“I originally started to use the BizzInn facilities in October 2013 following a chance conversation with the CEO of Alta Innovations, James Wilkie. At the time I was working on my own and had just started my company, Spring Active, which is focused on alleviating back pain.
I was attracted to BizzInn because I am passionate about supporting Birmingham based entrepreneurs and would benefit from the office space and advice. I had recently acquired the knowledge and assets of my business and needed to focus on business development. As any business owner would say, the chances of low fixed costs enabled me to focus more on business generation. BizzInn provided this opportunity and also opened up access to their network of contacts.
It was this access to their network which really helped to develop my business. I gained free advice and guidance on Intellectual Property and was introduced to specific people within the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Psychology Department, University of Birmingham Health Economics Department and the healthcare sector.
BizzInn holds breakfast and business club meetings and it was through one of these meetings that I met a very important business contact who I have worked with ever since. Whilst based at BizzInn, I completely re-launched the offering of my business so that it provides a full integrated pathway for back pain management which is a niche market to operate in.
It is a nice environment to work in at BizzInn and through my experiences and knowledge I have been able to help other tenants as they develop their businesses.
With the help of BizzInn, my business has grown significantly in a short period of time. I have employed two full time and one part time member of staff. As I grew I needed more office space and in March 2014 I graduated to larger offices within Birmingham Research Park. I wanted to remain part of the environment as the location within the Edgbaston Medical Quarter is the natural place to locate my business. As part of this move I also relocated another of my businesses, Diagnostic Health, as for me it is the perfect location to develop healthcare businesses in Birmingham.
My future plans for Spring Active are to achieve its purpose of solving back pain whilst achieving commercial success. On a personal level I want to continue developing high quality health care companies in Birmingham.
I would definitely recommend BizzInn to any business that is looking to develop.”
Spring Active are an experienced team of clinicians whose passion is to treat and resolve back pain, they have developed and provide a number of programmes aimed at successfully treating back pain. To find out more, visit their website, spring-active.com
Tenants of The BioHub have access to all of the business support services at BizzInn, including specialist facilities and shared experiences which help businesses to grow as fast as possible.
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