Published: Friday, 2nd November 2018

Harrogate Borough Council is keen to support any businesses that have been affected by the situation at Copthall Bridge House and is urging them to get in touch.

Tenants at Copthall Bridge House have been forced to find new accommodation after their office space provider decided to pull out of a tenancy agreement with its landlord.

The borough council is keen to support businesses affected by the situation, particularly in helping them find alternative premises as they have a number of vacant town centre offices available, so earlier this week held drop-in events to explain what support is available.

The council can offer space for businesses with up to 50 employees and can offer temporary licences effective immediately on flexible terms.

Councillor Graham Swift, cabinet member for resources, enterprise and economic development, said: “I was saddened to hear the news that businesses had been told to vacate Copthall Bridge House. Many of these businesses have been located here for some time and to be asked to vacate with little notice can be very worrying. It is also often difficult to find a new location quickly.

"Harrogate Borough Council is keen to help these affected businesses and have been in discussion with several of them to explore the help we can provide including using our vacant offices at Springfield House in the Harrogate Convention Centre. I'd urge anyone who hasn't been in touch already to do so as we're really keen to help where we can."

Office spaces are still available so any businesses looking for support should email: business@harrogate.gov.uk.

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