Investor expands presence with innovation centre office

Northern Gritstone, a company dedicated to investing in and supporting early-stage science and technology-enabled businesses in the North of England, has opened a new office at UKSE’s Innovation Centre in Sheffield.

Founded by the universities of Sheffield, Leeds, and Manchester, Northern Gritstone says it aims to combine strong returns for investors with wider positive, societal and economic impact, including Levelling Up and high-skilled job creation.

Duncan Johnson, CEO, said: “The Innovation Centre is an ideal location for us. Being close to a founding partner and to the university’s centres of excellence and innovation hubs, facilitates our active participation in the local and regional innovation ecosystem.

“Building and nurturing those connections with academic researchers and entrepreneurs is a critical step in supporting the world-class businesses of tomorrow.”

Welcoming the new tenants, Steve Lyon, area manager at UKSE, said: “We’re happy to welcome Northern Gritstone to the UKSE Innovation Centre.

“The office is ideally situated in the city centre close to one of their founding universities, The University of Sheffield, which is also a great source of talent for any business.”