Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Starting Out

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Starting Out

Article excerpt

Name of business: Volume.

Location: Queen's Street, Quayside, and Waterloo Street, Newcastle.

Line of business: Creative sector business incubation.

Directors: Jim Lawler and Ross Ferguson.

How long have you been established?

Since June 2003.

Where did you go for business advice?

Entrust, Business Link and One NorthEast.

How did you decide which line of business to enter?

It was a natural progression from my involvement with several small, creative businesses that needed to work together.

How did you come up with the company name?

People like the size of our space compared to other managed workspaces, and our company strap line is `Volume ( actions speak louder'.

What's the best thing about running your own business?

It's good to be working with high growth, creative start-ups. I like to be fluid, flexible and quick to react in our knowledge economy. The ability to shape your own destiny rather than being simply a cog in a wheel. …

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