The Haslemere Business Centre has been another successful applicant of the Coronavirus Small Business Grant scheme.

Currently home to seven small businesses, the Haslemere Business Centre is a Chamber of Commerce initiative providing serviced office space to rent on a desk-by-desk basis to help local businesses grow. It has been a springboard for small businesses success over the last four years, with 11 businesses crediting the Centre for giving them the flexible support they needed to grow their operations.

When it became clear that the coronavirus would have a significant impact on small businesses, the Haslemere Business Centre applied for a Coronavirus Business Grant of £10,000, to support those seven small businesses who rely on the Business Centre as their base.

Business Centre Director and President of the Haslemere & District Chamber of Trade & Commerce, Craig McGowan said: “We are delighted that the Haslemere Business Centre has been given the Coronavirus Small Business Grant. This has allowed the directors and the Chamber to drastically reduce the rent to all the small businesses currently occupying the Business Centre. This will help them get through a period of great uncertainty when many are facing a dramatic reduction in their income and business activity.

“I’d urge any small businesses who are eligible to apply for a grant as the whole process was simplicity itself and the money was in the Business Centre’s bank account in less than two weeks from applying. We’d also like to thank Waverley Borough Council for their support during this process.”

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