Creative Company paves the way

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Creative design company paves the way to success in Worksop Turbine move

A forward-thinking creative design company has described new beginnings at the Worksop Turbine Innovation Centre as “the best move made at the perfect time”.

Managed by Oxford Innovation, on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, Worksop Turbine is one of three locations which make up the Nottinghamshire Innovation Centres group.

Together they provide a base of space and support to more than 175 innovative and growing businesses.

Tom Haslam, Creative Director of OLO Design, launched his business in 2016, from a purpose-built garage at his Mum’s house in Kiveton Park, Sheffield.

He said: “After graduating from Bournemouth University with a product design degree, I began a job for a construction and engineering company in Sheffield. I loved the graphic design element of my degree and felt I was limited in this role.”

“I made the decision to launch the business in 2015 and moved from my mum’s garage to a virtual office in Sheffield before finding Worksop Turbine.”

In the sixth months since joining the Innovation Centre, Tom has gone from strength to strength, and already doubled his annual gross turnover.

He said: “It was the best move made at the perfect time. I now have a professional space to work from – my creative den.

“The support here cannot be faulted, from the networking opportunities to the one-on-one support discussing and setting growth targets. It’s all a recipe for success and I am looking forward to growing my business with the Worksop Turbine.”

Claire Gregory, Centre Manager at Worksop Turbine said: “We pride ourselves on providing the flexibility, space and support to help businesses like OLO Design to prosper and grow. We welcome any new businesses to join our community, which provides the foundations for businesses to reach their full potential and growth aspirations.”

Offering bespoke creative design services including; logo design, branding, graphic design, web design and illustration services, OLO Design prides itself on creating solutions tailored to the individual needs of their clients. From small start-ups to much larger organisations, OLO Design has a range of solutions to suit many business needs.

Tom is part of a hotbed of pioneering businesses and entrepreneurs based at Worksop Turbine. As well as a wide selection of fully serviced offices, the centre also provides workshops, virtual business services, shared offices, hot desks, meeting and conference rooms.

Customers can also take advantage of in-house business support and coaching services, from our experienced Innovation Director.

There are currently a small number of offices in a range of sizes available at the Centre. For more information or to arrange a tour please contact the team on 01909 512100 or visit the website

Tom Haslam Creative Director of OLO Designs is looking forward to the future at the Worksop Turbine2

The Nottinghamshire Innovation Centres

Managed by Oxford Innovation on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, the Nottinghamshire Innovation Centre’s provide a business base to over 175 growing businesses. Each Centre provides fully serviced offices and workshops, a virtual office facility, hot desk area, meeting and conference rooms. Customers benefit from flexible letting agreements, 24/7 secure access, free parking and a package of business support and coaching customised to the needs and growth aims of each business. The fully inclusive licence fee includes all utility costs plus a dedicated superfast internet connection.

  • Mansfield iCentre: Opened in 2001, Mansfield iCentre has 36 self-contained offices and 5 workshop units ranging from 144 sq ft to 1,200 sq ft, a café, customer break out rooms, fully staffed reception, and a children’s nursery. The Centre is located in Oakham Business Park a short distance from Mansfield town centre.
  • Newark Beacon: Opened in 2007, Newark Beacon has 29 self-contained offices and 4 workshops ranging from 220 sq ft to 1,100 sq ft, a café, customer break out rooms and fully staffed reception The Centre is located a short distance from Newark town centre close to the A1 and Northgate railway station.
  • Worksop Turbine: Opened in 2005, Worksop Turbine has 54 self-contained offices and 4 workshops ranging from 160 sq ft to 1,500 sq ft, a café, customer break out area and a fully staffed reception. The Centre is located just off the A57 on the outskirts of Worksop.

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