A DUDLEY hotel is the first in the country to launch a new work space for local entrepreneurs.

The Village Hotel at Castle Gate has unveiled the new VWorks hub to provide Black Country businesses and entrepreneurs space to work and meet other professionals.

Hot-desking spaces are available at the suite, which also includes free wi-fi, a lounge area and meeting rooms.

Andy Rathbone, General Manager of Village Hotel Club Dudley, said: “We’re thrilled to unveil our new VWorks facilities and look forward to welcoming the Dudley business community. Local businesses are at the heart of our community and we’re thrilled to offer a space that supports and promotes the needs of business owners and entrepreneurs enabling them to network, connect with mentors and make the most of our flexible working environment.”

Smaller meeting pods are also available for private meetings along with larger rooms for conferences.

The opening in Dudley is the first VWorks to be launched in the country, with more expected to open across the UK over the coming year.