Donation supports local, young entrepreneurial businesses

The Ledbury & Area Development Trust (LADT) has received a donation of £2,000 from the Rotary Club of Ledbury to help provide facilities for local, young entrepreneurial businesses in the Old Cottage Hospital Studios, Ledbury.

“This generous donation will be used to equip ‘Studio 6’ and will enable us to offer it for use by our tenants and outside organisations for business meetings, workshops, and seminars,” commented Roger A. Payne, the Trust’s Chief Executive. “We are very grateful to the Rotary Club of Ledbury.”

“The donation will also enable us to set up our ‘Studio 6’ project through which we will offer an annual membership to local business people who are currently ‘home-based’ workers. They will be able to book time in ‘Studio 6’ and use the facilities including a ‘hot-desk’, internet connection, meeting space, photocopying, printing – and have a cup of coffee. The scheme will be launched in April 2009,” added Mr Payne.

David Tombs, President of the Rotary Club of Ledbury, together with fellow members of the Rotary Club, handed over the donation at a brief ceremony at the Old Cottage Hospital Studios on Monday 23rd March.

Commenting on the donation Mr Tombs said, “we are delighted to be supporting this local business initiative and are keen for our involvement with LADT to continue so that together we can support the growth of young entrepreneurial businesses in our town.”

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