Brighouse business puts faith in town’s future

Calderdale-based PR, social and content specialist Faith is to expand and invest in Brighouse by creating a vibrant creative hub which will house its team and be a hub to support other new and growing businesses across the area.

By Abigail Kellett
Sunday, 18th April 2021, 8:00 am
Faith PR Managing Director, Stefanie Hopkins in front of Vulcan House
Faith PR Managing Director, Stefanie Hopkins in front of Vulcan House

Faith owner Stefanie Hopkins has bought a historic Victorian building and one-time pub in the heart of the town’s business district. Work is now underway to transform Vulcan House, on Foundry Street, into the agency’s new headquarters and co-working space, to be called BrigHub.

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The 2,780 sq ft space over three floors, built in 1869, will house a substantial open-plan office space for Faith, with three further office spaces, a large meeting room, communal kitchen and dining area which will be available as part of Brighouse’s first ever co-working space.

BrigHub will offer flexible hot-desking and meeting solutions for freelancers, remote workers and growing firms to create a new base for working and socialising. Just 5-minutes walk from the railway station, it aims to support the new way of working as business adapts to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

A renovation project on Vulcan House has begun and it’s hoped the building will open its doors this summer with Faith’s team moving in subject to Covid-19 rules in the coming weeks.

Stefanie Hopkins, Faith founder and managing director, said: “Brighouse is our home and I am excited to be able to invest in the town and our business community after what has been a hugely challenging 12 months.

“I started Faith on my kitchen table in 2007 so being able to invest in our future by buying Vulcan House, renovating it to house my team and providing a base for other freelancers, start-ups and growing firms is something I am really proud of.

“Vulcan House has huge potential and is steeped in local history. Our investment will ensure it serves the local community for decades to come by providing a perfect home for the next chapter of our journey at Faith and allowing others to begin and develop their business story in a supportive, friendly and creative environment.