Build your network.

Join our diverse business community where even one-person companies are never alone.

Our open, welcoming approach, spacious communal areas and regular breakfast meet-ups make sure that your place of work is so much more than just a place to work. With lots of like-minded entrepreneurs all under one roof, new opportunities are just around the corner. Our support team can also help you find advice, funding and training to suit your business model. Our flexible workspaces have been adapted to help customers stay apart whilst working together.


Meet the people that could change your business' future.

John Booth
Centre Manager
John has worked both in small family run business’s and huge organisations, such as Royal Mail and the NHS. He has many years’ management experience, heading up multi-site operations and large modern contact centres. John really enjoys working with people and is relishing the challenge being part of something special here in Stockport.
Liz Wood
Assistant Centre Manager
Liz joined Oxford Innovation in August 2013 and is responsible for the daily operations within the centre. Prior to this, she worked for many happy years in international banking and more recently with regionally focused public sector organisations hosted by Stockport MBC. Liz is lucky to live in the Peak District, so outside of work she does lots of walking and goes to lots of gigs.
Tony Corcoran
Incubation Director
Tony joined the team in September 2013 and has a key role to play in the development of incubation and business growth support services at Stockport Business and Innovation Centre. He works to deliver intensive business support and advice whilst developing events, PR & networking opportunities for all clients within the centre.
Lynn Forbes
Centre Support Assistant
Lynn is a morning Centre Support Assistant and joined the team at Stockport Business & Innovation Centre in February 2016. She loves that the centre has a warm and friendly atmosphere with a great sense of community amongst our customers and visitors. She previously worked within the NHS, at Doctors Surgeries and a very busy Accident and Emergency Department. Lynn then took a 2 year break and moved to Baku, Azerbaijan, which was a fantastic experience for her. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Jillian McNeil
Centre Support Assistant
Jill started at SBIC as the afternoon receptionist in November 2016. Previously she has worked in retail, the library service and in health support. She has a wealth of experience in customer service and enjoys interacting with our tenants and being part of the team at Stockport. Jill's hobbies include amateur dramatics in which she writes pantomimes and the occasional play, working both on and off stage. She also is a keen motorsport fan, and volunteers to work in the safety car at club level meets many weekends during the racing season.

Work among our many inspiring companies at the forefront of business.

RJR Legal

At RJR Legal we are dedicated to protecting you, your assets and your family by creating bespoke solutions, based on your individual situation.

Chris Allen Counselling

As a registered Counselling Professional, I can help you understand and manage whatever life throws at you, and how to do it successfully. I believe that you have the strength not just to survive, but to truly thrive.


Improving the way people work – upgrading capability, skills and behaviour. Doing the right things better – creating alignment of purpose and enabling people to focus on what they do best to capture their true value.

Cover People UK & Worldwide Teaching Ltd

Our trusted team of professional consultants are proud suppliers of first-rate teaching staff across the North West and globally.

Cover People UK are trusted recruiters for a growing network of schools across the North West, providing exceptional supply staff with honesty and integrity. We work with several schools that use us as their preferred supplier, offering competitive rates and ensuring all parties are happy.

Worldwide Teaching have developed a wealth of experience in the International market over recent years and have sent 1000’s of Teachers Overseas to start their new life. As a trusted recruiter of teachers in the international market, we connect schools with teachers all over the globe.


We’re business writers. Our aim is to help you improve quality, save time and get maximum return from your investment in marketing communications.


We specialise in exhibitions and events, dramatic displays and inspiring interiors.

Throughout the UK, Europe and worldwide – wherever you want to create a stage for your sales, we bring your brand to life in a way your customers can’t ignore.

We go beyond the exhibition stand to build your reputation, through a special mix of knowledge, skill and art that we call Exhibitionology™.

Even with more than 25 years’ experience, each project we work on is unique



Our experienced team are experts at unlocking the key insights that will help your website resonate with visitors and convert them into customers, fans and clients.

Whether you need a website to generate sales, engage with customers or get noticed, we have the creative talent and technological expertise to help you thrive online.

Cure Digital

A unique Digital Marketing Agency creating bespoke digital strategies that drive business growth and always improve on past performance. Influential and flexible website solutions that resonate and convert. Cure Digital build online engagement.

The Medication Support Company

The Medication Support Company, led by former BUPA director and developer of two market-leading medication management products, NOMAD and Biodose, has launched what is believed to be the first internet-based, remote medication administration monitoring service – PAMAN.


We’re a team of talented and enthusiastic therapists, providing the highest quality speech and language therapy for children throughout North West England.
No matter your situation, we’re able to provide a bespoke therapy solution to meet your child or school’s needs. Our passionate team of experienced therapists will capture your child’s interest.

KAST Renewable Energies Ltd – located at our Merchants House site

Solution and project focused, Kast Energy provide commercial energy reduction solutions to a wide range of sectors including Housing, Manufacturing, Facilities Management, Education, Retail, Sports & Leisure.

Op-tec Systems

Op-tec Systems helps manufacturers and the process industries increase productivity and profitability through better use of control and automation technology.

Right at Home

At Right at Home Stockport & Didsbury, our aim is to make a positive difference to the lives of those we care for.


Information Technology and Services – Collaboration · Analytics · Technology · Healthcare · Healthcare · HL7 · FHIR · Integration · openEHR · Interoperability · Digital Health · NHS Digital

LiCa Scientific

We are a specialist in chemistry staffing. We work with clients in the UK, our home, and also Worldwide in finding skilled chemists for the fine-chemistry and various life sciences markets. Our work is centred on Analytical, Commercial, Formulation, Production and Synthesis staffing.

D3 Creative

A trusted digital partner, providing custom Web Design, mobile-friendly Web Development, Perch CMS specialist.

Whyatt Accountancy

Keeping you compliant, saving you tax and helping you prosper. We support SME businesses and self-employed individuals.


BCM Law is a dynamic, ethical and innovative legal practice, offering our clients an expert service in advocacy, employment law, motoring offences, personal injury and litigation.

Nicholas Ryan Projects Ltd

For the past few years we have solely concentrated on domestic new build projects. Our business is acquiring land, obtaining planning consents and building the highest quality homes in places people aspire to live.

Instruments 4 Engineers

We offer a complete solution to engineers worldwide for new and used test equipment, EMC equipment, cables, RF components, waveguides, microscopes, hipot testers, sound level meters and much more.

C & T Technology

We are able to provide a range of street furniture products, video bicycle and vehicle detection equipment, radar detection products for traffic signals, traffic counters, and Blutooth journey time monitoring systems.


FilmMyMatch provides professional filming, editing and broadcast services for sports teams and organisations from grassroots to elite level.


A Bariquin is a plus-size mannequin training aid. ‘Barry’ as the original is known, is a bariatric training mannequin that weighs 25 stones (350lbs/159kgs), yet it is easy to disassemble to move or store by one person.

HR Heroes

HR Heroes manage and support the needs of over 100 small businesses across the UK, dealing with aspects of Employment Law and staffing issues that arise.

LFX Events Ltd

LFX Events are a multi-disciplinary Events, Production & Risk Management consultancy, providing specialist on & off-site event services to clients.

Transport for Sick Children

Transport for Sick Children is a unique volunteer driver scheme, set up to help children with a health need living in Greater Manchester to access essential health care.


Wordsworks is a copywriting agency. They provide freelance copywriting services to the B2B, legal, financial, education and public sectors.

Connect and share with the greatest innovators in your area.

Leilah Woods
Director at Purple Marketing
Roger Davenport
Director at Purple Marketing
Lisa Gardner
Director at Purple Marketing
Edward Snape
Director at Purple Marketing
Daniel Aldridge
Director at Purple Marketing
Susan Bradgate
Director at Purple Marketing
Steve Mayer
Director at Purple Marketing
Mark Fielding
Director at Purple Marketing

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Case studies

FORESIGHT Mobile Ltd based at our Merchants House Centre

Gareth Reese, founder of FORESIGHT Mobile Ltd saw that there was a lot of demand for technical co-founders with real-world experience, so decided to take the plunge and set up his company to provide CTO services and software development for new tech companies.


BCM Law moved into their office here at the centre in November 2018. They all wanted to run their own law firm, however, it’s obviously a huge step and they had never until last year felt the time was right.

HR Heroes

Caroline Wood and David Coulter, HR Heroes founders, were disillusioned with working for corporate companies and decided to take control of their own destiny!