UKSPA Directory 2017 2017-18 - Page 235

UKSPA Directory 2017 Pr actical Support Business support adapts to suit the needs and budget of the entrepreneur, offering an informal sounding board, strategic interventions, and everything in between. Support staff will get hands-on with everything from writing content to making sales calls, and a Catalyst team of mentored students and graduates provides a flexible and cost-effective resource on a project-by-project basis. The accounts and bookkeeping team offers help with fiscal matters, as well as advice on how to interpret and act upon financial information. Practical support offerings include: • Admin, legal and tax processes • Accounts and payroll processes • Desk-based research • Sales training • PR and communications. Facilities Sussex Innovation currently operates two sites – one on the Sussex campus, and one in Croydon. A third is due to open in Brighton’s city centre in late 2017. Space is designed to be dynamic and collaborative, encouraging the exchange of ideas and insight between companies. This entrepreneurial community helps young businesses to learn from established peers and corporate innovators to share in the agile, creative culture of a start-up environment. England | Full Member 235 Offices (from “Business support adapts to the needs 145 to 1,500 sq ft) of the entrepreneur, offering an informal are designed to be flexible to business sounding board, strategic interventions, and growth needs and everything in between” with inclusive rents, no long-term provides a great business address and commitment and minimal paperwork. hot-desking facilities, managed business Professional meeting, seminar and calls and mail, as well as access to Sussex boardroom facilities provide the Innovation’s support and networks. infrastructure to impress potential Whichever location they are based at, all partners and clients, allowing tenants members get access to the whole package. to focus on the business. Tenants can relocate between sites Virtual office and network membership without switching bills, book meeting and options mean members can enjoy all the boardroom facilities and use collaborative benefits of a fixed office, without the space across all three sites. ■ office. The Virtual membership package Sit e s Sussex Innovation Centre The original Sussex Innovation Centre is based on the leafy South Downs campus of the University of Sussex, 15 minutes by train from Brighton. The largest of the Sussex Innovation incubation hubs, its 50-plus tenants benefit from a prestigious business address and access to the University’s world-renowned academic, student, and graduate community. Sussex Innovation Croydon Sussex Innovation Croydon occupies two floors of the iconic One Croydon building, seconds from the well-connected East Croydon rail station. The hub features a large open plan collaborative space, and offices for more than 30 tenant companies. Croydon is currently home to the fastest-growing local economy in the UK, driven by significant investment in technology, infrastructure, and education. Sussex Innovation Brighton Sussex Innovation Brighton, a purpose- built new site, will open later this year. The development, build right next to Brighton mainline railway station, will feature a combination of larger scale-up offices and a hot-desking and co-working facility – encouraging collaboration and business development among Brighton’s huge community of freelancers and pre-start-ups. Co ntact detai l s Mike Herd (Executive Director) T: 01273 704 400 E: C ont a c t d e ta i l s Ben Holt (Director) T: 0203 828 1300 E: C o n ta ct d e ta i l s Mike Herd (Executive Director) T: 01273 704 400 E: