Newly-expanded hub offers a helping hand

Gemma Douglas outside a Pod
Gemma Douglas outside a Pod

The newly-expanded Cheviot Centre, in Wooler, is providing an extensive range of conference and business facilities, thanks to funding from the North East Rural Growth Network.

Whether you want a hot desk, a personal pod, spacious offices, a private meeting room or larger delegate facilities, the Padgepool Place venue has a working space suitable.

This, Glendale’s only bespoke business centre for office-based industries, offers state-of-the-art facilities in the form of office pods, meeting spaces and a Smart Work Centre.

Some of the businesses and organisations in residence at The Cheviot Centre are The Glendale Agricultural Society, Glendale PR & Marketing, Journey to Self, The Royal Voluntary Service, Northern Arts Enterprises and Multi Search Media.

Gemma Douglas, Glendale Gateway Trust administrator, said: “As a result of the new facilities, we really are a one-stop-shop for businesses and have a wide range of spaces for all types of events.

“We can cater for meetings of between two and 80 delegates, and office space is available in the Smart Work Centre for half-a-day to full days, depending upon individual requirements.”

The work pods have been highly-sought-after by companies wanting to work in a business environment. There are currently two available.

The Smart Work Centre has been specifically created for business on an ad-hoc basis with charges starting from £4 for half-a-day. It gives a suitable postal address to receive mail and provides a work space.

The conference and meeting rooms vary in size and the largest, the Tom Sale Hall, has state-of-the-art facilities.

Also on offer is one-to-one mentoring from Melanie Thompson-Glen from Northumberland Business Service Ltd to support start-ups and young businesses.

For details, visit cheviotcen tre@wooler.org.uk.