Venture House

This project has turned a vacant, redundant council building located in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon to create a ‘state of the art’ facility for new micro business start-ups. The premises known as Venture House is a centre for business incubation, growth, innovation, training, conferencing and meeting.

Venture House

This project has turned a vacant, redundant council building located in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon to create a ‘state of the art’ facility for new micro business start-ups. The premises known as Venture House is a centre for business incubation, growth, innovation, training, conferencing and meeting.

Category: Business Support, Growth Deal
Funding: Local Growth Fund Requested: £0.45million, Other Funding: £0.52million

This project has turned a vacant, redundant council building located in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon to create a ‘state of the art’ facility for new micro business start-ups. The premises known as Venture House is a centre for business incubation, growth, innovation, training, conferencing and meeting.  The key outcomes of the project are:

  • Refurbishment of 244m² vacant property
  • Support for individuals looking to start and grow a business through capability building.
  • Signpost to general business coaching support to SMEs that have identifiable growth plans.
  • Efficient local referral routes to public and private suppliers of business support services including knowledge transfer and innovation.
  • Directly linking growing businesses to the employment support services e.g. apprenticeships offered by Coventry & Warwickshire LEP partners.
  • Growth Hub through the creation of a ‘hub and spoke’ model.
  • Enable around 23 business start-ups and growing small businesses to locate in the building (over 5 years).
  • Provide meeting and training facilities