(Office hours 9.00am-5:00pm)

We are proud to have a number of innovative businesses within our centre. Our aim is to bring together the best and brightest and help them develop, collaborate and grow. Below is a selection of who you will find here for you to collaborate with.

Our Customers

Arma Karma

An Insurtech set on doing things differently.

Their mission is to bring some ‘Good’ to the dull and unethical world of insurance. Believing insurance should be Ethical, Tailored, and Effortless


Balkerne were the first business to join us here at the Innovation centre in June 2019. 

They are a Risk management platform, offering real time information and analysis. Allowing informed and proactive decisions to be made.

Black ball Solutions

Black ball help you disrupt with digital transformation including app and software development.



Offering next generation solutions to transform sales and customer service processes, enhancing the customer experience, and unleashing your sales and service team’s potential. We are a Salesforce partner too

Happy Days Creative A Photo, Video and Media agency focusing on the schools and education sector, agriculture and Public Health. Great value, unbeatable service, simple to use ordering systems and photography that’ll knock your socks off!

Credit online

Future-proof lending technology designed to boost business capacity for a seamless experience. 

Design Spec

Fix fee Architecture.

Solve your architectural needs today with the award winning architectural design group


Helping brands craft their digital futures. Providing specialist services in user experience, technical development, and digital design and

Mission Cafe

Our in house cafe provider.

On a ‘Mission to offer quality, promote diversity & encourage sustainability.

MIT Group

MIT Group is a growing working group within the Valsoft Corporation that is currently made up of 3 of the corporations subsidiaries:

  • Communications Software (Airline Systems) Ltd. (aka Commsoft OASES)
  • Innovative Business Solutions
  • VisiumKMS


Online knowledge resource, providing collated content from professional services to deliver
reliable, tailored insights to users when they need it.

Process Safety Solutions

Process Safety Solutions is a systems life-cycle management specialist supporting the oil and gas sector in the UK and overseas. Providing support to clients both for onshore and offshore-based sites, harnessing our expertise and technology to resolve any system issues that arise.

Protlab GPL

Interdisciplinary project for service, research, and development, creating something new by
crossing boundaries in Agriculture and Public Health.


Innovative gym management software, with a one-stop platform to streamline systems and
increase efficiency for staff and customers


RoleCatcher recruitment platform designed to stream-line the job seeking process.

Finding a job shouldn’t be a full-time occupation. With RoleCatcher, there’s an easier way

Total Assist

Total Assist Group is a multi-award winning recruitment agency, specialising in filling and providing temporary and permanent placements across the medical, health and social care, education and personnel industries for both the public and private sectors.

Vision Reach

Helping to streamline business processes, reduce administrative tasks, and increase productivity.

Enabling you business to adapt to customer and consumer demands.

CJ Creates

CJ Creates a design, print, digital and marketing, (they do it all) agency based in Colchester, Essex.

They help businesses discover and market their true value by creating powerful brands. More importantly, they’re pretty good at it.



Founded in 2018, Greyzip are a team of digital marketers with a wealth of knowledge in all things digital! They work collaboratively with clients to achieve great results. They are passionate about increasing business’s online presence through SEO, social media management, PR and more. 


Helping contractors to save time and stay safe on-site. Multifix are all about making our customer’s life easy. We supply fixings, tools and construction consumables. However, what really sets us apart is our dedication to saving you time and money on your projects.


Ubie Ltd assists small to medium-sized businesses to get a powerful online presence with our affordable Pay Monthly Website & Marketing plans. We believed SMEs got a rotten deal when it came to their online presence; our service allows SMEs to access affordable and high-quality web design/marketing.  

Minden UK

Minden UK provide outsourced payroll solutions to enable businesses to concentrate on their core functions. Our service ensures compliance, whilst also saving on admin time and costs.

DAC Planning

DAC Planning is a small but professional planning consultancy with a wide range of experience in undertaking a variety of planning projects. We are based in the east of England, but service clients nationally. DAC Planning provides professional planning consultancy services to public sector clients and local communities.  

Checkmate Innovation

Checkmate Innovation bring you Air-Flush Technology for the home. The Velocity WC is part of an innovative range of ceramic sanitary ware products currently being developed to bring elegance and water saving into the home.

Neil Griffin Coaching & Consulting

Specialising in Leadership and High Performance Coaching using Mindspan techniques to help get you where you want to be.

Whether you are looking for Strategic business advice, Business planning, Change management or an External sounding board  we can help your business succeed.


HR GO Education East Anglia are a specialist recruitment agency that support schools with temporary and permanent recruitment for teaching & support staff.

HR GO Education is a boutique recruitment business within a much larger organisation, forming a division of the popular family run HR GO Recruitment brand.

Pulse Digital

PULSE is a full-service digital healthcare agency, technology and platform company, working with leading global life sciences, pharmaceutical and healthcare brands.

We provide a comprehensive solutions to help customers engage and build relationships with healthcare professionals, patients, consumers and shoppers.

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