Students Staff

08 October 2015

Cloud computing business expanding thanks to move to Parkside Office Village

Ngineered team

 A rapidly expanding cloud technology company has moved onto Parkside Office Village at the University of Essex and already recruited two Essex graduates to meet growing demand.

Ngineered, founded by Essex alumnus Richard Harvey, offers cloud-based solutions for some of the world’s biggest corporations and is now one of the 15 innovative SMEs on the University’s Colchester Campus.

Parkside Office Village is part of the University’s research and business park the Knowledge Gateway - a place where innovative companies can come and join a vibrant business and academic community.

“Being in the Knowledge Gateway is great!” said Richard. “There are amazing on-campus facilities as well as services on offer from the University at the new Essex Business School for conferences and meetings. Returning to the University to scale the business feels like a natural fit and we’ve also received a lot of support.”

Apart from benefitting from excellent facilities on campus, Ngineered have had access to a pool of talented students and graduates.

Matt Barker, Ngineered Co-Founder, said: “Moving into the office has made a world of difference! Our business has been getting exposure through University channels, we’ve hired two Essex graduates and we have collaborated with other residents of the Knowledge Gateway.”

The two new Essex graduates, Roxana Padurariu and Daniel Robertson, secured full-time positions with the company just before they graduated.

Daniel, who now works as an Operations Engineer at Ngineered, said: “I found this position through the Computer Science and Electronic Engineering project open day whilst demonstrating my final year project. This is how I went directly from finishing my last exam into working at Ngineered within the same week.”

“I think it’s great to have a business park on campus as it provides more employment opportunities for students,” added Roxana. “Working as a Marketing Intern has allowed me network with many like-minded business people, improve my CV and gain many valuable skills.”

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