Granta Park takes networking to business awards


23-03-2010

Granta Park took its networking ethos to the Great Hall at King’s College last week, hosting a table of senior scientists at the 'Cambridge News' Business Excellence Awards and sponsoring an award.

Explains Granta Park’s Marketing and Asset Manager Roz Bird: “Granta Park aims to add value to the science community by creating networking opportunities which could lead to exciting new collaborations. We call it ‘engineered serendipity,’ it’s the idea that through conversations, in this case over dinner, ideas may, over time, be advanced.”

On the Granta Park table were (as pictured left to right, top to bottom) Professor Roger Pedersen (Cambridge University), Dr Fabio Magrini (MedImmune), Chris Neild (PPD), Dr Paul Whiting (Pfizer), Dr Nic Bowman (Pfizer), Rick de Blaby (MEPC), Dr James Murray (Vernalis) and Roz Bird (Granta Park)

Adds Roz: “I was delighted that we were able to secure a table of senior scientists at the Awards. I took the opportunity to rearrange the seating plan at the end of every course, moving guests around the table to enable them to all meet each other and to give them time to discuss their fields of interest. This is part of our strategy to make Granta Park a special science park community that our customers can benefit from.”

Granta Park sponsored the businessman of the year award which was won by Mark Davenport of waste management company Donarbon and presented by Rick de Blaby, Chief Executive of MEPC, the national property company which manages and operates eight business and science parks including Granta Park.

There are a variety of opportunities to join the Granta Park community with office and laboratory accommodation available from fitted out office suites of 765 sq ft on flexible ‘Greenlite’ leases through to a brand new, three storey, 28,000 sq ft building, ready for a company’s bespoke fit-out, with high-spec reception and beautiful views of the Cambridgeshire countryside visit www.grantapark.co.uk

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For further details contact Roz Bird on 01223 895031 rbird@mepc.com.

 

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BioMed Realty has been part of Cambridge's world-class life science community since the acquisition of Granta Park in 2012. Granta Park is a 477,230 square foot business estate in one of the most reconised areas for science success globally and is home to leading companies, including Sosei Heptares, Astrazeneca, Illumina, PPD Global, and One Nucleus.

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