Queens Cross helps Glasgow cycle agency peddle its method to worldwide enlargement
A specialised cycle producer has damaged into worldwide markets from its base in northwest Glasgow thanks to assist from Queens Cross Workspace, a part of the Queens Cross Group which additionally manages round 4500 homes within the space via its housing affiliation.
Kinetics builds excessive finish tailor-made folding bikes, recumbent horizontal bikes, electrical and cargo bikes from a small workshop in Firhill and sells to prospects from Hong Kong to California.
Proprietor Ben Cooper has been working within the space for seven years and at present builds round 100 bikes yearly for shoppers throughout the globe.
‘Ben Cooper stated: “Queens Cross might be missed as place to do enterprise, however it’s ideally located, it has nice communications hyperlinks with town centre and with the motorway community, it couldn’t be higher positioned for me.”
Now his landlord, Queens Cross Workspace, is on the lookout for extra corporations to comply with Ben’s cycleway to success.
The native financial improvement firm at present rents out round 80 reasonably priced workshops, places of work and retail items. They’re now seeking to enhance this considerably over the subsequent 5 years to assist increase employment alternatives within the space.
Queens Cross Workspace is setting out its plans for progress in a brand new Enterprise Plan, which launches this month.
Shone Stephen, chief govt of Queens Cross Group, added: “Queens Cross Workspace has been serving to to convey jobs to the realm since 1986 and its Enterprise Plan 2025 outlines the way it can proceed to construct on this success.
“Serving to to facilitate employment alternatives regionally has by no means been extra vital as we come out of pandemic lockdown. We’ve got an important function to play in serving to maintain and create jobs as our neighborhood unlocks and begins to get better from the constraints it has been beneath for the previous 12 months.”
A key a part of the plan is an overview technique to determine empty or underused property that may be transformed into workplace, workshop or retail items, the corporate may even be taking a look at vacant land websites for potential new construct items.
Ian MacLean, Queens Cross Workspace chair, commented: “Over the subsequent 5 years we’re dedicated to increasing our portfolio of properties to draw much more companies to assist handle among the financial inequality the realm at present suffers.”
The plan additionally makes a dedication to put money into the standard and vary of economic property, to enhance environmental requirements and supply higher connectivity for contemporary enterprise wants.