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Cafe puts Internet on Business Menu

NET EFFECT: The cafe is already attracting custom from businesses, local people and community groups

Tuhel Miah in the Spiderz Web Internet cybercafe In BradfordBradford’s first Internet Cafe is up and running thanks to 23-year-old entrepreneur, Tuhel Miah. Spiderz Web Internet Cafe is based in the newly-opened Carlisle Business Centre, Manningham

Combining a familiar traditional cafe environment with the latest in Internet technology, the cafe is already attracting custom from businesses, local people and community groups.

The business has been set up with help from Action for Business Limited (ABL) who run the centre in partnership with the Council’s Economic Initiatives Division and the Prince’s Youth Business Trust. Prince Charles recently visited the cafe which is now fully open.

Explained Tuhel, “The cafe offers a chance to surf the Internet, train in use of the web, books, magazines and other facilities. For businesses or individuals we can also provide E-mail and Dial-Up accounts, personal web pages, printing facilities and acessories, software and hardware.”

The cafe itself is open 9am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday and 11am to 4pm on Saturday. It seats up to 60 people. Tuhel is currently recruiting a technical person and a cafe assistant as business takes off. Said Tuhel, “Spiderz Web also offers a consultancy service providing support, sales and training to businesses including Internet connection, computer hardware and software.

We hope it will help local companies maximise the opportunities presented by the world wide web.’A free tutorial session for new users is included in the hourly ‘surf’ rate of £5 with free customer parking.

Gurdev S Dahele MBE, Chief Executive of ABL added, “Tuhel is also providing a catering service for groups, conferences, seminars and meetings and Spiderz Web will be a real asset to the centre and the local community.”

Councillor Bob Cannell, Chair of the Economoc Initiatives said, “Carlisle Business Centre is very much a community asset and Spiderz Web will further enhance the facilities and opportunities it offers to the people of Manningham and beyond.”

Tuhel in Telegraph & Argus, 16 December 1996

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