We can't wait to welcome you to Hawick Business Centre...

Whether you are a business enterprise, or part of the wider community - our doors are open for you!

The Hawick Business Centre offers a modern space to support local businesses and entrepreneurs from across the Scottish Borders to reach their potential.

Facilities in the Centre include:

  • Short-term, drop-in working spaces and small bookable meeting rooms with modern video conference facilities for businesses as well as the wider community to use
  • Presentation space and a digital lab to provide users with advanced facilities such as podcast recording studio, live streaming and virtual reality headsets
  • Space to host SOSE’s business accelerator programme for enterprises and businesses 

SOSE alongside Business Gateway Scottish Borders will also host regular enterprise sessions to help businesses to network and upskill. Sessions will include business administration, book-keeping and finance, sustainability, and advanced application of digital technologies such as artificial intelligence.

Hawick Business Centre is not available for long-term lets for businesses while we are running services from the building, with SOSE and SBC keen to ensure the Centre can be used by as many businesses, enterprises and the wider community groups for meetings, programmes and workshops. 

Watch our video to see inside the building:

 

Drop-in day - Thursday 18 April

A Drop-In Day takes place on Thursday 18 April from 10am to 4pm to allow people to find out more on what the new facility has to offer, with the Business Centre due to open Friday 19 April.

Opening hours, address and parking

Monday - Friday: 10:00 to 16:00

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Address: 10 to 12 Oliver Crescent, Hawick TD9 9BQ

Parking: There are numerous car parks in Hawick, as well as nearby on-street parking. Please check any parking time restrictions and charges which maybe in place

Looking to book a meeting space or find out more about the Centre? 

Please contact clienthub@sose.scot or call 0300 304 8888.

A look inside the business centre

Partners & Funding

The project has been led by Scottish Borders Council (SBC), and we are now set to deliver a 12-month business accelerator programme from the Centre to develop entrepreneurs and provide the support they need to grow.

             

The Scottish Government provided £2.6million for the build of the Centre. The plans for the centre were developed in 2017 by Scottish Government, Scottish Borders Council and local businesses and community groups, on the back of the Hawick Action Plan. 

South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE) Logo             

SOSE has provided £175,000 to help furnish and fit out the building.

Funded by UK Government Logo             

The UK Government Shared Prosperity Fund provided £123,000 for this project. The Shared Prosperity Fund forms part of the UK Government's Levelling Up agenda and aims to improve pride in local places and increase life chances across the UK by investing in communities and local businesses and by developing people and skills. 

Scottish Borders Council Logo

Scottish Borders Council have led on the Hawick Business Centre project.

Business Gateway Scottish Borders Logo

Business Gateway Scottish Borders will work alongside SOSE to provide regular enterprise sessions.