New South West hub for smallbusinesses

Ailish DelaneySouth Western Times
Fuller New and Secondhand owners Ben and Krisann Plumb with sales and marketing manager Martin Frazer.
Camera IconFuller New and Secondhand owners Ben and Krisann Plumb with sales and marketing manager Martin Frazer. Credit: Ailish Delaney/South Western Times

A Bunbury business is launching a co-op space for small businesses to use with nominal rent as a way to foster community spirit.

The team at Fuller New and Secondhand converted a shed on their property into a communal business space for smaller businesses to rent at a low cost.

Sales and marketing manager Martin Frazer said it was their way of giving small and local businesses the opportunity to grow beyond the home environment.

“We’re trying to give those people an opportunity to really give their small business a shot in an environment that is encouraging and really community based as well,” he said.

Not only do we want to create a space for small and local businesses to incubate what they’re doing, but also for local people to come and connect with each other.

Martin Frazer

“We saw the option for people to come and have a crack in a safe way and not put everything on the line,” co-owner Ben Plumb said.

Co-owner Krisann Plumb said the vendors represented local businesses who would need support during this challenging time.

“We’re creating an opportunity for people to shop locally and directly support the South West economy when it matters most,” she said.

The official opening of the co-op shed has been postponed.

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