BES opens HQ in Milton Keynes

British design, construction and validation company has established a southern headquarters to respond to high demand in the "golden triangle"

BES, the UK specialist in design, construction and validation of high specification pharmaceutical, life sciences and healthcare facilities, is to establish a Southern HQ in Milton Keynes. The company said the move follows on from sustained high demand for its expertise in the biotech ‘golden triangle’, which includes Oxford, Cambridge and Milton Keynes.

With its close proximity to the main biosciences and healthcare organisations found in Oxford, Cambridge and London, Milton Keynes offers superb transport links combined with fantastic amenities

Based in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, BES has developed a reputation and a world-class client list over the past 15 years, with customers including Smith and Nephew, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, GSK and the NHS.

Managing Director, Steve Marsh, explained: “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.

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"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 biosciences and healthcare organisations found in Oxford, Cambridge and London, Milton Keynes offers superb transport links combined with fantastic amenities.”

Specialist team

BES' team of specialists come from disciplines including architecture, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering, and the company has established a formula for turnkey delivery of specialist environments, which includes consultancy, design, engineering, construction, fit-out, commissioning and validation services.

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 comments: “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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