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Propeller Hub

The Propeller Hub is the dedicated workspace and holistic service offered by our Centre for SME and Enterprise Development, based within the Media Factory of the University of Central Lancashire.

The SME community is the backbone of the UK economy and our team is proud to support it. The Propeller Hub is more than just office space, it is your doorway to the rest of UCLan and the great resources we have to offer you.

From the Centre for SME and Enterprise Development and Propeller Start-up, to the latest research on entrepreneurship and small business, you have the opportunity to access it all and use it to help your business develop and grow.

In the last five years we’ve supported over 2,000 people through our range of workshops, mentoring, space rental, networking, competitions and a whole host of activity. Within the last three years alone we have supported 200 businesses, 152 of which we helped to start. Many of these business owners have made use of the Propeller Hub and still reach out for support, or to give back to our currently aspiring entrepreneurs.

What’s included for hub clients?

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Hot desk

Dedicated rental desk

Propeller workshops and online content

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Support from our business mentors

 

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A personal growth plan

 

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Access to the UCLan Library

 

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Access to UCLan stores and studios (conditions apply)

 

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UCLan trading address (not a registered address)

 

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Desk space with power and USB ports

 

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Dedicated desk space with a networked PC

 

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24-hour access

 

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Access to kitchen facilities

 

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Use of the pods and meeting booths

 

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Use of the meeting room

 

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Use of the boardroom

 

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Lockers

 

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Phoneline with a local number*

 

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Use of the Apple Mac Pro

 

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Parking permit*

 

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Printing*

 

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*Additional charges apply

The Hub Pricing Plan

The Hub is a space for new businesses, to provide support throughout the first three years of trading. As such, our pricing system is designed to step-up in affordable increments that align with the growth of your business.

We also offer a lower starting point for alumni of UCLan, as part of the ongoing support package offered by the UCLan Alumni Network.

Enquire

To discuss your needs and see if the Propeller Hub is right for you, please email startup@uclan.ac.uk or phone 01772 895950.