30 Nov 2011
Source: S Wilson
North Lanarkshire Council, in conjunction with Business Gateway Lanarkshire, is giving the local business community a boost with a chance to win a year's free rent at North Lanarkshire's newest business location.
The 'Nether Mind the Rent!' competition will give up t o four businesses the chance to win a 12 month rent-free lease in one of the new business units at Netherdale Park in Wishaw, plus a year's support and after-care package from a dedicated adviser at Business Gateway.
Netherdale Park is a new development of 24 small business units at Netherdale Road in Wishaw. The units have been developed by North Lanarkshire Council in response to demand from small businesses looking for high quality premises. The units are 27 sq.m and 50 sq.m and aere ideal for new start-ups or those looking for extra space to expand their business.
The competition was launched at the Netherdale Park Open Day and is free to enter.
Councillor Harry Curran, convener of Policy & Resources Property Sub Committee at North Lanarkshire Council, formally opened the new business location and said, "With small businesses making up more than 85% of the business base in North Lanarkshire, they are a key driver in getting the local economy back on its feet. At North Lanarkshire Council we're keen to do what we can to help new businesses get off the ground and to help existing ones to grow and Netherdale Park has been developed with this in mind.
This new development is part of the wider business support package offered by the Council and Business Gateway, which includes advice, training support and access to funding.
For more information on business support telephone North Lanarkshire Council's Business Services Team on 01698 302198 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first tenant to sign up for a unit at Netherdale park is McGill Landscaping. The company has been trading for over nine years and now employs eight staff. McGill Landscaping specialise in hard, soft, domestic and commercial landscaping, as well as landscaping maintenance.
They have also recently begun selling logs to the doemstic market and plan to expand this part of the business into the commercial sector.
Paul McGill of McGill Landscaping explained his reasons for relocating to Netherdale Park, "I was looking for new premises to grow the business and Netherdale Park is ideal. The central location and high quality units are exactly what I was looking for to allow us to develop and expand the business into new areas." www.mcgilllandscaping.co.uk
The closing date for all entries for the competition is Friday 20th January 2012.
Application formd can be obtained by contacting Sharon Smith at North Lanarkshire Council on 01698 302323 or by emailing SharonSmith@northlan.gov.uk.
For more information on Netherdale Park please contact Angela Woodburn on 01236 616234.