Stanmore Business & Innovation Centre has this month (February 2015) achieved a record 91% occupancy – fuelled by a new wave of entrepreneurs in Harrow.
Stanmore BIC currently accommodates 95 people working for 40 businesses, with a further 8 virtual office customers, and 2 start-up businesses making use of our shared office facilities ‘The Hive’.
The landmark building, which is being built in three phases totalling 52,000 sq ft, located on the popular Stanmore Place residential development, is owned by The Berkeley Group and Prudential, through St Edward their joint venture company. The Centre was officially opened in January 2013; the first customer Rajiv Nathwani of Quivira Capital is also a resident of Stanmore Place.
Centre Director Tom Cocklin said: “With record occupancy of 91%, Stanmore BIC is thriving. This is a success story for the local economy in Harrow, one the borough should be proud of.”
“The enthusiasm and energy here, fuelled by a new wave of young entrepreneurs, is inspirational. We have a really diverse business community on site, with people and businesses trading services with one other, which in turn benefits the local economy through job creation”.
“Start-ups, early-stage firms and outsourced businesses have the opportunity to locate themselves in a supportive, friendly, easy-in, easy-out environment, one which is highly competitive in price; customers can also flex the space to suit their business needs.
The latest businesses to move in are E-Natural, Trakker Solutions, Oakley Professional Recruitment, Radmor Design, TIS Group and Studio 61.
Photo caption: From left, Stanmore BIC’s Centre Director Tom Cocklin and Incubation Director Naima Omasta-Milsom; Seema Karvi – Quivira Capital; Councillor Keith Ferry Deputy Leader of Harrow Borough Council; and Rajiv Nathwani the Managing Director of Quivira Capital Ltd mark record occupancy at the Stanmore Business & Innovation Centre.