Ecommerce website provider EKM has launched its own event space in Preston.
The site was originally built for in-house gatherings at the company’s £3.5m offices on Caxton Road. It has now launched its in-house, designer, training and presentation auditorium as a hireable facility, aimed primarily at government sector and other organisations with an interest in developing the local economy.
Founder Antony Chesworth said: “We built these facilities as a world-class productive environment for our world-class team, taking inspiration from the likes of Google and Facebook, because we want people to think of us in those terms.
“While we aim to compete with the best that Silicon Valley has to offer on a global stage, we’re fully invested in our people and our local economy. That’s why we’ve decided to open up our event space for use by local organisations also invested in helping Lancashire to grow as a business region.”
Established in Burnley in 2002, EKM powers more than 70,000 online shops worldwide.