Committed to helping small businesses and start-ups, Basepoint Business Centres have been the way forward for many companies across Sussex: giving them suitable office space and allowing them to grow…
Basepoint Business Centres provide a wide range of quality, cost-effective, dog friendly managed and flexible office space designed to suit all companies. All their units are available on Easy-In, Easy-Out flexible 2 week rolling contracts and they can also offer longer term commitments from 6 month contracts to 5 year leases. The Business centre group also offer additional services such as free membership, virtual office packages, call answering and on-site serviced meeting rooms.
Basepoint are dedicated to supporting SME’s and start-up businesses and in addition to their range of business services, they aim to provide the right infrastructure and environment which encourages and nurtures business growth not only within their Centres, but also in the local business community. All of the Basepoint Business Centres organise and host free networking events to enable local companies to meet vital contacts who can help grow and develop their business. Basepoint licensees can also benefit from their free business support service, MiBase. This 24/7 online service gives users access to experienced business mentors via live chat, factsheets and information, as well as giving access to events and training.
On top of all of this, Basepoint actively promotes ways for members to work with each other, including a Licensee Directory* on the Basepoint mobile app. The Basepoint mobile app, which can be downloaded on Apple iOS and Android smartphones, offers a quick and simple way for anyone to find their local Centre, book meeting rooms on the go, get a quick quote for an office using the workspace calculator and find their nearest free Networking event.
Basepoint currently operates 4 Centres in the Sussex region located in Crawley, Haywards Heath, Newhaven and Shoreham.
Basepoint Crawley, based on County Oak in Manor Royal is a popular Centre in the Sussex area and has had a high level of occupancy with many businesses moving and growing within the Centre. The most recent example is a company that initially started in a small 1 person office and has now grown to occupy 14 units. They are now able to take the step of moving into their own premises which is giving rise to an unusual and fantastic opportunity for new businesses to move into the Centre, with a variety of different sized units coming available in the Spring this year. For more information on Basepoint Crawley or to register your interest in this upcoming space please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01293 817721.
The Newhaven Enterprise Centre, managed by Basepoint and located on Denton Island, is also happy to announce some exciting changes which will open the doors to several new businesses in the Spring. As part of the £2.5 million Newhaven Growth Quarter project, financed by the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund, the Newhaven Enterprise Centre will soon offer an additional 8,000 sq. ft. of office and workshop space, with an emphasis on green, clean and marine technologies.
Rebecca Gattinesi, Regional Manager for Basepoint, comments “The extension at Newhaven Enterprise Centre will provide numerous local businesses in Newhaven with the high quality flexible space they need, and will offer local employment opportunities. There is a high demand for flexible business space across our Sussex Centres, including at our most recent centre in Haywards Heath which opened in September 2015 and has already reached capacity. It is encouraging to see so many successful businesses across Sussex growing and benefitting from the services Basepoint provide.”
For more information on Basepoint Newhaven or to register your interest in this upcoming space please contact email@example.com call 01273 615090.
Our newest Basepoint Centre, John de Mierre House, is located on Bridge Road in Haywards Heath. The Centre, built in partnership with Mid Sussex District Council and West Sussex County Council, opened its doors on 1st September 2015, welcoming 19 business through the doors in its first week. For more information on Basepoint Haywards Heath please contact firstname.lastname@example.org call 01444 849250.
Basepoint Shoreham, located on the High Street in Shoreham-by-Sea, joined the Basepoint family in 2012. The Centre is home to 38 businesses across 49 units and has maintained high occupancy levels for the past 3 years. Roxanne Haid, Centre Manager at Basepoint Shoreham, stated “Flexibility has been key to the success of the Centre with many licensees’ upsizing or downsizing at short notice in line with market demands.” For more information on Basepoint Shoreham please contact email@example.com or call 01273 467585.
Uniquely, Basepoint Business Centres is owned by The ACT Foundation, a leading UK grant-making charity, dedicated to improving the quality of life of those in need. As such, each Centre is dedicated to fundraising for a selected charity and The ACT Foundation match funds any money raised by the chosen charity, up to the value of £10,000 per Centre. Basepoint Crawley currently supports The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre, Basepoint Haywards Heath is supporting The Golden Lion Children’s Trust, Basepoint Newhaven supports FitzRoy and Basepoint Shoreham is currently supporting Chestnut Tree House.
*The Licensee directory is only available to active licensees and requires registration and authentication.*
The team at Basepoint Crawley are absolutely exceptional and always go the extra mile to help with all of my business requirements. The Basepoint team have also become a pillar of excellence within the local business community – Matt Turner, Creative Pod
As soon as I entered the Basepoint centre I knew it was where I wanted to have my office. The atmosphere is so vibrant and positive and all the facilities I could need are readily available. The networking events and wonderful co-tenants are just an added bonus – Fiona Monson, Solvency Solutions
BikeMend Ltd is a mobile business and doesn’t need a full time office, so being a virtual licensee at Basepoint works very well. It separates the business from my home giving it a professional image, particularly where suppliers require a business address as a trading condition. Its convenient location means I can drop in between appointments to collect mail and make use of the breakout facilities. Perfect – David Payne, Bikemend Ltd
We recently decided to relocate our business, and were looking for a flexible facility that would meet our requirement for office premises, combined with a smart and professional meeting environment. The Basepoint Centre in Shoreham offered a comprehensive range of services at a competitive price, and as a result we decided to base our business with them. It gives us exactly what we need; a smart, efficient environment, supported by friendly staff. A fine package! – Simon Jones, Garrett Axford
Thank you for the great Networking events the Centre runs at Newhaven. Newhaven Enterprise Centre always has interesting speakers and attracts such a diverse group of business people from far and wide. At one of the meetings last summer and just by chance I introduced myself to someone as I was about to leave, that brief encounter ended up with the most valuable piece of work I have had in the last 5 years, wow! I always go networking with an open mind, seldom with an expectation of finding immediate work, although at that meeting I did! Mostly networking is about information gathering and feeling the business buzz; sometimes seeding ideas for myself and my business. Apart from actually delivering the services I promote, networking is the most important business activity I do. Even more special about the Newhaven hub is that it’s free, always being greeted with a smile, and having an excellent buffet lunch. – Mark Hosken, Openfileuk
The Basepoint Networking Hub
The Networking Hub is a free B2B networking event hosted by Basepoint in our business centres across the country. The events are open to all kinds of businesses and our aim is to give all those that attend the opportunity to meet new people, to build on existing business relationships and to generate new leads.
The Networking Hub format is largely informal, with a brief talk from a local guest speaker. There is a complimentary light buffet lunch and plenty of opportunity to network with other attendees. Basepoint also provides a business card prize draw and a business 2 business exchange facility, where you can promote your business to other attendees.
Upcoming Networking Hub Dates
Crawley – 12:00, Wednesday, 13 April 2016
Haywards Heath – 12:00, Thursday, 26 May 2016
Newhaven – 12:00, Thursday, 12 May 2016
Shoreham – 12:00, Thursday, 28 April 2016