Millfields Trust Autumn Newsletter

We’ve had a busy summer catching up with all sorts in our buildings and planning for future events, including the celebration of our wonderful HQ building’s 20th Birthday!

We continue to work hard supporting our tenants with their transition back into their offices with the continued easing of restrictions and it is so nice to finally see our buildings bustling with activity after what seems such a long time.

September saw the unveiling of a new calendar of events for our Widening Horizons programme which is where we introduce the new Year 5’s from the seven primary schools of Stonehouse to the world of work. As ever, we encourage you to follow us on facebook to keep up to date on what we are up to.

Here’s what’s happening in the world of the Millfields Trust…


Well, not the Trust exactly, but the heart of the Trust which is our wonderful HQ Building. Refurbished over 20 years ago from its former use as a clothing manufacturers to the bustling building it is today housing over 40 businesses! Oh if this building could talk, it would have some stories to tell, and it continues to be the heartbeat of all that we do. We had a wonderful, low key celebration BBQ with our lovely tenants, clients, staff and board members (old and new) towards the end of the summer to raise a glass to the walls that have helped so many fledgling businesses over the years, and we thank them all for their dedication and trust in helping us achieve this milestone.  

Andy Head, Marsh Commercial said “As always, the event was a huge success, the food excellent, the company varied and the hosts their usual welcoming selves. There is no doubt that over the 20 years I have been associated with the Trust there have been many changes, but what has not changed are the ethos and aims, which Father Sam summarised so well in stressing the partnership between all those involved. What is clear is the faces may change, but the objectives remain and it is always nice to see new tenants who are happy to carry on the programme which has been so effective for Stonehouse.”

Who would have thought 20 years on, our building would look as fantastic as it does, accommodating many successful businesses and entrepreneurs. With wonderful food provided by our multi-talented staff member Jason and delicious cakes from our tenant Bethany’s Bakes all finished off with a “preview” of the Devon Open Studios exhibition by Rhizome Artists’ Collective. Thanks to all who came and Thank You HQ for the wonderful memories and friendships that have been made.

Devon Open Studios

We were delighted to be one of the venues for the 2021 Devon Open Studios. Our HQ building was adorn with all things ceramic, collage, drawing, glass, installation, painting, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and wood by our resident artists’ collective Rhizome. The Open Studio saw 180 visitors through the doors over the duration of the event and lots of art was purchased.

To find out more about Rhizome Artists’ Collective visit

Above: Ildiko Sealey with her beautiful textiles and lampshades.
Below: Nuala Taylor with a selection of her wonderful landscapes.


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Plymouth Together

We are backing the Plymouth Together fund which has been set up to support the families and communities impacted by the recent tragedy in Keyham. If you would like to donate to the official Plymouth Together fund please click the link below.

Visit Plymouth Together

Therapy Hub Expand To New Premisis

Congratulations to Will and Shannon who we have seen flourish from newly qualified students to incredibly successful Therapists. They have now expanded their business and taken bigger premises within the Millfields (former Royal Naval Hospital) site and have launched their brand new Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Clinic. They have added lots of new kit, allowing them to bring the best possible service:

Squat Rack, complete with Olympic Bar, Weight Plates, Landmine Attachment & Pull Up Bar. 

Cushioned Gym Flooring & Yoga Mats for added comfort. 

BRAND new massage couches with comfy face & arm cradles. 

Yoga Balls, Weights and a whole host of rehabilitation kit! 

So, if you have an injury… Sporting or otherwise OR you just fancy an amazing Sports Massage to relieve tension & stress, look no further than The Therapy Hub.

Contact them via:

DM through Facebook or Instagram

Call on 07775504645


Plymouth Social Enterprise Festival

The Social Enterprise City Festival is back with a bang this year and we’re really pleased to be on the supporters list!  We’re on a mission to make this years’ festival even better than before. The festival takes place between 15 – 26th November 2021 and will be showcasing the sustainable development goals and picking up themes and discussions from the COP26.

Click on the link to sign up for the events that will be happening throughout the festival.

PSECF Events

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Business space that suits you

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Are You Starting Your Own Business?

Are you Interested in starting your own business, needing some umph!, guidance and support?

Check out AWE MALE AND FEMALE bootcamps below:

AWE Business Start Up Bootcamp for Female Entrepreneurs (Online live on Zoom 12-14th October)

AWE Marketing Bootcamp for Female Entrepreneurs (Online live on Zoom 18-120th October)

Enterprise Coaching courses available to Male and Female clients

Plymouth Community Energy

At a time where utility suppliers are threatening to rise their prices, check out Plymouth Energy Community who maybe able to offer some help and advice on major savings to businesses:

Plymouth Energy Community Website


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New Tenant Focus

We’d like to welcome the following tenants to our business community:

Easy Cars

A very warm welcome to our new tenants Easy Cars. Easy Cars are a new family run Taxi service. With over 25yrs experience they aim to raise the standard of private hire. Make Easy Cars your 1st choice!

Visit Their Facebook Page

Business Support Solutions Ltd

Experts in Business Support Solutions! Business Support Solutions provides comprehensive business consulting services and solutions to small and medium-sized businesses. With decades of experience in industry, we are experts in helping businesses make the right investments.

Visit Their Website

Hydro Energy Group

Hydro Energy Group is widely recognised as one of the industry’s fastest growing energy specific recruitment business. With a rapidly growing team, they have the capacity to build meaningful, long-lasting relationships with all our clients and candidates. Their success is a result of our commitment to the best people, the best solutions and to create the business environment for contractors and clients to flourish. 

Visit Their Website

Looking To Upgrade Your Office Space?

If you’d like to contact us to discuss upgrading your office space, feel free to get in touch.

Talk To Us

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