Bacon Butties as Accelerate Places opens its doors in Manchester

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Manchester’s newest collaborative co-working space for start-ups, SMEs and scale-up businesses is inviting potential clients to attend a breakfast briefing at its newly refurbished space, ahead of its official launch next month.

On 28 April, Accelerate Places will open its doors for the first time to interested parties with morning of free bacon and banger butties. The businesses will be given a private tour of the facilities and invited to put any questions or queries they may have to community manager, Lisa Murgatroyd, over breakfast.

Backed by investor, Blenheim Chalcot, the UK’s leading venture builder, Accelerate Places is situated within a Grade II listed building on Princess Street, Manchester City Centre.

Following a £6m investment and an extensive refurbishment and redesign, Accelerate Places boasts 180 desk spaces over two floors, with a members-only private café, communal area, tech-enabled meeting rooms and breakout areas.

Housed within a former textile mill, the space keeps a lot of the original features of the building with a contemporary industrial chic interior design, including unique features such as private phone booths within former lift shafts, to encourage innovation and creativity.

Additionally, Accelerate Places offers hands-on business mentoring support for SMEs, with experts from Blenheim Chalcot available to offer advice on accounting, tax, legal, finance and HR. It will also regularly host networking and learning events to bring the co-working community together.

Lisa Murgatroyd, Community Manager from Accelerate Places says: “Manchester has a flourishing small business community and we’re excited to invite any interested SMEs or scale-ups businesses to join us for our breakfast briefing. It is the first opportunity for us to show off the facilities that will hopefully attract many SMEs to take advantage of our collaborative working space.

“We believe that Accelerate Places has created a truly unique environment which will allow businesses to collaborate, network and grow together by sharing knowledge, contacts and experience. This kind of co-working space is perfect for the eclectic mix of businesses in Manchester, from creative start-ups to established fintech companies.

The Accelerate Places Breakfast Briefing and free bacon butties will take place from 9am – 11am on 28 April 2017.