Software business seeks fresh pastures as it outgrows current home

Software as a Service (SaaS) company, Adventoris, is to move out of the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (3M BIC) in Huddersfield after 10 years to relocate to larger premises.

The firm has been in the centre since 2013 and has grown from a fledgling enterprise into an international software provider.

Over the last decade it has grown from a team of two to 50 and currently has a client portfolio of over 200 businesses in the UK and overseas.

3M BIC’s CEO, Sue Cooke, said: “Adventoris’ journey epitomises what the 3M BIC is all about, supporting businesses to thrive and grow.

“We are incredibly proud of the company’s evolution from a green field start-up to the global player it is today.

“It will be sad to see James, Aman and the rest of the team go as they have been a part of our community for so long, but we wish them every success for the future.

“Adventoris’ move means we will have numerous offices available, which is a rare opportunity at the 3M BIC, and we envisage they won’t be vacant for long.”

Adventoris was established in 2012 when experienced corporate director James Clarkson teamed up with blue-chip system architect, Aman Shergill.

The firm set out to devise platforms to enable businesses to increase sales, cut costs and provide enhanced customer service.

Over the years, the business has secured over £1.7m in funding to enable commercial progress, including investment from the Northern Powerhouse Fund, through Mercia Technologies, as well as the Angel CoFund, a large investment fund that backs promising UK businesses.

Clarkson said: “Adventoris’ growth hasn’t been straightforward, and we are extremely grateful for the support and flexibility we have received from the 3M BIC over the years, without which, we wouldn’t be where we are now.”

The 3M BIC is part of the University of Huddersfield and offers office and lab space for growing businesses, meeting and conference rooms, hot-desking, as well as company address registration and event space discount via its membership.

It also houses expertise and technology for product design and development, product prototyping, such as 3D printers, product analysis, including X-Ray facilities, and digital design capabilities.