5th Year Birthday Celebration for Benchill Enterprise Centre

The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Carl Austin-Behan celebrated ‘five years in business’ with Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) at the Enterprise Centre in Wythenshawe in support of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016.

Over the past five years the centre has gone from strength-to-strength creating a thriving hub of activity for local small businesses and budding entrepreneurs.

The birthday celebration offered business advice workshops for local people providing networking opportunities for local businesses and current business tenants.

The Centre is a Hub of networking and activity which is a great environment to do business. Since being opened by Sir Richard Leese and Paul Goggins MP in October 2011, the Enterprise Centre has provided office space to over 80 businesses and provided business support to more than 250 Wythenshawe entrepreneurs. Over 1,000 local people have also been supported by taking up free business advice or training.

Situated in the heart of the community the centre provides affordable all-inclusive office space and designated starter units alongside offering free business advice and support, workshops and training programmes for local people.

Lord Mayor of Manchester, Carl Austin-Behan said, “The Enterprise Centre has made a hugely positive impact in changing the lives of local people. The team deserves congratulating for their tireless work supporting local people into employment, and helping transform many ideas into successful enterprise. In just five years, the initiative has provided help, support and invaluable business advice to many hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs and I wish the team every success for the future."

Executive Director of Housing Jacque Allen said: “Real Opportunities and The Enterprise Centre have supported 100’s of people into work. Either by helping people apply for jobs or by supporting them to start up in business. We will continue to support Wythenshawe people to use both these successful services for another 5 years!!! "

For more information visit www.wythenshaweenterprise.com or call 0161 946 1056