Hatfield Property Meetup – Tuesday 12 April 2016

GNBC are proud to be hosting property meetings every 2nd Tuesday of each month, our next one is being hold on 12th April 2016, it’ll be a good way to interact and learn with others in the property industry!

With the first talk on networking starting at 6pm and the next talk on topics starting at 7pm it’ll be a great opportunity for you and your business.

We look forward to seeing you at the next one!


The GNBC team

Hold your next Meeting in Hatfield at GNBC!

Great North Business Centre’s buildings are Grade II listed, and our Board Room gets special mention in that listing for its original wood panelling and cabinets. It is indeed an impressive space with comfortable seating for 10 around a formal boardroom table (with space for a few more chairs if needed), in a convenient but quiet corner of the GNBC.

Our Conference Room can be set up in a variety of ways to suit your needs, for example with up to 30-40 seats in theatre style. Tables can arranged singly around the space for classroom and training courses. We can set up one large table in the middle for committee meetings or banquets.

Both spaces have free Wi-Fi, and we can provide a projector and big screen, flip chart, white board etc.

The Conference Room has a chilled water machine (free!) to keep nervous speakers and their audiences refreshed. Our central kitchen has tea and coffee-making facilities, as well as a well-stocked vending machine with a wide selection of drinks and snacks if required.

We can provide coffee, tea, soft drinks, biscuits and snacks, either direct to the meeting room, or to our charming and friendly Lounge.

GNBC is conveniently located opposite Hatfield railway station (20 mins form Kings Cross), with its public multi-storey carpark and bus interchange.

Click 4 Accounts Limited: “‘Back to Basics”

A business based here at Great North Business Centre is hosting a course that might be ideal for you!

‘An Introduction to ‘Back to Basics Bookkeeping for Business’

The course will cover areas such as:

  • Cash and Bank
  • Sales
  • Expenses

The course will be held on Tuesday 23rd February 2016 from 9.00am to 4.30pm. It shall be held here at GNBC located opposite Hatfield railway station.


Great North Business Centre
North Place
82 Great North Road
Hatfield AL9 5BL

To book, call today on

01707 691872

email: info@click4accounts.com

website: www.click4accounts.com


Are you tired of working on your kitchen counter in a cramped and inconvenient space? Are you trying to start up a new business and need a guaranteed work area to develop your company? We shall soon be introducing the opportunity for hot-desking at the Great North Business Centre. We will be able to provide a friendly and supportive work space that suits you best.

Keep an eye out for more information or don’t hesitate to call us on 01707 245424 for more information.


GNBC History


Just a little into the history of the GNBC building, we had a brief visit on Friday, 8th January 2016, by Jim Maynard, photographer for www.hertsatwar.co.uk who had been investigating into the history of the building that is now home to GNBC. During the Great War this building was home to a workhouse for children. Of course, it still is a workhouse, but what did a workhouse actually mean all those years ago?

Children whose families could no longer keep them safe at home would be housed here in return for working for their keep, it could have been any kind of job but not necessarily anything nice. There were also orphans and strays that would do the same. Life inside the workhouse was far from fun and intended to be as off-putting as possible. Men, women, children, the infirm, and the able-bodied were housed separately and given very basic and monotonous food such as watery porridge called gruel, or bread and cheese. All inmates had to wear the rough workhouse uniform and sleep in communal dormitories. Supervised baths were given once a week, the able-bodied were given hard work such as stone-breaking or picking apart old ropes called oakum. The elderly and infirm sat around in the day-rooms or sick-wards with little opportunity for visitors.

Evidently a lot has changed since these times, we even have our very own vending machine now!