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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.


Svitzer has provided safety and support at sea since 1833. Doing difficult things in difficult places is our passion and your business is at the heart of what we do. As world leading towage operator, our 4,000 employees and our fleet of 440 vessels stand ready to meet your needs for safe and efficient marine solution services, anywhere in the world.

We are a fully owned subsidiary of A.P. Moller – Maersk, operating as stand-alone towage and marine solutions partner in 32 countries across the globe.

Orchard Recruiting

Orchard Recruiting has over 30 years’ experience within the recruitment industry. We are an independent Recruitment Agency based in Hampshire, specialising in placing temporary & permanent candidates, into their dream jobs within the following sectors, Commercial, Finance & HR. However, the team at Orchard Recruiting are also more than happy and capable of tailoring their recruitment style to suit our clients’ specific needs, so no matter how challenging your recruitment needs might be we can help you.



MCR is a consultancy specialising in the exclusive representation of elite white collar construction professionals.

We offer an alternative approach to supporting you, furthering your career and ensuring you are successful within our ever-growing Construction industry.

We are different because we choose to work only with the best in the industry and the rising stars of their field.

We are very selective when deciding who to represent, usually those candidates will have outstanding reputations, construction awards, a proven track record or just have that special something that we know will fit perfectly with your future employers.


Academics is a leading national academic jobs agency, specialising in the recruitment of permanent, long term and daily supply teacher jobs and education support staff for vacancies in Children’s Nurseries, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Further Education establishments. We also have a dedicated team who work with both Mainstream and Specialist schools for Special Educational Needs.

The Southampton teaching agency office is one of the newest in the whole of Academics and covers Southampton and West Hampshire, as well as other surrounding areas in the South West. The education recruitment team work closely with Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Children’s Nurseries, Colleges and Pupil Referral Units across the regions. The whole office take great pride and satisfaction in the relationships they have developed with teaching establishments, teachers and other support staff. The Academics teacher agency in Southampton is included on the Preferred Supplier List for schools for Hampshire. Their reputation for teacher recruitment and supply in Southampton and the surrounding areas continues to go from strength to strength because of the dedication that they all put into the work that they do.

Blue Arrow

Blue Arrow is one of the UK’s largest recruitment consultancies, placing candidates into fulfilling temporary roles within transport, logistics, call centres, hospitality, catering, manufacturing, production and public sector roles. Blue Arrow’s mission is to enhance people’s lives through the provision of fulfilling temporary work, promising to take a stand against temporary staff being commoditised.


Evolve Block & Estate Management was set up in 2016 following a growing need for a residential leasehold and estate management that hadn’t lost their way. Failed customers, awful communication and poor value for money were just a few of the common themes we’ve encountered when approached to take over the management of sites all over the South.

We started with literally a handful of sites and since then we have expanded to now manage 60+ blocks & estates, with some of our biggest sites consisting of up to 100 units. We’ve grown mainly due to word of mouth, we’re the South’s best kept secret!

We currently manage a growing portfolio for multiple freehold clients, management companies, RTM companies & share-of-freehold management companies throughout Hampshire, Wiltshire & Dorset.

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. Designing and building a wide range of processing systems from simple stand-alone glass resizing units to multi-functional purification plants, 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.

Krysteline’s strategy is to provide processing solutions for all collected glass no matter its size or quality. Krysteline’s unique patented technology can make use of 100% of the waste glass stream.

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.


Rheinmetall Electronics UK (formerly RFEL Ltd) is a UK based Technology Company providing high specification signal, image and video processing solutions to government, defence, security and industrial customers.

REUK deliver cutting-edge expertise in the field of extreme real-time video processing and video analytics at the source, from consultancy to soft IP level and full sub-system hardware products.

As world leaders in high performance software defined digital receiver designs for Electronic Warfare systems, REUK offer rapid and flexible design services based on an extensive library of multi-award winning, patented FPGA IP-Cores.

Customers benefit from complete access to REUK’s world leading intellectual property and FPGA expertise that can make the difference in a competitive market.

REUK’s unique, easy-to-integrate products, and proven designs, developed for a technically demanding environment, give customers a route to reliable product development at low-risk, with a short time to market, to meet tomorrow’s requirements today. REUK operate with a total customer support philosophy.

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.

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.

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 PR-led communications agency based in Southampton, one of the UK’s fastest growing cities.
We operate on a regional, national and international level and have been delivering outstanding results for clients for more than 30 years.
You can rely on our know-how, experience, creativity and commitment to deliver your objectives, whether a one-off project or an integrated campaign. What sets us apart from other agencies, though, is our commercial awareness.
We recognise you’re in business ultimately to make a profit and it is this which underpins all our work and gives our clients return time and time again.

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.


MarineSpace provides a full range of consultancy services focusing on the needs of marine industries and developers.  Additionally, our personnel plan and manage marine surveys and interpret data concerning the marine environment, its physical character, habitats and ecology. Our staff have a broad range of skills and experience which enable us to provide an integrated view of the marine environment, a pragmatic view of the potential effects of marine developments and practical advice regarding mitigation, monitoring and management of coastal and offshore projects.


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

Full throttle for Yotspot as ‘below deck’ jobs board expands

Yotspot matches luxury yachts – chartered and owned – with crew, from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean and the South Pacific archipelago to the USA.

Fortus Forges Future with South Expansion

Fortus, an expanding firm of business advisors and accountants in the UK, has signed up to an initial 970sq ft at Ocean Village Innovation Centre. From left, OVIC centre manager Stephen Deller and Fortus’s Fraser Akehurst – Director and Richard Gillespie – Associate Director.

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.