Small businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups in Great Malvern can now benefit from a new place to work and generate contacts. BLOOM.SPACE, a coworking space and business incubator, has officially launched at The Grange in Great Malvern
Small businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups in Great Malvern can now benefit from a new place to work and generate contacts. BLOOM.SPACE, a coworking space and business incubator, has officially launched at The Grange in Great Malvern.
BLOOM.SPACE offers an alternative for small businesses and individuals who would otherwise work from home or in isolated offices and provides a collaborative working environment with access to mentoring, networking, advice and investment opportunities.
BLOOM.SPACE is the brainchild of entrepreneur Jack Wratten, who having successfully founded twelve small businesses and built up a network of business contacts in London, has brought his expertise and network to Malvern. As Jack explains:
“The aim of BLOOM.SPACE is to support the creation of new business. By providing a collaborative, inspiring place to work and access to support and a wider community, we are helping to create more jobs in Great Malvern and ensuring we keep talented entrepreneurs and small business in the area. We’re in a great location, The Grange is a beautiful Grade II listed building, just off the high street, so we can do our bit to contribute to the local economy.”
Though the building has been open since September 2018, BLOOM.SPACE was officially launched in Great Malvern on 18 December 2018 with an open evening and networking event for the seven companies currently using the building and members of the local business community. Businesses enjoyed an evening of networking and refreshments, with Malvern Hills District Councillor David Chambers cutting the ribbon to officially open the venue.
“It was great to see so many new business members enjoying the evening and networking with the wider business community.” Jack said.
“Since opening BLOOM.SPACE in Malvern in September, we have introduced local businesses to investors in London and familiarised London-based businesses with the peaceful serenity of the Malvern Hills and the wealth of opportunities for collaboration in the area.”
“We want to build on this success and look forward to welcoming more people in the New Year. We’re also going to open up new parts of the building as the community grows.” He added.
This project has been supported by the Economic Development team at Malvern Hills District Council and the launch was sponsored by WINN (Worcestershire Innovation), as part of their Open Worcestershire campaign. Councillor David Chambers, Leader and Economic Development Portfolioholder at Malvern Hills District Council said:
“Economic development is a top priority for Malvern Hills District Council and growing existing and new businesses is vital for the future prosperity of the District. We are delighted to have worked with BLOOM.SPACE to establish this facility in Malvern offering flexible space and support for home workers and small businesses to develop and grow. It’s an excellent use for such a wonderful building and an inspiring place for entrepreneurs to work in the centre of the town.”
A number of BLOOM.SPACE membership packages are available, which range from hot desking, to fixed desk and private office options. Full membership also includes the use of the BLOOM.SPACE London office and facilities. Anyone wishing to join the community in 2019 should email email@example.com or call 01684 531234 to discuss the opportunities available.
More information on BLOOM.SPACE can be found on the website www.bloom.space.