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Goole – A new base for business in the north?

Work on a new and exciting business park in Goole is finally complete thanks to the financial help and expertise of Goole Development Trust.

For almost two decades Goole Development Trust (GDT) has been providing finance and support for businesses across all sectors in the local area, lending businesses in need up to £150,000. GDT are incredibly proud of their work with Raj Sodha and Fusion Business Park on Rawcliffe Road.

Raj moved from Uganda to the UK in 1972 to escape conflict in his home country – he was just 20-years-old at the time. After working for British Gas, Raj moved into the world of finance and was employed by Barclays Financial Services.

Raj found his feet quickly in finance and is now a successful business advisor spending his days assisting people with growing and developing their business.
Wanting to spread his wings even more, Raj invested in Fusion Business Park and turned to GDT to assist with completing the development, which now consists of 10 units in Goole.

With the workspace complete, Goole now has a further 20,000 square feet of space for businesses. The space can host up to 20 people alongside the existing tenants which include Just Car Clinics.

Raj told Our Goole: ‘Three of the units have already been let out – two of the tenants are not from the local area and have made Goole their northern base.
‘We have another three active enquiries in the pipeline – I think all of the units will be let by the end of the year.’

Stacey Howard of GDT, who assisted Raj with the finance, told Our Goole: ‘Goole and the surrounding region is very close to our heart. We’ve been based here since 1997 and it’s very encouraging to see the area becoming revitalised.’

The units are situated ideally for the Capitol Park Road project which, upon completion, will help connect the Goole area with the M62. Further opportunities for businesses to operate in the area will be created, particularly with involvement in exporting.

If your business requires finance to start up or grow, call GDT on 01405 766076.

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