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Tec Hub helps Hampshire get up to speed

Eastleigh’s newest creative workspace Tec Hub played host to Hampshire County Council’s Superfast Broadband workshop this week.

The free workshop, currently being toured across Hampshire, is aimed at giving businesses the opportunities to improve the way they operate.

Speakers at the packed event, which took place in the Hub’s spacious networking zone, featured Hampshire County Council’s Broadband and Economic Development’s Glenn Peacey, who outlined the county council’s programme to extend coverage of superfast broadband for between 80 to 90 per cent of premises across the county by the end of 2015. He was joined by Mark Tillison from Tillison Consulting who gave a bitesize interactive session on effective digital marketing; and from Growth Accelerator’s Miranda Morgan, who presented a workshop centred on helping owner-managers to identify obstacles that may be stopping business growth.

Textile artist Anita van Den Broek, who runs her business out of The Sorting Office in Eastleigh Town Centre was at the event. Speaking afterwards she said: “It was great to see the Tec Hub today, it is a really lovely space which I can imagine will be very pleasant to work in. It was lovely to see my fellow Sorting Office resident Mariska Parent’s wallpaper which looks fantastic!

“As for the workshop itself, I found it really useful and interesting and found Mark Tillison’s talk about Digital Marketing particularly relevant for my business. The talk was very interesting and informative and the things I am going to implement following the workshop will certainly help my business develop!”

A spokesperson for HCC said: “Hampshire County Council understands that broadband is an important component of the economic and social wellbeing of the county and is a vital tool for businesses large and small.

“These free workshops have been developed to help SMEs embrace the use of a superfast broadband connection through technology to reduce costs, increase revenue and improve customer satisfaction.”

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For more details on this story or to find out more about Tec Hub and the Recreate programme, contact Lucia Blash at lucia.blash@eastleigh.gov.uk

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