Small Business Awards 2020

Sep20134 Leaders in Agricultural Business Development – UK For those working in the agritech industry, seeking out advancements in climate technology or working on a solution to world hunger, there is no better place to work than in one of Rothamsted Enterprises’ facilities. With excellent venues and services on the site, Rothamsted Enterprises is cultivating sparks of ingenuity. Rothamsted Enterprises is a collaboration between Rothamsted Research, Lawes Agricultural Trust and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. Through its four separate business arms, the organisation provides venues, workspaces and facilities to those working on agricultural technologies. Located on the historic, world-renowned Rothamsted Research campus in Hertfordshire, this unique business hub enables innovation and collaboration amongst commercial and agricultural businesses. Rothamsted Enterprises actively encourage collaboration between their tenants, scientists, partners and the business community, both nationally and internationally. Their aim is to spark innovation that will tackle climate change and make an impact on the global challenge of feeding the world’s growing population sustainably. The Rothamsted Enterprises’ portfolio encompasses four businesses: Rothamsted Agritech Business Centre (three large buildings offering office and laboratory space alongside business support services), Rothamsted Conference Centre, Rothamsted Manor and Rothamsted Restaurant. One of the biggest driving factors behind the success of the group to date is the vision of the CEO, Nicole Sadd, who wants to make Rothamsted Enterprises the world’s leading centre for agritech research and innovation. This, in conjunction with their strong approach to training and nurturing of their team, their ability to respond quickly and effectively to changes in the market, and their core values as a company mean they have enjoyed growth across the business. These values are RARE: Relationships, Acceleration, Results and Excellence. Relationships are one of the four pillars of the Rothamsted Enterprises brand. They actively develop and nurture internal relationships. They are a supportive team, both onsite to clients, tenants and staff, and externally to new prospects and referrers. They thrive on building new partnerships with tenants, external businesses, internal stakeholders and staff. The company have an Incubation Centre and Innovation Hub, where they facilitate and enable collaboration through conferences and through being a local meeting point for businesses. Working with acceleration constantly in mind drives Rothamsted Enterprises towards innovation and collaboration. They enable agritech research by agritech businesses, which will ultimately deliver new science. The group support these businesses by providing them with access to world-class scientific facilities and services. As an organisation, Rothamsted Enterprises accelerate learning and facilitate business growth by giving tenants access to strategic partners and investors as well as extensive training opportunities. The financial results of Rothamsted Enterprises is a key focus for the whole team. They seek to create an impact on society through innovation and collaboration. They create employment in the local community and provide excellent career opportunities and job satisfaction for the members of the team. The organisation wants to achieve growth across its portfolio, by increasing brand awareness and enquiry numbers. Importantly, they believe this growth should be via securing the right type of business and clients. Excellence flows throughout Rothamsted Enterprises’ offerings. It can be found in their state-of-the-art conferencing and events facilities and in the experience that clients and tenants have with those facilities. Rothamsted Enterprises provides gold standard customer service via their highly experienced team of experts. Claire Flawn of Rothamsted Enterprises spoke to this: “Our people show integrity, always. We represent good value across all our offerings. Our people focus on attention to detail, understanding and delivering according to clients’ bespoke needs and requirements. We pride ourselves on individual attention. “As a team, we all work very closely together with our eyes firmly fixed on our mission, with the full support of our CEO. Our people are our greatest asset, and we have strong plans in place to enable everyone to reach their full and individual potential.” In the future, Rothamsted Enterprises is keen to attract even more tenant businesses to join the thriving campus community. They aim to take on the management of more buildings on the campus (such as with the opening of the new Russell Building from October 2020), with a view to offering their core services to more of those working in the agritech industry. They hope to spark innovation that will tackle climate change and make an impact on the global challenge of feeding the world’s growing population. Contact: Claire Flawn Company: Rothamsted Enterprises Website: