A business and enterprise hub is to be launched by the City of Wolverhampton Council.

The new centre, called IGNITE, aims to inspire start-ups, aid growth and support people into employment and training, IGNITE (Innovate, Grow, Navigate, Ideas, Technology, Entrepreneurship) will be located in units 3 and 4 of the Council’s i10 office and retail complex.

Free co-working and meeting spaces will run alongside virtual and physical events and training sessions, which are provided for people to receive advice and guidance.

The hub will also support the Council’s £3m Wolves at Work 18-24 programme to tackle youth unemployment in Wolverhampton.

Funding has been approved for the fit-out costs, with the hub expected to open in spring 2022.

IGNITE will be run in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton and Black Country Chamber of Commerce to join up the business support infrastructure in the city.

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