I have spent much of my career working for companies in or close to London. As someone who has always lived in Hastings, I faced long daily commutes either by road or rail. When I set up my own telecoms recruitment consultancy – M-Connect, it was an opportunity to work closer to home and take advantage of been located in Hastings. I’m based in the Creative Media Centre (CMC) which provides me with excellent office facilities at a reasonable price. In today’s internet age we can conduct much of our business by phone and email. When I do need to see clients I am walking distance away from the train station with direct links into London. Being located in Hastings has also allowed me to expand quicker and hire two new members of staff without having to pay London wages. The CMC has given us the flexibility to move offices as we grow. I would highly recommend Hastings and the CMC to any small business looking to move here.