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
The team over at Apnea-Tech are dedicated to bringing a low cost disposable device to the OSA market to support clinicians in identifying patients in need of intervention with their Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This simple low cost approach has the potential to increase testing, increase secondary care capacity and reduce the significant co-morbidities and healthcare costs associated with OSA. apneatech.com
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
BEAST BILTONG LTD
Working exclusively with Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall, a local sportsman who has dominated the Strongest Man competitions in the UK, Europe and the World; Beast Biltong recognised the need for healthy, low fat, low carb, high protein snacks that are quick and easy to access. Now offering a range of Beast Biltong Products, the company are continuing to work on adding beneficial, healthy snacks to their range. beastfoods.co.uk
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
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
An independent creative studio on a mission to bring clarity to a complex world. We believe that simple ideas, clearly and honestly articulated, have the power to build better brands, form stronger bonds and drive greater change.
No big egos, we work tirelessly as your hassle-free creative partner, an extension of your team, because when you achieve your goals, we achieve ours.
A small but mighty team of experts, our services include, but are not limited to: branding and identity, campaign creative, digital and web design, graphic design and print, video and motion graphics.
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
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
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
LUXURY HOLIDAY COTTAGES
Luxury Cottages is an online travel agency for luxury breaks in the United Kingdom. Luxury Cottages offers a matchmaking service to match discerning guests with their dream holiday. The business represents a portfolio of the finest luxury homes and has a team of dedicated luxury travel experts to help ensure every need is catered for. luxurycottages.com
Mondrem Group comprises five lived experience-based companies who each share the same core principles of bringing kindness to work, making human connections and building shared understanding. Founded in 2016, they have grown rapidly in size and reputation, working with students, academics, clinicians, public sector organisations and leading software providers.
Since launch, the Group have won awards for their contribution to undergraduate and graduate development, become a known and respected authority in public sector transformation, developed a digital peer support platform for carers and started a community project across Keele University to create a 'nature corridor'. www.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
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
Novi.Digital are a multi-award-winning enterprise-level data-driven and psychology-focused SEO and PPC agency. As a Google Premier Partner and Microsoft Advertising Partner, the teams at Novi create ROI-centric campaigns to ensure that all business goals are achieved by interrogating the data and taking the necessary time to understand their clients and their customers. novi.digital
We are a training, coaching and consulting firm, working with large and small businesses, to support their transformation into Strategic Sales Organisations. This positions the customer at the centre of the business, by aligning strategy, people, systems, processes, and culture in support of
sales and marketing. Our training, coaching, and consulting is founded on 5 principles of performance: 1. Sales is the fuel that drives every business 2. Strategy is a commodity, execution is an art 3. Systems and processes underpin or inhibit performance 4. High-performing leadership is not optional 5. Businesses do not succeed, people do!
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.
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
Empowering Business Transformation - We deliver bespoke and creative solutions that give businesses and organisations the platform they need to carry out effective digital transformations. By using cutting-edge technology and process improvements, we take away the heavy lifting and implement changes that boost productivity and drive growth - leaving you to focus on what really matters. pstg.co.uk
We provide cutting-edge retail optimization software to the world’s leading retailers — helping them stay relevant in the age of Living Retail. Our cloud-native Living Retail Platform is built for speed, adaptability, and accuracy — one of the world’s first operational softwares equipped with in-memory computing. Our mission is to help retailers adapt to every future, faster. relexsolutions.com
Resbite is an app that helps you to connect and socialise in the real world by suggesting and facilitating real-social activities. restbite.app
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.
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
THE SUPPLY REGISTER
Founded in June 2016, The Supply Register is a technology-driven recruitment service built specifically for education providers, professionals and supply agencies to interact.
The Supply Register has one simple goal: to transform education recruitment and in turn, to save schools time and money.
Designed with schools’ recruitment in mind, The Supply Register offers a unique, custom-built platform that brings together schools looking for temporary teaching and support staff with supply agencies and education professionals looking for work. It enables schools to fill vacancies using a ‘bank first’ approach – reducing recruitment costs by up to 25% and delivering a fairer deal for education professionals that support them. supplyregister.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
THREE CIRCLES CONSULTING LTD
A specialist team providing quality and human factors consultancy and support to pharmaceutical and medical device companies. www.threecircles.eu
Tonic Wellbeing helps to monitor and improve the mental and physical health of employees, offering a range of programmes that can be delivered on-site, on-line or even at home.
Benefits of implementing a Tonic Well@Work programme include addressing absenteeism, attracting and retaining the best talent, a way to make staff feel valued, improved morale and engagement. www.choosetonic.co.uk
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 defense through cloud-based security, with mobile interfaces that enable instant threat response. VIPRE® is a subsidiary of J2 Global, Inc. https://global.VIPRE.com
VIRTUAL HEALTH SHED
Virtual Health SHED specialise in Simulation, Health, Education and Development (SHED). We produce digital solutions that address challenges in the health and education sectors. Our products use web-based simulation, voice assistants and augmented reality technology that deploy associated computer graphics and “avatars”, that explain issues in health and education in a lay language. Our work is B-2-B and our clients are typically NHS organisations, Hospital Trusts, charities and pharmaceutical companies. Some of our projects are designed specifically to bring players from these sectors together for the benefit of public health and to support healthcare professionals in their continuing professional development. www.virtualhealthshed.com
WITRON develops highly dynamic and innovative logistics and order picking systems for many industry sectors and the retail sector being one of the largest. Logistics systems that generate sustainable competitive advantages for our customers. Planning and realizing the best solutions is dependent upon a variety of diverse factors.
Providing premium quality commercial fitness and cycling training equipment, to both commercial and domestic customers. Our equipment is used by many professional, Olympic, and international elite athletes, and some elite tactical units within the Navy, Army and RAF. Meaning our claim that our products are ‘tested by athletes’ is truly valid. We also supply the Police and Fire Service, educational facilities, boutique gyms, and PT studios. We are exclusive distributors for premium fitness brands, Gipara, Livepro, Body-Bike, Zycle and NIMBL plus we produce our own WKG branded products in factories in Europe. wkgsports.com/