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Jack Cooper
Jack Cooper
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  • 26th September 2013

Government Offers Free Office Space to Start-Ups

Free office space has been offered to start-up firms in Birmingham and Staffordshire under a new government initiative.

The 'Space for Growth' scheme, implemented by areas in the West Midlands, is to provide space for small businesses, charities, and social enterprises, to allow them to establish themselves before moving on to paid space.

Spaces are available at the Ministry of Defence's Army Careers Information Office, in Burton on Trent; the Ministry of Justice's County Court, in Burton on Trent; the Department of Communities and Local Government's offices, in Birmingham, and Ofcom's offices, in Birmingham.

"Space for Growth is an initiative that makes space available in Government buildings for start-ups, SMEs, charities, and social interprises, providing a stepping stone from home working to an office environment," said the regional Cabinet Office.

"Government believes that SMEs are key drivers for economic growth, that fledgling social enterprises and build strong communities. That is why it has committed to giving these organisations a helping hand in the early stages."

This isn't the first time free office space has been offered to start-ups, with business centres in Fife County, Scotland opening their doors to burgeoning SMEs recently.

Flexible workstations at the available locations can be booked from just half a day when required, to full-time on a temporary basis.

Details on the scheme are available here.