PRESS RELEASE: Business Hub Opening

Published: 11 June 2021

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.