We only work with well-funded start-ups but we’re keen to put something back into the community by supporting cash-strapped entrepreneurs.
As an experiment we have established a start-up nursery in our Falkirk office where young entrepreneurs with big ideas can get a start in life.
We provide everything that’s needed to get a new business off the ground – a free desk, a high speed internet link, access to meeting rooms, office equipment and access to lots of entrepreneurial and marketing advice.
There’s a catch – the free ride stops after six months.
As we said, the start-up nursery is an experiment. It may work. It may not.
Success for us would be for our start-ups to make it beyond the six month threshold and become fledgling businesses.
If the tender horn businesses start to make their own way in life, we’ll consider opening other nurseries in our offices across the UK.
We honestly don’t know if the trial will work but we hope with all our hearts that it enables a few start-ups to hit the big time.