TECHNOLOGY specialist Malvern Instruments has launched a recruitment drive after securing £3m support from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund. The award winning company on Enigma Business Park plans to create 47 jobs over the next five years. This funding will support the research and development of new analytical instrumentation to serve the fast-growing nanomaterials and bioscience sectors, helping to maximize Malvern’s export opportunities in these global markets.

The company, which currently employs around 340 people in the UK and approaching 480 more in locations around the world, has already started recruiting to fill a variety of new posts in software, electronics, mechanical, applications and manufacturing through to administrative roles.

“This major boost for Malvern Instruments enables us make significant investments in research and development and manufacturing engineering, to extend our links with UK universities and schools and to invest further in our apprentice programme,” said managing director Paul Walker. “It is good news not just for the company but also for the wider community in creating and securing employment opportunities and contributing further to the local economy. Moreover, there are jobs available over and above the RGF funded positions, so anyone interested should check the Malvern website ( or LinkedIn profile."

Malvern develops, manufactures and markets scientific instruments that provide information essential for research and product development. The company’s products are used to help manufacturers in many different industry sectors - from pharmaceuticals to cement production - to maintain product quality and improve process efficiency. Malvern exports more than 95 per cent of its output and has subsidiaries in all major European markets, North America, China, Japan and Korea, a joint venture in India, a global distributor network and applications laboratories around the world.