Global animal nutrition firm, Alltech has cut the ribbon on its new UK offices in the East of England.

The newly built offices in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, were opened by Dr. Mark Lyons, Alltech president and CEO, and Mrs. Deirdre Lyons, co-founder and director of corporate image and design, at an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday (December 6).

The 70,000ft² innovative design was initiated by Deirdre Lyons in late 2015 to accommodate Alltech’s growth in an office-only site.

It features an open reception area, five meeting rooms, including a purpose-built training room, offices and dedicated creative spaces.

Inspired by Pearse Lyons

While the initial design work started three years ago, ground was broken on the new building in November of 2016.

The office now reflects the nature of Alltech’s late founder, Dr. Pearse Lyons, with open spaces designed to nurture creativity and innovation.

“Our new building, designed by Mrs. Lyons, brings together many of our teams for greater collaboration and improved service to our customers in animal and crop nutrition,” said Alric Blake, chief operating officer.

“We look forward to welcoming customers, colleagues and friends, old and new, to Alltech Stamford.”

In addition to serving as the primary base for the firm's chief operating officer and the global leaders of its core animal nutrition platforms, the Stamford site is also home to Alltech's UK team and Alltech E-CO2, which provides tools and services to improve the sustainability and efficiency of farming operations.

As part of the expansion, manufacturing operations were also relocated to a larger site 12 miles outside of Stamford.

Stamford has been home to the firm's UK offices since 1988. Today, the team includes 120 highly-skilled specialists who work alongside feed, farming and food businesses to achieve performance targets through nutritional innovation.

“Dr. Pearse Lyons established a culture of creativity and innovation at Alltech,” said Blake. “Our new UK office reflects that spirit as the company continues to grow and carry the mission forward.”

Founded in 1980 by Irish entrepreneur and scientist Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech aims to deliver solutions for the sustainable nutrition of plants, animals and people.

With expertise in yeast fermentation, solid state fermentation and the science of nutrigenomics, the firm is a leading producer and processor of yeast additives, organic trace minerals, feed ingredients, premix and feed employing more than 6,000 people worldwide.