Maidstone Studios – a new chapter in System C’s history
9th February 2015
Kent-based System C today opened the doors on its new head office at Maidstone Studios, marking a new chapter in the company’s 32-year history.
The move to 5,000 sq feet of new offices in the independent studio and media production centre is the software company’s fourth move in Maidstone since it started trading in 1983.
Today System C employs 431 people and also has offices in Warrington, Leeds, Warwick, Sheffield and Nottingham. It is the UK’s leading supplier of health and social care software, with over 140 deployments across the UK.
About 40 people will be based permanently at Maidstone Studios and it will also be the company’s new registered office. Formerly called TVS Television Centre, Maidstone Studios has been home to a varied selection of independent British television programming including quiz shows such as Catchphrase and children's shows such as CITV's Art Attack. It is currently the home of the ITV dating show Take Me Out and BBC2's Later... with Jools Holland.
“We’ve come a long way since 1983, but have always been very proud to maintain our roots in Kent”, said Dr Ian Denley, joint chief executive of System C. “We continue to manage our software development work from Kent, and have even named our main software suite of hospital information systems Medway.”
“Maidstone is a great town, and we benefit from the availability of high level IT skills in the county, a range of graduate employment programmes from local universities, and a county council which is genuinely keen to attract and support high-tech businesses to the area.”
The company’s first office was in Mill Street. The company moved to the High Street, and subsequently to Brenchley House, Week Street where it has been based for the last 16 years.