Small businesses rising to the pandemic challenge take space at The Heath Business and Technical Park
Despite many firms around the UK struggling because of the Covid-19 pandemic, The Heath continues to see a flurry of new small businesses taking space at the award-winning business and technical park.
Lesley Banks, The Heath Business and Technical Parks Sales and Marketing Manager, (pictured right) says: Everyone is aware of the desperately challenging time Covid has presented to the business community. However, as we emerge from the pandemic, we can certainly see positive signs of growth here at The Heath with a number of small businesses moving into our accommodation over recent weeks.
Tom Baker opened his educational consultancy at The Heath on April 30th. Tom works with Destination 219, an organisation that guides student-athletes into sports scholarships at some of the leading universities across the United States.
He says: We are a bespoke business, and I chose The Heath because the facilities and location are both brilliant. The Heath offers everything that Destination 219 needs to grow and develop as a business, having the onsite café and gym are both huge bonuses too.
With The Heath situated near Liverpool, Chester and Manchester, Tom has access to educational establishments across the North West to give sportsmen and women the opportunity to pursue their academic and athletic dreams in the USA.
Fiona OReilly, Director of DPR HR Consultancy, describes herself as a one woman band who has selected The Heath as the base for her business: She says: DPR HR provides consultancy services to organisations who need strategic HR, organisational or team development expertise. This can range from working with clients to develop an appraisal system that suits them, to reviewing the structure and function of their teams, and identifying opportunities for improvement.
Fiona, who also moved on site in April, adds: Moving on to The Heath has been fantastic, it's given me physical and mental space to expand and challenge my approach to work. I've already had a couple of clients visit me here and they love the environment. The location is great and it's easy for people to find - and park! The facilities are terrific too. I know that if I need to hire a conference room for a day for an event, it will be of high quality and we will be well looked after by the professional and friendly conference centre team. In fact, everyone who works here are incredibly helpful and friendly. It's lovely to be on a site with a bit of a buzz about it and with the diversity of businesses based here. An added bonus is that it is a well-known, adaptable venue and used by the community around us.
IT specialists HM3 Consulting have also opened an office at The Heath where Director Andy Mellor is based. Andy, who lives in Frodsham, says the HM3 team operate remotely from locations around the UK offering IT transformation, project and programme management delivery, service improvement and cyber security to governments, defence organisations and utility providers. More/2
He adds: I was keen to have my office in a busy business community and The Heath is the ideal location, close to my home. I know other people who use The Heath facility which has lots of support services for small businesses.
The Heath is situated in a prime location in the North West and is home to some of the UKs most innovative companies. The secure business village-style environment is accessible 24/7 with a vast range of services including specialist engineering and science support. Resident businesses also have access to a café, conference facilities, gym and free car parking. Flexible space in offices and/or laboratories can meet the requirement of multiple business sectors and accommodate large, small or start-up businesses.
About The Heath
The Heath Business and Technical Park is a phenomenal regeneration success story. Formed in 2000, its owner and operator, SOG Ltd, has transformed a once single occupancy corporate facility into a thriving independent business park. The Heath now provides office and laboratory accommodation for more than 120 individual organisations, ranging from business services and IT specialists to those at the cutting edge of science, research and advanced manufacturing. Around 2,000 people are employed at the site. For further information, telephone 01928 515988 or visit www.theheath.com
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24th May 2021