A business hub designed to foster Derby’s future entrepreneurial talent has been launched in Pride Park.
The brainchild of Kavita Oberoi, the Oberoi Business Hub, in St Christopher's Way, offers a range of services that, it is hoped, will give fledgling businesses the support they need to grow and help boost the local economy.
It also offers serviced offices for firms looking to take a step further.
Meeting rooms, conference facilities, IT support and business mentoring is being made available to tenants.
Networking events will also be help individuals grow their operations.
Mrs Oberoi, managing director of Oberoi Consulting, said: "I started my business in my bedroom and, when planning the business hub, I wanted to include all of the support that I would have found invaluable in those early stages.
"To the young businesses that move into the hub, I'll be offering start-up surgeries because I want them to succeed and I love finding out all about the firms that are here.
"The beauty of it is that if they start to grow, they will be able to take additional space within the building and potentially move into serviced offices."
Established businesses already operating from the centre include training firms Remit IT and Elmfield.