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Business in Focus Expands into Newport


Business in Focus, one of Wales’ leading business support providers, has expanded its operations to include a presence in the city of Newport. The social enterprise has taken on the management of 89 Lower Dock Street, an historic building on the outskirts of the city centre, which has been refurbished to offer office accommodation over four floors.

The company has an excellent track record of helping businesses to start up and grow over three decades. It delivers the Welsh Government business support services, Business Wales and Big Ideas Wales, and is an official delivery partner of the Start Up Loans Company.

Business in Focus is also a major provider of business accommodation, both offices and light industrial units. With eight locations in Bridgend, Cardiff, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Swansea, the company is landlord to almost 300 small and medium sized entities. The properties operate at an impressive average 96% occupied and the company has been seeking opportunities to add to the portfolio.

Katy Chamberlain, Chief Executive at Business in Focus, said:

“Whilst Business in Focus is widely recognised for managing and delivering business support contracts, our less widely known property department is a key part of the company. We are delighted to have expanded our portfolio to include property in Newport, an area where we’ve not previously had a presence, which is now a thriving city with a diverse and successful business community. We look forward to meeting local businesses and supporting them on their journey.”

No. 89 Lower Dock Street comprises seven offices, from 140 to 520 sq ft, and boasts a number of original features including wooden floors, fireplaces and sash windows. Monthly rental costs are competitive and fully inclusive of rates and utilities, with businesses only being required to source a phone and broadband supplier.

Gareth Jones, Commercial Property Manager at Business in Focus, explains:

“We understand the pressures of running a business, so our flexible terms with one monthly fee and no hidden additional costs are extremely attractive to small and medium enterprises. A number of our tenants have been with us for several years, taking on additional space as they’ve grown.”

Business in Focus are holding an Open Day at the property on Friday 21st October, between 10am and 2pm, with an official opening at 12.30pm. All businesses and organisations  in Newport are welcome to view the property and meet the team. Attendance should be confirmed to [email protected].

More details on the offices can be found at or by calling 01656 868545.