Workspace provider Bruntwood Works is launching the Spark programme in partnership with small business support network, Enterprise Nation at its Liverpool sites. Tony McDonough reports
Business tenants in Bruntwood’s Liverpool properties, including the Cotton Exchange complex, are to get access to a new business support programme.
Workspace provider Bruntwood Works, a division of property giant Bruntwood is launching the Spark programme in partnership with small business support network, Enterprise Nation.
Through Spark, businesses at Bruntwood Works facilities in Liverpool, Manchester, Cheshire, Leeds and Birmingham, will be offered tailored guidance on a broad range of topics, from finance, HR and legal issues to advice on sales, marketing and digital strategies.
This advice will be provided free of charge through one-to-one online sessions, with the view to expanding the programme to include face-to-face sessions once coronavirus social distancing measures are relaxed.
It will also aim to inspire further collaboration among businesses within the Bruntwood Works community and encourage knowledge-sharing among the company’s network of 55,000 customers and 2,000 member businesses.
Ciara Keeling, chief executive of Bruntwood Works, said: “Over the last few months businesses of all sizes have been turned upside down as a result of coronavirus. Many have been forced to change their ways of working and pivot their business models overnight.
“Lockdown has had huge ramifications across every sector of the economy and we have been working hard to ensure that all of our customers have access to the support they need throughout the crisis.
“Through our partnership with Enterprise Nation we will be able to provide a programme of support that can tangibly help companies within the Bruntwood Works network take hold of new opportunities for growth, as well as respond to some of the challenges they now face.”
The Spark programme will also leverage the digital capabilities of Enterprise Nation and includes a new webinar series that will be hosted on The Collective, Bruntwood Works’ digital community.