BUSY 6 MONTHS AHEAD FOR THE EPICENTRE
The EpiCentre in Haverhill has a busy schedule of events planned over the next six months as it nurtures an ecosystem that provides mutually beneficial support and opportunities for businesses in West Suffolk.
While all back to business activity is still dependent on the government’s announcement on the easing of lockdown that is now set for 19th July, The EpiCentre is going ahead with these initiatives whether virtually, in hybrid format or fully in-person.
It kicked off this week with the ever-popular national Tech & Beer event, that was attended virtually by a large number of participants involved in creating their own businesses in the field of technology. This was sponsored by the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor that included a stellar line-up of inspiring business leaders.
It is planned to repeat the Tech & Beer event on the 21st July when participants will be able to participate either virtually or in-person at The EpiCentre.
On the same day it will be holding a Back to Business free networking and business support exhibition at The EpiCentre , where young, entrepreneurial and growing companies can come and seek advice from the experts.
Exhibitors include the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce; New Anglia Growth Hub, Scale Up New Anglia and Peer to Peer Programme; Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Authority Growth Hub and Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor.
An added benefit for the wider Haverhill community, as well as occupiers at The EpiCentre, arrives in the Autumn when its on-site café opens its doors.
The centre is run by Oxford Innovation which operates a network of 26 centres across the UK focused on supporting high potential SMEs and entrepreneurs.
Kelly Boosey, the centre manager says: “We aim to create a mix of businesses at The EpiCentre and as well as attracting companies in the life sciences, technology and creative sectors we are keen to have a limited number of professional services firms that are a good fit for the other members.”
As well as the attraction of flexible terms and facilities the centre provides business support through its Innovation Director Babita Devi a serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience, who provides business advice and support to members.