Posted on March 8, 2018 by staff

Sci-Tech Daresbury ‘feels like Silicon Valley of North West’


The CEO of global tech company G3G has hailed Sci-Tech Daresbury as the “Silicon Valley of the North West” after the company chose the Warrington campus as its Northern UK base.

Surrey-headquartered G3G started in 1999 by providing SAP consultancy services across Europe, growing quickly into an international brand now part of the group that employs more than 2,000 people across 22 countries.

G3G has struck a deal to take 4,300 sq ft of space in Techspace Two, meaning the building is now fully let.

G3G provides SAP Enterprise Management (finance, supply chain and analytics) services with an emphasis on new-generation cloud-based HANA technology, digital transformation, application management, infrastructure technical services and hosting.

The group currently employs over 150 staff across the UK and plans to build the Sci-Tech Daresbury site into a 50-employee SAP Support Centre of Excellence in the North.

CEO Chris Gunter said: “Sci-Tech Daresbury is an exceptional location for G3G in many different ways. The campus offers excellent facilities and encourages people to gather together having fostered a genuine culture of collaboration and networking. Additionally, Techspace Two is a building that says ‘this is the future’ and very much reflects G3G’s own ethos and growth plans.

“Sci-Tech Daresbury feels like the Silicon Valley of the North West because of the quality and excellence of its tenant companies and the ambition and vision of the joint venture partners. We intend to grow our northern base rapidly and the campus enjoys a large recruitment area as well as superb connectivity across the North West and into North Wales.”

Sci-Tech Daresbury is a private-public joint-venture partnership between developer Langtree, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and Halton Borough Council.

John Downes, group managing director of Langtree and board member of the Sci-Tech Daresbury joint venture company, said: “Having a company like G3G with its global footprint expanding its operations to Sci-Tech Daresbury marks a great success for the first quarter of this year and we are delighted to welcome all G3G’s staff to our burgeoning community.

“It is more evidence that the investment that we are consistently making into the campus is reaping rewards and increasing its economic impact in the region. I have no doubt that G3G will be able to grow its business here while being enthusiastic ambassadors for Sci-Tech Daresbury’s business community and facilities.”

Steve Rotheram, Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor, added: “G3G moving to Sci-Tech Daresbury is another string to the bow of this significant city region asset and they will find considerable benefit from being part of this dynamic community.

“Collaboration unlocks growth and Sci-Tech Daresbury is an exemplar campus with an incredible collection of assets that is helping to drive our region’s growth and to underline our reputation for science and technology innovation and excellence.”