Sevenoaks Business Hub

Sevenoaks Business Hub 

A new facility for those looking for flexibility in business accommodation and networking with like-minded business people.

 

 

Sevenoaks is home to several entrepreneurs and recent months have shown many commuters that it is not necessary to travel every day.  Recognising these factors, the Town Council has created a new facility from which business people can operate and encourage businesses growth.

Sevenoaks Business Hub is located adjoining the Town Council Office in Bradbourne Vale Road. It provides five single private offices, thirteen hot desks, a meeting room, café/kitchen, and an outdoor deck. Naturally, it will have up to the minute internet connectivity. The Hub will be open 7.00am – 9.00pm six days a week and facilities can be booked from as little as a half day to a monthly basis.

Sevenoaks District Chamber of Commerce is now headquartered at the Hub and while membership of the Chamber is not a pre-requisite to hiring space, the Chamber will be hosting a number of its networking events in the building.

First to sign up for space in the Hub is Sideline Removals and Logistics. Director Sam Gregory is excited to be moving his business and explains why. “Currently we work from home and the business has outgrown our dining rooms. We want to be and look more professional and to have a single base. Networking is also an important attraction. We want to be part of the business community and the Hub is going to be great for that.”

The Mayor Cllr Dr Merilyn Canet is very upbeat about the Hub. “The Council was considering creating a business hub before Covid because we knew that there are a good number of young businesses in the area, yet flexible, affordable accommodation has been in short supply. The Business Hub was part of the regeneration of the Northern Sevenoaks plan. Recent months have demonstrated that many people can work from home, yet for some it is difficult to combine home and business life and others miss the opportunity to socialise with people of a like mind. So, we are delighted to be providing a facility which will help both the local economy and work/life balance for business people”.

Katrina Walker, Chair of the Sevenoaks & District Chamber of Commerce is equally upbeat.  “We’ve been looking for a new base for our operation for some time now, one where we can easily mix with our members, and provide a location for networking and business meetings.  The Chamber already runs regular events and we are now adding sector specific networking to our offering.  We’ve also just rebranded, launched a new website, and will shortly be announcing our a new Chief Executive.  There’s been a lot going on!

For further details please see attached Information Pack. The new Sevenoaks Business Hub will be fully open for Business from 21st June 2021 (subject to public health guidelines). It is able to accommodate some businesses now.

 

 

 

Terms & Conditions

Hot desking  
This works on a” clear desk” basis and hirers will need to remove their equipment and paperwork at the end of each hire period. They will also be required to make sure the desk used is left completely clean.
Private office pods
These are lockable and equipment and paperwork can be left when not in use.

 

Meeting Room
The room is available on a first come first served basis and needs to be pre-booked. Users are required to make sure it is left in a clean and tidy condition. A coffee machine and cups are available. If additional catering is required, that can be supplied on a charged basis.

 

Telephone
There are no telephones or lines available for hirers. Hirers are asked to show respect to other hirers when using mobiles.

 

Kitchen
Facilities include a microwave, kettle, fridge, and freezer. Users must ensure that the room, equipment, and all cutlery & crockery is always left completely clean, tidy, and put away after use.

 

Showers
Showers must be left in the condition they are found in. Towels are not supplied. Owners must not leave towels, toiletries, or clothing on site.

 

Car and cycle parking 
Subject to availability un-reserved free car and cycle parking is on site. One trade vehicle per hirer, up to the size of a Transit van, is permitted. Car parking is only available when using the Business Hub.

 

Access
Regular hirers will be issued with a programmed fob to gain access to The Hub. The fob is the property of Sevenoaks Town Council and is to be returned to the Chamber Office at the end of the hire period. The fob will be subject to a deposit of £10.

 

Security 
The last person leaving the building at night is responsible for making sure all windows are closed, all lights are switched off and the alarm set.

 

 

User
The Chamber has the right to refuse to hire any or all of the facilities of The Hub to any potential hirer if in its unfettered opinion the prospective hirer or their business are not suitable users. It is against the terms and conditions to re-let the desk space to another person.

 

Behaviour 
In the unlikely event that a member causes a nuisance or distress to any other user of The Business Hub then subject to a fair hearing, their hire is likely to be terminated with immediate effect and without reimbursement of any of the hire charge if the complaint is upheld.

 

No smoking or vaping is permitted in The Business Hub or within 2m perimeter of any buildings on the site.

 

Eating at desks is not permitted.

 

Children
Children under 16 are not permitted.

 

Pets
No pets are permitted.

 

Liability
Neither Sevenoaks Town Council or Sevenoaks Chamber of Commerce accept any liability for the equipment, paperwork, vehicles, or other possessions of the hirers. Similarly, no liability is admitted for consequential loss should any event happen which renders the Hub or any of its facilities un-useable.

 

Regulations
The Chamber will require hirers to accord with any Regulations which are put into place for the good management of The Business Hub.
Review of Terms & Conditions
Hub hirers accept that the Terms & Conditions might be updated from time to time and at all times will accept and accord with the latest version issued.
Permanence
For the benefit of clarity hirers are to be aware that they have no security of tenure.