Heathrow Launchpad opening in spring 2019

Heathrow Launchpad

Opening in spring 2019, Heathrow Launchpad is a new partnership between Spelthorne Borough Council, Royal Holloway University of London and the University of Surrey providing dynamic business incubation space for start-ups and pre-starts in the science, technology and creative sectors.

Offering vibrant co-working office space with below market rates, flexible terms and outstanding business support, Heathrow Launchpad is the perfect location for fledgling entrepreneurs across Surrey and West London.

Located in the heart of Staines-upon-Thames town centre, Heathrow Launchpad is strategically located just 10 minutes' drive from Heathrow Airport, 35 minutes by train to London Waterloo and with fast access to the M25, M3 and M4.

As a member of our Launchpad community you will have access to:-

  • co-working office space with below market rates, flexible terms and outstanding business support
  • a vibrant community of start-up businesses providing opportunities to network and build valuable business contacts and leads
  • coaching, mentoring and training programmes provided by local business coaches and our partners at SET Squared and Royal Holloway
  • a regular programme of seminars and workshops focussed on key business topics
  • free property searches when you are ready to find a new base for your business 
  • access to My Incubator Ventures online business advice with a live chat service
  • membership of the Spelthorne Business Forum which takes you to the heart of the local business community - providing events and opportunities to network and promote your business

Cllr Colin Barnard, Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development, said: "As a Council we work extremely hard to create a positive and supportive environment for new businesses and we are delighted to announce this exciting initiative which delivers real practical support for businesses when they need it most.

"Spelthorne is consistently ranked in the top ten of best places to start a new business and we believe that the Launchpad will give start-up businesses an even greater chance of success and ensure that the Borough enjoys sustainable economic growth in future years."

If you are interested in learning more about Heathrow Launchpad, come along to our open evening from 6 - 8pm on Thursday 24 January 2019 at Marianne's Community Café in Staines-upon-Thames.

To book free tickets visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/heathrow-launchpad-business-incubator-open-evening-and-networking-tickets-52664377571

Alternatively email Spelthorne Council's Economic Development team at economic.development@spelthorne.gov.uk or call 01784-446498.