The team which helps drive the prosperity of Nottingham city centre is moving into Scale Space, the new hub for innovative growth businesses which has opened this week.

Our 14-strong operational team will now be based at Scale Space on Wollaton Street, which has been chosen as the second UK location for a new model in scale-up knowledge destinations which launched last year in London.

It offers a combination of safe, flexible workspace at the heart of Nottingham and unrivalled access to a portfolio of business know-how and knowledge-based support services ranging from a community of scale-ups in Nottingham and London to exclusive masterclasses and specialist support services.

Nottingham BID Manager, Lucy Stanford explained: “Nottingham BID is about to start a new five year term in the city, and it’s important for us to be right at the heart of the places, people and organisations we’re here to support and work alongside.

“Scale Space’s decision to choose Nottingham as its second UK location is a real vote of confidence in Nottingham itself, and we’re delighted to be in an environment which is helping to develop the next generation of business success stories here.”

Lucy Stanford

Nottingham BID plays a central role in building a vibrant environment in the city, creating and delivering events which include its Light Night and Spiegel Tent, and ensuring residents, workers and visitors enjoy a safe experience in its streets through initiatives such as its Street Ambassadors and Purple Flag accreditation for the night-time economy.

Lucy added: “We believe Nottingham is one of the great cities of the Midlands and as it evolves and grows we will be here to support its businesses and promote its potential.”

Scale Space offers four floors of flexible workspace for businesses and organisations looking to scale up and grow in an environment which connects them to the expertise they need to fulfil their potential.

It launched at a purpose-built campus in London’s White City which is shared with Imperial College, one of the UK’s elite universities. The Nottingham site is its second destination, with others expected to follow.

Mark Sanders, CEO of Scale Space, said: “We think Nottingham BID is a perfect fit for Scale Space. Like us, it’s dedicated to helping the city grow and the role it will play in promoting progress as the city recovers from the pandemic is extremely important.

“We also have a pipeline of prospective members waiting to join us here, which is a really positive sign about the ambitions businesses have to get back to growth and the status of Nottingham as a national centre for digitally-driven scale-ups.”

Scale Space has introduced a comprehensive set of measures to keep its Nottingham destination Covid-safe. They include automated temperature screening on entry, a signed one-way system, sanitiser stations in all areas, enhanced cleaning on all key touch surfaces and anti-bacterial desk blotters.


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