warning: Creating default object from empty value in /mnt/raid10/vhosts/ukspa.org.uk/httpdocs/modules/taxonomy/taxonomy.pages.inc on line 33.

Member News

Member News

Exeter Science Park responds to client demand for high bandwidth ICT connectivity


Exeter Science Park has announced the installation of its fully resilient, high bandwidth ICT connectivity, cementing their ambitions to be a hub for technology companies in the South West.

Service providers Elitetele.com, Totus and Systems Integrator Logicalis were successfully procured to deliver the connectivity to the new Science Park Centre building that opened July 2015.

Repositive secures additional funding through a SMART grant

Repositive, a spinout from Allia’s Social Incubator East programme (located at Future Business Centre Cambridge), has been awarded a SMART grant of £50,000 to develop a platform for secure access to human genomic data through privacy-preserving technologies.

Green Running secure £750K investment to build their dream team

Following an introduction at SETsquared’s 2014 Investment Showcase, Bath SETsquared member Green Running has secured £750K investment from Ignite, a social enterprise investment fund backed by Centrica, owners of British Gas.

St. Modwen sells in Cranfield

St. Modwen has sold its assets at Cranfield University Technology Park for £16.36m, in two separate deals. 

HORIBA, World Leader in Automotive Excellence, Acquires MIRA in Historic Sale

HORIBA – a world leader in automotive test systems – is expanding its operation through the purchase of the global advanced vehicle engineering, research and product testing business operated by MIRA. 

The investment, which was completed on 14 july 2015, will see HORIBA expand its current portfolio, with a move into vehicle engineering and testing consultancy. 

M-SParc - Menai Science Park - included in expanded Anglesey Enterprise Zone

The boundaries of Anglesey Enterprise Zone are to be extended to maximise economic benefits for the region.

The announcement was made on Tuesday July 21by Economy Minister Edwina Hart who is hosting a meeting of the Enterprise Board chairs in North Wales. 

The new sites include the West Anglesey Demonstration Zone, a 37 square kilometre of seabed off the west coast of Anglesey, and Cefn Du, the 21 hectare site in Gaerwen earmarked for the Menai Science Park (M-SParc).

The Minister said:

Contract Opportunity: Durham’s Healthcare Strategy Pit-stop Challenge Programme

Business Durham is the economic development company for County Durham, delivering the environment for business growth. It leads on five broad areas: innovation, inward investment, business engagement, enterprise and property, positioning Durham as a place to do business. 

Crane Business Solutions Expands and Launches Recruitment Drive


Crane Business Solutions, a fast-growing company offering a full range of business supplies and solutions, is expanding its new satellite office at Discovery Park

Established in 2002, the company has its headquarters in south east London, providing a one-stop shop service for its clients, and that now includes their 114 new neighbours in Sandwich.

Owner Michael Crane initially wanted a satellite office to avoid the long London commute from his Kent home and found the perfect solution, earlier this year at Kent’s leading science and technology hub.

Alderley Park to host new centre in medicines technology.

The best of the UK’s businesses, scientists, clinicians and engineers are to work side-by-side in the new ‘Catapult in Medicines Technologies’, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced today (13 July 2015).

On a visit to Redx pharmaceuticals in Cheshire, Mr Osborne built further on plans to put science and innovation at the heart of building the Northern Powerhouse ensuring that the region maximises the potential of the state of the art facilities at Alderley Park.

Allia opening a new Future Business Centre in Peterborough

Allia has announced that it will become the new operator of the Future Business Centre Peterborough at the Abax Stadium. The centre will encourage and support businesses with an environmental or social mission to start up and grow. It will also promote entrepreneurship to young people as a way of creating opportunities for them to take part in Peterborough’s growth.