28th January 2005
SPARKHOUSE ACCREDITED FOR HELPING LOCAL BUSINESSES
Sparkhouse Studios in
situated on the Ropewalk in
An East Midlands Accreditation Standard for Incubation has been established by EMDA and UK Business Incubation (UKBI), which set standards to evaluate the quality procedures and services offered by each incubation centre in the region.
Standards are awarded to incubators which pass the given requirements; Sparkhouse Studios has received a foundation level certificate, valid for two years. As the building’s facilities mature, higher levels of assessment will ensure that it continues to evolve and achieve yet higher standards.
The University of Lincoln is in the process of developing a range of extensions to its business incubation activity at Sparkhouse, which will include further development of physical facilities, implementation of virtual incubation and office support and a focus on the pre-incubation stage to ensure businesses entering the centre are able to maximise the value of their time spent in it.
Sparkhouse Studios Centre Manager, Andrew
Stevenson, welcomed the accreditation initiative. “I believe it's an excellent
idea and one that raises the bar for incubation not just for Sparkhouse Studios but for the
“It is a real opportunity for the
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