Broadband boost for Creative Space tenants

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HI-tech and digital businesses at Holbeck Urban Village have been awarded grants of £30,000 to get superfast broadband, boosting their productivity and potential for growth.

Property manager Creative Space Management has become one of the first Leeds-based property management firms to provide high-speed internet connectivity to its tenants via the Superconnected Leeds Bradford programme.

Paul Taylor, director of Creative Space Management, said: “Having the capability to offer our tenants high-speed internet connectivity not only vastly improves our offer, but also creates the environment that these businesses need to grow, create employment and most importantly to stay in Leeds.”

Superconnected Leeds Bradford is part of the Government’s £100m Superconnected Cities programme.

The award of £30,000 of grant funding towards high speed internet installation costs
will help support the growth of technology businesses
such as media planning and buying agency, Boutique and cloud computing specialists, Kaeto.

Phil Cole, head of business support at Leeds City Council, said: “The joint applications
that Creative Space Management has organised are generating exactly the results that this scheme was set up to
achieve.

“It is empowering Leeds businesses to compete on a global level and giving them the tools they need to grow and create new jobs right here in Leeds and Bradford.”

Superconnected Leeds Bradford business development officer John Duncan said: “By clubbing together to receive a large grant, not only do tenants receive a free connection, it also means that the monthly costs can be shared.”