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Our Tenants

Are you looking for an innovative setting to house your business? Want to become part of the 3M BIC community?

We are home to businesses covering a range of sectors from manufacturing, MedTech, software designers, pharmaceutical, chemicals, IT to metrology, alongside the Northern hub of the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). We also house the University of Huddersfield’s Enterprise Hub for student and graduate start-ups.


Adventoris Ltd is the business behind SwiftCloud. SwiftCloud is the UK’s first mobile application that connects Suppliers and Customers on a single platform.

A revolutionary sales order processing system that enables suppliers to receive sales orders from customers electronically using a smartphone or tablet.

Name: Adventoris Ltd
Contact Name: Adventoris Ltd
Contact Email:
Telephone: 033 33 447 557
Room: BIC 2/14

Bailey Walsh & Co. LLP

Bailey Walsh & Co. LLP is a firm of UK and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys. We have an excellent reputation for direct, practical and professional intellectual property advice both in the UK and globally.

“We have been a tenant in the 3M BIC for a number of years and find the office space, staff and facilities second to none.  It is a real asset to our business to have an office alongside other entrepreneurial and technology based enterprises in the centre and to mix with businesses in the Kirklees area that come in to the 3M BIC.”

Name: Bailey Walsh & Co. LLP
Contact Name: Philip Stephenson
Contact Email:
Telephone: 0113 2433824
Room: BIC 1/03

Enterprise Hub

The University of Huddersfield’s Enterprise Team supports students and graduates (up to 5 years) who are exploring self-employment, freelancing and business start-up.

Name: Enterprise Hub
Tel: 01484 473908
Room: BIC 2/29

FIS Information Systems UK Limited

FIS Information Systems UK Limited (FIS UK) is the UK subsidiary of parent company – FIS Informationssysteme und Consulting GmbH based in Germany. The FIS organisation have eight divisions throughout Germany, Poland and the UK. The company is one of the fastest growing IT consultancies in Europe and unique in that FIS develops a range of technologies, support services and innovations for organisations with SAP ERP.

FIS are one of the leading global SAP partners with more than 100 qualified SAP consultants in excess of 100 SAP technology and Web application developers.

FIS is an established VAR partner of SAP AG with “Gold-Partner” status.

FIS UK specialise in working with organisations with SAP who wish to automate or make efficiencies with business processes such as invoice/financial document processing and master data management.

In addition FIS UK also market new industry specific platforms for the food, drink and automotive industries.

Name: FIS Information Systems UK Limited
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Tel: 01484 505731 / 07793 578857
Room: BIC 2/09

Gravity Online

Gravity Online Data Storage Ltd provide secure and reliable online data backup and server hosting facilities. Whether it’s an accidental deletion or a total disaster recovery our servers and storage can provide fast recovery of data and expert assistance where needed. Founded in 2007, the company also provides flexible and scalable online server hosting so that customers can be sure their systems are in safe hands.

Name: Gravity Online Data Storage Ltd
Contact Name: Mark Booth
Contact Email:
Telephone: 01422 311013
Room: BIC 2/11

Innovate Orthopaedics

Innovate Orthopaedics is a medical device company that partners directly with world-leading surgeons to design and manufacture products in the UK that address current issues in orthopaedic sports surgery.

Name: Innovate Orthopaedics
Contact Name: Alex Gutteridge
Contact Email:
Telephone: 01484 505869 / 07713958351
Room: BIC 2/01

Ionix Advanced Technologies

Ionix Advanced Technologies specialises in high performance, extreme environment piezoelectric devices and materials, offering a range of sensors, actuators and transducer devices based on its novel piezoelectric materials, with applications in areas such as condition monitoring and flow measurement in extreme environments.

Name: Ionix Advanced Technologies
Contact Name: David Astles
Contact Email:
Telephone: 01484 505859
Room: BIC G/15, G/17, G/19, 1/02, 2/02, 2/03, 2/07, 2/08 & 2/11

significant growth


Kromek is a UK radiation detection solutions Group that provides digital colour x-ray and gamma ray detection and imaging. Our products enable direct materials identification in the security screening, civil nuclear and medical imaging markets.

Name: Kromek
Contact Name: Ed Marsden
Contact Email:
Telephone: 01484 365316
Room: BIC G/16

National Physical Laboratory

The National Physical Laboratory is the UK’s National Measurement Institute, and a world-leading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate measurement standards, science and technology available.

Our measurement and inspection laboratories include state of art equipment and highly experienced engineers combining industry know-how and world leading scientific discovery to deliver real-world solutions and innovation. We can measure your manufactured parts or teach you how to make these measurements using latest best practice.

Name: National Physical Laboratory
Contact Name: Andy Morris
Contact Email:
Telephone: 01484 505714
Room: BIC G/22, G/23, G/29 & 1/14


Our journey began in 1981. Over this time Surfachem has grown to become the leading, UK based, global distributor of speciality chemicals into a wide range of industry sectors including;

  • Personal Care
  • Homecare
  • Industrial and Institutional
  • Pharmaceutical

Name: Surfachem
Contact Email:
Telephone: 01484 505 635 / 01484 505 633
Room: BIC G/08 & BIC G/28

Technical Textiles Research Centre

The Technical Textiles Research Centre brings together expertise in numerous fields of science to foster true transdisciplinary research. Our key objectives are to address the growing needs of the technical textile industries, and a number of serious global challenges.  Our knowledge, expertise and facilities are proven to help businesses meet their objectives, whether it is developing solutions to production problems, adding functionality to existing products, or developing innovative new textile processes and products. Our team has worked with industry bodies, multinational companies, SMEs and government organisations.

The Leeds City Region Supply Chain Programme

The Leeds City Region Supply Chain Programme is a business support programme which aims to support growth and expansion of manufacturing SMEs and SMEs operating in wider supply chains of manufacturing sector based in Leeds City Region.

The programme offers the strategic review of current operations, help with the development of a three-year action plan with the potential of grant support up to £5,000 for the implementation of the project.

The unique and impactful support offer of the Leeds City Region Supply Chain Programme is a result of significant manufacturing and operations experience of a field team and access to academic knowledge of the University of Huddersfield’s wide variety of expertise including Supply Chain Management, Productivity, Precision Engineering and Technology Innovation.

Contact: LCR Supply Chain Programme Team
Tel: 01484 505640
Room: BIC 2/21

Water Industry Forum

The Water Industry Forum is an independent, not-for-profit business forum which brings the whole of the UK water industry together to tackle the big challenges faced by the industry in the short, medium and long term. We do this by using the knowledge, experience and engagement of our extensive network of industry suppliers, water companies, research organisations, regulators and other key industry stakeholders.

Name: Water Industry Forum
Contact Name: Water Industry Forum
Contact Email:
Telephone: 01484 505757
Room: BIC 1/04