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Sturminster Newton: The Perfect Location for your Business
Whether your business is seasoned or a new start up, there’s one key aspect to making it a continued success that people often overlook. Location! The right location can make or break a business and there are far more points to consider than some people first realise; rent prices, amenities, transport, government, to name just a few.
We moved to Sturminster Newton 5 years ago now, leaving behind our business network in Poole and embracing rural life – it turned out to be the best thing we ever did! The community was so welcoming and we quickly built up strong relationships with many businesses in the town. These days you’ll find my wife and I running Dorset Tech – a fun new website design and app development agency that is just about to reopen the Dorset Science & Tech Centre to the south of the town.
It is so rare that you can find all the right features in one place. Which is why Sturminster Newton is so special and the perfect location for your business! From its superfast broadband availability, to the exciting new Chamber of Commerce (SturBiz), it’s no wonder that Sturminster Newton has a vibrant and growing business community, spanning lots of different and thriving industries.
An idyllic rural town, that is turning into a modern business friendly location. Have a look at all the things Sturminster Newton can offer you and your business!
SturBiz – The Exciting New Chamber of Commerce
Helping to usher in this new business era is SturBiz – Sturminster Newton’s brand–new Chamber of Commerce. With a fresh team at the helm, and a clear business-focused agenda, SturBiz is making sure that Businesses have a forum in which to exchange ideas, gather information, and secure support for programmes.
With scheduled monthly breakfast meetings, SturBiz has 2 straightforward aims; to make businesses in Sturminster Newton more successful and profitable, and to act as the voice of business in the community. If it has to do with supporting local business and their impact on the town, SturBiz will be there to help every step of the way.
With a low annual fee of just £25, you can have access to local business support, as well as have your say in any changes to business in the town. While you can find good Chambers of Commerce across the country, we challenge you to find one as fresh, innovative, and dedicated as SturBiz. You’ll see our Founder at the monthly breakfast meetings!
Benefits of Low Commercial Rents
Running a successful business is all about making sure you can balance the books. Finding ways to keep the necessary costs, such as rent, as low as possible. Sturminster Newton has a wide range of commercial properties to rent, at low prices, especially when compared to South Dorset! Helping you to keep your business costs down and maximise profits.
Sturminster Newton also caters for smaller businesses and freelancers, who may not need to rent an entire property. There is flexible, high quality, modern office space directly in the town centre, as well as the prospect of an Enterprise Hub in the neighbouring North Dorset Business Park. Whatever space your business requires, you’ll find it in Sturminster Newton.
The Freedom of Fast Broadband
When most people hear ‘rural location’, one of their concerns is the availability and speed of 4G/5G and broadband connections. Especially when the internet is imperative to most businesses today. Sturminster Newton is lucky to be a beautiful rural town, with many of the technological benefits of a big city. The town has some reliable 4G coverage and superfast broadband available. The booming industry has enabled the potential for early roll-out of G.Fast for the North Dorset Business Park. So you can enjoy the benefits of country living without having to sacrifice the growth of your business. As you well know – we run our web agency and online e-commerce business from Sturminster Newton and the fast broadband is a huge selling point.
A Thriving Community of Big Businesses
Deciding to grow your business in Sturminster Newton means you’ll become part of a thriving and supportive community of businesses in North Dorset. In recent years many UK big businesses have chosen to locate to Sturminster Newton and the surrounding local areas. There is also a large number of local businesses who have experienced first-hand the benefits of their location. There are a wide range of industries represented, so you’re sure to find the support, community and networking opportunities that your business will need to flourish.
A Beautiful and Relaxed Rural Location, Perfect for Families
Finally, choosing a business location doesn’t always mean finding the place with the best business factors, but also the place that offers the most for you and your family. Sturminster Newton may be rural, but it has a strong sense of community in all aspects of life. The impressive local schools all come highly rated by OFSTED, there are extensive sport and leisure facilities, a wide range of award-winning cultural experiences such as museums and festivals, all within a stones throw of the town. Whether you’re a young family, or nearing retirement, Sturminster Newton has plenty to offer you as the ideal home, as well as the ideal place for your business.
Sturminster Newton has an economic team that can help you every step of the way, whether your looking to relocate your business or start a brand new one. There are so many opportunities and aspects to life in the town, that will enable your business to grow and flourish! Why not take a look and see how Sturminster Newton can be the perfect business location for you?
We hope you’ll join us in choosing Sturminster Newton as the place to run your business and hope to see you at future SturBiz events.
Chris Ryu – Founder of Dorset Tech