Gt Torrington Location for one of four new Devon Work Hubs

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Four new work hubs are being established across Devon with new funding announced for Devon County Council's award-winning scheme.

The County Council has successfully bid for £640,000 from the Heart of the South West LEP to provide new workspace in some of the local economies hardest hit during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

New work hubs will be created in Great Torrington, Newton Abbot, and Teignmouth, while the existing hub in Tavistock will also be expanded.

The expansion of the work hub network will provide an additional 570 square metres of co-working and office space in the county.

Councillor Andrew Saywell, Devon County Councillor for Torrington Rural, said: 

"I am delighted we have secured funding for a new work hub at Great Torrington. It is great that we are now seeing these Hubs becoming available in more rural market towns like Torrington and these facilities will help a great deal in rebuilding our local economy as we recover from the pandemic. With more people working from home likely even after normality returns, these facilities will be an asset to local businesses, workers and entrepreneurs and will help to attract high quality jobs and businesses to our rural areas."

Work hubs provide flexible-term, value for money office space, equipped with modern facilities. They are ideal for small businesses that may have started from home but are looking to grow into larger accommodation.

The Devon Work Hubs project received the Federation of Small Businesses award for 'Best provision of small business offices for upscale and growing businesses' in 2018.

For more information and guidance, and to download an application form, please visit the Devon Work Hubs website.

11 June 2021