Pod Park is not just a development its where business comes together. Selecting sites within existing retail offerings with an under used car park allocation allows the tenants at Pod park to benefit from the location, accessibility and footfall these sites have created. Starting out in business is never easy it’s said if you knew how hard it was you just wouldn’t do it, yet every year many people put their first foot forward to self-employment.
This scheme brings together all areas of business, office, professional services, retail and hospitality, it gives opportunity for those with just an idea to see their idea grow into a business.
This is not just an incubator but an accelerator, a place where business does business.
Accelerators and incubators support young businesses through the early and fragile stages of growth. This support can – in theory – help them avoid the mistakes of others, save time and money and increase survival rates. This, in turn, has consequences for job creation, regional development, innovation and economic growth.
With this project we have created a platform; the delicate mix of uses creates cross pollination allowing more opportunity and visibility to businesses that would otherwise not get the exposure.
Through our mentoring programme we have local, regional and national input from those who can add value and give guidance, from just an idea through to an IPO. Access to investment, funding, financial and legal guidance is something normally out of reach to a start-up or early stage business.