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228 England | Associate Member UKSPA Directory 2017 SBIC provides quality office space, varied business support, and a networking area Stockport Business & Innovation Centre L ocati on 3rd floor, Broadstone Mill Stockport SK5 7DL C ontact detai l s John Booth Centre Manager T: 0161 443 4100 E: stockport@oxin.co.uk www.stockport-bic.co.uk Managed by from 100 to 1,600 sq ft, providing space for 1 to 24 employees. The flexible packages available give businesses the ability to manage costs effectively, scaling up or down as requirements change. Engine House The Business Lounge, the Engine House, is an informal breakout space, ideal for networking. It is available to customers of the Centre and on a membership basis for external companies. The Stockport Business & Innovation Centre (SBIC) is dedicated to providing customers with everything they need to make their business a success, from office space to a range of business support. Offices and workshops are available to let on flexible terms. The Centre provides shared and virtual offices for those not ready for office space. Shared Offices The shared office offers a soft financial landing, benefiting from having a prestigious office address, access to the Centre facilities, and help from the Centre staff. There are individual workstations, all equipped with a desk, lockable storage and fast internet connection. Business Support Via the on-site Incubation Director, SBIC provides support and advice for businesses to achieve their objectives, helping with vision, strategy and effective implementation. Networking amongst customers is encouraged, and regular business networking events are held at the Centre. Start-up Business Incubation Within SBIC, the Business Incubation office suite has been created to provide specialist support to start-up companies to help get their business off the ground. The Innovation Centre combines high quality, affordable office space and access to intensive support, ensuring companies receive the practical assistance to both establish themselves and grow. Supportive Office Environment The flexible and affordable serviced offices in SBIC provide a blank canvas upon which a business can paint its own future and make its mark. The offices vary in size Mee ting and Conference Facilities SBIC has a range of contemporary conference and meeting rooms that combine stylish surroundings with great connectivity. Oxford Innovation SBIC is managed by Oxford Innovation, the UK’s leading Business and Innovation Centre operator. Part of the SQW Group, Oxford Innovation provide flexible office, laboratory, workshop and studio space to over 900 start-up and growing companies throughout a UK-wide network of Business and Innovation Centres. For a full listing of Oxford Innovation’s Centres, please visit www.oxin-centres.co.uk. ■ Tran sp or t l i nks N e a r by Str a te g i c n e tw o r k Buses from Manchester or Stockport Stockport rail station 2.3 miles Heaton Chapel rail station 1 mile Virtual Offices SBIC virtual office packages provide a professional image for businesses without incurring the cost of renting office space. Manchester Centre 6 miles Stockport Centre 2 miles Chamber of Commerce Business Growth Hub Breakfast 4 Businesses