Dacorum's Den sponsors and support package providers


Dacorum Borough Council - Maylands and Kylna Business Centres

Maylands Business Centre logoMaylands Business Centre is our business incubation site, located within Maylands Industrial Estate providing modern, serviced facilities to start-up, micro or small Dacorum businesses.

Located on Redbourn Road, the centre offers 13 serviced offices and 23 light industrial units, while Kylna Business Centre on Maylands Avenue houses eight serviced offices.

Our aim is to assist businesses to grow and develop to a stage where they are ready to move into private commercial properties within three years.

The services extend to those businesses who are not yet ready to take on premises, through our hot desk, mail handling, virtual office facilities and meeting room hire.

For more information about our services, get in touch:

Email: business@dacorum.gov.uk
 01442 531002

Sopra Steria

Sopra Steria logoSopra Steria, a European Tech leader recognised for its consulting, digital services and software development, helps its clients drive their digital transformation to obtain tangible and sustainable benefits.

With its UK HQ located in Hemel Hempstead, it provides end-to-end solutions to make large companies and organisations more competitive by combining in-depth knowledge of a wide range of business sectors and innovative technologies with a fully collaborative approach. Sopra Steria places people at the heart of everything it does and is committed to making the most of digital technology to build a positive future for its clients.

The world is how we shape it.

Website: www.soprasteria.co.uk
Email: info.uk@soprasteria.com
Telephone: 0370 600 4466


Abode Bed logo

Abodebed Serviced Apartments, situated in the heart of Hemel Hempstead close to the Magic Roundabout, provide the perfect ‘home from home’ for both leisure and business visitors to the town and its surrounds. Launched in 2007, Abodebed has a well-established reputation for providing great value, high comfort, luxury self-catering accommodation, with a dedicated team who delight in delivering a valued service to all guests, whether they are families, couples, groups or solo travellers.

The company has recently, once again, won Guest Review Awards from Booking.com for all three of its Hemel Hempstead town centre properties: Handleys Court (with a mixture of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and penthouse apartments); KD Tower (prime location one-bedroom modern apartments) and Oval View (a small development of elegant, modern, luxury two-bedroom apartments). The Awards are given for consistently exceeding travellers’ expectations and given the challenges faced by the travel sector over the past two years, receiving these Awards is all the more noteworthy. This is the fourth year in a row we have received these awards, demonstrating long-term consistency of high standards and guest satisfaction.

All Abodebed apartments have a fully equipped kitchen, spacious lounge with dining area, and top quality, ethically sourced Hypnos beds in all bedrooms, complimentary WiFi, on-site parking, weekly housekeeping and Sky+TV/DVD. So much more than a hotel!

Website: www.abodebed.com
Email: reservations@abodebed.com
Telephone: Reservations: 07982 703957  Main Office: 0345 0559631


Britvic logo

Starting out in the 1930s as the British Vitamin Products Company, the company set about using soft drinks to bring an affordable source of vitamins to the people of Britain. This work continues today.

Our purpose is to make life's everyday moments more enjoyable and part of doing that is by helping consumers make healthier choices with drinks that taste great and are better for you. With firm favourites such as Fruit Shoot, J2O Spritz, Purdey’s, Robinsons and Tango, and exclusive agreements to make, distribute and market global brands on behalf of PepsiCo, including 7UP, Lipton Ice Tea, Pepsi MAX, and Rockstar Energy, Britvic is dedicated to creating and building brands that people can trust.

Within Great Britain we operate three factories in Rugby, Leeds and Beckton where we produce our portfolio of soft drinks. Our national distribution centre is based in Lutterworth, Leicestershire. Our head office is at Breakspear Park, Hemel Hempstead, and we operate from additional offices in Solihull and Tamworth.

Website: www.britvic.com
0121 711 1102


Epson logo

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to co-creating sustainability and enriching communities by leveraging its efficient, compact, and precision technologies and digital technologies to connect people, things, and information. The company is focused on solving societal issues through innovations in home and office printing, commercial and industrial printing, manufacturing, visual and lifestyle. Epson will become carbon negative and eliminate use of exhaustible underground resources such as oil and metal by 2050.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of around 1 trillion Japanese yen.

Website: www.epson.co.uk

Hemel BID

Hemel Hempstead BID logo

A Business Improvement District (BID) is a business-led and business-funded body formed to improve a commercially defined area.

Hemel Hempstead BID delivers events, operates cleaning projects and runs safety initiatives to improve the area for businesses, visitors and residents. Work is carried out based on the local priorities as set out through our local consultation:

  • Selling the Hemel experience
  • Caring for our town
  • Creating a safe and welcoming environment.

Website: www.hemelhempsteadbid.com
Email: hello@hemelhempsteadbid.com
Telephone: 07708 326 871

Barnard & Webb Solicitors

Barnard and Webb Solicitors logo

Barnard & Webb Solicitors are a boutique employment law & HR firm based in Hemel Hempstead. We work for businesses and individuals nationally, across a wide range of industries.

Keen to break away from the constraints of a ‘traditional’ law firm, we specialise in employment law only. We do not have the same expensive overheads as our competitors have which means we can provide the same employment law services at a lower cost. This does not mean that our clients are compromising on quality. Collectively, we have over 30 years’ experience in employment law and HR.

Our mission is to provide all our clients, whether employers or employees, with the highest quality employment law advice and outstanding client care in a professional but supportive way.

Website: www.barnardwebb.co.uk
Email: info@barnardwebb.co.uk
Telephone: 01442 531021

Marlowes Shopping Centre

Marlowes logo

Located in the heart of Hemel Hempstead, the Marlowes Shopping Centre is home to over 75 stores with a range of major retailers including M&S, New Look and JD Sports, alongside a mix of unique independents. The centre comprises 360,000 square feet of retail space and attracts millions of visitors annually.

Being at the heart of the local community, we are committed to ensuring all our guests enjoy their experience of shopping with us and have state-of-the-art facilities including play area, family changing and feeding area and Changing Places accredited toilet. We hold many events throughout the year and are strong advocates of the community we serve, supporting a number of local charities, community groups and initiatives.

Website: www.themarlowes.co.uk
Email: enquiry@themarlowes.co.uk
Telephone: 01442 413818


Heart Radio logo

Heart is a national brand on a local level. We are proud to be Heart Hertfordshire, broadcasting to the whole county and a population of just over 722,000 people. You can wake up with Heart Breakfast with Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden, with local news and travel updates and then get home in Hertfordshire with John Darin, weekdays 4pm to 7pm.

We love Hertfordshire and get involved in as many activities and events as we can, from Race For Life in Stevenage, Welwyn, St Albans and Watford to sleeping out homeless in Berkhamsted for the World’s Big Sleep out. We are at the heart of local businesses, too, a patron of the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and we work with local businesses on many platforms. We don’t just do radio broadcasting, but also research and insights, creative, digital design, digital out of home, experiential and a full audio branding team supporting all voice search and podcasts.

You can listen via FM on 96.6, 106.7 and 106.9, via global player or smart speaker “Play Heart".

Website: www.heart.co.uk/hertfordshiresouth/ 
Email: debbie.chadwick@communicorpuk.com or john.darin@communicorpuk.com
Telephone: 01923 205490

Support package providers

Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors

Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors logoAt Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors we offer the chance for our businesses to connect with others in the area, through face-to-face events and peer-to-peer connections. We encourage all our businesses to do business locally to encourage a cyclical economy within the borough, as well as providing our Ambassadors with the most up-to-date business advice and connections.

The winners of Dacorum’s Den 2022 will receive complimentary membership to the programme for one year giving them access to all our services and events to help them grow and promote their businesses locally.

Visit their website to find out more about the membership package: https://investhemel.co.uk


ActionCOACH logo

ActionCOACH West Herts is a complete business coaching practice. The team of coaches enables business owners and executives to reach their full potential. Clients benefit from a broad range of business coaching programmes, including group coaching and its signature one-to-one coaching programmes. Services are tailored to clients' individual needs, whether they are rapidly developing and expanding or preparing for sale and everything in between.

James Gentle, Business Coach, said: "I am delighted to be offering group business coaching to all winners. We will focus on identifying and putting into action practical strategies that deliver results. As our clients, they will also benefit from being part of our ActionCOACH community. This includes local events such as our 90-day planning for success workshops, national business education, and inspiration from world-class business speakers we lay on every fortnight. There are some great businesses and I am very much looking forward to facilitating their continued development and growth."

Visit their website to find out more about their services. https://westherts.actioncoach.co.uk/