Businesses invited to new enterprise centre


Local businesses in and around Shirebrook are being invited to a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event for the new £4.7million Shirebrook Enterprise Centre.

The event will take place on Tuesday 6th September at Kissingate Leisure Centre between 8.30am and 1.30pm and will give local companies and suppliers the chance to meet the building contractor and promote what services and goods they can provide for the new Centre.

Any local company is welcome to attend to see what opportunities exist at the Centre and how they can become involved in the project.

The Centre will provide a total of 35 units with three meeting rooms offering growing businesses a mix of flexible workspaces between 200sqft and 750sqft.

The Centre will include conference facilities offering the latest in modern technology and communications.

Bolsover District Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Councillor Alan Tomlinson said: “We want the Enterprise Centre to be as local as possible. That’s why we are staging this event to give local companies and firms the chance to come and talk to the contractor and tell us what they can offer in terms of products and services.

“So with all the doom and gloom about the economy at present, we can hopefully provide opportunities for local suppliers, businesses and tradesmen.”

The Bolsover District Council project is being managed by Turner & Townsend and will be located at the heart of a growing business community on Brook Park. The Centre will also become the first environmentally friendly building for the council achieving BREEAM ‘Excellent’ accreditation, and offering modern renewable technologies to offer efficiency savings for its clients.

Construction on the project is funded from the European Regional Development Fund (£3.8 million) and the Councils own Working Neighbourhoods Funding (WNF) (£900,000), and is anticipated to start in September, with a completion date of August 2012.

Those interested in finding out if their business services or products are suitable for this project and or anyone interested in further information about the event can phone 01246 242389 or email to