Three companies are growing fast at new offices at Milton Park near Didcot.

Videoloft was founded by the co-founder and former CEO of Alamy, the global stock image and video company, which has its headquarters at Milton Park.

Videoloft is a software platform which provides simple and secure offsite cloud storage and remote viewing to CCTV security systems.

The company has taken 1,060 sq ft of office space at 18C Croft Drive.

Earlier this year Alamy was acquired by PA Media Group, the UK-based news and information business.

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Founded 20 years ago, Alamy has one of the world’s most diverse creative and editorial stock imagery collections, comprising almost 200 million photographs, vectors and 360-degree panoramic images.


The business has close to 100,000 customers in more than 150 countries, working across a range of sectors including publishing, design, advertising and broadcast.

The acquisition saw the PA Media Group enter the stock imagery market for the first time. It also supported the Group’s long-term strategy to diversify its business and consolidate its position as the UK’s leading provider of cross-platform news, sport and entertainment data, content and services.

Alamy is now complement PA Media Group’s editorial picture syndication business, PA Images, whose archive charts more than 100 years of British history, along with royal, entertainment, sport and news photography.

Clive Marshall, chief executive of PA Media Group said earlier: “This transformational acquisition will significantly increase our customer base and provide the PA Media Group with a strong presence in the international market for the first time.

“Alamy has created a fantastic ecosystem of content creators and content users around a superior e-commerce platform.


Staff at Milton Park

"The acquisition adds real scale and diversity to PA Media Group’s photo services. As a result, customers will have access to a wider, richer image portfolio which combines great editorial and stock imagery, accessible through a global platform.

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“In addition, this acquisition will further strengthen the financial performance of the company and help secure the future of our core news agency business.”

KGB_LogoKGB Cleaning South West, a contract cleaning company, has joined the Innovation Centre taking 544 sq ft.

K3 Business Technology Group, a leading supplier of integrated business systems, K3 Business Technology Group has also taken 753 sq ft in our Innovation Centre.

It specialises in ERP, CRM, business intelligence, e-commerce, hosting and managed services to the supply chain industry.

Lastly, biosciences company Module 2 Medicine, which works with Grey Wolf Therapeutics, the immuno-oncology specialist and Pathios Therapeutics, delivering groundbreaking therapies also in the area of the immuno-oncology, joined the park last year taking 309 sq ft in the innovation centre.

Since then they have seen fast growth and now occupy 2,404 sq ft, making them the biggest occupier in the Innovation Centre.

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With the recent launch of the NHS Test and Trace service’s new NHS COVID-19 app, which notifies users if they have come into contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus, Milton Park managers MEPC have displayed an official NHS QR code poster at various managed locations around the park.

It is a legal requirement to display an official NHS QR poster in designated venues such as restaurants, cafes, pubs, hotels and town halls.

In May a returning to work survey was held for staff and got more than 600 responses.

Of those 57 Milton Park-based business leaders who replied, 95% said that they had a Covid-19 return to work strategy or plan in place or were working on one.


Philip Campbell

MEPC commercial director Philip Campbell said earlier: “We expect smaller companies to return to work more rapidly than larger companies which have tended to prepare space for people’s return but they will stagger return to work times and days, and leave the decision to continue to work from home with the individuals.

"Those that are likely to stay at home are those who are vulnerable, live with a vulnerable person or with someone who is a key worker. Those with childcare issues or other domestic issues will face problems coming in every day until things in the outside work return to a ‘new normal’.

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Those younger people, who are not in the vulnerable category and may not have such domestic situations, indicated that they were keen to return to work and see colleagues.”