Western BACE

Atherstone BACE

How can you reduce your commute to work from Atherstone? By working in Atherstone.

The Western BACE (Business Accelerator and Centre for Excellence) is a commercial centre developed specifically to encourage commercial growth and enterprise right within the Atherstone area. And it’s not just for big business.

Opened in 2015, the Western BACE is a centre where not only can you rent shopfront space, you can rent a commercial office or even just a hot desk. This means that businesses of any size can have access to the facilities on site (which include a professional shared reception meet-and-greet area, optic fibre services already installed, conference areas and commercial postal address) as well as the intellectual advantage of getting to network with other like-minded individuals over lunch, coffee or in the common areas through the other tenants.

Plus it removes the need for tenants to worry about the commitment of a long term lease and fitting out of a commercial space.

But what’s most impressive about the Western BACE is so much more than just it’s physical rentability.

The City of Melton and its partners (including Lend Lease, Atherstone’s developer, and the Suburban Jobs Program) are committed to seeing real long term jobs, infrastructure and commercial growth in the Atherstone and greater Melton areas. So to support their tenants at Western BACE, they offer a business mentorship program to invest in ensuring the success of these enterprises.

Do you have a business you’ve been running from home (or have been just getting off the ground) for the last year or two and need to take it to the next level? For businesses who are just starting out there is a 3-year Business Accelerator Program. Business mentors will assist you to set commercial milestones and learn new skills specific to your business including improving areas such as leadership, financial management, marketing and even just setting up a business model. Those who sign up to the Business Accelerator Program also have the additional advantage of only committing to a month-by-month rental agreement at Western BACE of a space that could be an office, a workshop or even a warehouse.

Additional vocational training is also available on site. 

To find out more about Western BACE at Atherstone go to their website www.westernbace.com, visit them at 222 Ferris Rd, Melton or phone 03 8560 1820

Western BACE Tenants

Not sure about how this could work for you? Then check out these interviews with some of the happy tenants at Western BACE in Atherstone.

90 Degrees Digital

90 Degrees Digital is a new B2B marketing company operating at the Western BACE in the Atherstone community. A category finalist at the Business Excellence Awards run the City of Melton this year, 90 Degrees Digital was set up by Mark Nunan, a local from Diggers Rest. Here is how you can use Mark’s B2B skills to help your local small business.

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Bespoke Art Framing

Local Brookfield residents Joseph, Angeline and Tracey make up the team at Bespoke Art Framing. These framers specialise in handmade bespoke frames that are manufactured onsite in their studio. They can frame just about anything that you need from masks to ornaments to war medals to wedding cake toppers.

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BridgeAus Migration Consultancy

Why set up your local business in the Atherstone area rather than the Melbourne CBD? Because not only does it give you access to a network of other local businesses all helping each other to succeed, you will also be creating jobs in your neighbourhood, argues Johanna Bertumen Nonato, the CEO of BridgeAus Migration Consultancy.

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Discovering Strength

Being surrounded by the best support services and a network of like-minded people is the key to success in both business and life. Denise Cran, Principal Psychologist at Discovering Strength knows this all too well.

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Fairy Gardening Australia

Do you have fairies living next door? You just might as retailer Fairy Gardening Australia just moved into Atherstone. They stock the country’s largest range of fairy houses, fairy garden accessories and fairy figurines so you can set up your own fairy garden at home.

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Lucid Web Design

Derek Bell of Lucid Web Design has lived in Melton South for 10 years and moved his business into Western BACE at Atherstone about 18 months ago. He tells us why having a website is so essential for any business, how he can help and a few of his favourite projects so far.

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SBP Creative Media

Since 2010 Dushala Chandrasekara of SBP Creative Media has been creating marketing videos for his clients. In 2016 he moved his team to Western BACE and he has been a pivotal part of the Atherstone community creating videos for the likes of local service providers such as Melton City Council, Customised Training, Bridge Aus Migration Consultancy, Affinity Design and Western BACE.

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Serenity Bookkeeping Solutions

Serenity Bookkeeping Solutions was one of the first tenants to move into Western BACE at Atherstone in 2015. This has proven to be the perfect way for business owner Kate McKay to separate her working life from her personal life. Now she has a professional office and, as a resident of Melton for over 30 years, she can still be close to home.

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The Booth Box

Thinking of upgrading your work from home business at Atherstone to a commercial premises? Then consider the Western BACE as an option. Owner of The Booth Box, Maria Abacan, did just that and found that it helped her focus more on the business and grow it into three separate companies.

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Urban 35

Urban 35 is still well known around the area as a great hub to run into local business people and residents of the Atherstone community and beyond. In fact, the sense of community in the neighbourhood is exactly why the owners of Urban 35 chose Melton as their business home.

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