Business support is important to us

Harwell Campus promotes a collaborative culture, both internally and externally with key suppliers who support and enable organisations located on Campus. We aim to add value for the exceptional people here, by providing quality business support and advice to help them and their businesses thrive. To this end Harwell Campus has been developing a network of ‘Preferred business support suppliers’ who we consider to be experts in their respective fields. We hope to expand this network over time and to use it to outreach to the wider Oxfordshire business community, giving further insight into the exceptional place that is Harwell and sharing our business support initiatives with others.

Please find contact details below of our preferred suppliers and do reach out directly. They are standing by to help.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor and would like to receive a sponsorship information pack, please contact Abigail Richings on 01235 250157 or via e-mail:

Bluestream Recruitment

Bluestream Recruitment is an independent recruitment company based at Harwell Campus for the last 6 years, and have the privilege to work with many successful start-ups organisations and also large international companies. We specialise in contract, permanent and temporary recruitment within Engineering, Office Support, IT/Technical, Multilingual and Sales & Marketing. As an independent company we have the flexibility to suit your individual needs.

Belinda Elliott
01235 567 350


We are a people-focused data consultancy. Our expertise in data collection and data protection will help organisations improve their efficiency and decision-making. Our focus for 2017 is to help people prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Kellie Peters

Regina Lally
07789 395197

ELS Business Training

Explosive Learning Solutions (ELS) has been based on the Harwell Campus for over 5 years and delivers local training solutions that are current, relevant, engaging and actionable. We are here to help you and believe we can achieve this by remaining flexible to your needs. The courses we offer may be of interest at any stage of your career for personal and professional development.

We run courses that have been accredited with the City & Guilds of London Institute, the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), Association of Project Management Group (APMG) and Association for Project Management (APM). All are established national and international awarding bodies.

We pride ourselves on going the extra mile for our students where the student experience is of paramount importance. Our ethos is maintaining and building on our quality of delivery and we achieve this by:

  • Classes have no more than 12 students
  • Training is based on known principles of adult learning
  • Training is contextualised so that we apply the material to the background you come from
  • Continuous support– we offer follow on discussion groups and advise as a matter of course
  • Free enrolment on our MOODLE™ Virtual Learning Environment – Learning support. 

Contact Us

For further information please visit or call us on 01235 861805 or email:


EY is a firm focused on supporting business growth across the various stages of a business’s life-cycle. We are committed to and participating in discussions to debate the future of Britain, in which Oxfordshire clearly has a significant role to play. With a suite of capabilities, experience and insight from start-ups to corporates, we ensure that our clients can adapt their business to, and prosper within, an ever-changing environment.

Jess Giles
01189 281311


Established since 1990, MSC R&D supports technology companies with a range of specialist R&D funding and business growth services.

MSC R&D’s unrivalled experience in R&D grant funding and extensive network of contacts in the UK and mainland Europe, means that we are ideally placed to guide you through the process of matching innovation opportunities to available UK and Horizon 2020 grants, and subsequently successfully applying for the chosen grant or grants.

Our approach, implemented by experienced proven teams and our ‘fast track blitz’ process and methodologies, minimises your time commitments, and maximises your chances of success.

Iain Gray
07791 139558

Planet IT

Planet IT was founded in 2003 when Sean Smith and Gavin Jones, two school friends from Oxfordshire with a passion for IT, shared their vision to create a company offering a high level of IT support and solutions to customers, something they felt the marketplace lacked at the time. 

From day one and over a period of 15 years, Sean and Gavin’s focus on customer service, technical excellence through staff training and development and best of breed technology have proved to be a recipe for success. Referrals from loyal customers, recommendations and a team of ‘really nice people’ have resulted in a clutch of seven industry awards, something they feel very proud of.  

Catering for companies with as many as 10k users and as few as 10, Planet IT offers a one stop shop, from procurement to aftersales support that spans over 1500 companies in the education, government, space, NHS and banking sectors.

Phone: +44 (0)1235 433 900




Richardsons is a flexible, approachable firm of business advisors, acting for a number of start-ups and established businesses in the science and hi-tech fields. We are experienced in meeting the kinds of challenges such companies may face, such as optimising R&D Tax Credits, ensuring wherever possible that SEIS and EIS reliefs are available to investors, and providing the sort of timely management information expected by investors and other stakeholders. Our team will listen to your unique requirements and provide you with whatever you need from our full spectrum of accounting, tax, auditing, management reporting and support services.

Simon Husband

Jemima King

01844 261155

Royds Withy King

Royds Withy King is a UK Top 100 law firm. We are highly respected in Oxford and the surrounding area and create value for our many clients in the life sciences and technology and media sectors. Our multi-disciplinary team of legal specialists have the scientific, technical and commercial expertise to smooth any challenges and help clients throughout the lifecycle of their businesses; from property-related advice to corporate, IP and IT and employment work.

Julie Acock
T: 01865 792300 ext: 1823

Kate Benefer
T: 01865 792300 ext: 1949

Sandler Training

At Sandler we are internationally-known consultants, keynote speakers, and trainers specialising in the areas of sales, sales management, leadership and customer care. Here at Sandler we are dedicated to help Oxfordshire professionals and leaders achieve new levels of success - whatever “success” means to you, whether its scaling your business, growing your client base or developing a high performance team.

Anneli Thomson
01608 611211

The Satellite Applications Catapult

The Satellite Applications Catapult’s world-class facilities and expertise enable the best businesses, researchers and end-users to work with us to develop new satellite-based products, services and applications, translating ideas from concept to market.

Henrieta Sanislova
01235 567999

In addition to our preferred suppliers, Harwell Campus offers exclusive networking events, tailored value-added workshops, one-on-one mentoring, access to potential customers, financing opportunities and much more.

Contact Us

Please direct any enquiries about Business Support at Harwell Campus to:

Abigail Richings, Sponsorship & Event Co-ordinator, Harwell Campus Management T: 01235 250157

Stephen Ringler, Oxfordshire, Space Cluster Development Manager T: 07939 136563

Fiona Smart, PR & Communications Manager, Harwell Campus Management T: 01235 250158