Matthew Neville

North Yorkshire digital and tech office opens following £540k funding bid

A dedicated office and co-working space for digital and tech businesses has officially opened at Springfield House, Harrogate Convention Centre following an investment by Harrogate Borough Council.

Known as Co-Lab, the digital incubator at Harrogate Convention Centre on Kings Road, provides a collaborative environment where businesses can gain access to information about funding and investment, insight, supply chain, help with talent recruitment and other advice that enables tech businesses to thrive.

It also offers a “modern and attractive” office space with coworking desk space and lounge area, ten serviced offices with desk space for up to ten people, high-speed secure broadband, meeting rooms, kitchen area, showers, and facilities.

Funding of £540k for the project was acquired thanks to a successful bid through the Leeds City Region Business Rates Pool.

Councillor Graham Swift, Harrogate Borough Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for resources, enterprise and economic development, said: “Co-Lab is a fantastic co-working space that has been especially created to meet the demand of digital and tech businesses who either need flexible office space, support and advice from peers or, of course, both.

“I’m delighted that following this investment by Harrogate Borough Council and a successful bid through the Leeds City Region Business Rates Pool, we’ve been able to provide this in the heart of Harrogate town centre.

“This is just the start of the journey for Co-Lab, and in the coming months will open doors and opportunities for young and enthusiastic digital and tech businesses, allow them to expand and succeed and enhance the digital and tech sector in our region.”

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