Rightly securing its place on the 2017 Innovation 50 list, Leicester-based children’s entertainment company Sublime Science continues to turn heads with its innovative approach to getting young people excited about science.

The bright idea

“Mad” Marc Wileman founded Sublime Science in 2008, using a Prince’s Trust loan to kick-start the business with the sole intention of showing children how much fun science can be.

Sublime Science inspires the next generation through unforgettable science-themed birthday parties, workshops and online experiences – aiming to sneak a passion for STEM subjects into children’s lives while they are having too much fun to notice.

A year to remember 

The past 12-months has been Sublime Science’s best-ever, seeing significant growth in both turnover and profit, ensuring that its accessible, inspiring version of science can reach more children than ever before. The last year saw Sublime Science win a grand total of nine awards, complete with recognition from 10 Downing Street and Her Majesty the Queen.

Sublime Science has not just seen an expansion in terms of size but in breadth of vision, as it has entered into innovative partnerships with corporate brands – as well as continuing to launch and share new and exciting science experiments.

Inclusion in the Innovation 50 played a key role in developing the company’s regional and national presence – with Marc Wileman commenting on how important Mills & Reeve’s support was to the team: 

“Inspiring children to discover how awesome science can be is a real privilege but it’s also an incredible amount of work and it’s fantastic to be recognised”

What does the future hold?   

Growth rates and widespread approval means that Sublime Science is now able to look into expanding into international markets – taking its enthusiasm and learning tools global for the first time.  

Sublime Science’s growth plan focuses on balancing expansion and innovation with commercial viability. It’s ready to rise to the challenge, using corporate partnerships and brand work – as well as more batches of slime and rocket launchers – to ensure it can continue to bring the magic of science to children across the country and beyond.