Business is thriving at Scott Bader Innovation Centre

Business is booming at a centre based in Wollaston geared up to support entrepreneurs and job creation, with a marketing and design agency becoming the latest firm to expand.

Yebo Design and Marketing started as a home business formed by a husband and wife team five years ago and has just doubled its office space at the Scott Bader Innovation Centre to cater for its growing team.

It is the second time the company has increased its office space at the centre so far this year, with two new businesses also joining the centre this autumn.

Outgrowing the home office, Yebo first moved to the centre in March 2017 initially to a 140sq ft office, before taking a second 116 sq ft premises. Earlier this month, the company moved into a 280 sq ft double office.

Managing Director Nicky Chisholm said:

“The centre has been massively important in our growth, by allowing us to grow office space without moving. The moment you start employing people it doesn’t always work practically at home. "

Nicky Chrisholm, Managing Director of Yebo Design and Marketing
Nicky Chrisholm, Managing Director of Yebo Design and Marketing

“When we moved in it was a question of having all the facilities we needed, it was like plug in and go, easy. We didn’t need to worry about anything like phone lines or setting up Wi-Fi. "

“Being based at the centre also means we are part of an entrepreneurial community. It’s good for smaller businesses to feel a part of something bigger.”

Nicky formed Yebo with her husband James Chisholm, who is the agency’s Creative Director, bringing together their mutual marketing and design skills. The agency has gone on to work with national and international brands, including Elavon Financial Services, The Stroke Association and Scott Bader itself. A recent project particularly close to their heart was for client Hedsor House, a stunning stately home venue in Buckinghamshire, where the team designed the label for their own exclusive new gin distilled on the Hedsor House Estate.

Nicky added: “We love what we do, we deliver eye-catching design and intelligent marketing strategies that simply make things better.”

The company is part of a hotbed of pioneering businesses based at the Scott Bader Innovation Centre, which provides office space and workshop facilities on flexible terms for growing companies.

Rita Cebula, Centre Manager of the Scott Bader Innovation Centre, said:

“It is thrilling to see our customer Yebo not just survive but thrive. Supporting innovative businesses is what we are passionate about.”

With CTUK Limited and Charis Counselling moving in recently, space at Scott Bader Innovation Centre is filling up. Businesses interested in finding out more about the space available, should contact Rita by emailing scottbader@oxin.co.uk or calling 01933 427600.