THE number of people working in the space industry at Harwell Oxford science campus is growing fast.

Employment within the Harwell Space Cluster has increased by 19 per cent over the last 12 months.

About 150 new posts have been filled as the cluster has grown from 80 organisations to 89.

Employing more than 950 people, the 89 organisations make up the UK’s most concentrated Space Cluster.

Dr Joanna Hart, Harwell Space Cluster development manager, said: “We have a unique talent pool in the area and we want to create more jobs.”