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Exciting new Cafe to open at The Epicentre Haverhill

July 23rd 2021

An exciting new café venture is to open in September at The EpiCentre in Haverhill  overlooking the Spirit of Enterprise roundabout, Monday to Friday.

The EpiCentre management company Oxford Innovation has signed up local business Cambridge Catering Company to run the café in the communal hub adjacent to the reception on the ground floor providing business peak hours ‘grab and go’ light bites.

Delicious coffee will be provided by Suffolk-based Paddy & Scott, the rapidly growing business whose coffee is sold in 266 locations in the UK and abroad and that has its own joint venture coffee farm in Kenya.

Cambridge Catering was founded 11 years ago by managing director Dennis Caswell. It owns the Sea Tree restaurant in Mill Road, Cambridge and runs contract catering for businesses in and around Cambridge including Dick White Referrals at Six Mile Bottom in Cambridgeshire, which is one of the largest specialist veterinary centres in Europe with 600 staff.

Kelly Boosey, The EpiCentre centre manager, said: “We are delighted to have Cambridge Catering on board to facilitate the post-pandemic ‘back-to-business’ climate and at the same time supporting local businesses. This will further add to the attraction of the centre both for the occupiers and as an informal space for members of the public from Haverhill and the surrounding area who can drop in for meetings, make use of the wifi and grab a coffee without having to book space.

It will provide conference and meeting room catering requirements for The EpiCentre customers as well as external organisations.  This will include business breakfasts and lunches as part of the training, seminar, workshop networking and community events held at the centre.

Managing director Dennis Caswell, said: “Our vision is to provide a value-for-money café & hospitality offering, encompassing good local produce, with healthy & balanced meal options, while supporting local producers and worthwhile causes where possible.”

September 9th 2021

Cool Beans OPENS AT THE EPICENTRE

Businesses, musical talent and a local celebrity gathered on 8th September 2021, to support the opening of Cool Beans, the new café at The EpiCentre on the Haverhill Research Park.

September 6th 2021

IoD wins major bid to deliver leadership and digital training for SMEs in the East of England

The IoD and its partner TrueCue have been selected to deliver the leadership and digital innovation programmes for the In-Career Education and Training (ICET) project.  ICET is financed by the European Social Fund and the University of Suffolk and has been designed to support small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) to access high quality, immersive training. 

August 26th 2021

OION EIS Growth fund

The Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund 1 closed for investment in March 2021 and OION will be investing in a portfolio of promising technology companies over the course of the 2021/22 financial year.