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C-Kore Systems Limited has developed a patented range of subsea testing tools which are used globally.  The test equipment is automated and useable by unskilled operators and subsea remotely operated vehicles.  This results in safer working practices and can often mean significant cost savings for their customers.

Having moved to The Menagerie, Escrick in 2018, C-Kore had one unit and plenty of space to grow.  Since that time they have grown rapidly, having twice been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise  (Innovation in 2019, and International Trade in 2021) and having now been awarded the King’s Award for Enterprise (International Trade 2024).

Cynthia Pikaar, Director of Sales & Marketing for C-Kore commented “When we won our second award, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise - International Trade in 2021, the business climate was very different.  The world was going through a global pandemic and, due to strict quarantine rules, moving offshore personnel around for subsea operations was extremely difficult.  Our customers really appreciated the benefits of our simple-to-use technology which negated the need for additional offshore personnel, whilst still having C-Kore technical support available remotely if required”.

Fast forward 3 years and the reputation of C-Kore’s patented testing tools has reached around the globe.  With the assistance of strategically placed in-country representatives, attending local exhibitions, 1-2-1 meetings either in person or via Teams, and word of mouth recommendations from happy customers, C-Kore’s overseas sales have continued to grow resulting in 80% of C-Kore’s orders now coming from outside the UK.

Throughout this time Escrick Park Estate have worked hand in hand with them to provide further facilities for their expanding workforce.

Elaine Hukins, Office Manager at C-Kore, commented “The Menagerie is a great place for our staff to work.  Whilst being rural it is located close to the A19 enabling our staff to commute easily from York, Selby and the East Riding of Yorkshire.  The tranquil location is ideal for our Design staff to work on new exciting products, and our Engineers to provide remote training and support to our customers who could be located anywhere in the world, whilst still having the infrastructure we need for freight forwarders to meet time critical collection deadlines for our bespoke built equipment.”


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