Companies at The Heath thrive and grow when they work together
Companies at The Heath are benefiting from the networking opportunities being based at the award-winning business and technical park offers, with firms finding solutions to their needs and new clients among its residents.
In the three-and-a-half years since its launch, Clearlink HR has grown from a one-woman enterprise at the dining room table to an office at The Heath, then to larger premises on site last year, to accommodate the now four-strong team of HR consultants and business manager.
It provides HR support to small and medium-sized businesses, helping them to manage changes in their workforce, solve problems and offer management training and guidance on employment policies and procedures.
For Managing Director and Portfolio HR Director Catherine Lockett, pictured right, The Heath has proven a valuable ally in achieving her goals.
We have been very well looked after by The Heath, says Catherine. Its well placed with good transport links, it is a well maintained and green site which, I think, clients are impressed by when they visit, and the on-site facilities including the conference facility and business lounge mean we can meet clients easily. The restaurant is obviously convenient and serves good food, but also provides an opportunity to meet people from other businesses here.
It often hosts business showcases, and we have taken advantage of that to hold a Good Employer Roadshow bringing our network of associated businesses, such as occupational health and a local employment lawyer, to meet people here.
Catherine first met Polymorph, an IT services company based at The Heath, via its own showcase in the restaurant. With Clearlink HR expanding, a bigger office and more people, she really needed more comprehensive IT and to develop its identity and branding.
Polymorph was able to meet all of Catherines IT needs, and carried out a lot of design work which has now been adopted across Clearlink HRs signage, stationery and website. From that work, Polymorph has now become a client of Clearlink HR.
HR can be a sensitive area, so we often find that company bosses need time to get to know us and trust us before they actually become clients, says Catherine. Being on the same site and then working with us gave Polymorph the opportunity to build that relationship with us, and now we provide HR services for them. We would really like to meet more businesses here, and see if we can help them too.
Lesley Lunt, Sales and Marketing Manager at The Heath, said: The Heath is full of thriving businesses all offering services of value to fellow residents, and the collaboration between Clearlink HR and Polymorph is just one such example. The opportunities are certainly here for the taking!
For more information about how Clearlink HR can help your business, visit https://clearlinkhr.co.uk
To find out about Polymorphs full range of IT services, visit http://www.polymorph.co.uk
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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PAUL SMITH ASSOCIATES
17th October 2017