Connecting, not networking


We believe in space that brings growing companies together to innovate, share and inspire.

As a dynamic professional community, the expertise, knowledge and support you need is only a few steps away. With so many visionaries and pioneering businesses all working in one building, there is no better place for your business to progress.


Meet the people that could change your businesses future.

Stephen Deller
Centre Manager
Since joining the company in October 2017, Stephen has already taken the lead in enhancing the daily operations and performance at OVIC. He has started to build strong relationships with the current portfolio of customers whilst gaining an understanding of what each business has to offer. Stephen has already set about increasing the occupancy of the centre with a number of new businesses joining OVIC over the coming months.
Daniel Belton
Innovation Director

Daniel brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from companies starting up, scaling up and large corporate; and has a wide network of contacts that add value to customers at our Fareham Innovation and Ocean village Innovation centres. Daniel holds an MA in marketing management from Solent University; and is skilled at General Management, Sales and Marketing.  In addition to business support, he is focused on his talent for building vibrant eco-systems of connected people, companies, and partners: putting Oxford Innovation centres at the heart of these networks.

Jess Williams
Assistant Centre Manager
Jess joined the Ocean Village Innovation Centre team in September 2012. Wishing to work closer to her home on the south coast, Jess joined the management team at OVIC and has brought her own style and personality to the expansion of the Centre.Outside of work, Jess loves to dance and you will find Jess travelling with friends, attending festivals and generally "Loving Life".
Hannah Fray
Centre Support Assistant
Hannah previously worked for us on a temporary basis and jumped at the chance to join the team at OVIC permanently in August 2014. Hannah's lively personality and friendly smile at our front desk will be sure to welcome you and your visitors to the centre.
Caroline O’Neill
Centre Support Assistant
Caroline joined the team in August 2014 and brings with her a wealth of experience in customer service and administration roles. Caroline will always be at-hand to welcome your visitors or help you out with any administration work you need completed.

Work among our many inspiring companies at the forefront of business.

Sandler Training

Sandler Training are the world’s leading business development consultancy.

Providing sales training and leadership coaching to businesses of all sizes, across all industries.

We develop and deliver training programmes that drive consistent, winning sales processes into a business, that improve Prospecting techniques, reduce wasted time in Qualification and transform the effectiveness of sales organisations


Krysteline Technologies is an innovative manufacturing company with over 20 years’ experience providing bespoke solutions for the waste processing industry. Centred around our unique patented Implosion technology systems; developed for the quick, efficient and cost effective size reduction of a wide range of materials including glass, ceramics, minerals, ores and furnace slags.

Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management

Investing with Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management gives you access to a broad range of wealth management solutions. Our core wealth management services include portfolio management, broking services and wealth planning. We have enough size and scale to deliver experience and expertise, combined with a highly developed and up-to-date technical infrastructure. At the same time we are small enough to provide a personal relationship-led service with direct access to our people and knowledge.

James Fisher Prolec

James Fisher Prolec is a global leader in the design and development of innovative safety solutions for excavators. For more than 30 years’ we have been delivering next-generation solutions for the construction equipment market to improve onsite safety, enhance fleet performance and reduce costs. Our systems are compatible with all major manufacturers.

DFS Composites Limited

DFS Composites Limited is a cutting-edge technology solution provider working in the fast-growing wind industry, offering turn-key Mould Actuation Systems for wind turbine blades.


RFEL provides cutting-edge signal and video processing solutions to the defence, homeland security and communication markets. From our UK-base, we operate across the world delivering RFEL technology and products into the most challenging operational requirements.

NASH Maritime

We offer innovative solutions for all aspects of shipping and navigation assessment and risk management for ports, maritime infrastructure, offshore renewable energy plus oil and gas. Our multi-disciplinary maritime consultancy expertise integrates practical expertise with quantitative analysis and modelling.

FA Protect

FA Protect is part of the FA92Group, offering financial services. Our goal is to improve the wealth of all those who we interact with, whilst acting honestly, transparently and with integrity. We help protect our clients, leaving them to enjoy life and focus on what is really important knowing that they have peace of mind if anything was ever to happen.

Opulence UK

Opulence UK specialize in Forex education, where we offer online courses and classroom education. We aim to develop new starters into knowledgeable, confident and professional traders through our education and specialized online community groups. Alongside education, we provide technical analysis where students can see the trades we do on the market daily.

YA Logistics

We are a freight forwarding company handling imports and exports of goods around the world along with providing UK customs clearance services, IVA and registration assistance for vehicles and loading and unloading handling for containers.


FPN helps owner managers make money from the sale of their businesses, develop sensible strategies which help them meet their objectives, and give them a hand to implement them. This service is relevant to a spectrum of financial circumstances, from intense difficulty to good profitability and a solid balance sheet.

7Bone Burger Co

7Bone Burger Co servin’ up American comfort food classics including our well hung (ahem) dry aged steak burger, very own smoked hot dog and the infamous picklebacks (shot bourbon w/ picklejuice), in a feel good atmosphere coupled with our top service.

Rowe-Sparkes Partnership

Rowe Sparkes Partnership was founded in 2000 and the firm continues to specialize in all aspects of criminal law. Our business success and growth is based not only on our expertise but also on our excellent client care and we hold Lexcel accreditation which is the Law Society’s Standard for excellence in practice management and client care.

DHI Group

DHI is a water technology company working across the water environment. With a history in excess of 50 years, we believe our experience in water allows us to develop for clients. Smarter Data, Integrated Software and Considered Solutions.

Lee Peck Media

Lee Peck Media is a leading UK PR agency offering clients strategic public relations campaigns across all media platforms.
We offer a full range of public relations and social media services together with media training, internal communications and crisis management. Clients include Barratt Homes, Hendy Group, Mayflower Theatre, Lucketts Group, Rees Leisure and Wessex Heartbeat.


Idealogy are brand development and creative concept specialists. We turn insight into ideas to make brands more productive, maximising returns on marketing investment.


Yotspot has been a successful online yachting community since launching in 2010, bringing Captains, Crew and employers together for jobs, sailing opportunities, courses and so much more…Find Crew, Jobs and Courses from a database of over 38,000 registered crew, hundreds of jobs and thousands of maritime training courses.

Business South

Business South is an independent and influential organisation operating as a social enterprise. We connect leading employers to promote the place & Champion the economy in our region.

NorthStar Wealth Management

At NorthStar, we bring a fresh perspective and innovative approach to wealth management. Our team of chartered financial planners combine their expertise with the latest technology to provide the highest quality independent financial planning and advice.

RIKA Digital

Rika is a business consultancy, helping brands make informed decisions about their marketing strategy and navigate the complex world of technology.


MarineSpace is a marine planning and environmental consultancy which provides specialist advice and services to clients across a range of sectors.


At Mastervolt, a dedicated group of engineers with a passion for innovation, vast expertise and the desire to develop the very best, work diligently to push the envelope of what is possible in electrical system and component technology.


Payflow help suppliers of temporary staff with their cash flow, they know your temporary workers expect to be paid on time whilst you’re waiting for clients to pay you. They manage your staff payments and customer invoicing with one integrated solution.

Popcorn Learning Media

Here at Popcorn we create beautiful and engaging digital training courses, videos and animations. We specialise in simplifying the complex and working with our clients to deliver effective learning solutions that are completely fit for purpose.

Connect and share with the greatest innovators in your area.

Leilah Woods
Director at Purple Marketing
Roger Davenport
Director at Purple Marketing
Lisa Gardner
Director at Purple Marketing
Edward Snape
Director at Purple Marketing
Daniel Aldridge
Director at Purple Marketing
Susan Bradgate
Director at Purple Marketing
Steve Mayer
Director at Purple Marketing
Mark Fielding
Director at Purple Marketing

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Case studies

Glass act as Krysteline rolls out to islands around the world

A glass recycling technology specialist headquartered in Hampshire has added an island chain off the eastern seaboard of Canada to its international order book.

St. Pierre and Miquelon, Newfoundland, are among nearly 35 islands across the world to utilise Krysteline’s expertise.

The company, headquartered at Ocean Village Innovation Centre, Southampton, provides its patented technology to a growing number of islands where recycling facilities are unavailable and landfill is not an option.

Orchard roots in Southampton

A brand-new recruitment consultancy has signed up to workspace at Ocean Village Innovation Centre (OVIC) in Southampton.

Orchard Recruiting is the latest firm to put down roots at the thriving business centre, home to 55 businesses.

The consultancy is focusing on commercial jobs – temporary and permanent – for employers and job seekers, including office administrators, finance, accountancy, marketing and human resources.

Recruiter MCR builds with new jobs

A specialist recruitment consultancy in Southampton is on the expansion trail. MCR, which moved into business hub Ocean Village Innovation Centre, has seen demand soar in the UK’s residential development sector. Established just before the first lockdown in March 2020, the business has forged ahead.