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A STEP in history: The Beginning of Stirling Business Centre

Throwback Thursday:

One Thursday every month we are taking a look back through STEP’s archives at business successes of the past.

This month we are taking a look back to 1990 at the beginning of our Stirling Business Centre.

A photo from a site visit at Stirling Business Centre, 1990. Stirling District Council members and officials, together with STEP officials, joined site manager Jim Brown of Ogilvie Builders at the Wellgreen site.

The million-pound Stirling Business Centre was set for completion in 1991 and would provide high-quality offices for around 40 firms and create more than 100 jobs.

At a site visit by the company’s board of directors, Stirling Convener John Hendry said the centre had already attracted a lot of interest from the business community.

“We have already received a large number of inquiries for office space from the Stirling business community and we expect to attract new businesses’ from Edinburgh and Glasgow where the demand for office space is very high.”

The centre was built by Stirling District Council in partnership with STEP, and Stirling Enterprise and Economic Development Company (SEEDCO).

Mr Hendry also said, “The success of Stirling Enterprise Park over the past five years underlines the need for more office accommodation in Stirling.”

Today Stirling Business Centre remains a pillar of entrepreneurship and business space in Stirling City centre and now consists of 43 offices and three meetings rooms.

This year marked 30 years since the opening of Stirling Business Centre back in 1991! Do you remember the opening of the centre?

If you would like to know any more about the Stirling Business Centre or share any of your own stories, please email us at marketing@stepscotland.co.uk.

If you would like to let any of our office spaces at Stirling Business Centre, please contact lmelville@stepscotland.co.uk.

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