Biotech business establishes southern HQ

BES, one of the UK’s leading specialists in the design, construction and validation of high specification pharmaceutical, life sciences and healthcare facilities, is to establish a Southern HQ in Milton Keynes thanks to sustained high demand for its expertise in the biotech ‘golden triangle’.

Based in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, the company has developed an enviable reputation and a world-class client list over the past 15 years, with customers including Smith and Nephew, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, GSK and the NHS.  Boasting a highly-skilled team of specialists from disciplines including architecture, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering, the company has established a sought after formula for turnkey delivery of specialist environments, which includes consultancy, design, engineering, construction, fit out, commissioning and validation services.

Managing director of BES, Steve Marsh, said: “The decision to open a southern office was integral to the future development of the company, which has enjoyed substantial growth since it was established in 2002. Reacting to the demands of our clients, it was clear that a southern office would help us best serve these customers and we quickly identified Milton Keynes as the ideal location for us. With its close proximity to the main bio sciences and healthcare organisations found in Oxford, Cambridge and London, Milton Keynes offers superb transport links combined with fantastic amenities.”

As part of the company’s growth plans, the opening will enable BES to respond more quickly to the needs of its southern clients and will allow BES to build on its reputation and success to date.
Regional director Gavin Statham will head up the new Southern HQ. He said: “We already have an impressive client base in the South and, as that has grown, we have identified both an increasing need to offer a local team and a valuable opportunity to grow our business.

“We are renowned for our client-focused approach and our Southern HQ team will help us to build on that reputation while ensuring we continue to offer the very specialist expertise that has underpinned our rapid expansion as a national provider of clean rooms and technically advanced environments across the UK and beyond.”


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