HatTech celebrates one year in business

HatTech Business Centre celebrated its first birthday with some of the businesses it has successfully supported over the past year.

HatTech first birthday celebration

The spacious modern centre, which is designed to accommodate small businesses, entrepreneurs, and lone workers, opened in autumn 2020 and now has twelve of its fourteen offices occupied.

Local businessman Vincent O'Hare has been using HatTech's co-working suite since the beginning of 2021. "The staff here are brilliant, and it's got everything you need. For me, this place is perfect. It's hard to put into words how great HatTech is," said Mr O'Hare, founder of CyberTrade.

"I was working from home before. I love the atmosphere here - it's nice to be able to come here and speak to fellow entrepreneurs."

Cllr Duncan Bell, Executive Member for Resources, said:

It was great to meet the different businesses that are based at HatTech and hear how they're getting the best out of this fantastic facility and its knowledgeable staff. With the increase in hybrid working, HatTech is the perfect alternative to the home office. It's been a tough year for businesses because of the pandemic, so I'm delighted that we can offer such a modern, well-resourced environment in the borough for local professionals.

HatTech has been supported by a £751k Local Growth Fund grant from Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Adam Wood, Head of Infrastructure and Regeneration, Hertfordshire LEP, said:

"The past year has hit our business community hard. With reduced commuter flows into and out of London, HatTech's COVID secure workspace has enabled entrepreneurship to continue to thrive during the pandemic and provides a hub for flexible working for those seeking a high-quality office environment closer to home."

Based on Beaconsfield Road, just two minutes from Hatfield station, HatTech Business Centre's bright, contemporary co-working suite, business lounge and flexible membership is ideal for lone workers and entrepreneurs. Virtual office services and meeting room facilities are also available as well as a range of cost-effective private office units.

For more information visit Hat Tech's website or call 01707 623623.