The brand new multi-million pound development at Plymouth Science Park has been given a strong endorsement from one of the country’s leading ad technology companies.
Digital marketing specialists, iotec, who also have offices in London, have recently relocated staff to the top floor of the complex at Derriford. The team is already benefitting from being housed in one of the most technologically advanced commercial offices in the south west.
The building’s design is tailor made for reaffirming PSP’s growing national reputation as a vital hub for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Colleagues can also enjoy the excellent on-site facilities and the stunning views which extend across the whole of Plymouth.
Architects have created ‘breakout’ areas which allow people to get away from their desks and chat through concepts in a more ‘relaxed’ and informal fashion, so helping ideas to develop and grow.
“You can see the excellent impression the building makes on potential team members as soon as they arrive,” says Claire Beney, HR Director for iotec. “Plymouth Science Park’s reputation is growing within a number of key industries – with more and more people keeping a close eye on job opportunities here.”
“It means high tech firms are no longer London centric as they can move away from the Capital and enjoy a better quality of life with a stronger family work balance.”
Claire, 35, is originally from Plymouth and has wanted to move back to her hometown with her family. She says its proximity to both the sea and the Moors has allowed for a better pace of life for her children.
“The buildings at Plymouth Science Park are unique as you don’t tend to see offices in the city which are designed in this manner. It really is a lovely way to work and it makes a positive change in the way which people approach their tasks on a day to day basis.”
The company seeks to improve marketing campaigns by studying huge amounts of computer data to specifically target individuals with key messages. It allows for a more focused approach to delivering information to a wide audience.
Crucially, the links between Plymouth University and PSP allow companies, like iotec, to be able to actively recruit top students from one of the country’s best universities (so allowing graduates to remain in a city which continues to provide them with an excellent lifestyle).
There are 150 businesses and around 1000 people based at PSP. The site is specifically designed to allow for ‘cross pollination’ of ideas with regular networking events, breakout hub areas and an on-site café (with its own terrace next to an impressively large pond which helps to engender a real sense of peace, calm and tranquility).