The Ongar Business Centre (OBC) is a business incubation space in Ongar. It offers a range of accessible office spaces and conference rooms to provide supportive and conducive environments for start-ups and early stage businesses growing their businesses.

OBC is currently home to 22 on site tenants and 14 virtual tenants with a total of approximately 144 employees. The Ongar Business Centre at Ongar aims to support and promote entrepreneurship, particularly with companies who incorporate elements of innovation in their business, by providing manageable office space.

“The Ongar Business Centre is more than just a business space. What businesses value most is the opportunity to share ideas and learn from other people who have been through the same early-stage experiences.”

Pam Winter
Centre Manager

What the Ongar Business Centre Has to Offer

OBC meeting room

OBC offers a choice of managed workspaces ranging from 14 to 78 sq m (150 to 847 sq ft) at affordable monthly charges that cover rent, power, lighting, heating and kitchen facilities. Workspaces also come with free onsite parking and have easy in and out licences meaning there is no long term commitment required. For start-up businesses working from home, virtual office plans offering many of the amenities of a fully serviced office without the expense or commitment of a full-time location.

Three conference rooms are available on site for hire by hour, day or half day. The rooms offer free wi-fi and contain equipment such as multimedia projectors, smart boards, TV’s, flip charts and whiteboards providing a professional venue for meetings with clients, demonstrations or training. Other services offered at OBC are access via a security system and a managed reception.

Additionally, OBC offers practical support and access to expert advice and great networking opportunities. The OBC team can arrange mentoring with experienced business experts or introduce useful commercial or academic contacts. Consequently many companies have built successful businesses on the foundation of their early years at the OBC. Current available units…

If you are interested in the services the Ongar Business Centre has to offer, contact Pam Winter here to find out about availability.

Unit NumberUnit SizeUnit Cost
09299 sq ft.£739 pcm
16339 sq ft.£838 pcm
21277 sq ft.£684 pcm

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Companies that have thrived at the Ongar Business Centre

Hundreds of individuals, start-ups and early-stage businesses have taken their first steps on the road to success in the Ongar Business Centre.

Tarmin Inc., a specialist provider of data management and storage technologies, has grown from a start-up in Essex to a leading international player in just over five years. The company, which now has significant business operations in the United States and Europe, recognises the value of support from Invest ESSEX during its critical growth phase at the Ongar Business Centre.

Ongar Business Centre office space

“The early work was completed at the Ongar Business Centre, which proved a good base for a young technology company."

Shahbaz Ali
President and CEO
Tarmin Inc.

The advantages of incubation in the UK

The UK is the world leader for business incubation. Since their emergence fifty years ago, business incubation spaces have played a vital role in boosting innovation and business growth in the UK. Since 2011 there has been a 110% increase in start-up programmes operating in the UK. Business incubators offer a great environment for new businesses in the UK to grow and often expand internationally as businesses based in an incubation environment have a 50% increase in their survival rate.

If you are interested in the services the Ongar Business Centre has to offer, contact Pam Winter here to find out about availability.