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Opportunity Peterborough moves to new business centre

Posted: 24/08/2015

Opportunity Peterborough has moved its offices to Peterborough’s brand new Future Business Centre at the ABAX Stadium on London Road. The economic development company, which supports local businesses, attracts inward investment and leads the Skills Service and Future Cities programmes, will now operate from the new business facility whilst continuing to manage the Eco Innovation Centre on City Road.

The Future Business Centre opened in July and is operated by Allia, a charity that helps innovative social and environmental ventures start-up and grow. The centre provides shared office space, business incubation and conferencing facilities and further strengthens the city’s growing offer to support the hundreds of new businesses that are setting up in Peterborough each year.

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, Opportunity Peterborough began life as an urban regeneration company but in 2010 took on responsibility for leading and delivering the city’s economic development agenda – driving growth, creating jobs, and fuelling economic ambition in the city.

Steve Bowyer, chief executive of Opportunity Peterborough, said: “These are exciting times for Opportunity Peterborough – and the city. We’re pleased to be one of the first tenants to move in to the Future Business Centre which is a fantastic new facility. We look forward to continuing to support Peterborough businesses and delivering our major programmes from our new offices, and to working with partners, such as Allia, to drive the city’s economic growth.”

Caroline Hyde, director for workspace and enterprise at Allia, said: “We are so pleased to welcome Opportunity Peterborough as one of the first tenants at our new Future Business Centre. It’s clear that they are an essential part of championing and supporting Peterborough’s economic growth and we know we will be working closely alongside them to create a Future Business Centre for Peterborough which is a beacon of entrepreneurship and innovation for people who want to make a positive impact.”

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