Digital entrepreneurs invited to use new workspace in Wembley

A new creative workspace has been launched for digital entrepreneurs in Brent with a focus on helping those from underrepresented backgrounds. 

The Take Your Shot Studios will provide entrepreneurs with resources and support to scale up their existing businesses and allow them to use a space that may not be affordable to many.

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Cllr Mili Patel, the Deputy Leader of Brent Council and Cabinet Member for Finance, Resources and Reform, said: ‘It’s been a privilege to work with two experienced local founders who are determined to help others enter their sector. 

‘One of the main pillars in our Digital Strategy is to boost digital skills in Brent, which will create a whole new wave of opportunities for local people. This is a huge step in the right direction, and I cannot wait to see the Studios open its doors for the first time.’ 

Those who use the facility will have free access to 12 months of fixed desk space as well as 5G broadband, meeting rooms, a content studio and wellness areas. 

The studio, which opened at the beginning of March, is led by Slenky, an opportunities platform, along with Ultra Education and Brent Council. 

Inspiration for the scheme is said to come from the struggles faced by participating businesses at the beginning of their entrepreneurial journeys with women and those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds especially encouraged to join. 

Founder of Slenky, Cec Richards, said: ‘Digital is the lifeblood of modern business, but it still poses many barriers to entry to talented people.’ 

He added: ‘This is a great opportunity for ambitious, digital entrepreneurs to grow their brand and business. It’s the first time in my life, since growing up in Wembley Park, that there is an opportunity for local stake-holding in one of London’s most iconic locations.’ 

You can find out more about the studio, which is located on Olympic Way near Wembley Stadium, and how to get involved at their website here. 

Brent Council has frequently pushed the importance of digital skills and businesses including with the opening of a digital skills hub to support residents who want to further their digital literacy.

Photo by Brooke Cagle


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