Take your business somewhere incredible with space and support for Stockport’s latest innovators. Set in what was once one of the largest and is possibly the oldest cotton mill in the world, your greatest discovery starts here.

Development with a difference

When Stockport Council re-launched Stockport Business and Innovation Centre in 2013, we committed to providing flexible, bespoke spaces for developing start-ups and SME's. At SBIC, we're the experts in transforming great ideas into thriving businesses.

The incubator for innovation

Our workspaces are so much more than just a space to work. They're a space to grow, to innovate, to collaborate and to express yourself. Once you get there, our team of experts are always on hand to give you all the support and business know-how you need to transform your vision into reality.

Our new central

We've recently expanded our operations to Stockport Town Centre, renovating the iconic Merchants House building into a hub for growing companies looking for a central Stockport location.


Take a step inside Stockport

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Stronger at Stockport Business & Innovation Centre

Where other workspace providers can offer just four walls, Stockport Business & Innovation Centre gives tailored business support and the opportunity to grow your business in a vibrant and truly inspiring environment. Whatever stage your business is at, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

John Booth
Centre Manager
Liz Wood
Assistant Centre Manager
Tony Corcoran
Incubation Director
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In partnership with

After starting with a handful of innovators over 15 years ago, we are now one of Europe’s leading science and technology communities.

We belong to and are backed by the powerful network and experienced team at Oxford Innovation. A startup and developing support organisation with over 20 years of experience, Oxford Innovation is currently helping over 950 businesses to grow.


At the heart of our centres

We move businesses forward by believing in

The people who work there

The success of their business

The connections they make

The largest operator of innovation centres in the UK, with 24 and growing, Oxford Innovation is also a leader of social and economic development. By providing infrastructure for developing companies, we create financial return for building owners while contributing to the economy in region. This offers the businesses that operate in each centre reassurance for longer-term security and a proven growth model to help them succeed.



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