BUSINESS is booming at Sci-Tech Daresbury.

The continued impact of the collaborative culture there has resulted in sales growth of 33 per cent for campus companies in 2022.

It also led to an average sales growth of 24 per cent over the past four years.

The statistics were found following a survey in which 110 companies were interviewed.

The findings show that the commitment to collaboration at the campus is playing a ‘key role’ in supporting the growth.

John Leake, business growth director at Sci-Tech Daresbury, said: “This year’s campus survey demonstrates once again that collaboration is the key element that has underpinned the success of the campus in recent years.

“One of the biggest drivers for companies moving here is access to technical support, world-class facilities and connection to the local and national networks needed to become trailblazers in their chosen field.

“An openness to collaboration and an unwavering curiosity about what can be achieved when likeminded groups of people work together is part of the DNA of all of our companies, and it is why so many of them are at the cutting edge of the technologies of tomorrow.”

The survey also revealed that:

- 76 per cent of companies surveyed are engaging with at least one other organisation on the campus - a figure that has remained consistently in this ballpark for the past four years.

- 57 per cent of companies surveyed are working with the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) particularly using facilities, expertise, access to programmes and engagement into the STFC’s clusters on the campus.

- 55 per cent of companies surveyed are engaging with universities. While the strongest relationships are with those based in the North West, in total over 50 universities have been engaged with across the UK and internationally