Innovation centre's first occupier graduates to other premises at Milton Park
Milton Park Innovation Centre’s first ever occupier, Claresys Ltd, a developer and supplier of uniquely capable lenses for incorporation into surveillance and vision systems, is graduating to larger premises at Milton Park.
Claresys joined the Innovation Centre, based inside building 99 at Milton Park, in January 2009 and has experienced sustained growth throughout this period, leading to the move to the Science Campus at building 154 on the estate.
Debbie Rushton, centre manager for the Milton Park Innovation Centre, said: “Here at the centre we will be sad to see Claresys go. As one of the first occupiers at the centre, in its very early days, the team here has got to know Claresys very well.
“I hope there will be lots of opportunities to work with Claresys in the future, in many different ways in the Oxfordshire business community. The Innovation Centre will continue to enjoy working with and supporting the growth of companies currently here and look forward to welcoming the next generation of success stories.”
Andy McLeod, CEO of Claresys, said: “One of the reasons we originally chose Milton Park as the location for our business was due to the range of flexible accommodation it has to offer, with the Innovation Centre being the ideal starting point.
“We are now recruiting to double our existing headcount, increasing our investment in assembly and test facilities and resourcing a major new contract. We required a purpose built facility to accommodate our current and future growth and Milton Park has configured and equipped a bespoke office and laboratory for us in the Science Campus. Our employees are very happy working at Milton Park and it is an attractive location for our new staff to work.”
James Dipple, managing director for MEPC Milton Park, added: “Being able to relocate what was a fledgling company when it first joined Milton Park elsewhere onsite highlights the diverse property portfolio we have on offer and the expertise we have in managing and facilitating any occupier growth on the estate.”
Picture shows from left to right: Debbie Rushton, centre manager for the Milton Park Innovation Centre, and Andy McLeod, CEO of Claresys, with James Dipple, managing director for MEPC Milton Park.