Keepmoat, the contractor developing our 172 new homes on Royce Road and Leaf Street in Hulme, has donated £1,000 to community business hub, The Pod.
As part of its commitment to supporting local communities, Keepmoat will sponsor a hot-desk to help local entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground. The donation will support The Pod to continue to offer affordable and flexible office space, business advice and networking opportunities to local entrepreneurs who might otherwise struggle to access these facilities.
Frank Mondino, Keepmoat area director for the North west, paid a visit to The Pod to present the money. He expressed his delight in being able to provide the support:
"From what I've seen today, I'm really impressed with the facilities and the work that's going on to help these entrepreneurs. I'm delighted to be here and hopefully this cheque will go some way to creating the next Richard Branson!
"The money is all about providing heating, power and essential services. Hopefully it will allow them to continue their good work over a longer period."
Sue Dixon, the director of Bubble Enterprises, the social enterprise which manages The Pod and delivers its services, expressed her gratitude for the donation saying:
"It will make a huge difference to the number of people who are able to access The Pod and its services. It will mean more people can access what we do here.
"It's great to have support from an established business, showing their faith in new start-up businesses will be a real confidence boost for many of the people here."