The Active Business Centre was founded in 1989 as a private business partnership with what, at the time, seemed a fairly unique and radical business idea of providing small businesses with everything they needed to work under one roof and at a single fixed monthly cost on flexible terms, with no fixed long term commitment and legal expenses. In effect, a hotel for businesses.

The concept took a while to gain ground and became known as an established  and highly cost effective way of working. It proved to be a success, and in 2001 we moved to Limited Company status (Reg No. 4616566). Today business centres are as ubiquitous as hotels in every town and business park across the country and during that growth period the Active Business Centre has retained its status as an independently owned and managed local business. As such, we are able to offer bespoke tailored solutions for individuals and businesses. Rather than having a ‘one size fits all’ mentality, our approach is to meet the client, discuss their requirements in detail and provide services to match and meet those needs.

We are fortunate to have St Andrew’s Castle, a beautiful Grade II* listed building in the heart of historic Bury St Edmunds, from which to operate the business.

ABC is owned and managed by GR Developments Bury Ltd.

If you would like to learn more about the history of the castle, please click here.