The Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce has expanded its presence in the Herefordshire area after moving into a new office in Hereford’s newly-renovated Shell Store on Skylon Park.
The Shell Store has a rich history, having been built in the First World War and used as an ordnance site during the Second World War. The project has created commercial space within the existing building footprint (it is not a listed building), retaining much of the original factory including its steel roof structure.
The £7.3m refurbishment of the building has established more than 2,100 sq metres of office space, with room for new and growing businesses to set up and expand alongside facilities for development and innovation.
The move will allow the Chamber to be at the heart of the county’s business community and be more accessible to companies based in the Herefordshire area. Members and non-members in Herefordshire will now have a direct link to the Chamber, which will make the support and services they provide even easier to access.
As businesses look to bounce back from a difficult period it has never been more important for them to access the support they need. The Shell Store will be a business support hub, facilitating organisations such as the Chamber, Growth Hub and more. Businesses in Herefordshire will now be able to access the support and guidance they need in one place.
Sharon Smith, chief executive of Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, said:
“Establishing more of a presence within the Herefordshire area has always been a priority for us. The Shell Store provides a perfect opportunity for the Chamber to be located at the heart of business activity within the area. The newly refurbished area has already attracted a number of business support organisations, so it is fantastic that companies local to Herefordshire will have access to the support they need.
As local businesses continue to recover, it has never been more important for organisations like the Chamber to be accessible to companies, the hub of business support at the Shell Store will provide just that and I am excited to grow our Herefordshire presence physically.”
If you are a Herefordshire business and would like to see how the Chamber can help support you, please call the Hereford office on: 01432 268430.