Located just off J35 on the M4, ‘The Business Incubation Centre’ is a hub of comfortable, modern offices for rent, surrounded by an idyllic woodland landscape.
The offering includes onsite gym, canteen facilities and free parking. The entire site adheres to AEO security protocols, and tenant businesses are fully supported by a friendly and attentive onsite management team.
‘The Business Incubation Centre’ has everything you need for a healthy, happy workforce.
Facilities & Amenitites
- Secure parking, free of charge
- Use of a modern, comfortable canteen
- Free of charge meeting room access (shared space)
- Access to communal kitchens located nearby all office spaces
- Fully manned reception & reception services
- Postal service onsite (handled via reception)
- Fully manned, 24/7 gated facility (we adhere to AEO security protocols)
- Access to gym, recreational and shower facilities (additional cost)
- Networking opportunities with like-minded local businesses
‘The Business Incubation Centre’ was first setup within the very walls of the Sony UK TEC Pencoed site in 2006 as part of the Welsh Government ‘Technium’ initiative by the Welsh Ministers. The intention was to encourage innovation, growth, and collaboration by forming a networking hub of like-minded businesses to strengthen the local economy.
‘The Business Incubation Centre’ is fully owned and operated by Sony UK Technology Centre, and remains true to its mission today.
Every business that chooses our site as it’s home is provided with the best customer service and environment possible to ensure their focus is on innovation and growth, rather than the practicalities of setting up and maintaining an office space.
In 2023, ‘The Business Incubation Centre’ is home to a variety of independent businesses from sectors such as; Digital Technology, Renewable Energy, Media, Gaming, Design, Business Support, Logistics as well as a number of enterprises supporting young people’s business education, development and more.
Both well-established and start-up businesses are welcome onsite and receive the same attention and support from the whole team.
‘The main aim of the Active Young People Department (AYPD) is to increase the opportunity for residents of Bridgend County Borough to take part in sport and physical activity. Our work with local sports clubs, schools, coaches, volunteers, and community groups encourages wider participation in sport. The AYPD is working towards the vision of being recognised as a leading sports and activity service in Wales. We aim to achieve this by inspiring children, young people and families to be more active more often. There are many areas in which the AYPD has a positive impact on individuals and the local community under our current themes – Active Schools, Active Sport and Active for Life.’
‘Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Wales is a national voluntary youth work organisation offering young people new and attractive opportunities by providing a full and varied program of educational, cultural, sporting and social activities. From its early beginnings in the 1920’s, the organisation has developed into being recognized as one of the most progressive youth work organisation in the UK. The organisation continues to offer a service and support to young people throughout Wales in traditional boys’ and girls’ clubs, community youth clubs and clubs providing sports and activities. To support the development of young people we oversee a wellbeing activity center called “The Lodge” which is based in Bettws, near Bridgend. To find out more about us, please visit our website www.bgc.wales or follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram’
‘Cadspec is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of Autodesk CAD/CAM software. With over 30-years in the industry, we are ideally placed to review your CAD design requirements, whether architectural or mechanical, and find the right solution for you. We aim to help maximise your productivity, improve accuracy and provide the return on investment your company requires. All our highly qualified product specialists have extensive field experience in both industries and are constantly being retrained to ensure at Cadspec we have the most knowledgeable team, always providing the highest standards.’
‘Challoch Energy is a bespoke specialist in low carbon energy research and consulting, established to assist organisations on maximising the opportunities and overcome the challenges of the emerging clean and smart energy and transport sectors. We deliver research, analysis and strategic solutions for commercial clients, governments, public authorities, and NGOs in the following areas:
- ● Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and District Heating and Cooling (DHC), Steam Systems
- ● Energy Efficiency
- ● Renewable Energy technologies including solar photovoltaics and wind
- ● Storage and Grid Flexibility
- ● Green Hydrogen
- ● Crossover between Energy and Transport’
‘Clenergy EV are a software driven electric vehicle charge point infrastructure company and advocates of the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP). We have developed our own IP and Charge Point Management System Software to run our charger network, enabling clients to decarbonize their vehicles and start the transition to net-zero. Our solution allows clients total flexibility, choice and control over who installs and supplies their charge point estates, unlike closed network competitors. The Clenergy EV app enables electric vehicle drivers access to a growing network of charge points, enabling them to continue on their journey with complete visibility of costs in one application and makes use of one card to pay for charge via contactless RFID.’
‘Established for over 25 years , Daniels Smalley Partnership is a leading independent executive search & selection consultancy who specialises in the appointment of executives and senior managers for businesses across South Wales and wider Southwest of England. Our ability to respond quickly to changing market conditions is just one of the key reasons for our success. Recruitment for us is not just a business, it is a passion and our commitment to delivering a first-class service with a strong attention to detail is the one constant you can rely upon. If you are looking for an innovative approach to search & selection, where expertise, market knowledge and a quality service are the norm, then we really should be talking.’
‘Although we started delivering IT support in Bridgend some 14 years ago, ITCS is now rated as the top IT support provider in Wales. We deliver UK-wide IT services & support, including Computer Repairs and Computer System support, IT Security, Managed IT Services, Hardware & Software, Networks, Cloud Based Solutions, CCTV Systems, Business Telecoms, Business Broadband, Web Design, SEO and PPC. Our Head Office in Bridgend, our regional offices and our UK wide IT support engineer network ensures National coverage. Our hi-tech monitoring station helps us monitor IT systems 24/7, maintaining our strong track record and reputation for delivering on our promises.’
‘Now in its 11th year, It’s My Shout Productions Ltd is a unique company specialising in the production of short films for television and screen. The scheme works directly with BBC Wales, S4C and the Arts Council of Wales to provide opportunities for new talent throughout Wales. Working alongside a variety of education, community, and industry partners across Wales, It’s My Shout provides quality training and exciting creative experiences to individuals hoping to break into the media industry. Since it was established in 2003, the scheme has successfully nurtured the talent and launched the careers of many actors, directors, writers and production crew.’
‘At Limestone Grey, we’re here to help simplify the R&D tax credit claim process. We understand that it can be daunting, there is so much information available, it’s hard to know where to begin! We’re not here to overwhelm you with jargon. We’re here to provide a complete R&D service that ensures your claim is fully optimised. Giving you complete peace of mind and confidence that you are in safe hands. Our team at Limestone Grey have extensive knowledge and expertise. We only hire qualified tax professionals, professionals with a passion for helping businesses grow and flourish. Thanks to our vast experience in R&D tax credits and the wider accounting landscape, we understand the tax legislation and HMRC practices, along with how an R&D tax credit claim can impact wider areas of your business.’
‘Mesuro focuses on commercialising RF test and measurement technologies resulting from Cardiff University’s world-renowned Centre for High Frequency Engineering. Mesuro’s measurement solutions overcome many of the limitations inherent in traditional design and testing processes by providing complete information and control of high frequency signals of the circuits under test. This allows for the development of an integrated development process that streamlines the development and testing cycle and reduces time to market. In addition to offering turnkey active load pull solutions, Mesuro also offers a wide range of testing services.’
‘Grown through the industrial hub of South Wales, we’re trained with the manufacturing giants and now utilise these skills gained to enhance our design services for you the customer. We know what our clients need in order to manufacture products. We’ve been designing and developing products for nearly two decades. Time spent on production lines in hot sweaty molding shops has given us the humility to design better products first time. For us it’s all about time to market and we endeavor to get your products finished ON-TIME, ON-BUDGET and fit for purpose. We offer a full design service which can be tailored to your exact needs. Whether it’s industrial design, product design, product engineering or manufacturing we have the capability and experience to supply.’
‘Probe are a Business Consulting firm founded in South Wales in 2005 with offices in Bridgend and Sheffield. The company works with manufacturing organisations both large and small to offer process and productivity improvement support. Our core competence is in Quality and Process Engineering and our services cover all aspects of the discipline from component screening and inspection through to implementation and training in the industry core tools which include Lean Six Sigma, Problem Solving, OEE, SMED, FMEA etc. Probe’s service is unique in as much as we have developed web-based software which will enable companies to achieve significant process and performance improvement. This system is called “POET” and is available as a stand-alone product or to be utilised as part of our Business Consulting Operational Excellence implementation program.’
‘With over 30 years’ experience within the UK and overseas, Quorum Consulting Engineers utilise modern software and extensive knowledge to provide design and technical support for a variety of Structural and Civil Engineering Projects. Projects range from domestic modifications such as extensions to residential dwellings, to multi-storey framed structures for commercial and industrial clients. Economic and sustainable designs are at the core of our company, with experience in the design of passiv-haus projects and value engineering of large-scale projects. Quorum Consulting Engineers have a dedicated, close working team and pride ourselves on the relationships built with clients during the project with regular return clients due to the high quality of our work. Contact us to see how we can help with your project, by email on info@Qapm.com or call us on 01446 774493’
‘Thermify is a radical new solution to replace gas boilers and generate new revenue from cloud computing. It uses energy twice. From 2025 the UK Government wants new homes to be heated with renewable energy such as Thermify’s patented ‘HeatHub’ technology. The HeatHub is a miniature data center which generates heat by carrying out tasks for our corporate cloud computing customers. Carrying out any computing task like this generates heat as a ‘waste’ product, but rather than vent this heat into the atmosphere Thermify’s HeatHub captures the heat generated in the compute process, transferring it to the central heating system of a domestic home, using energy twice!’
‘The Active Young People Department manages the sports development program for Bridgend County Borough Council and works in partnership with 48 primary schools, 9 secondary schools and 2 special schools. It also works with over 220 community sports club and associations supporting the development of sport in the community.
Our department has been in residence at Sony UK offices for the past 2 and half years.
We are situated on the M4 corridor ensuring easy and swift access to all our schools and community clubs. The premises are professional, business like and are of the highest quality which ensures that our partners are always comfortable and impressed.
Safety and security are paramount here which more than meets our requirements and there are excellent kitchen and canteen facilities. In addition, this unique office space is surrounded by lakes, trees and natural habitat which serves as a positive boost every day.’
Challoch Energy –
‘Challoch Energy moved into the Sony Technology Park in spring 2022. We have an established business in Belgium and were looking to grow a new business arm in the UK with operations beginning in January 2022. We were looking for a well-positioned and appropriate office space for a small but growing business.
Our operations in clean energy fit very nicely with the Sony philosophy for the site, with renewable generation as part of the infrastructure. In addition, the complete package offered by Sony for the office with a welcoming reception and excellent support has made our start in life in Wales very smooth. The location is impressive for our range of visitors from private sector clients to government officials.
Finally, we found other like-minded tenants in the facilities, one of which we already knew from previous work. We very much appreciate our tenancy in the Sony UK Technology Centre.’
‘We have recently had the privilege of leasing a commercial office space at Sony Technology Centre, and I cannot speak highly enough about the level of professionalism and quality of service provided. From the outset, I was impressed by their dedication to ensuring that the needs of all tenants were met, with the utmost care and attention.
The facilities are of the highest standard, with modern, well-appointed workspaces that are designed for optimal productivity and comfort. The communal areas, such as the lobby, kitchen, gym and canteen and maintained to the highest of standards, creating a welcoming environment that is perfect for work and collaboration.
We have been consistently impressed by the level of support and responsiveness provided by management team, they are always available to answer any questions and address any concerns, their professionalism and expertise instilled a sense of confidence and trust that is invaluable to any tenant.
Overall, I would highly recommend Sony Technology Centre to any business looking for a commercial office space, that combines exceptional facilities with a professional service. My experience has been nothing short of excellent, and I am confident that other tenants will find the same level of satisfaction and success at this outstanding location.’
It’s My Shout –
‘Since beginning our tenancy at the Sony Technology Centre in October 2010, we have found the office facilities to be very reasonably priced and within a secure and pleasant working environment. We appreciate the support of professional and friendly security and reception staff, who are always on hand to answer any queries, along with convenient postal distribution services and on-site canteen, we feel well-provided with the conveniences and services that enable us to work efficiently on a day-to-day basis.’
One Nine Design –
‘Operating a successful design consultancy is all about building confidence and relationships with our clients, something easily achieved with the facilities and professional support we get at Sony UK TEC. We often receive positive comments for the welcome our clients get when arriving at reception. The additional security requirements to access the site provides invaluable reassurance to our more project sensitive clients.
Since moving into the Sony UK TEC office in 2010 our business has grown exponentially, and we have moved to a bigger office to accommodate additional staff/services in 2012. This daunting task was made easy by the members of Sony UK TEC who made the transition seamless” and painless. The access to all the amenities available on site has been amazing and provides a more efficient business model for us with dramatically reduced needs to go offsite.
Finally, the networking within the Sony UK Tec has meant additional business through other tenants and in return we give advice and support when asked. It’s an environment for good business and advice with professional support throughout.’