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After four years at HIC, Intelligent Financial Advisory (IFA) has moved on. The team has performed so well in that time that it has finally outgrown the centre, and has taken on new offices of its own in Lutterworth.
Caroline Hunt, of Emerald Starfish, was named the winner of the latest Pioneer 10, an awards programme funded by Harborough District Council and run out of the Harborough Innovation Centre (HIC).
Electro-mechanical industry software supplier Solutions in IT is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year – a quarter-century in which it’s become one of the most successful companies in its sector.
One of HIC’s longest and most successful residents is RHG Consult. The company, founded by Lee Patterson and Sarah Douglas, has been part of our community for around three years. Since then, they’ve grown from just Sarah and Lee to a team of 14 and are now moving into bigger offices for the second time.
The turnover of digital promotions experts Code String has grown by 1,000 per cent since launching in August 2011, with the company providing the technical mechanisms behind major promotions for some of the world’s leading brands. Having just employed its 24th and 25th members of staff, the firm was looking to leave its base at Harborough Innovation Centre, home since February 2012, to move into a bigger office, with options in Northamptonshire being considered. In response, the centre has converted two of its offices into one larger premises, giving it 1,523 sq ft over two rooms to keep the high-tech jobs in the Harborough area.
For digital marketing specialists Success Local, based in Lutterworth, being part of Harborough District Council’s Pioneer 10 programme is helping take them to the next level.
Established in 2016 by Paul Trilk and David Pearson, Success Local works with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to improve their online activity and build their businesses. They develop websites and digital marketing strategies for clients, focusing on search engine optimisation (SEO), pay-per-click advertising PPC), social media marketing and web hosting.
How Pioneer 10 helped an out-reach Customer of Market Harborough – It’s well known that regular exercise benefits us. It’s also well known that many of us don’t get enough. Looking to change that is Beth Dawkins, whose new company, Can & Will, is aiming to create a welcoming space in Market Harborough that offers everyone the chance to improve their wellbeing, both in body and mind.
Anecdote UK has been at the centre just over a year, in our shared office The Hive, and is looking forward to many more years as part of the Harborough innovation Centre family. Starting a business from scratch is never easy, but moving into HIC took away a lot of the hassle for them.