Hillside goes from strength to strength

Hillside Business Centre strengthens board on next stages of growth and development


Tiger 11, the owners of Hillside Business Centre have strengthened their board with trustees from the Enterprise Foundation, a national charity operating seven centres around the UK. This new development enables Tiger11 to accelerate their ambitious plans of making Hillside one of the best destinations for both business start-up’s and existing enterprises in the South Leeds area.

Stephen Blundell chair of Tiger11 said,

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Tiger 11 to enhance the ethos and values that we have in supporting local businesses and the community. We have seen the development of the Enterprise Foundation’s centres in the Leeds area and have been impressed with their ability to support businesses to grow in the region.”

The Grade II listed building on Beeston Road closed as a school in 2005 when Hillside Primary and Greenwood Primary merged to create New Bewerley Community School on the Greenwood site. The building was bought by Tiger11, a development trust set up by Beeston residents and refurbished to create meeting and office space.

Dr Wayne Wright chairman of the the new board said:

“The Tiger11 board have done a fantastic job in developing the centre to one that has served local businesses and the community over recent years. We aim to grow this work and also offer passport access to all our seven Enterprise Foundation centres throughout the UK.”

Keith Powney the new CEO of the centre said:

“Hillside Business Centre fits very well into our existing Leeds network with an Enterprise Centre in Leeds City Centre and a creative hub known as inc. Workshop in Sheepscar. We are very excited to explore the building’s potential and develop a range of events to support and add value to all our Leeds tenants and the local community.“