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The UK’s first retail and business centre specially designed for at-home entrepreneurs, ‘Enterprise HQ’, will open its doors on National Work from Home Day, Friday 18th May in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

The unique commercial venue has been designed to cater for the business needs of home-based entrepreneurs from Shropshire’s rural areas.

Inspired by the entrepreneurs of Shropshire and created by economic regeneration company, Shropshire Enterprise Partnership, Enterprise HQ is supported by Advantage West Midlands through the Rural Regeneration Zone.

Shropshire is the first place in Europe to respond to the changing modes of business, which have created a prolific 21st century industrial revolution resulting in cutting edge style ‘cottage industry’.

Fay Easton, Director of Projects for Shropshire Enterprise Partnership said:

“Homeworking is predicted to create the greatest major change to working practices since industrialisation and Shropshire is responding to this change. With resources such as the Enterprise HQ in place, the county will be seen as an economic pioneer in establishing support for new-economy businesses.

“The growth of home-based businesses will not only strengthen the local economy, but contribute environmental savings and neighbourhood renewals, alongside serious reductions in traffic congestion.”

Enterprise HQ will enable Shropshire’s entrepreneurs to access business information and tailored resources and the new centre will combine collective retailing, advertising and promotion for the home-based businesses.

Known as a facility where the ‘Office meets the Coffee Shop’ - Enterprise HQ will include; a retail gallery, state of the art wireless connected enterprise lounge; private meeting space; a 60 sq ft art wall to showcase artist’s work and a unique ‘Tycoon’s Kitchen’, which will enable private caterers and food producers to arrange demonstrations or tastings for potential buyers.

Enterprise HQ will connect the rural business community in style, creating economic growth and enhancing Shropshire’s inward investment status across the country.

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For further information please contact:
Claire Brown at Seal Communications
Tel: 01743 234 224
Email: clairebrown@sealcommunications.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

Enterprise HQ is located within the Nexus development at Roushill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire in the West Midlands Region. The landmark contemporary building has 1500 sq ft of ground floor accommodation and will cater for an estimated 500 visitors a week.

The provision of this new facility forms part of the three-year Enterprise LOCAL programme to support and develop the dynamic rural home enterprise market.

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