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White Cross goes virtual to help start-up businesses

New companies in Lancaster can now access virtual office space and hot desks at White Cross Business Park.

The site, which is owned and run by Lancashire County Developments, the authority’s economic development company, is offering the service in a bid to help new firms grow.

County councillor Michael Green, cabinet member for highways, transport, economic development and planning, said, "For smaller companies, buying or renting office space could be a large part of your costs.

"By using White Cross, it could give you the advantages of a larger office environment, without the expense that would be attached to it. For a company that is just starting out, this can make a big difference."
Business owners will also be able to make use of hot desking facilities and will be allocated their own Wi-Fi enabled work station.
Around 130 established businesses are currently based in White Cross.

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