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Propeller Hub

The Propeller Hub is the dedicated workspace and holistic service offered by our Propeller Enterprise, 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 Development and Propeller Student Enterprise, 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 in Hub membership?

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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.

Hot Desks

Hot desk passes are £35 a month for graduates, or £40 for local businesses (exclusive of VAT).

We have 16 hot desks within the Propeller Hub, which are ideal for those starting out. We can have up to 28 people registered to hot desk at any time before a waiting list is initiated. With a monthly hot desk pass, members can use the Hub up to eight times a month.

Dedicated Rental Desks

There are also 24 dedicated rental desks within the Hub, which provide a permanent place to work. These are priced in line with the growth plan, scaling up as your business does.

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Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Graduates/ Alumni

£85

£95

£110

Local Businesses

£95

£110

£120

*Exclusive of VAT

Prices are subject to rise in line with inflation.

Enquire

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