G3G Daresbury

(l-r) John Downes, MD, Langtree; Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor; Chris Gunter, CEO, G3G; Janet Webb, director of Client Services, G3G

Global SAP firm invests in Sci-Tech Daresbury

An international leading–edge SAP company has chosen Sci-Tech Daresbury as its Northern UK base.

G3G, the award-winning SAP partner with a focus on high growth organisations, is to take 4,300 sq ft in Techspace Two, meaning the building is now fully let.

Headquartered in Surrey, G3G started in 1999 by providing SAP consultancy services across Europe, growing quickly into an international brand and is now part of the GroupElephant.com group that employs more than 2,000 people across 22 countries.

Currently the group employs more than 150 staff across the UK and plans to build the Sci-Tech Daresbury site into a 50 employee SAP Support Centre of Excellence in the North.

Chris Gunter, G3G’s CEO, said: “Sci-Tech Daresbury is an exceptional location for G3G in many different ways. The campus offers excellent facilities and encourages people to gather together having fostered a genuine culture of collaboration and networking. Additionally, Techspace Two is a building that says ‘this is the future’ and very much reflects G3G’s own ethos and growth plans.

“Sci-Tech Daresbury feels like the Silicon Valley of the North West because of the quality and excellence of its tenant companies and the ambition and vision of the joint venture partners. We intend to grow our northern base rapidly and the campus enjoys a large recruitment area as well as superb connectivity across the North West and into North Wales.”

Sci-Tech Daresbury is a private-public joint-venture partnership between developer Langtree, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and Halton Borough Council.

John Downes, group managing director of Langtree and board member of the Sci-Tech Daresbury joint venture company, said: “Having a company like G3G with its global footprint expanding its operations to Sci-Tech Daresbury marks a great success for the first quarter of this year and we are delighted to welcome all G3G’s staff to our burgeoning community.

“It is more evidence that the investment that we are consistently making into the campus is reaping rewards and increasing its economic impact in the region. I have no doubt that G3G will be able to grow its business here while being enthusiastic ambassadors for Sci-Tech Daresbury’s business community and facilities.”

Steve Rotheram, Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor, said: “G3G moving to Sci-Tech Daresbury is another string to the bow of this significant city region asset and they will find considerable benefit from being part of this dynamic community. 

“Collaboration unlocks growth and Sci-Tech Daresbury is an exemplar campus with an incredible collection of assets that is helping to drive our region’s growth and to underline our reputation for science and technology innovation and excellence.”

Sci-Tech Daresbury’s Enterprise Zone status means that tenants are eligible for business rates relief over a five-year period if relocating by the 31st March 2018.