Lettings success for Connect Derby Studios

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A year on from opening its doors to non-creative businesses, Connect Derby’s Friar Gate Studios and Sadler Bridge Studios have half of their available space to businesses from across the supply chain to the non-creative sectors.

The Studios welcomed non-creative businesses for the first time in winter 2020 after being given the green light from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) to let up to 30% of their space to tenants from across the creative industries supply chain in a bid to further promote entrepreneurship within the city.

Since then, and despite the challenges faced by the Covid-19 pandemic, non-creative businesses across a range of sectors have taken a total of 3,570 sq. ft of space at the studios on Ford Street and Bold Lane in Derby city centre.

Professional service companies including accountants and financial services firms have joined HR professionals and education and training businesses to set up home at the studios, which have established themselves as the hub of the city’s creative industries.

Businesses taking advantage of the rule change include growth expert Neale Lewis Associates and chartered financial planners, Aristotle Financial Planning, Create Finance and Compact Training, who have all taken workspace at

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