Working from home with three small children isn’t easy at the best of times – so when Maurice Fullerton decided to set up his own advertising agency, Make it Sticky, he realised he would need an office away from home.
Based in Lydiard – between Swindon and Royal Wootton Bassett – the business needed good connections and a relaxed environment. “I wanted to find serviced offices near home and close to the M4 – and was keen to be based in a smaller town, close to Swindon but not in it.”
Make it Sticky is the creation of Maurice and long-time collaborator Tim Orr – an advertising agency “bubbling with ideas”, they create everything from TV and radio commercials to YouTube videos and memorable copywriting.
“We’re delighted with our new base in Bassett”, said Maurice. “The Manor House Enterprise Centre is just five minutes to the M4 which is a great plus – we do business all around the country so quick access to the motorways is essential.”
The centre is one of four in Wiltshire provided by The Enterprise Network (TEN), a Wiltshire Council initiative to support start-up and growing businesses, offering affordable meeting and training rooms, flexible office spaces, hot-desks and virtual office facilities.
“The environment is relaxed and friendly, and there are plenty of quiet meeting rooms – so it’s ideal for a creative agency like ours. Of course the business-friendly prices are a great help too.”
Centre manager Jolyon Rose says that the Enterprise Centres give small and start-up businesses a chance to ‘go pro’ without a big initial investment.
“Our facilities are first class, but the prices are really reasonable and there’s no long-term lease to sign up to. The centre is an incubation space for new and growing business and we aim to help businesses expand and develop until they are ready to fly the nest.”
To find out more about Make it Sticky visit: www.makeitsticky.co.uk
And for more about The Enterprise Network, go to: www.theenterprisenetwork.co.uk