Business Hub encouraging enterprise to open at District Council House

The open evenings are being held in the Council Chamber at District Council House.

An exciting Business Support Hub will be opening its doors in District Council House later in 2022 and we need your help to shape what it looks like.

An open evening event, to be held in the Council Chamber on 25 July, will give business owners and freelancers the chance to tour the building in Frog Lane and let us know what facilities are needed to support their work.

An online survey was undertaken at the beginning of summer and the feedback has helped us develop outline plans.

The Hub could provide office space, meeting rooms, hotdesking facilities, virtual office and PO Box addresses and fast WiFi. The new café, Penni Uni, is in the same building for onsite catering and food and drinks on demand.

It could also host business support workshops, networking events and access to business mentors and investors, but we are seeking more views on what should be included to make the facility useful and attractive to businesses across the region.

Jonathan Percival, Economic Development Officer at Lichfield District Council, said:

“Our decision to create a Business Hub at District Council House has had a great response.

“With its central location, ideally situated for transport links, it offers small businesses and start-ups the perfect base from which to flourish.

“We are looking forward to welcoming businesses to the open evenings so that we can provide more detail and ask what facilities they think are missing from Lichfield city centre.

“We will then look to provide them at the Business Support Hub.”

The open evening will take place on Monday 25 July from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Book your place online.

For more information about the Business Hub or to register interest please email the economic development team 

Published: 28 June 2022