The Hub in Consett is the official identify of the constructing that was often known as ‘The Braes’. Inside it homes MINT enterprise membership which gives networking and enterprise coaching on a weekly foundation.
The founding father of the organisation, Nicola Jayne Little, has for 10 years been searching for an area to observe her dream. Over the past fourteen years she has been self employed, serving to small enterprise house owners by offering consultancy community coaching all through the north east. She can also be an ex instructor expert in supporting SEN college students.
When she purchased the constructing in 2022, it had been disused for over 2 years and it was her process to transform it into the Neighborhood area she imagined having.
Nicola who has lived in Consett for 8 years has all the time had plans to spend money on the world. So after buying ‘The Braes’ she and her husband Mike, together with household, members and helpers remodeled the area with numerous paint, exhausting work and furnishings.
The Hub’s mission is to advertise different companies, and on the bottom flooring there may be the Hub Market Place, which because of Donna Tunney – the advertising supervisor appointed in June this year- is prospering.
Initially it was going to be a showcase for in all probability 20 to 30 Mint Members however underneath the watchful eye of Donna it now homes over 70 small companies.
From Thursday 1st December The Hub will launch its late night time opening, supplying you with the chance to buy bespoke presents crafted by native artists. The Hub is open till 8pm on Thursdays and Fridays up till Christmas. It’s regular opening hours are Tuesday until Saturday 10 – 3.
Additionally on the bottom flooring is a co- working area for enterprise and group actions. Free espresso is supplied now, as plans for serving meals in a restaurant are in movement with the addition of a completely practical kitchen subsequent 12 months.
The managed workplaces upstairs home Nicola’s different corporations and there may be workplace area to lease. At current Leona’s Conscious Makers meet fortnightly on a Thursday.
Nicola has heaps in thoughts for the longer term, and is at the moment making use of for funding to assist with the refurbishment of the home windows and out of doors of the constructing, whereas increasing the providers she gives inside. She has in an utility for a heat hub area and is intent on offering a secure surroundings for all to get pleasure from, which is completely inclusive.
She can also be obsessed with offering for and serving to folks with extra wants and works with Durham Allow.
There’s a lot extra to search out out about this superb group area proper on our doorstep, right here in Consett. To try this observe the hyperlinks beneath and you can be pleasantly shocked.
The HUB Consett
1 Sherburn Terrace