Council keen to explore potential for business incubator unit in Alnwick

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The idea of creating an incubator unit for start-up businesses in Alnwick is being explored.

Alnwick Town Council is keen to find out the level of demand for such a scheme.

Cllr Martin Harrington, chairman of the council’s town centre working group, said: “We want to make the town centre work better as we come out of Covid.

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"Part of that process is an idea to bring one of the redundant shops back into use, sub-dividing it into work hubs for different businesses.

Cllr Martin Harrington, Alnwick Town Council.Cllr Martin Harrington, Alnwick Town Council.
Cllr Martin Harrington, Alnwick Town Council.

"The main advantage for them would be that they would be able to operate in the town centre with a much lower rent than if they were doing it by themselves.”

He revealed that preliminary discussions had been held with a property owner and he is hopeful that a suitable premises could be secured.

"We just need to find out what sort of uptake there might be,” he explained.

He can be contacted via his Facebook page.

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