Keele University Science and Innovation Park is proud to host more than 50 companies and 600 employees across the site, ranging from recent start-ups through to multinationals. These companies are working across a range of different knowledge-intensive markets and benefit from being on the Park in different ways. All tenants are keen to collaborate with their peers and the University, using the shared knowledge to develop their product offerings and grow the company quickly and strategically as a result.
For further information on our current tenants, please see the entries below.
Adecco is a Fortune Global Top 500 company with headquarters in Zurich and 5,000 offices in 60 countries. This world-leading provider of HR solutions supports a spectrum of sectors including pharmaceuticals, technology, engineering, energy (including oil and gas), financial services and consumer services. www.adecco.co.uk
AERIAL MOTION PICTURES LTD
Aerial Motion Pictures Ltd is the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved NQE that delivers the ICARUS Drone Training Course. They were the UK’s first independent drone school for you to achieve the Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) and they have trained over 1500 remote pilots since 2015. Specialising in heavy lift UAV, they are the UK's number 1 choice for unmanned aircraft operations. www.aerialmotionpictures.co.uk
Ajilon is a global leader in managed services, consulting and specialised recruiting providing solutions in the following specialty areas: information technology, engineering, finance and accounting, legal, office support, and sales and marketing. www.ajilon.com
Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on 3 key technologies - heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. The company’s equipment, systems and services assist customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol. Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications. www.alfalaval.co.uk
Employing 850 people in the UK with a presence across Europe, Alliance Medical is a leading provider of MRI, PET and CT diagnostic scanning. Alliance provides the only integrated molecular imaging service in the UK and between 2014-2023 will be responsible for more than 50% of all NHS PET-CT scans. www.alliancemedical.co.uk
ATOP Ltd is an independent assessment service for students with disabilities and specific learning disabilities studying in higher education. Since 1999 we have been dedicated to providing the highest level of service to our customers by empowering disabled students to reach their true potential through access to the specialist DSA equipment and support they require at University or College. We have a network of DSA-QAG accredited centres located across England and Wales and we aim to offer appointments within 2-3 days from the time you get in touch with us. atop-ltd.co.uk
BATHROOM MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
The Bathroom Manufacturers Association's (BMA) prime objective is to provide an independent forum for bathroom manufacturers trading in the UK to properly discuss and debate matters of mutual interest. The BMA acts as an information highway between industry, government and the consumer on issues that affect the bathroom business. www.bathroom-association.org
Better Collective’s vision is to empower iGamers through transparency and technology— this is what has made us the world’s leading developer of digital platforms for betting tips, bookmaker information, and iGaming communities. www.bettercollective.com
Biocomposites develops, manufactures and markets synthetic calcium composite products for tissue regeneration. www.biocomposites.com
Bitjam is a leading software solutions company with expertise in developing and commercialising global solutions in healthcare, education and business. From concept to deployment, Bitjam provide research and development services to help you launch web, mobile and IoT systems to scale. At Bitjam, we have both the theoretical and technical experience necessary to take digital projects from idea to fruition. bitjam.org.uk
Caja is an innovative business consultancy, which works alongside its clients to define and support successful delivery of business change. Their key area of expertise is 'back office' - HR, finance, procurement, payroll and customer-facing services. Caja focuses on developing operating models aligned to business strategy, integrated 'end to end' processes, technology enablement and, importantly, supporting all stakeholders in adopting and adapting to new ways of working. www.cajagroup.com
COBRA BIOLOGICS LTD
Cobra Biologics is a contract manufacturing organisation supporting the global life sciences industry in the development and manufacture of monoclonal antibodies, recombinant proteins, DNA, viruses and cell line derived products and pharmaceuticals for clinical trials and commercial supply. www.cobrabio.com
Concentric helps multi-national corporations take on tomorrow’s challenges. We specialise in enabling digital transformation in the Office of Finance, delivering enterprise-class applications for budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting and business analytics. Our central focus is the tangible outcomes our solutions drive for our customers. We break down the barriers to change in the ‘old’, and create systems that yield efficiencies in the ‘new’. We offer clients an end-to-end service, from corporate performance management strategy to systems implementation, managed services and support. concentricsolutions.com
Computer People consultants are specialists in specific IT sectors in both permanent and contract recruitment. www.computerpeople.co.uk
CRYSTIL ENGINEERING LTD
Industrial controls and process optimisation equipment and services. www.crystil-engineering.co.uk
DESIGN ANALYTICS LTD
We build business Apps specifically for small and micro businesses in Staffordshire. We are skilled analysing business workflows, finding blockages, suggesting improvements, making the management of information more effective.
We create simple to use mobile data capture systems, and together with our algorithms that match the improved information workflow, we automate many business processes. Always trying to answer the question ‘how are we doing?’
We provide superb visualisations that enable owners to understand and have insight into how their businesses are performing, wherever, however, and whenever they need to know. www.designanalytics.uk
We are software developers providing solutions to the education and health sectors. Our flagship product is DCPro, used in over 400 schools nationally to track the progress and attainment of over 100,000 pupils. We also provide bespoke software developments and data solutions to schools, multi-academy trusts and companies. www.different-class.com www.dcpro.co.uk
DERMAL TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY LTD
In-vitro measurement of the absorption of substances through dermal tissue to aid hazard assessment. www.dermaltechnology.com
Digipigeon’s customer relations management system is a comprehensive business management system, bringing separate systems together into one easy-to-manage solution. www.digipigeon.com
EVOLUTION SYSTEMS LTD
Evolution Systems specialises in the delivery of technology, infrastructure and project services to both public and private sector organisations. We have the expertise and knowledge to supply products or to implement complete solutions for Power Automation and Control Systems including Critial Communication infrastructure for Power Transmission, Power Distribution and Power Generation companies including Hydro and Renewables. We can provide project services at all stages of your product lifecycle, from the initial site survey or fault analysis through to the complete design, porduct suppy, build, test, implementation and support of Power Automation systems.
Exesios BDD is a communications agency specialising in branding, design and digital.
Working with domestic and international clients across a broad range of sectors including life sciences, education, industrial minerals, law and finance.
The range of services includes: branding, place branding, marketing, data insights, design, copywriting, photography, websites, apps, backend systems, SEO, PPC, paid social, annual reports, blogs and video. www.exesios.com
Function Office is a volunteer ran non-profit that promotes Free and Open Source Software, which has protections for a users' right to use, share, study and improve it. Activities include campaigns, training, consultancy, user groups, hosting online services, custom software development, and fixing bugs or adding features to existing software. All services are completely free of charge and we emphasise helping other non-profits and charities. https://functionoffice.org/
GEMINOR UK LTD
Geminor is one of the longest established companies in Northern Europe specialising in the supply of waste products to energy recovery. The UK office is based here at Keele. www.geminor.no
Getting Dirty® are a community of adrenaline-seeking, creative and socially responsible individuals, with a combined love of the outdoors and the environment by providing high-quality, well-designed technical clothing using the most ethical practices possible.
Go Live specialise in the development of online learning content, learning management systems and remote learning to education, business and public sectors. Experienced and accredited to provide training on Microsoft O365 and Google Workspace. Our team is made up of qualified education professionals with many years of teaching and advisory experience. Services include: Conversion of face to face training materials to online, Creation of video, audio, text and graphical content, LMS consultancy, set-up, management and administration, Microsoft Office 365 training and consultancy, Google Workspace training and consultancy and Web design and hosting services. https://goliveservices.co.uk/
The design of the Grasp device enables it to serve both as a real-time event recording device and as an interactive transitional object. Just squeezing Grasp produces a beneficial therapeutic effect. This is especially the case for children and young persons who often are unable to accurately articulate how they felt in the past or how they feel now. www.grasp.global
HATCH 19 LTD
HATCH 19 ltd is a newly developed incubation company that focuses on launching brands in the UK and EU health, wellness and active nutrition market places. This can be in the role of executive strategic partners to help create the overarching strategy or help with innovative product development, identifying key partners and launch to market. HATCH 19 also works with companies who are at early stage of development and who are looking for initial investment or partners to create their launch pad to market. The active nutrition market place in the UK alone is currently worth over £400M not including energy drinks or nutritional bars and continues to grow 7-25% dependent on a specific category.
We are one of the very few book publishers in North Staffordshire, offering bespoke publishing and editorial services, which includes indexing. We liaise with local schools, colleges and universities as a work experience provider and publishing trainer. In 2019 our efforts were acknowledged as regional finalists in the Small Press of the Year awards, commended in the Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards and a finalist in the Breaking the Mould awards.
We are members of the Publishing Association. northstaffordshirepress.com hensoneditorialservices.co.uk
Highbury Analytical are experts in converting raw data into valuable information, making data come to life in a way which can help organisations to better understand how to maximise the potential of their business. We specialise in working with healthcare data, but with over 20 years’ experience working with and supporting a wide range of organisations across many different sectors, Highbury Analytical have the skills and experience to support your organisation no matter which industry or sector you might represent. highburyanalytical.co.uk
Hixon Group is a Managed IT Services provider based in Newcastle-under-Lyme (UK). It was founded in 2011 by Jonathan Lawton who found himself constantly frustrated with the costly, complex and often unreliable technical solutions available to Small and Medium Businesses. “We believe that technology should empower people to achieve great things without being a constant distraction.” - Jonathan Lawton.
Fuelled by rapid growth since launch, the team at Hixon Group draw on in-depth knowledge and more than a decade of experience to help businesses achieve their objectives and maintain a competitive edge through the deployment of innovative technology solutions. www.hixongroup.com
HX Marketing provides neuromarketing strategies for businesses using neurological, imaging and psychological methods into visualising consumer behaviour. Our research allows us to figure out exactly why these decisions happen and allows businesses to create the best marketing campaign for consumers to enjoy. What we will provide is unique psychological and neurological research catered for a brand’s needs. www.hxmarketing.co.uk
Internet Central is a dedicated internet service provider that specialises in high-quality connections, hosting services and e-commerce solutions. www.internet-central.net
LiB.energy is a global Lithium power & energy battery solutions company. We specialize in the design, engineering and manufacturing of advanced high-quality Lithium-ion and battery management systems. Founded at Keele University, the U.K’s leading clean energy research & development university, LiB.energy’s very foundations are based in renewable energy and the transition away from fossil fuels. www.lib.energy
LYNX SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES
Lynx Software Technologies develops advanced processor and multi-core SoC resource management technology that empowers innovative companies to create the safest, most secure systems in the world. Lynx is committed to providing the highest levels of safety and security in its Virtualization and RTOS products. Since it was established in 1988, Lynx Software Technologies has created technology that has been successfully deployed in thousands of designs and millions of products made by leading automotive, communications, avionics, aerospace, medical, and transportation companies. www.lynx.com
MedPlay is a medical education start-up creating products to innovate and improve learning and clinical practice for healthcare students and professionals internationally. We have already released two sets of products to the market: Multiple Choice Question eBooks and the OSCE Box. Our next product aims to enable medical students with easy access to performing clinical procedures within the NHS and revolutionise medical education via a mobile application. Our mission is to become the most valuable asset to a medical student. Our goal: For 80% of all medical students in the UK to utilise at least ONE MedPlay service by October 2022 medplay.co.uk
Mondrem is a public service improvement company. We work across the UK with local authorities and not-for-profit organisations. When public services don’t work well we know how to help.
We’re a team of experienced experts who care about public services. We feel most satisfied when changes deliver great services and a great experience for customers and staff. And we thrive on helping make services more efficient – and that doesn’t just help public bodies to do more with less, it’s part of improving life for customers and staff too. mondrem.co.uk
Moneyshake have developed groundbreaking reverse auction technology that ensures our users get the very best deal on their purchases. At present, anyone looking to compare prices online is hit with a static results table, which offers a basic price to the user based on general parameters and demographics. Our technology enhances this journey by introducing a real-time reverse auction where users physically see their prices reducing and sellers have the ultimate opportunity to win business they would otherwise lose. www.moneyshake.com
MoreTraphic is the SEO services arm of RankBrain Ltd, a team of award-winning Search Engine Optimisation specialists. We make websites more visible in search engines through consultancy, training, audits, reports and tailored SEO packages. We deliver expert SEO solutions for leading brands and hidden champions both nationally and internationally. Combining 20 years of experience, cutting-edge technical SEO and a deep understanding of Google’s inner workings, we give our clients, partners and joint ventures an unfair advantage in search engines. We take on the most competitive niches in SEO and consistently come out on top. moretraffic.com
NAOMI CLEWS CONSULTANCY
Naomi Clews Consultancy® is a boutique procurement consulting firm who specialises in writing winning bids, tenders and proposals. Our professional bid writing and tender management services make winning government contracts a reality for all businesses. www.naomiclewsconsultancy.com
Noreus has a proven track record of supplying innovative renewable energy systems. We pride ourselves in bringing domestic and commercial ‘intelligent renewable energy systems’ on line, on time and on budget. www.noreus.co.uk
Orthocell is a regenerative medicine company that has developed an important new class of collagen medical devices, autologous cellular therapies and bioactive molecules/growth factors. Orthocell has successfully developing; Ortho-ATI™ - for the regeneration of human tendon in patients with tendinopathy who have failed to respond to conservative therapies, CelGro™ - a unique collagen scaffold that is biocompatible, bio-absorbable and biomechanically sound, allowing for multiple uses (cartilage repair and soft tissue reconstruction) either on its own or in combination with cells or growth factors and Ortho-ACI™ - a 3rd generation therapy for the regeneration of human cartilage.
POOLE DICK ASSOCIATES
Poole Dick Associates provide a full and comprehensive range of construction management and consultancy services to developers in the private and public sectors. www.pooledick.co.uk
PORTAL CO. LTD
We specialise in creating Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality Portals that remove from the headset entirely and instead place you into a giant headset or “Portal”. Portals are easy to control, portable and fully customisable toolkit for working, engaging, training and visualising for all sectors. Our aim is to drastically improve accessibility to these high-tech environments and allow more people, sectors and organisations to benefit from the streamlined processes, focus, collaboration and engagement that any of our Portals provide.
PPE KNGS LTD
Product development company based in Staffordshire that specializes in PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) both B2B and B2C. The business slogan is “Products that protect”. The business develops new products for a variety of industries as well as the commercial hire of 3D printers and product development services. The business partners with PPE 4 Community CIC which is a community interest company providing digital training, and employment support, and also PPE donations in the local region. Our second industry partner is Spotlight Digital agency which is an award-winning digital marketing agency that designs websites, e-commerce stores and helps brands to navigate the complexity of today’s digital world to get more customers and achieve results.
Prokarium develops new vaccines against a variety of diseases, including typhoid and bacterial diarrhoea, which are delivered orally and produced within the body using its Vaxonella® platform based on live attenuated Salmonella. www.prokarium.com
Qdos helps sales leaders – across all industries – deliver higher productivity, motivation, collaboration and performance from their teams. Qdos Performance is a dynamic platform that gathers critical data connecting salespeople's activities with their customers' feedback. It puts these real-time insights into their hands so that they can learn from every customer interaction. qdosperformance.com.
A leading edge technology development company with applications in respiratory management. www.redecol.co.uk
SH:24 is a free online sexual health service, delivered in partnership with the NHS. Working with specialist sexual & reproductive health providers and primary care, SH:24 helps to transform and modernise healthcare services.SH:24 has been extremely successful, but 10,000 people every month tried to access the SH:24 service in areas where it was not publicly commissioned. To help those people the team created Fettle, a new online health service that draws on SH:24’s experience. It's not free but offers affordable, high-quality services for those living in areas where SH:24 is not available. www.sh24.org.uk / fettle.health
SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY
Together, Siemens Wind Power and Gamesa are creating a leader in the renewable energy industry, to provide cleaner, more reliable and more affordable energy to society, and to create lasting value for all stakeholders. www.siemens.com/wind
Skycon Ltd is an online lead generation company specialising in iGaming. We work with a variety of partners in multiple territories with the aim to deliver high-quality online customers.
Socially Grown is a Staffordshire based growth agency working across a range of leading and emerging digital channels to help businesses grow their brand, audience and profits. We deliver a host of digital including inbound marketing & sales, account-based marketing, CRM implementation, website design or branding and graphic design. Creating a digital strategy and managing all aspects of delivery, Socially Grown considers itself a performance-led agency. We work closely in collaboration with clients to provide them with a clear return on investment. sociallygrown.co.uk
SyTech IT combine 20+ years of experience within industry and distribution with world-leading products to develop smarter IT Solutions for SMEs. Their mission is to bring a fresh approach to business technology solutions, underpinned by years of experience in both Business Systems and IT Infrastructure. For businesses to succeed in today’s competitive landscape, technology needs to be tailored to business strategy. And if you are planning to be more competitive, better protected from cyber threats or to simply invest in growth, technology will make or break you. It’s time to think smarter about your IT. www.sytech-it.com
THE HEALTH TRAINING GROUP
The Health Training Group are specialists in fitness industry training and education, offering a range of qualifications to help enthusiasts start and progress careers in the industry. With years of experience in the fitness and education industries and a far-reaching network of experts to call on, we have the tools and skills to not only help you to develop but to set you up to succeed. Our wide-ranging network is made up of highly experienced tutor/assessors, active personal trainers, gym managers and owners, management from Ofsted Outstanding departments, Chartered Physiotherapists and numerous industry links. www.thehealthtraininggroup.co.uk
Thea Pharmaceuticals Ltd is an innovative company committed to developing high-quality products which provide people with the ophthalmic care they deserve. Our extensive preservative free product range covers numerous important areas relevant to ocular health, including treatments for dry eye, lid hygiene solutions along with a range of eye nutritionals to help protect vision. We also have prescription products for glaucoma, infection, inflammation and allergy, as well as a range of cutting edge surgical pharmaceuticals. www.thea-pharmaceuticals.co.uk
THREAT DETECTIVE LTD
Threat Detective offers cybersecurity to SMEs in the local area. I believe that all businesses, no matter the size, should have affordable, approachable and friendly cybersecurity available. Offering services such as penetration testing, Cyber Essentials accreditation and disaster recover. www.threatdetective.co.uk
THREE CIRCLES CONSULTING LTD
A specialist team providing quality and human factors consultancy and support to pharmaceutical and medical device companies. www.threecircles.eu
TPD Digital provides a vast range of media services to individuals and businesses alike. We specialise in finding innovative solutions for instructional and promotional content. Our production offer includes videography, photography and graphic design. TPD Digital works closely with clients to fulfil their specific needs and exceed their expectations through the targeted deployment of specialised media content. https://tpddigital.com/
At Tyfy, we connect students with questions to students with answers. Our software automates University peer mentoring schemes, making the process quicker, easier and far more effective for students. By matching students electronically based on their module data, Tyfy streamlines administration and monitoring as well as allowing students to communicate in a way they understand - through their phones. We also make the process worth their while, providing mentors with reviews to build on their employability. Monitoring, streamlined. Mentors, rewarded. Students, engaged. It’s peer mentoring, made easy. www.tyfy.co
UNIFIED WATER LABEL
The Unified Water Label (UWL) is a European wide initiative by companies involved in the bathroom industry. It is a smart tool that provides a means to identify water using products with a common label that offers clear, concise and easy to understand messaging about water and energy usage. http://waterlabel.tvwdev.co.uk/
VIPRE is a leading provider of internet security solutions purpose-built to protect businesses and solution providers from costly and malicious cyber threats. With over twenty years of industry expertise, VIPRE is one of the world’s largest threat intelligence clouds, delivering protection against today’s most aggressive online threats. Our award-winning portfolio includes comprehensive endpoint, email and web security. VIPRE delivers easy-to-use, comprehensive, layered defence through cloud-based security, with mobile interfaces that enable instant threat response. VIPRE® is a subsidiary of J2 Global, Inc. https://global.VIPRE.com