A BUSINESS centre developed in a former place of worship has got its first tenant.
The Dearne Valley Business Centre on Coronation Road, Wath, was built in the old Ebenezer Wesleyan Reform Church thanks to a £100,000 investment by entrepreneurs Stephen and Julia Hollings.
Now, they have welcomed Be Smart Bookkeeping as the first firm to utilise the centre which is targeted at small businesses.
Stephen Hollings said he was pleased that the business had moved in.
He said: “Since the mayor opened the centre, myself and Julia have been busy networking and showing prospective tenants around the building.
“The response has been excellent and despite the bank holidays and General Election people are beginning to join the centre.”
Be Smart Bookkeeping owner Gemma Gallagher said that the centre offered a new opportunity for her one-person business.
Mrs Gallagher said: “Now I can avoid distractions at home like dogs and children.
“Also, it is quite close to where I live.
“It seems to be an up-and-coming area businesswise.
“I am going to start doing networking events and Stephen and Julia have said they will help me along.”