Leicestershire company prepares for Brexit by opening Irish office

The Cresco team

Leicestershire grant funding adviser Cresco is opening a new office in Galway.

Cresco, which has its head office is at the Advanced Technology Innovation Centre at Loughborough University Science Park, are experts in securing grant funding for technology-based clients.

The firm’s new Irish office will be at the Business Innovation Centre at the National University of Ireland in Galway (NUIG).

Cresco says its partnership with NUIG creating new opportunities for collaboration between clients from the UK and Ireland.

Cresco has already been working on applications to the H2020 programme, in particular Phase 2 applications where Cresco has won more than €5.1m for Irish clients in the last 12 months.

Cresco chief executive Jo Derbyshire said: “We are very excited to formally establish our Irish operations.

“We have been working with Irish clients for some time, and the opportunity of an office at the NUIG Business Innovation Centre is the ideal opportunity for us to build on the success we have enjoyed so far.

“Cresco Ireland is a key pillar of our Brexit strategy.”

Fiona Neary, manager of the Business Innovation Centre, said: “This is an exciting partnership with Cresco as NUI Galway continues to transform healthcare and the Medtech ecosystem.

“Our vision is to create innovative medical technologies which are affordable and transformative for patients with both acute and chronic conditions. This will bring us closer to the patient need, while also stimulating innovation and job creation though high-potential start-ups.”