Based inside Darwen Aldridge Community Academy in the heart of Darwen's retail centre, DarwenCreates provides flexible, modern workspace for young entrepreneurs and members of the community.
DarwenCreates was the vision of sponsor, Sir Rod Aldridge to students, provide young people and other local residents the opportunity to start their own businesses. The space ties in with the Academy's focus on entrepreneurship.
Aiming particular at on 16-25 year olds, Darwen Creates bridges the gap between education and business by providing the infrastructure, people and services to support young entrepreneurs whilst in education and beyond. Its aims to help nurture and establish more businesses in the local area to provide economic growth, increased employment, and social improvements.
In reducing some of the perceived entrepreneurial barriers facing this group by providing appropriate business support and a welcoming space for young people to develop their ideas, we help people to unlock their enterprise potential and contribute to the regeneration of the community.
For more information visit the Darwen Creates dedicated website.