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Maylands Business Centre celebrates 10 years


Sir Mike Penning MP cutting the ribbon

Our Maylands Business Centre marked its 10-year anniversary last Friday (23 July 2021).

Since its launch in 2011, we've helped more than 165 businesses in their journey, from securing their first steps in a commercial premises to growing their business and preparing them for what comes next. Maylands Business Centre is based in Hemel Hempstead and run by our Economic Development Team. It provides space for local start-up businesses through 13 serviced offices and 23 light industrial units.

To mark the anniversary, the Mayor of Dacorum, Sir Mike Penning MP, Cllr Andrew Williams, as well as a number of tenants both past and present, came together to celebrate all that has been achieved together over the past decade.

As part of the celebrations, and in response to the changes in where and the way people work since the start of the pandemic, we've announced two new business centre facilities.

Firstly, a new flexible work space called Flexidesx, which offers an affordable and modern solution to home-based working.

Secondly, the new Sutton Atrium provides a catering and informal meetings facility for Dacorum’s business community. The Sutton Atrium is named after the late Portfolio Holder, Graham Sutton, who rented a unit there for many years, and was a great supporter of the centre.

Cllr Alan Anderson, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Infrastructure, said: “Maylands Business Centre has proven to be an excellent facility for new businesses over the past 10 years, helping numerous small businesses in the local area on their growth journey. The centre is an important asset for the economic development of Dacorum, and what better way to mark its anniversary than the unveiling of two new valuable facilities.”

For information about available services at Maylands Business Centre, call 01442 531002 or email business@dacorum.gov.uk to speak to a member of our Economic Development Team.

Watch our video to find out more about our Flexidesx facility: