to the various services the Hub offers.
Focus Newtown Enterprise Hub is an innovative space to incubate and accelerate new and growing businesses based at Royal Welsh Warehouse, Newtown. The hub is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.
The ‘She Can Start’ virtual conference held by Focus Newtown Enterprise Hub.
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