There will be an extra special buzz at the re-launch of a Hull business centre as it supports Bee Lady, Jean Bishop, in her quest to raise £95,000 for Age UK for her 95th birthday.
To mark its official opening, BIZ HUB Hull, located in Melton Court, Melton, is challenging tenants to take on a gym challenge – 95 in 9 to 5.
On July 11, staff from companies whose offices are located within the newly renovated centre, will complete 95 miles on the gym equipment between 9am – 5pm, with all funds raised going towards Jean’s biggest fundraising challenge to date.
Hull’s famous Bee Lady, who has gained national recognition for her charity efforts, will be attending the event to offer encouragement to all those taking part. Jean will also conduct the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially announce the re-launch of the building.
Speaking about the event, Centre Manager, Donna Weldrick said: “We’re delighted to be able to mark our re-launch by helping Jean to raise money for such a great cause.
“She has campaigned tirelessly throughout the city for many years and deserves the complete backing of everyone.
“Having an onsite gym means we’re able to support Jean’s cause, without too much disruption for our tenants during their working day so it’s a win win for everybody.”
Following a £300,000 investment, BIZ HUB Hull has undergone a complete refurbishment, both inside and out and now boasts an onsite gym, all new kitchens, renovated toilets, showers and changing rooms, meeting rooms, new carpets and a new reception.
The building, which holds 63 offices varying in sizes, has also undergone an IT and telecoms upgrade and is in the process of installing an onsite café and light industrial units.
Speaking of the renovations, Ryan Barber, operations manager of Biz-Hub, said: “The building was tired, rundown and in urgent need of attention when we took it over.
“It was clear this was having an effect on the people renting out the offices, as tenant morale was really low.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the centre’s new look and feedback we’ve had about the changes.”
To find out more about BIZ HUB Hull, please visit http://www.biz-hub.co.uk/hull-serviced-business-centre.html.
If you would like to attend the event, please contact Donna on 01482 638400, firstname.lastname@example.org