03 July 2012 by Nicole
In response to the government's call for more affordable
office space to be made available for start-ups, enterprise
campaign group StartUp Britain has launched a new online tool to
help small businesses find an office that will allow them to
StartUp Spaces matches empty office space from start-up hubs and
office providers with small businesses looking to expand or co-work
with other start-ups. Businesses with extra space can upload their
offer to StartUp Britain's website and those looking for an office
can search a map to find a match.
The initiative was created in response to a recently-published
report from Lord Young, the Enterprise Advisor to the Prime
Minister, which concluded that opening more spaces to
start-ups is essential to ensure they have the best conditions to
"We know that over 60% of businesses are started from home,"
says Emma Jones, co-founder of StartUp Britain. "But a number of
businesses outgrow the home and an even greater number look for out
of home office space in which to conduct client meetings or attend
co-working sessions to feel the buzz of working alongside like
StartUp Britain hopes to sign up over a thousand businesses from
across the UK within the next six months and expects unused
government spaces to be posted by Christmas.
StartUp Britain is a campaign founded by eight business owners
and launched by David Cameron last year to inspire, accelerate and
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