We are excited to announce that we will shortly be opening the doors of our Merton Enterprise Centre, to be called ‘Pollards Studios.’
The centre will be able to support over 100 local, young people a year to explore enterprise, develop a business idea and business plan, access funding, to use the shared workspace or take on their own dedicated studio at a heavily discounted rate.
The centre is on the ground floor of the MOAT Housing offices on the Pollards Hill Estate, in the borough of Merton and on the Croydon border. MOAT have been extremely supportive of the initiative and have committed to funding the project for the next 2 years, as they see it as providing a unique opportunity for young people in the area who may have a business idea but no idea as to how to get it off the ground. LYST helpe remove barriers that may prevent them from becoming self-employed by providing access to affordable workspace, onsite business support, mentoring and networking opportunities over a 2 year period.
The space is currently being refurbished and is expected to open it’s doors in January 2018. Watch this space!