Long-standing 3M BIC tenant Here2Grow has increased its turnover by 70% since moving to the centre in 2012.
Here2Grow specialises in formulation development, analytical testing, product insights, innovation management and regulatory services to the personal care, cosmetics and household sectors in the rapidly growing natural and organic markets. It moved into the 3M BIC four years ago and since then has experienced a 70% increase in its turnover.
Husband and wife team Dr Henry and Vinetta Brew founded Here2Grow in 2011. It is a niche organisation providing companies with expert research and development consultancy services. Its aim has always been to de-risk R&D for companies and assist them in realising their new product development aspirations.
Here2Grow has an office in the 3M BIC and a lab on Innovation Avenue.
Dr Henry Brew said: “When I discovered the 3M BIC, it was clear that this specific environment had the key components to meet our R&D objectives. I appreciate the open business and science community within the Centre. Access to collaborations and support for businesses are available, which is a huge plus. Having businesses ‘in-house’ in the physical and bio sciences is also an advantage as we can walk into each other’s offices if we need support or are looking for collaborations.
“Our extensive business growth is testament to the effort and hard work that we put into the company and a love for what we do. Although a small team we have a big company understanding and experience, teamed up with fantastic facilities, makes us more appealing to our global clients.”