Citibase’s Small Business Incubator Hub Announces Significant Expansion

Strathclyde’s economy and employment get a huge vote of confidence as Citibase’s small business incubator hub announces significant expansion.

In a great boost to the Strathclyde economy, a fully serviced business centre in the heart of Scotland’s Central Belt has nearly doubled in size just over ten months after it first opened.

Citibase Strathclyde Business Park welcomed its first customers at in New Alderston House near Bellshill last summer and rapidly filled up with businesses ranging from those specialising in renewable energy, telecoms, video production, construction and travel management, to an occupational therapist and even a private detective amongst others.

Due to the phenomenal demand, the centre is expanding onto the first floor which is being fully refurbished to provide additional space as a state-of-the-art and cost-effective base for entrepreneurs, start-ups and businesses both small and large. Fully furnished suites will be available to move in from early July, with various sizes from one person to much larger spaces making it ideal for businesses at every level of their development.

Centre Manager Euan Stuart said: “We’re delighted that we’ve quickly established ourselves as a vibrant part of the Strathclyde business community. Our success in providing what the local economy needs – cost effective and flexible fully serviced office space – has enabled us to have the confidence to significantly expand to meet the demand. By offering a welcoming and hassle-free home to over 100 extra entrepreneurs and businesses, it will also greatly benefit other established firms in the locality and the area’s economy.”

As with Citibase’s other business centres throughout the UK, the newly refurbished Citibase Strathclyde Business Park offers flexible short term and affordable contracts, which will appeal to those who are often deterred by long term office leases.

The centre also offers a bespoke Concierge team manning reception offering business support services and personalised call handling, 24-hour access, on-site parking* and meeting room facilities. Businesses also benefit from a range of superfast internet and telecom packages.

Set amongst 155 acres of parkland in the Central Belt’s premier business park, Citibase Strathclyde Business Park offers an enviable working lifestyle with magnificent grounds, ample parking for cars and bikes and transport links that are second to none. Situated near Bellshill in the heart of the ‘golden triangle’ of the M8, M74 and M80, having four train stations within a four-mile radius and served by regular local bus services, over one third of the Scottish population live within a 35-minute drive.

About Citibase

Citibase offers fully serviced business centres for cost-conscious SMEs in over 40 locations nationwide. Their unique disruptive business model brings together both clients and customers. Over the last 24 years they have been commissioned by some of the largest and smallest names in the UK property market to help execute a plan for their under-utilised office space.

They provide solutions to property owners, by taking over the management of the building, allowing building owners to generate a cash income from secondary office space with minimum stress whilst providing SME customers with cost-effective office solutions.

Citibase also offers building owners with short-term voids a smart way of enjoying the hassle-free cash which only Citibase can generate by launching one of their unique pop-up business centres. It’s easy-in and easy-out, and Citibase will manage the entire process.

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Citibase concentrates on town and city centre locations and offers their customers over 1 million sq. ft. under management. Founded in 1993, the business has at its heart the ‘Freedom at Work’ philosophy; a deep-routed commitment to support and nurture cost-conscious SMEs whether they are setting out for the first time or taking bigger steps on the path to growth. Being in a Citibase centre gives SMEs the independence to be freed from expensive rents and rates, inflexible terms, service charges, hidden costs and corporate restrictions. By taking the stress of running a building off business’s hands, Citibase allows SMEs to focus on growing a successful business.

For more information on Citibase – ‘The Property Manager for the New EconomyTM’ – visit www.citibase.com.

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