Digital design agency moves to Plymouth Science Park special startup area


Digital design agency Knowthis has moved to the Plymouth Science Park special training area for start-ups.

The full-service creative digital design agency was established in November 2019 by Ben Saul, an experienced creative leader and digital specialist.

For 23 years, Mr. Saul has helped organizations of all sizes grow their brands and transform their organizations by delivering “impactful creation with measurable results.”

Knowthis, originally based in Tavistock, designs websites, brochures, flyers, email newsletters and campaigns, and creates and maintains brands, among other services.

The reception building at Plymouth Science Park

Some of the companies he’s worked with in the past include engineering and construction firm Red Leaf Group, Look Lovely London cosmetics clinic and Backlash Brewery in Northumberland.

Throughout his career Knowthis Managing Director Mr Saul has worked with big names such as Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover, Mini, Eden Project, Home office, Diageo, Duchy of Cornwall and the NHS.

He said: “Unknowingly launching a business just before a global pandemic has certainly been a challenge, but our ethic of transparency, friendliness and going the extra mile for our customers has enabled Knowthis to continue to negotiate and develop throughout this difficult time.

“I am very happy to bring Knowthis to Plymouth Science Park, with the opportunity to meet new people and companies with the same motivation and enthusiasm that I have for Knowthis.”

The Plymouth Science Park Training Area is a joint venture with the University of Plymouth, which helps small businesses grow in a sustainable manner by providing full access to the facilities, services and networking opportunities that the park has to offer. .

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Plymouth Science Park already hosts a diverse directory of start-up tenant businesses and fosters collaboration and innovation across campus.

Mr Saul said: “The park is the perfect environment for Knowthis to grow and I am really excited to be a part of the professional environment.

Fay Davies, Business Development Manager at Plymouth Science Park, said: “It has been a difficult year for companies, especially start-ups. It is therefore all the more pleasant to welcome Knowthis in the Training Zone. We look forward to supporting them in developing their creative business in the park. “

Knowthis is the latest company to arrive on PSP, in February, the pioneering pharmaceutical company Amprologix, a spin-off from the University of Plymouth, has settled in the park. Other recent arrivals include data technology company Gathering Momentum and Modus Labortiries toothpaste research company.

Originally named Tamar Science Park, PSP was incorporated in 1996 as a joint venture between the University of Plymouth and Plymouth City Council.

Over £ 30million of investment, including ERDF, SWRDA and HotSW LEP grants, has funded five distinct phases of development since 1996.

PSP’s Board of Directors includes senior representatives from Plymouth City Council. including the elected head of the board and the University of Plymouth, as well as three independent non-executive directors. The 25-acre campus is home to science and technology companies involved in the digital, creative, marine, earth, and life sciences.


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