Merseyway Innovation Centre has opened its doors, offering flexible, high-quality office and meeting space in the heart of Stockport town centre.
Led by Innovation Director Naomi Timperley and Centre Manager Rob Kates, it will provide strategic coaching and growth innovation support to businesses who use the space, alongside a calendar of networking events and workshops for the centre’s community.
Merseyway Innovation Centre offers flexible accommodation from coworking space, to shared offices and individual units from 100 sq ft up to 570 sq ft plus a 1,000 sq ft business lounge. It also offers cycling facilities and vital digital connectivity offering Gigabit-capable broadband.
Rob Kates, centre manager at Merseyway Innovation Centre, said: “Our space is designed for those who want to utilise a collaborative environment to make strong connections with businesses that share their passion and creativity. As we prepare to welcome more occupants to the centre, we look forward to seeing those valuable interactions lead to great things for local businesses.”
New Possible, the developer of a people insight platform designed to help businesses improve employee journeys, recently became one of the first organisations to occupy office space at the centre.
Its founder and CEO, Nate Harwood, said: “We’d been exploring the next steps on our business journey for some time, seeking a modern, accessible and scalable space which can expand as our business does. Merseyway Innovation Centre was the perfect spot.
“One of the best things about the centre is the support available from the team, who’re on-hand to provide advice about how we can grow. They’ve shown a true interest in getting to know the intricacies of our business so that they can help us meet our ambitions.
“Having lived and worked in and around Stockport for the last nine years, Merseyway Innovation Centre is proof that it’s the best place to be for businesses like ours.”
Merseyway Innovation Centre has been made possible through funding from the EU’s European Regional Development Fund (via Northern Powerhouse), the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, Stockport Council and from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport’s Cultural Development Fund managed by Arts Council England.