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MobileAppsNE Prefers Virtual in Its Bid To Support Regions Small Business

A new business launched by UK sales and marketing director, Steve Healy, will be supporting small businesses in the region keep up with the current trend of online ordering and online contact created by the COVID-19 situation.

The business, which specialises in online web based apps, has chosen a virtual tenancy agreement with one of the region’s leading business communities as part of its launch. Commerce House is in the heart of Middlesbrough’s TS1 postcode, and is perfectly placed to meet all of MobileAppsNE’s needs.

Initially the creative company, which is offering free design and set up of all apps for May and June, will only be charging for the app hosting.

Steve, who has a plethora of experience in the industry, said:

“MobileAppsNE has been in the pipeline for the last 6 months but with the current COVID-19 situation creating a digital boom, and so many small businesses in the region needing support to keep up, it seemed the perfect time to accelerate plans.

“As part of our launch, I have pulled together a very cost effect package designed to help small businesses service their community. To ensure we get off to a professional start, we approached Commerce House for their help.”

Commerce House is fast building a reputation of helping small, professional companies grow quickly. Having undergone a complete renovation, the property on Exchange Place, is home to over 15 businesses now. Steve continued:

“We imagine the company will grow very quickly and so it was important to have a tenancy with flexibility. Commerce House offers just that. As well as being a beautiful building and a great postcode, it offers services we will access as soon as life returns to normal such as hotdesking and meeting space, to go alongside our virtual tenancy. The service during this busy first period is priceless…. And as we grow, we aim to be moving into the building. We have our eye firmly one of the office spaces!”

The web based app offer from MobileAppsNE is ideal for small food retailers, delivery services, other retailers wishing to take online orders and deliver, click and collect organisations, charities, care companies and anyone wanting to keep in touch with customers or staff. Some are even using it to keep in touch en mass with furloughed staff.

Christine Huntington, facilities manager of Commerce House, said:

“It is fabulous to see that there is fighting spirit during the Covid-19 outbreak and that business people are keen to forge ahead. MobileAppsNE is a great idea, and the current offer will support many companies who couldn’t afford a full digital investment at the moment. It will change they way they work.

“Our virtual tenancy is ideal for many scenarios, and once we start to return to normal, it will no doubt prove popular with one man bands who have discovered they can work from home successfully. We are delighted to see all of our current tenants following guidelines to stay safe, and those who have to work from the building, are doing so in a responsible manner.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Anna Toms .

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