VIDEO: A new home for The Tall Dog in Midhurst

A NEW business centre in the heart of Midhurst is set to help other traders and the self-employed with everything from funding and planning applications to designing a leaflet.

Known as the ‘best friend and companion of any business’, The Tall Dog offers business support services from its new home on Rumbolds Hill, at the entrance to the high street.

Celebrations as The Tall Dog opens its new office PICTURE BY JOANNA CLEEVE PHOTOGRAPHY SUS-151002-112422001

Celebrations as The Tall Dog opens its new office PICTURE BY JOANNA CLEEVE PHOTOGRAPHY SUS-151002-112422001

Set up two years ago by Vicki Harrison, The Tall Dog gives people setting up their own businesses a place to go to when they need help.

The aim is to provide low-cost services, support and practical start-up advice, including dealing with VAT, website design and social media.

Vicki said: “These are exciting times.

“It’s been quite a tough year with all the challenges we’ve had to overcome to get here.

“The opening of our new office was an outstanding success and it was great to have support from other local businesses and residents.

“John Quilter’s speech really got across how hard we had worked to get to this point and that it has been built through such enthusiasm and energy, and for others to recognise that is amazing.”

Midhurst town councillor John Quilter opened the new centre, praising Vicki and her team for helping to create a vibrant and thriving business network in the town.

The Tall Dog was previously situated at Apsley House, behind the Midhurst Community Hub, a non-profit organisation.

At the new resource centre, Vicki will help provide small business owners and new businesses with access to affordable solutions, run networking meetings, workshops and consultations, book-keeping, administration, print and design.

For further information, contact Vicki on 07576 112199 or 01730 817518 or email vicki@thetalldog.co.uk.

Apsley House continues to be the home of The Midhurst Hub community facilities.

The hub offers community and business services to residents and visitors, and also acts as a Tourist Information Centre.

This year there are plans to develop more crafting workshops which will be organised by hub manager Kayleigh Chandler.

To find out more about the Midhurst Hub call 01730 858178 or email kayleigh@midhurst-hub.co.uk.