We have now been open for over a year, and what a year it has been!
We started life back in 2013 with a vision and a half empty, 19th century officers mess and now have a stunning building filled up with local businesses and entrepreneurs.
Our goal has always been to provide the local community with affordable, easy and connected office space for all shapes and sizes of businesses. As well as this, we have provided wrap-a-round support, offering ALL tenants a FREE Business Mentor for 12 months.
All of this was only possible with the support of Hampshire County Council, who shared our vision and provided the some of the funding to get the project moving.
We have also been fortunate enough to work alongside Enterprising Office, a Community Interest Company, offering outsourced support solutions to businesses by employing the talents and services of military dependants and ex-service personnel. They have provided the Office Team who run the centre day-to-day, helping current tenants and the general support that is required to keep Aldershot Enterprise Centre running. The fact they employ ex-forces personnel meant our vision for integrating military and local communities would be further enforced.
The Armed Forces Covenant and British Legion have also supported us through funding, with our shared goals of supporting military and local communities and that has also enabled us to run training and mentoring schemes for the tenants.
2016 and beyond is looking really positive with lots of new projects on the horizon, including a full programme of training and events, all aimed at providing the centre and local community with opportunities to grow and be successful.
We’d like to thank everyone who has helped us get to this stage and to those who share our vision for the future!
If you would like to come and visit, please do get in contact – Our Office Team, led by Lorna Oldham, would love to show you around our wonderful building that is Aldershot Enterprise Centre.
T: 0800 30 77 008