BES establishes southern HQ

BES, one of the UK’s leading specialists in the design, construction, and validation of high specification pharmaceutical, life sciences, and healthcare facilities, is to establish a southern headquarters in Milton Keynes thanks to sustained high demand for its expertise in the biotech ‘golden triangle’. The Rochdale-based company has developed what it describes as ‘a world-class client list’ over the past 15 years, with customers including Smith and Nephew, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, GSK, and the NHS.

With a ‘highly skilled team of specialists’ from disciplines including architecture, mechanical, and electrical engineering, the company says it has established ‘a sought-after formula for turnkey delivery of specialist environments’, which includes consultancy, design, engineering, construction, fit out, commissioning, and validation services.

MD, Steve Marsh, explains: “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. With its close proximity to the main bio sciences and healthcare organisations in Oxford, Cambridge and London, Milton Keynes offers superb transport links, combined with fantastic amenities.”

Regional director, Gavin Statham, who will head up the new southern HQ, said: “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.”