New tenants for Strawberry Fields Digital Hub

New tenants for Strawberry Fields Digital Hub

New tenants are being welcomed to Strawberry Fields Digital Hub, Chorley’s high-tech business centre.

The £8.4 million Strawberry Fields Digital Hub, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and managed by Chorley Council, opened its doors in Autumn 2019 offering a range of fixed office space, flexible hot desks and meeting rooms.

Incoming tenants to the site will join the already thriving business community, with companies such as Ultimaker, Brick Technology and Institute of British Sign Language.

Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council said “We’re thrilled to welcome more businesses to Strawberry Fields Digital Hub. Despite a challenging year for businesses, it is nice to see that some businesses are experiencing growth and their move to Strawberry Fields Digital Hub will help them continue to do this.

The latest businesses to make the move are Studio Stevo Ltd and Box of Toys Ltd moved into Strawberry Fields Digital Hub office space in early May.

Nick Greenwood from Box of Toys Ltd and Graeme Stephenson from Studio Stevo work collectively, leading a community of local and international talent to help businesses thrive with strategic branding and creative, multi-channel communications.

Graeme Stephenson of Studio Stevo Ltd said “We chose Strawberry Fields because of the sheer value and quality of the physical space(s). And we hope to meet ambitious, like-minded individuals and companies that Strawberry Fields attracts and nurtures.”

As they look forward to the next 12 months, Nick and Graeme want to bring more clients of all sectors and sizes on their journey, as well as expand their network of creative talent.

Also recently joining Strawberry Fields Digital Hub is Rowan Executive Search, the North-West’s leading Executive Search and Assessment firm, specialising in Board and Director-level appointments for SMEs in the North-West.

Rowan’s significant internal growth over the last 12 months and Strawberry Fields’ excellent Covid safety regime drove Rowan to open its new Lancashire office here in October 2020. The location is a perfect complement to Rowan’s existing Manchester City Centre Office, and the two venues will allow the business to offer a physical location to meet with most clients, when restrictions allow.

Sarah Searle, Finance Manager at Rowan, who is based in the Lancashire office, said; “We are delighted with our offices at Strawberry Fields; it’s a great space and they have been excellent with regards to Covid safety during the Pandemic. Strong internal growth here at Rowan bolstered the need for a better Lancashire base with increased capacity, and the business has gone from strength to strength in the 6 months or so that we’ve been here.”

Since opening its doors in Autumn 2019, the hub has reached almost 80% occupancy on its fixed office space, as well as other tenants using the flexible hot desk space for remote working.

Prior to the covid-19 pandemic restrictions, the hub was also a popular venue for meetings and networking events, with its range of meeting room space for up to 60 delegates.

XL Marketing, a leading provider of Lead Generation, Data, Website Solutions and Appointment Setting, recently announced their move to larger office space at Strawberry Fields Digital Hub to allow further growth of their lead generation teams and add more functions to their business.

Ian Smith, Managing Director says “The growth potential and added value that we can provide for our customers is massive now. Better location that’s well connected with better facilities, what’s not to like! We hope to generate another 20 jobs here ranging from online gurus to sales people within the next 12 months.”

Strawberry Fields Digital Hub provides collaborative space and bespoke office suites, from new start-ups to growing SMEs.

Businesses can find more information on Strawberry Fields Digital Hub by calling 01257 221500