Council Welcomes Opening of Westfield Lane Centre
Thursday 10th October, 2013
The facility offered by the Centre is part of the wider business incubation services available to SME’s in the district as part of the Wakefield Business Support Programme.
The scheme aims to help businesses establish, grow and enter new, innovative and sustainable markets whilst creating jobs and prosperity in the district. It offers a range of free support to businesses in the district from business planning advice, access to funding and a calendar of networking and business events.
, Wakefield Council’s Chief Executive, who is speaking at the opening event, said:
“The support offered through the Business Support Programme and the facilities provided by the centre are often much-needed by local businesses starting up and looking to grow. This is just one element of the free business support on offer to our district’s businesses to take advantage of.
“The centre is an example of our community asset transfer plans, balancing the need for efficiency savings within the council and a desire to create opportunities for jobs and growth to be created.”
The Centre is also available for hire for commercial and non-commercial purposes.
The Wakefield Business Support Programme is a scheme that was officially launched in September by Wakefield Council in partnership with RCP21, South Elmsall Town Council and South Kirby and Moorthorpe Town Council with part funding from the European Regional Development Fund.