Testimonial from Andy Douse, founder Director – Red Publications (OF23/24)
The York Eco Business Centre is the ideal place to grow your company. We moved here nearly a decade ago and during that time the management have allowed us to develop our business by taking on three office units. The Centre has everything we need. Great offices with nice high ceilings, small and large meeting rooms, with AV equipment (that works) and a car park. There are communal toilets, kitchen areas and even shower rooms, all of which are cleaned and looked after by the management team. The best thing is our serviced reception team, who are welcoming to visitors, sort the post and will take in our packages. They also arrange the meeting rooms for us. The other tenants here are friendly and we cross sell services. Awesomness happens here!
Testimonial from Lesley at Glow Health and Beauty (OF26)
I have been running my beauty business from the Eco Centre for just over a year now. When I first started looking for alternative premises I was unsure whether a business centre would be right for beauty treatments. However, after a little bit of research I found that there were already similar businesses here, so decided to book a visit to find out more. I was immediately impressed with the large reception area and the very friendly staff and my clients always comment on how nice it is here when they first visit. I was concerned about access to the building as my clients are used to being able to come after work and on weekends but due to the keypads on the external doors I can access the building 24/7 if I wanted to.
The building is clean and modern and I was surprised by the size and amount of businesses based here. The room I chose is large, bright and airy but I did need to adapt it to suit my purpose…I needed to decorate and put in new flooring before moving in and this was not a problem.
I like the fact that although we all have our individual businesses there is a very friendly community feel to the centre and always someone to talk to or get advice from if needed. The kitchen and reception being the ideal places for a chat and to meet other tenants.
I have been very happy here, as have my clients. It’s great that there is a noise policy, which is important if I have a relaxing treatment like a massage or a facial booked in and the underfloor heating means it is always warm and welcoming.
I would definitely recommend the Eco Business Centre to my friends and business acquaintances looking for new premises.
Testimonial from Mary Ratcliffe Curative Hypnotherapy (OF15)
The Eco Centre is a great place for me to run my hypnotherapy business from. I know that my clients are greeted in a friendly and professional manner in reception. As a sole trader, working from home is far too solitary for me, so here, at the Centre, between client sessions, I can usually grab a few minutes to catch up with anyone who is around and also wanting to take a quick break from work. Any time I have any concerns or need any practical help with anything, I always seem to be able to find someone, a neighbour or someone on reception, happy to give me some of their time and expertise to help me get un-stuck again. The tenant’s kitchen is occasionally a hub of activity and socialising, and my privacy is always respected when I’m in my room with the blinds down.
Testimonial from Richard Wiles – Wiles Property Ltd (OF32/33)
Being a tenant at York Eco Business Centre has been a key ingredient in the success of our young business.
The offices provide a perfect base and the support of the team at the Centre has proved invaluable.
Testimonial from Simon Frost – Brightfive Ltd (WK01)
Brightfive were among the first tenants to join the Eco Business Centre.
Over the years, we have enjoyed and benefited from the sense of community within the centre. The neighbourly environment encourages tenants to interact with and support one another. Not only does this provide a pleasant working environment for our staff, it has also proved advantageous for our business. Casual chats in the corridors and shared spaces have helped us find new clients, partners and service providers within the building.
The management team have been unfailingly helpful, friendly and accommodating throughout our tenancy, and a real pleasure to work with.
Simon Frost, Director, Brightfive ltd.
Testimonial from Dr Sue Pemberton – Yorkshire Fatigue clinic (M3 & M4)
We have two offices at the York Eco Business Centre that we use as consulting rooms for our rehabilitation service. Our visitors have very specific needs, as some struggle with mobility or find it hard to cope with busy or noisy environments. The Eco Centre has been ideal as it has a calm and professional atmosphere, with all the disabled facilities that we need. Visitors find the reception area welcoming and comfortable. The reception staff are a valuable support service as the first point of contact for our business when people arrive. We have moved around the building to suit our needs and the staff have been very accommodating and understanding of our requirements. Access to open air and especially the roof top terrace in the summer is a unique feature. I have always felt that it is challenging running your own business but working at the Centre and having the support of the team makes it all a little easier.
Testimonial from Michael & Joyce – Kip McGrath York – North (OF25)
When we were searching for premises, the staff at the Eco Business Centre could not have been more helpful, which made our decision an easy one. The building is modern and clean with all the facilities we needed to start up our business, both for ourselves and our clients. The eco-friendly nature of the building was an added bonus for us, as was the attractive internal garden area and rooftop picnic space. It has proved to be a warm and friendly place to work and the comparatively low rental costs combined with rate relief have been crucial factors in the development of our business.
Testimonial from Alice Hildred – White Rose Bakes (WK02)
I moved my business into the York Eco Business Centre in 2014. It provided the only truly affordable and non-terrifying way I could find to nudge my fledgling bakery out of my home kitchen and into a commercial space.
I am so glad I made that decision.
The Eco Business Centre is in a great area of York for industry, and includes all of the facilities you could need to operate your business – as well as bonus ones like the beautiful courtyard garden!
The Eco Business Centre is home to an eclectic range of businesses, many of which are small/start-up enterprises. As a tenant I have always found it to have a friendly, community atmosphere. There are opportunities to meet and network with lots of different people, and there is a sense of unity among the small business owners there.
Testimonial from James Hallgate – Lucius Books (OF05)
The flexible facilities and excellent staff at York Eco Business Centre make for an ideal environment for us to run our business from. We are proud to be members of this eclectic small business community. – James Hallgate (Lucius Books).
Testimonial from Ian Mulrooney – SW2F (OF28)
The YEBC is a great place to have my business, the staff and businesses are a great mix of people who function well. The staff are helpful and make everyone welcome. A good place to develop and grow your business
Testimonial from Ian Carter. – JAJ Construction Management (OF20)
I have now been based at York Eco Business Centre for about three months. The facilities are first class and comprise full 24 hour access, good kitchen and welfare facilities. I particularly like the unique layout of the building which provides a reception facility and meeting rooms should I need it. The access to my office which is situated on the first floor is via stairs or lift. These features together with the unique internal open air courtyard makes the centre an ideal place to work.