Chorley MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle at Strawberry Fields Digital Hub

Source: Chorley Council 10 February 2020
Ultimaker show Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP & Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council around their new office. From left to right: Mick Mayor, Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP, Alex Mayor, Paul Croft and Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council

New businesses at Chorley’s hi-tech business centre have been welcomed to their new premises by Chorley MP, Sir Lindsay Hoyle and Leader of Chorley Council, Councillor Alistair Bradley.

Professional 3D printing solutions company, Ultimaker, who moved to the hub at the end of January, is the latest company to join some of the region’s best digital and creative businesses at Strawberry Fields Digital Hub.

Directors of Ultimaker, Paul Croft and Alex Mayor had the pleasure of showing the Speaker of the House of Commons and Chorley Council’s Leader around their new offices and talking about the exciting projects that they deliver.

“Paul Croft, Director of Ultimaker said “As an innovative and energetic company we needed to be based somewhere that would accommodate our creativity and support our plans for future growth. We’re really enjoying working from the hub and it’s great to be working alongside other digital and creative organisations.”

Driven by technology, Ultimaker offer high-quality 3D printing solutions, software, and materials that work together seamlessly and are trusted by some of the world’s top companies, designers and engineers.

Brick Web Technology, Purple Pig ICT, Sherpa Consultants, Just Social and Digital Lancashire are just some of the companies that have all been enjoying life at Strawberry Fields Digital Hub since before Christmas and joined Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP and Councillor Alistair Bradley to welcome Ultimaker.

Specialised web solutions, hardware and software solutions, IT Support and telephone systems, social media and business apps are just some of the services offered by organisations at the hub.

Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council commented: “We are thrilled to welcome all the businesses to the hub. It’s great to see it becoming a real hive of activity within the digital and creative sectors with new tenants moving into the office space, using the hot desks and pods, plus many events taking place.”

In addition to its unique collaborative space and the chance to work along-side other like-minded businesses, the ideal location of Strawberry Fields Digital Hub has been a big attraction for new tenants. Just minutes away from the M61, M6, M65 motorways and other fantastic transport links, it’s an ideal base for start-up and SMEs.The £8.4 million Strawberry Fields Digital Hub is owned and managed by Chorley Council, which secured £4.1 million in grant from the European Regional Development Fund to make it happen.

It offers 40,000 sq ft of collaborative space ranging from hot desks to more traditional office suites and a mix of meeting and training rooms available for hire, which are already home to regular networking events and business workshops.

Onsite business advisors provide support and flexible leases are available so there is room for businesses to grow in the future.

Visit www.strawberryfieldshub.com for further information.

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The project was made possible thanks to a £4.1 million grant from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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