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The Sandwell Start-Up Hub had a visit from Sandwell Council’s Chief Executive Shokat Lal, along with Alan Lunt, Executive Director, Place.

The Sandwell Start-Up Hub, located in Oldbury, is a dedicated space designed to support local businesses and entrepreneurs. It offers desks, resources, mentorship and a collaborative environment where new and growing businesses can thrive. The hub serves as a vital centre for networking, learning and sharing experiences among local entrepreneurs.

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During their tour of the hub, Shokat and Alan chatted with local entrepreneurs who had signed up to work in the space that day. Afterwards, Shokat expressed his admiration for the entrepreneurial spirit present in Sandwell. 

“The Start-Up Hub provides a space for local businesses and entrepreneurs to collaborate, network and learn from each other’s experiences. I look forward to visiting again to hear about their progress,” he said.

Alan Lunt, Executive Director, Place said: “The passion we’ve seen here today is truly inspiring. It’s clear that the Hub is creating opportunities for the people of Sandwell. We are committed to supporting these businesses as they continue to develop and succeed.”

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Sandwell Council representatives pictured top from left to right:
Alan Lunt, Executive Director, Place.
Gareth Owens, Business Growth Team Leader.
Shokat Lal, Chief Executive.
Jenna Langford, Regeneration Manager.

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