Top of its class

Today Mexborough Business Centre is a bustling hub for local businesses and training providers, creating brighter futures and welcoming the wider community.

Originally built in 1906, the former school retains many of its charming Victorian features, reminiscent of its role in days gone by. Converted to a business centre in 1993, the site was threatened with closure but was saved by the bell less than four years ago by Peter Newman who has invested in the centre and revitalised the local economy.

Comprising of 44 offices of varying sizes set over three floors, the centre is now almost fully occupied and provides a base for an array of independent businesses including social housing professionals, a hypnotherapist and a hair salon. More recently, a coffee shop and dining room has opened to add to the eclectic mix of organisations that have chosen the thriving, communal setting.

The Old College Coffee Shop and Dining Room has been a welcome new addition to the centre with their delicious homemade produce. Formerly Snacks@Jacks of Swinton, the café is open to the general public from Monday to Saturday and serves breakfast, lunches and

popular daily specials.

The expansive entrance hall is a versatile space which can be adapted to host events ranging from weddings to corporate conferences. With the ability to cater for up to 250 people and with its own stage and bar – ironically in the former headmaster’s office – it is the perfect function space for any occasion.

All of the occupants benefit from a fully staffed reception area, contemporary kitchen facilities, abundant car parking space and access to fully furnished training and meeting rooms – all within prestigious grounds. Meeting rooms can be accessed through a communal booking system and the building has been made accessible for wheelchair users.

The vast commercial space has also met the grade for corporate training providers looking to expand their portfolio of training courses to the local community.

As the longest established training provider to utilise the centre, Cidori offer a wealth of bespoke learning and development solutions to ignite careers and transform futures. Currently, Cidori offer free training at Mexborough Business Centre to provide individuals actively seeking employment with the necessary skills and knowledge to assist them in their search, such as a CSCS card for construction work or a rail engineering personal safety qualification. Peter Freakes, Yorkshire’s Employment Manager for Cidori said: “We operate 16 sites across the region and this is by far the most outstanding. The team cannot do enough for us to ensure we have the resources that we

need. The opening of the café has provided our learners with a wonderful on-site facility.” In a bid to address skills shortages in the local area, the centre is also working closely alongside Mexborough Community Partnership with the primary aim of providing employment and training support to get local people back into work. Together, the two organisations have developed excellent working relationships with a wealth of other training providers, including Portland Training, Rotherham College, Free2Learn and The Hesley Group, and are actively seeking further training providers to add to their diverse range in order to offer a variety of avenues for training and development.

The team are also keen to develop links with community and charity groups which may be seeking affordable space to pursue their own endeavours. Following last September’s expansion into a second site at the nearby Resource Centre, where Mexborough Community Partnership is based, the long-term vision is to house all training provision within the Resource Centre as a standalone entity.

And with Daisy Chain nursery now based on site, there is an extra incentive for parents to upskill with their children cared for in the same building.

As it continues to grow and be a hive of

activity, Mexborough Business Centre will undoubtedly remain a vital resource hub and centre for business excellence, with its sister training centre, just down the road, providing a perfect channel for education within the community.

If you are seeking a vibrant, community driven environment for your business or are looking to host an event in a unique space with Grade A facilities, don’t hesitate to contact the friendly and helpful team at Mexborough Business Centre.

INVESTING FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE Office and work space | Conference and training facilities | Virtual office service

College Road, Mexborough, Doncaster S64 9JP Tel. 01709 590005 Website. EVENTS SPACE FOR UP TO 250 GUESTS

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