Local MP and Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown MP, officially opened the £3.5m Evans Business Centre on John Smith Business Park today (24 October 2009). The state of the art, executive office development provides business accommodation for up to 55 of Kirkcaldy’s new and growing enterprises along with inward investors, and offers a host of facilities to suit all requirements from part time desk space to virtual office services.
Gordon Brown said: 'I am delighted to be here today to officially open this new state of the art business centre which will support many hundreds of jobs in my constituency. I want to congratulate Evans Easyspace for this major investment in the John Smith Business Park and for their continued commitment to the Fife economy supporting business of all types and size. I also want to thank Fife Council for their continued development of this site. Fife works best when Fife works together and this is another good example of a public/private partnership approach that will pay dividends for business and individuals.”
Tom Stokes, Evans Easyspace managing director, said: “It is a great honour to have Mr Brown perform this official opening ceremony today and we welcome him once again to our prestigious centre. Evans Easyspace is delighted with the success of its newest development here at John Smith Business Park, which opened just a few months ago.
“This property perfectly demonstrates the Evans Easyspace ethos; that every business, even in its infancy, is entitled to quality workspace without any unnecessary restrictions, especially in the current economic climate. Our flexible terms are highly attractive to a broad range of business types and clients currently in occupation in this Kirkcaldy centre represent varying industry sectors including transport, education and catering.”
Councillor Tony Martin, Strategic Chair of Fife Council's Environment, Enterprise & Transportation Committee, said: “John Smith Business Park is one of Fife’s key strategic development sites and we're very pleased to welcome Evans Easyspace to the park. New and small businesses play a very important role in the economy, and the facility that Evans offer here will help ensure that new businesses in Fife can get off to the best possible start. I'd like to wish them all the very best on behalf of Fife Council and we look forward to continue working with them in the future.”
The £3.5m Evans Business Centre will provide 55 serviced offices, ranging in size from 160 sq ft to 560 sq ft, designed to suit the changing needs of developing businesses. This development provides state of the art office space within a growing business community where Evans Easyspace has an established success story at the existing Evans Business Centre in Kirkcaldy and also at Evans Business Centre, Dunfermline.