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Why our centres are home to a variety of dynamic businesses

Why our centres are home to a variety of dynamic businesses
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Why our centres are home to a variety of dynamic businesses
Siobhan Stirling - Sharp Minds Communications for Capital Space by Siobhan Stirling - Sharp Minds Communications for Capital Space
Owner/Director - Sharp Minds Communications Ltd

At Capital Space we offer a large variety of different workspaces and as a result we are proud to house an eclectic mix of clients from a range of sectors. Businesses from the world of construction, health, beauty, welfare, leisure, retail, financial services, IT, marketing and more all form part of the Capital Space family.

We crunched the numbers to see exactly who we have and where, in our nine different centres across Kent, Essex, Buckinghamshire and Surrey.

Sectors represented at Capital Space

  • In the 700 units across all nine business centres, the top three sectors make up forty-two percent of the total occupancy.
  • Eighteen percent are retail, distribution and manufacturing, fourteen percent from construction and ten percent are in the health and beauty industry.
  • The next largest area is financial services with six percent.


Our different centres

Location is a crucial factor to consider when setting up a base for your business, especially if you require clients and business partners to visit. An interesting find from our research was that different sectors are more prevalent in specific areas. For example, over fifty percent of the units at Laurence Industrial Estate in Southend are occupied by retail, distribution, and manufacturing businesses- almost twice the amount in any other centre. Another significant statistic is that thirty four percent of the Loughton Business Centre is occupied by construction companies, making it the second largest sector percentage across all sites.

Kings Hill’s Churchill Square Business Centre has the widest variety of sectors, with 23 different industries under one roof. The largest of those sectors is health and beauty, which claims the biggest share at twenty percent.

Just behind Kings Hill in terms of diversity is Milton Keynes who have 20 industries within their business centre. The largest, at sixteen percent is retail/ distribution/ manufacturing, but more evenly spread is recruitment, accounts/ financial services, health and beauty, social care, leisure and IT solutions, all of which range from six to eight percent.

The Chelmsford and Colchester centres sit in line with the overall figures with retail and construction leading the way, but Sittingbourne and Harlow have differences in their top two.  Health and beauty jump into second place with eighteen percent in Sittingbourne and recruitment takes silver in Harlow.


Does your business need workspace?

Capital Space offers a flexible, monthly licence with outstanding levels of service, as shown by our 4.9/5 customer service rating on Collect Reviews.

Although we represent a diverse range of small, medium, and large businesses, each centre shares a common bond - they are home to a vibrant, resilient community of business owners. From start-ups to established companies, we provide space for growing businesses.

If you’d like to find out more about a licence with a flexible office space provider, then please get in touch.

To find out how Capital Space could benefit your growing business,
call 0800 107 4667 or email