A NEW enterprise hub has opened inside a Bradford district library.

The Shipley Library Enterprise Hub was officially opened on Friday (November 24) by Bradford Council’s Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Transport and Planning.

It was created in the former exhibition space at the library, using £80,000 of money from the Government-funded Shipley Towns Fund.

The new facility will offer resources and advice to local businesses and start-ups, and the space will also be used for events, meetings and co-working.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council’s Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “The Enterprise Hub will be an excellent resource for the local business community, particularly those starting-up or newly-established businesses.

“The space has been fully refurbished with equipment for co-working, as well as access to specialist business databases.

"I’d like to thank all involved for their hard work and congratulate them on what has been achieved here.”

Adam Clerkin, Chair of Shipley Towns Fund, said: “There will be a dedicated business information advisor based here, who will be able to offer advice and guidance as well as training existing staff.

"We’d invite everyone to come down and see what the resource has to offer and how the hub can support the success of local businesses.”