A CARMARTHENSHIRE enterprise hub has now been officially opened.

Businesses will be able to use the 10,000 Enterprise Hub on St Catherine’s Walk in Carmarthen as a multi-use business space which can be used for co-working, meetings and test trading.

The hub was created and is managed by Business in Focus, the non-profit social enterprise, with the aim to give aspiring and established businesses access to the facilities and expertise they need to grow.

The hub itself is split over two floors and has space to accommodate up to eight co-workers as well as three meeting rooms and two large event spaces which could hold large meetings or exhibitions.

Local businesses and entrepreneurs will be able to use the hub to get access to expert knowledge and advice from a specialist team of Business in Focus advisors who will be based in the hub.

As well as the above, there will also be opportunities for members of the hub to go to fairs, exhibitions and expert sessions delivered by the resident advisors and partnering local providers.

Emma Beddoe, manager of the Enterprise Hub, said: “Our official launch marks a period of great change for Carmarthenshire. We want it to be a space where ideas become reality and people realise their true potential.

“It was a privilege to host so many amazing organisations and support providers at our launch event, from council leaders and the economic development team to public sector representatives and local businesses. Collaboration with local partners will be key to ensuring our service is a well-rounded provision designed to give the local people of Carmarthenshire the best support.”

Phil Jones, Business in Focus’ chief executive, said: “The Carmarthenshire Enterprise Hub is only the start of what will be a promising future for entrepreneurs in the area. We hope that aspiring business owners will be able to get the support they need to get their businesses off the ground and that seasoned business owners can sustain their success with tailored support from our business advisors.”

The hub is delivered by Business in Focus in partnership with Carmarthenshire County Council and is a Shared Prosperity Fund Project that was funded by the UK Government through the Levelling Up Fund.

All entrepreneurs based in the county of Carmarthenshire are eligible for fully funded business advice and support on either a long or short-term basis, whether established or preparing to launch start-ups.

For more information, visit https://www.businessinfocus.co.uk/