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New businesses move to The Heath Business and Technical Park

The summer has seen a number of new companies moving on to the award-winning Heath Business and Technical Park in Runcorn.

The Heath, which offers space and support services to businesses of all sizes from start-ups to medium and large established companies, has signed agreements with firms including:

• Icare Group, the domiciliary care providers
• Torvik FM which specialises in Facilities Management
• North West Consulting, an automotive recruitment company

Lesley Lunt, Sales and Marketing Manager at The Heath, said: “We are delighted to welcome more new businesses to the growing number and diverse range of companies who have chosen The Heath as the ideal location to base and grow their business.”

Tony Girvan, Managing Director for Torvik Facilities Management which moved on to The Heath in August, said: “We are a small consultancy business specialising in Facilities Management with over 30 years’ experience in the sector operating across Corporate, Retail, Health, Industrial and Leisure sectors.Along with strategy planning, change management, interim support and procurement, we help organisations get the best from their property assets through the use of leading technologies and its practicable application in predictive maintenance.

“We decided to base our office at The Heath because of the excellent transport links to all the North West’s key cities and of course London, and also the technical history of the site and many of The Heath’s current resident businesses.”

The Heath has become the latest North West office of Icare Group which has its headquarters in Blackpool and also has care offices in Knowsley, Darwen and Leyland.

Icare, which opened its office at The Heath in July, are a domiciliary care provider supporting vulnerable adults to remain living in the local community in their own homes, independently ensuring social inclusion. They offer services including personal care, social and domestic support, shopping, escorting to medical appointments and promoting individuals’ wellbeing.

Care Manager Kate Garaven said: “The Heath is situated in a professional setting in a great central location for our staff to get to. We have seven staff based in our office at The Heath and 34 care staff out in the community.”

Automotive recruiters North West Consulting opened its office at The Heath in August. Founder Andrew Langley hopes to appoint three additional staff to his business over the next year. He says he chose The Heath as the ideal base for his operations ‘because of location and cost’.

He says: “Automotive recruitment is quite bespoke with dealers wanting good candidates with previous motor industry experience. I would be happy to offer a referral scheme for ALL employees that work at The Heath. If they refer a candidate to me that we place, they will receive £100 worth of high street vouchers.”

About The Heath
The Heath, which was established as a business park in 2000, has attracted over 175 British and international companies, ranging from bio science firms to IT specialists, from food industry consultants to website designers, and from government agencies to telemarketing specialists. Residents have been attracted by the 60-acre business park's vast range of impressive facilities and its flexibility in space management and in attitude. The Heath offers a wide range of office and laboratory space, together with a purpose-built conference centre that includes a 120-seat lecture theatre. Residents can also choose from a wide selection of additional services, including telephone and broadband connectivity, laboratory support services, scientific glass-blowing and precision engineering facilities, to name but a few. Residents also have access to The Heath's fitness centre and gym. Combined with 1,700 parking spaces, its first-class transport links - and the ability for residents to select and pay for just the services they require - it's no surprise that the number of companies on The Heath is continuing to grow rapidly.

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6th September 2016