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Lighthouse Launch

  1. 1. Vision Buxton - Big Idea The Lighthouse Project Launch Welcome Vision Buxton The Voice of Buxton
  2. 2. Programme 4.10 – Speakers Bill Preece – Chair, Vision Buxton Alan Thompson – Director, Vision Buxton Joanna Irons – Chief Executive, Nottinghamshire Business Venture Steve Holmes – Chief Executive, Genesis Enterprise Centre Kevin Skingsley – Chief Executive, High Peak CVS Chris Agnew – Director, Bridgehead Arts 5.40 – Visit to British Legion Building or Networking with Vision Buxton Directors 6.30 – rerun of the above programme of speakers Vision Buxton The Voice of Buxton
  3. 21. Joanna Irons Deputy Chief Executive Vision Buxton February 2008 Helping you to help yourself
  4. 22. NBV delivers…….. <ul><li>Business Link Start Up Service </li></ul><ul><li>New Deal for Self Employment </li></ul><ul><li>New Entrepreneurial Scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring for All </li></ul><ul><li>Property Services </li></ul>Helping you to help yourself
  5. 23. Business Link Start Up Service <ul><li>Advisory Services </li></ul><ul><li>Business Training Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring Services </li></ul>Helping you to help yourself
  6. 24. Advisory Services <ul><li>Free service </li></ul><ul><li>Completely confidential </li></ul><ul><li>Adviser meets with client to discuss business idea </li></ul><ul><li>Assist in Business Plan development </li></ul><ul><li>Suggest …not directive </li></ul><ul><li>Work with client to bring Business Idea to fruition </li></ul>Helping you to help yourself
  7. 25. Business Training Workshops <ul><li>Deciding to Start & Business Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Sales & Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Planning & Managing Money </li></ul><ul><li>Held at various venues across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire </li></ul><ul><li>All free </li></ul><ul><li>New suite of ICT Workshops from April 08 </li></ul>Helping you to help yourself
  8. 26. Mentoring Services <ul><li>Pool of 240+ mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors are successful business people </li></ul><ul><li>Will work with client for a minimum of 12 months and then as required. </li></ul><ul><li>Progress to “Mentoring for All” programme </li></ul>Helping you to help yourself
  9. 27. New Deal for Self Employment <ul><li>Jobcentre Plus initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Long term unemployed </li></ul><ul><li>Test trading for up to 6 months </li></ul><ul><li>Viable business </li></ul>Helping you to help yourself
  10. 28. New Entrepreneurial Scholarship <ul><li>Business Training and Start Up Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Wards of Deprivation </li></ul><ul><li>12 weeks – min. of 90 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptable Business Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Support – up to £1,500k </li></ul><ul><li>Waiting List </li></ul>Helping you to help yourself
  11. 29. Mentoring for All <ul><li>Regional Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Available to owner managers of existing businesses which meet 2 of 3 criteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Turnover in excess of £75k </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trading over 12 months </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employ 3 FTE staff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cost £250+VAT </li></ul><ul><li>10 sessions over a 12 month period </li></ul>Helping you to help yourself
  12. 30. Property Services <ul><li>Incubator Facilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mercury House </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Brook House </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bluecoat School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In addition to professional setting… Advice/Mentoring/Networking/Peer Group activities/ICT support/Access to finance etc., etc… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtual Tenancy </li></ul>Helping you to help yourself
  13. 31. New Brook House 2001 Helping you to help yourself
  14. 32. Mercury House 2003 Helping you to help yourself
  15. 33. Bluecoat Enterprise Village 2004 Helping you to help yourself
  16. 34. Connections with Vision Buxton <ul><li>Support to develop British Legion Building </li></ul><ul><li>Support in development of Incubation / Tenant Services </li></ul><ul><li>Connections to available Business Support services - Advice, Training and Mentoring Services </li></ul><ul><li>Referral opportunities – new start businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Utilising BLB as an incubator space from which delivery into wider community can take place. </li></ul>Helping you to help yourself
  17. 43. Vision Buxton - Big Idea <ul><li>Research and Feasibility Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Progress so far </li></ul><ul><li>The Lighthouse Project </li></ul>Vision Buxton The Voice of Buxton
  18. 44. Research and Feasibility <ul><li>The Magic Carpet – High Peak CVS & Bridgehead Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Buxton Science & Technology Park – Greenborough, Heath & Safety Laboratory, DDEP </li></ul>Vision Buxton The Voice of Buxton
  19. 45. Research and Feasibility ‘ Our feasibility study has identified the need and demand for a community and arts resource project based in Buxton’ ‘ There is evident demand for a generic business incubator to service the needs of new start business in and around Buxton’ Vision Buxton The Voice of Buxton
  20. 46. Progress So Far <ul><li>Appraisal of research & feasibility studies </li></ul><ul><li>Visits to other incubator units (5) </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of existing workspace & pricing </li></ul>Vision Buxton The Voice of Buxton
  21. 47. Progress So Far <ul><li>Joining EMIN (East Midlands Incubator Network) </li></ul><ul><li>Liaison with partners – British Legion, NBV, Derby University, Buxton VC, HPBC </li></ul>Vision Buxton The Voice of Buxton
  22. 48. Progress So Far – scoping options <ul><li>British Legion Building </li></ul><ul><li>Market Street </li></ul><ul><li>Staden Lane </li></ul>Vision Buxton The Voice of Buxton
  23. 49. Progress So Far - Modelling <ul><li>The Ingredients </li></ul><ul><li>Financial </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Spatial – the lighthouse building </li></ul>Vision Buxton The Voice of Buxton
  24. 50. Progress – The Ingredients <ul><li>Up to 28 businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Follow on accommodation </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual office offer </li></ul><ul><li>Training & Meeting spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Business support, Mentoring & New Entrepreneurial Scholarship </li></ul>Vision Buxton The Voice of Buxton
  25. 51. Progress – The Ingredients <ul><li>The Arts and Creative's </li></ul><ul><li>Performance Space </li></ul><ul><li>Retail </li></ul><ul><li>Networking Space & Hot Desking </li></ul>Vision Buxton The Voice of Buxton
  26. 52. Progress – Financial <ul><li>Financial Modelling </li></ul><ul><li>Equity shares, loan and grant </li></ul>Vision Buxton The Voice of Buxton
  27. 53. Progress – Ownership <ul><li>Setting up a subsidiary social enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Preferred model is an Industrial Provident Society </li></ul><ul><li>Enable stakeholders and tenants to take part in the management of the building </li></ul><ul><li>Share issue </li></ul>Vision Buxton The Voice of Buxton
  28. 54. Progress - Spatial The Lighthouse Building Alan Thompson Vision Buxton The Voice of Buxton
  29. 67. The Lighthouse Project An Arts and Creative Industry Perspective – how local groups can use the Lighthouse Chris Agnew Bridgehead Arts Vision Buxton The Voice of Buxton
  30. 70. Vision Buxton - Big Idea Your chance to get involved. How you can help the Lighthouse Project. Kevin Skingsley Vision Buxton The Voice of Buxton
  31. 71. How you can help the Lighthouse Project <ul><li>Partners – NBV, Councils, EMB, University, Banks, Accountants, Business & Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Community and Arts – help in developing the building </li></ul><ul><li>Potential Tenants – what are your needs </li></ul>Vision Buxton The Voice of Buxton
  32. 72. How you can get involved Please complete the Questionnaire & Evaluation Form Vision Buxton The Voice of Buxton