Barking Enterprise Centre has a long history of working in Barking and Dagenham originally the East London Business partnership it worked with local people who wanted to start their own business. In 2011 Barking Enterprise Centre moved over to the strategic business partnership set up between the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and Agilisys which was named Elevate East London. This was a very successful move and saw Barking Enterprise Centre move into a brand new purpose built enterprise centre located in the town centre and providing 50 flexible work spaces from hot desks up to extra large offices for 6 – 8 people.
In January 2016 BEC 2 was launched offering an additional 26 flexible work spaces for small organisations with 1-3 people making use of a redundant space.
In April 2016, Barking Enterprise Centres officially became a Community Interest Company with continued support from the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and Elevate East London.
Barking Enterprise Centres is now working on delivering a brand new service which is dubbed the “workspace of the future”. BEC Business Club is the first in Barking & Dagenham to offer entrepreneurs and organisations high quality and affordable co-working space which is membership based where you are only charged when you use the facility. Find out more here.
Barking Enterprise Centres CIC is at the forefront of supporting start ups, entrepreneurs and small, medium enterprises (sme) by providing flexible reasonably priced work space, business counselling, digital media and marketing services and a range of other support networks which enable businesses to develop, flourish and succeed.
The mission of Barking Enterprise Centres CIC is to be a point of reference and a centre for excellence in supporting new business, business growth and development across Barking and Dagenham and the surrounding boroughs.
- To enable start ups and small business to incubate, grow and develop
- To work in collaboration with local businesses providing a network of support
- To work with a range of partners in developing a holistic approach to building business in the local area
- To be part of the ongoing development; seeking opportunities to share knowledge and grow the support available to start ups and local business.
Opening of the BEC
Supported 1000's of Businesses
Became a Community Interest Company
Opening of BEC 2
We offer purpose built, fully serviced and furnished office space in varying unit sizes.
We offer flexible meeting spaces including a conference room for larger meetings and small rooms for one to one interviews or meetings.
As part of our ethos to develop and support local business we offer free support and advice through our in house Business Counsellors. Our building was designed to meet business needs and to be environmentally friendly. We were awarded BREEAM excellent status this means is that our building is very ‘green’ through energy efficiency and the use of low carbon technology. Our ethos is to care for our environment in whatever way we can – both the people and the place.
We regularly organise free training and networking opportunities where industry professionals in their field speak about key topics (for example, employment law, tax, marketing etc) to help businesses develop
Our in-house Digital Marketing Manager can help you plan your marketing strategy and help you get started from social media to web development.