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Latest Gold Partners announced

Sci-Tech Daresbury has announced the strategic partner organisations which will enhance business and technical support services for high-tech SMEs based on the site.


Grant Thornton, IBM, Marks & Clerk, RTC North, Slater Heelis and the University of Liverpool have been named as Sci-Tech Daresbury’s “Gold Partners” for the period 2017 to 2018.

The Gold Partners are a select group of companies which offer high-level strategic support for Sci-Tech Daresbury businesses in areas such as intellectual property, financial and tax management, corporate finance & funding, legal services, scientific research and cloud solutions.

The six Gold Partners include RTC North, which specialises in the commercialisation of new products and services and the University of Liverpool which provides access to technical facilities and expertise, as well as student talent.

The partners will provide the 120 companies based at the science and innovation campus with access to specialist skills and advice through events, roundtable seminars and one-to-one advice.

John Downes, Managing Director of Langtree and member of the Sci-Tech Daresbury joint venture board, said: “The high-growth SMEs we have here require access to very specific, high level expertise and technical facilities.

“Sci-Tech Daresbury’s Gold Partner scheme addresses these needs in areas such as commercialisation, finance and taxation, IP management, corporate governance and securing funding.

“We are delighted to have the six on board, a number of which have consistently supported this programme over several years. We’re confident that their varied areas of expertise and contacts will prove hugely valuable to the SMEs on site.”

The Gold Partner programme is one of several benefits open to science and technology businesses that start up or relocate to Sci-Tech Daresbury, along with access to a wide-range of opportunities and expertise, including access to markets, key customers or partners, funding and investment, key skills and technical facilities through the Sci-Tech Daresbury network.