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In 2013 Ixion Innovation decided to seek good quality office space in Leicestershire to base a start-up Research and Innovation grant funding business.
"After considering several options, we selected the Harborough Innovation Centre for the following reasons :
- An excellent building with a professional ambience.
- Convenient location
- A very welcoming attitude from the reception staff (especially Liza and Mick)
We have found the centre to be extremely friendly and welcoming, both from HIC staff and tenants. There is a really nice atmosphere at the centre. We were also impressed by the ongoing levels of support from the Centre staff, nothing was too much trouble for them. The on-site Bistro offers excellent food and great value, and the ability to provide buffet lunches for clients was a really important bonus for us. Our clients also found the centre to be a pleasant place to visit.
In the 4 years we were based at HIC we grew from 3 staff to 14 and when we finally outgrew the facility in mid 2017 we were all extremely sad to leave. I’m sure the centre will make an equally attractive home for any start-up/micro business."
John Danvers - Innovation Director, Ixion
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