100 new jobs as three firms expand at Daresbury

Three firms are taking extra space at the Liverpool city region Sci-Tech Daresbury campus with one creating 100 new jobs. Tony McDonough reports

Violet, a £17.8m business hub at Sci-Tech Daresbury


Three firms at Liverpool city region science and innovation campus Sci-Tech Daresbury are to take extra space.

ORCHA – the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications, Peak Technology Solutions and MCS (the Microgeneration Certification Scheme) are all taking space at the £17.8m Project Violet development.

Completed in February, Violet comprises 43,000 sq ft of grade A office and innovation space. Earlier this year it was announced Australian firm Blackmagic Design and China’s Geek+, were both moving in.

ORCHA was previously based at Vanguard House at Sci-Tech Daresbury. It has grown from an innovative health concept to the world leader in health and care app assessments in just six years.

The form is experiencing a boom in demand and, as a result, is on a major, global recruitment drive. The company’s new 4,500 sq ft base within Violet will support the creation of 100 new jobs.

Liz Ashall-Payne, founding chief executive of ORCHA, said: “We’re moving ORCHA to the Violet building because we need the space due to a period of very rapid growth. And we have just been through another investment round that’s given us the capital to invest in our team.

“With the Government recently announcing its first ever digital health and care plan, the profile of digital health will be higher than ever. We intend to stay at the forefront of this revolution in how we all manage our health.”

It has previously been announced that Peak Technology Solutions– part of the Edwin James Group – is also moving from Vanguard House to Violet.

Peak is an automation specialist that combines technology and data to optimise its clients’ manufacturing assets. The aim is to improve performance, reduce costs, and manage environmental impact. 

It provides consultancy services, performance management, and systems integration to clients in various sectors. These include utilities, FMCG, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and chemicals. 


Liz Ashall-Payne
Liz Ashall-Payne, founder and chief executive of ORCHA Health


MCS defines, maintains and improves quality by certifying low-carbon, small-scale renewable technologies and contractors. These include heat pumps, solar, biomass, wind and battery storage.

Previously based at Sci-Tech Daresbury’s Innovation Centre, MCS aims to decarbonise heat and power in the UK’s homes by giving people confidence in home-grown energy.

John Downes, chief executive of site operator Langtree and director of Sci-Tech Daresbury, said: “These three companies are all leaders in their field.

“It has been our privilege to help nurture their journey over recent years as they have expanded their operations and brought jobs, knowledge and growth to the Liverpool city region.”

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