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Relaunch of Harborough business centre meeting rooms

Fledgling start-up businesses are being offered a “stepping stone to success” following the relaunch of the meeting rooms at the Harborough Innovation Centre.

Fees have been slashed by up to a third at the Harborough Innovation Centre in a move to help the centre’s clients spread their wings, while remaining at the Leicester Road site.

Harborough Innovation Centre is owned and supported by Harborough District Council (HDC). As the building owner, HDC also funds the centre’s business support provision, providing the basis for expert business advice, mentoring and workshops.

Meeting room hire rates have been reduced from £290 to £195 for a full day’s hire of The Langton Room, for up to 60 people. Other options include a £100 half day rate and £30 hourly rate with other rooms available for up to 30 people at £175 per day and £95 for eight people. Hourly rates range from between £15 and £30.

Liza Menzies, who manages the Harborough Innovation Centre, said:

“We are always looking at new ways to support small businesses and what better way than to give people the opportunity to spread their wings whilst remaining on site.

“We hope the changes we have made will help our tenants and other local businesses make more use of the fantastic facilities we have on offer here, which in turn should help stimulate innovative ways of exploiting market opportunities.”

Clients can take full advantage of the centre’s facilities including reception services to greet delegates on arrival, free on-site parking and wall mounted LCD screens. All needs can be catered for from refreshments to hot and cold buffets as well as administrative services such as printing, scanning and photocopying.

Liza added:

“We are always considering moves to help support local business to the best of our capabilities and we hope that the moves we have taken will provide a stepping stone to success to all those who require that little bit of affordable extra space some of the time. Anyone visiting the Harborough Innovation Centre can be sure of a collaborative and welcoming atmosphere. From our dedicated reception team, to our on-site café serving freshly made meals and refreshments throughout the day, we would be delighted to show people around our fabulous meeting venue.”

The Harborough Innovation Centre, which is based in Airfield Business Park, is the town’s only serviced office offering free business support.

It provides 57 offices which includes studios, shared office space plus meeting rooms, together with catering facilities and a business centre. 

Office premises are available in a range of unit sizes from 157 to 1,065 sq ft on flexible licence agreements so that tenants are free of any long-term letting commitments.

The centre was founded with a vision to support innovative, early-stage companies in the East Midlands, and to create jobs for the high volume of talented individuals in the surrounding area.

To arrange a tour of the Centre please call our Centre Manager, Liza Menzies on 01858 414200 or visit

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