Start-ups flock to occupy new enterprise hub in Northampton

A new £125,000 hub to nurture start-up businesses in Corby has proved to be the ideal location for budding entrepreneurs.

Thursday, 4th October 2018, 11:19 am
Updated Friday, 5th October 2018, 1:31 am
Gary Ellerd-Elliott, (far left) with the tenants of the 3e Hub.

The 3e Hub, in Earlstrees Court, off Earlstrees Road, is full except for one unit just a few months after opening.

Property investor Gary Ellerd-Elliott, who created 3e, said: “I believe we are making a community for entrepreneurs to be collaborative not competitive.

“Already we have seen our tenants help and support each other to grow and thrive.

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“Two of our tenants have also taken on their first employees in recent weeks.”

There is now only one of the nine offices available to let and a hot desk/co-working facility.

Businesses moving into the hub are a combination of franchises and start-ups that have outgrown home offices.

These include PR agency Ballyhoo PR;; a virtual assistant business called RDVA; The Vino Van and magicians Fine Entertainments. Chrysalis Gym has moved into the ground floor.

The two-storey building contained old offices and racking and storage on the ground floor and underwent a £125,000 refurbishment over 16 weeks.

The hub has superfast broadband and each office has new office furniture.