In business first impressions count, and Active Business Centre based in the historic St Andrew’s Castle certainly impresses. The centre provides flexible, fully serviced offices, conferencing suites, meeting rooms, and virtual office services (telephone answering and registered business address). Opened in 1989, we are one of the most prestigious business centres in East Anglia. We provide first class services to companies who need to focus on growing their business, not managing their office.
Come and look around our elegant conference and meeting rooms as well as our serviced offices. Meet the team and tell us how we can further support your business activities, client meetings, presentations or training sessions.
Our reception area and serviced offices provide the vital professional business face to all your clients and colleagues. The fully equipped offices have everything you need to connect your laptop or PC and start working straight away. We run your office so you can grow your business.
We provide the important registered business address and telephone answering service to maintain your professional image. We understand the value of the first impression – our professional reception team will speak to your customers, take messages and ensure they are prioritised and handled according to your needs.
The Active Business Centre is an ideal venue for us to use for conferences and we were really impressed by the service and all of the friendly and helpful staff that we came into contact with.
Valuation Tribunal Service
The Conference Rooms at the Active Business Centre were very good and the location and parking were excellent. The staff were very nice, helpful and went above and beyond for us. It was a pleasure to use their venue, and we have been more than impressed with the service we received.
Peter Stott- Suffolk County Council (Conference Client)
Always impressed by high level of staff courtesy and support…. A pleasure to be here!
The Bury Practice
It is very important for our work that the venue we work in feels professional, safe and welcoming. The team at the ABC have worked with us for over ten years providing exactly that service for both us and our clients. The team is able to tailor their response to differing situations and are a huge part of the success we have.
T Brown Consulting
The staff were absolutely tremendous, incredibly helpful and proactive. Their support meant that I was able to focus on delivering the day. Nothing was too much trouble and they worked alongside me to resolve any issues I encountered. Absolutely professional.
The Centre for Business and Public Sector Ethics has benefited from the facilities of the Active Business Centre since 1997. We continue to be delighted with the facilities and professionalism of their staff.
Amanda Sloan – Valuation Tribunal Service
Lovely venue and everyone I encountered was friendly and helpful. I look forward to our next meeting there.
Direct Access Supplies
Customer Service is our top priority, therefore it is vitally important for us to have a professional approach when dealing with our customers’ incoming telephone calls. We have been associated with The Active Business Centre for in excess of 18 years and have always been impressed by their professionalism. Using their Virtual Office (non-residential) package provides us with a cost effective ‘human’ response to incoming telephone calls, which is invaluable when we are out of the office, or in meetings. This service is also very effective in filtering out the ever increasing barrage of incoming telesales calls, meaning that we know most of our calls will be genuine customers!
Midus Communications Ltd
We have used the Active Business Centre for some time now and they are fantastic!
The reception staff have always gone out of their way to assist us when required.
With a town centre location and ample parking, what else could a company want? We appreciate everything they do for us and are always happy to recommend them when I hear of companies looking for serviced offices.
Jamie Chorlton – Linical Accelovance
Excellent office and facilities with very friendly and helpful staff
Lisa Goddard (conference client)
A lovely venue with wonderful, efficient and professional staff who help our events run smoothly
I would thoroughly recommend
Iain McClay – Fosters
The facility is excellent, the staff are friendly and flexible with bookings and it is a pleasure to go there
The Reception staff at the Active Business Centre offer a friendly and helpful presence, creating a comfortable and welcoming environment for our clients at The Bury Practice.
Communication skills are excellent, the staff provide support when needed and are respectful, discreet and appreciative of the confidentiality and sensitivity of our work.
Penny Morgan Photography
As a periodic user of The Active Business Centre for running seminars and photoshoots, the team couldn’t be more helpful. Always cheerful, welcoming and efficient, making sure the room being hired is laid out, or in some cases, cleared of tables and chairs on arrival. The little things included make a big difference, right down to water and glasses always being to hand. Thank you for helping my events run smoothly.
Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS)
We have used the Active Business Centre on a regular basis for meetings and presentations over the last couple of years. The venue is excellently positioned in the centre of Bury St Edmunds, it has all the facilities that we need and the staff are always helpful and accommodating to our requirements. We would have no hesitation in recommending it.
If you are looking for a professional, but friendly business environment for your business, then the Active Business Centre is for you. It has great meeting facilities and parking in a stunning location, whilst still being convenient for the centre of Bury St Edmunds. The staff are excellent and very helpful too.
Matt Anderson – Montage Communications http://www.montagecomms.com
Thomas & Young Wealth Management Ltd
St Andrews Castle, housing the Active Business Centre, is a stunningly beautiful building which oozes character and charm. With its sweeping driveway, town centre location and ample parking, it offers everything we could need. However it is the warmth and professionalism of the staff which sets it apart as an exceptional place to work and conduct our business. The facilities provided are excellent, and the staff will always go the extra mile to make sure the centre runs smoothly, and provide an environment it is a pleasure to work in, and host clients or business contacts in too.
Phase Two Electrical & Security Services Ltd
The Active Business Centre has provided our company with an exceptional level of service at all times. Staff are helpful and professional in equal measure and we are extremely well looked after. We have flexible access to a range of conference facilities and know that our customers will be dealt with in a friendly and efficient manner when they telephone or visit reception in person. The stunning building is perfectly situated and we consider ourselves fortunate to have found such an excellent facility. We would recommend wholeheartedly.
Three Eggs Training Ltd, who are based at the Active Business Centre, have recently launched an e-learning course to support the training of workplace mental health.
We currently have 1, 2-3 person offices available at our St Andrews Castle location.