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New company to strengthen links with industry

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“The creation of the new commercial company will further strengthen our commercial interests and enable us to fully exploit our wide ranging expertise

The James Hutton Institute is to create one new commercial subsidiary which will incorporate the activities of its current commercial subsidiaries, Mylnefield Research Services Ltd (MRS) and Macaulay Scientific Consulting Ltd (MSC). The move is supported by the Boards of the James Hutton Institute, MRS and MSC, and will strengthen the commercial interests of the Institute, building on the growing success of the two existing subsidiaries.

“It’s an exciting time for the James Hutton Institute as we focus our attention on developing sustainable income streams to support further investment in delivering excellent science that meets the needs of our stakeholders,” said Professor Iain Gordon, Chief Executive of the James Hutton Institute.

“Through MRS and MSC we already have an excellent track record of translating science into products and services that industry needs and the creation of the new commercial company will further strengthen our commercial interests and enable us to fully exploit our wide ranging expertise.”

Managing Director of MRS, Dr Nigel Kerby, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for the Institute to realise its commercial potential across both its sites and between both its existing commercial subsidiaries. It is a forward looking move that builds on the reputation and success of both MRS and MSC.

“The change will be evolutionary not revolutionary. There is still much to be decided for the new company and during the transition period it will be business as usual for MRS customers who we look forward to working with well into the future, while also attracting new customers.”

Business Manager for MSC, Hans Steuten, added: “During the transition the focus will remain firmly on delivering the excellent service that our customers are used to from our people. The new commercial subsidiary can build on the significant achievements of MRS and MSC to date.”

It is anticipated the transition to the new commercial company will take some months. A transition Board, drawing membership from the existing Boards of the James Hutton Institute, MRS and MSC, will oversee the creation of the new company and transfer of activities from the existing companies.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.