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Award winning businessman looking to make Mildenhall vibrant

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Steve Shipp Mildenhall Town Team, outside Tigers Head Pub which is being converted to offices for local start up businesses. ANL-140528-151324009

Mark Westley Photography Steve Shipp Mildenhall Town Team, outside Tigers Head Pub which is being converted to offices for local start up businesses. ANL-140528-151324009

An award winning businessman has brought his expertise to Mildenhall and with a newly formed business group plans to revitalise the town centre.

Steve Shipp’s plans include converting the former Tiger’s Head pub, in High Street, into affordable retail and office units for start-up businesses.

He said: “My background is in small businesses and I know how the costs behind it and how difficult it’s to get set up and get started.

“Small businesses going in will only have one fixed amount to worry about.

“We want to make Mildenhall vibrant and bring more people to the town centre.”

If planning permission is granted for the conversion of the pub office space will start at £275 per month including electricity, broadband and use of shared communal space.

Steve, 23, has experience of running successful businesses.

He previously ran his own printing business in Soham, which was named East Cambridgeshire’s small business of the year.

However he was forced to give the business up while receiving treatment for Chloresteatoma, a rare form of cancer.

Now in good health Steve is working for West Suffolk Leisurewear, in Mildenhall, and has formed the Mildenhall Business Group.

He said: He said: “We have started a group gathering the local businesses together to discuss the development of the town centre.

“We are looking at ways to make it vibrant and organising events.”

The group, formed in March, has created a new business directory and is looking at creating an event for start-up and existing businesses to show off their products in the town.

 

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