Fledgling businesses will be able to get support when a pop-up enterprise centre opens next week.
West Norfolk Council is working with Nwes to create the £5m King’s Lynn Innovation Centre (KLIC) which is currently being built on Nar Ouse Way.
But the services offered at KLIC, which is due to open in the spring, will be offered temporarily in West Norfolk Council offices, in King’s Court, from Monday to Friday during business hours.
Staff from Nwes will be on hand next week at the Pop-up Enterprise Centre to discuss what office space is available to rent at KLIC along with how to book meeting or conference rooms. They will also outline the business support which will also be on offer at the centre.
John Balch, strategic director at Nwes, said: “The centre is nearing completion but until you can step into the building itself, Nwes and its partners invite you to visit the KLIC Pop-up Enterprise Centre.”
West Norfolk Council leader Nick Daubney added: “Supporting economic development in West Norfolk is a key priority for us and we are delighted to be able to help promote the new King’s Lynn Innovation Centre by hosting the Pop-up Enterprise Centre at our offices. I would urge business start-ups and entrepreneurs to come along and see what help, support and assistance will be on offer.”
The new centre, owned and operated by Nwes, provides one-to-one advice, mentoring, workshops, and access to financial support for local businesses.
The building is funded by £1.5m from the borough council, £500,000 from Nwes , £2.5m from the Growing Places Fund loan and £500,000 Growth Deal funding from New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership.