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Working in Croydon – what our tenants say…..

The Light of Innovation:

For those who regularly read the Croydon Citizen, you will have seen in this month’s issue that a couple of our tenants are featured in “The Light of Innovation” edition, giving an overview of how they are innovating and why they have chosen Croydon as a base.

Tom Breza heads a Cloud and IT solutions company called PC Services. “In IT we try to stay on top of the latest trends, but IT as a business is quite traditional.  Safety and stability come first, backed by innovation in finding new technologies.  That’s what customers want and it’s what we provide”.

Margaret Aniemeka is innovating within the social enterprise sector with her company, Raising Great Aspirations. “We’re knocking down barriers and empowering young people to get into education, employment and training, we’re working with young people on this”.

And why Croydon?

Tom: “With a fast-moving business, you need to be somewhere with the right infrastructure.  It’s easy to get in and out of Croydon, not just into London but also to anywhere in Europe.  The rents in London have skyrocketed so people are looking for places that are well-connected and it doesn’t get any better than Croydon.”

“Something specifically about StartUp Croydon (formerly CBV) that put them head and shoulders above many serviced offices I had worked in: they are down to earth.  They are extremely friendly, they look after you and the charges are clear up front.  They’ll even actively try to send business your way.  At many places, you are one of many, nobody understands what you do or even cares.  Here, it’s a completely different approach”

Margaret: “Croydon is an innovative borough.  We’re dynamic, we’re growing, we’ve got a reservoir of business knowledge and the young generation needs to tap into it.  Something special that we do is delivering activities for students here at StartUp Croydon (formerly CBV)”

Julie Hall, Office Manager of M Bradbrook Electrical Services, agrees with these sentiments: “We found StartUp Croydon offices through an advert and after visiting, found an office available to rent that suited our needs very well, the services and facilities were everything you could need for in an office unit and more, based just outside Croydon is a bonus.”

  “The reception and meeting areas are bright and welcoming and ideal to meet clients. All the staff and managers at StartUp Croydon are very professional, helpful, friendly, hard-working and courteous and will go the extra mile to help you.  I would definitely recommend StartUp Croydon”.

StartUp Croydon are the accredited Enterprise Centre for Croydon and winners of a national award as Enterprise Support Organisation 2016.

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