Kent Science Park forms part of a national network of science parks. Covering over 1.7 million sq. ft., with over 200 businesses, it is one of the UK's largest science park networks. We call this the Knowledge Factory.
The companies across these parks collaborate through regular events and a shared digital collaboration platform and app.Visit the Knowledge Factory
Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to supporting and nurturing companies, big or small, on our parks. We also seek to strengthen each park’s links to the local community and universities.
Our team at Kent Science Park has the benefit of being able to leverage the knowledge, expertise, and connections of a nationwide team of experienced professionals who are all dedicated to supporting UK innovation and providing the best possible experience to occupiers on our parks.
Additionally, the investors behind the Knowledge Factory are able to provide funding to innovative businesses based at Kent Science Park.
Our technical team can support you with:
Our support team can help you with:
Our partners also help with other areas such as IP, recruitment, M&A, and more.
To discover more about our partners, click here
As part of the Knowledge Factory network, Kent Science Park benefits from connections to early stage investors. When ready, we can provide investment and funding to innovative companies that are based on our parks, and have an established proof of concept that requires scale-up funding.
On-site and engaged
Until recently Neil was the Operations Manager at a shopping centre in Croydon. He brings a wealth of experience with a background in construction and can help businesses at KSP with their fit out and maintenance requirements. When he is not at work, Neil dotes on his two grandchildren and when he can, the odd game of golf. He hasn't divulged his handicap but has casually dropped into the conversation that he was an England semi finalist in the UK Martial Arts Tournament!Email me
Janet joined the team at Kent Science Park after several years with a global office provider and with a background in hotel management and sales; Janet is responsible for viewings, leasing, renewals and expansions for Kent Science Park. Operationally, Janet is a main contact for occupiers via network events, composing and sending out of the weekly newsletter, and visiting occupiers on site. In addition, Janet is responsible for strengthening our relationships with universities and local authorities, identifying new opportunities to support occupiers, and driving enquiries to the park.Email me
Jo Webber has been at KSP since 2012. She is the personable and friendly first point of contact for all occupiers, contractors and visitors to the park, and her extensive site knowledge means that she is able to support the occupiers with all their day-to-day queries. Jo’s wide-ranging duties include meeting room management, organising signage for the site and events, liaising with security, keeping information updated, and general occupier services.Email me
Liz supports in the safe and efficient running of Kent Science Park. She works alongside the Facilities Manager, covering health and safety administration and liaising with the on-site maintenance and landscaping teams, as well as external contractors. There is almost nothing that Liz doesn't know about the inner workings of the park and she is always ready to help our occupiers.Email me
A national network of experts supporting your business
Kevin has over thirty-five years’ experience in the biomedical field both in private and the educational/research sectors. In that time, Kevin initially worked on quality assurance of human and veterinary vaccines and engaged in medical research in the immunology field. He subsequently moved into more operational roles, managing laboratory facilities (including high level containment), managing medical research and higher educational campuses and supporting laboratory design and construction projects. Within the Knowledge Factory, Kevin is the Senior Director across the Knowledge Factory portfolio with the responsibility for overseeing and managing all aspects of operations and compliance across the parks. Kevin also works closely with the landlord providing guidance and advice on laboratory design and management as well as assisting with the relationships between universities and other strategic partners to ensure that park facilities and operations are functional, sustainable and safe. Kevin is a member of a number of professional science, facilities and safety bodies to ensure that his professional knowledge is kept up to date and relevant.
Keith is our EHS and Operations Manager at the Wilton Centre, and his role includes overseeing the day-to-day operations for the park, together with managing all aspects of health and safety and environmental management on behalf of the owners. Keith is the main EHS contact for supporting current and new occupiers to operate their facilities safely.
Keith also provides support across all of our parks when companies have challenges that fall within his specialism.
Andrew's role includes managing all aspects of building maintenance and ensuring all statutory requirements and engineering standards are adhered to across the park. Andrew is also the first point of contact to assist current and new occupiers with tailoring their space to meet their exact requirements. Andrew can support businesses with complex laboratory, manufacturing or engineering challenges that are moving into our assets.
Mick is our Operations and Services Engineer, based at the Wilton Centre. His role is the monitoring and operation of all building services, together with the daily management of the soft services, ensuring these are delivered to the highest standard. If an occupier needs support in acquiring a specialist service, Mick is available to assist.
Mick can help occupiers locate to or move within our parks, to ensure their facilities are operated to best practice standards.
Barry supports businesses in the Knowledge Factory with scaling up their laboratory and manufacturing operations. His role is overseeing the smooth running of the Wilton Centre’s pilot plant and scale-up facilities, and ensuring that occupiers’ processes are supported and all aspects of health and safety are maintained. If a current or new occupier is looking to establish or modify a chemical process, Barry can assist this with his many years of experience and expertise.
Mike has over 25 years of experience in supporting innovative growing businesses. Predominantly based at our park in Wilton, Mike helps businesses develop their business plans, improve processes and obtain growth funding. Mike has an extensive network of research contacts and can facilitate introductions to help businesses overcome technical challenges which may arise.
As the landlord, Trinity works closely with the Kent Science Park team to provide the best possible working environment. Trinity is also able to provide growth capital to suitable businesses based on the park.
Richard has an investment track record of over 15 years’, having transacted in excess of £2 billion in UK real estate. Richard’s primary responsibility is deal sourcing, execution and asset management, using his strong network of contacts with UK institutions, property companies, occupiers and brokers.Email me
Simon has over 24 years of experience within the real estate industry. He has developed a wide range of property and business experience through working in a variety of fund and commercial property companies. His principal focus at Trinity is asset and development management.Email me
James is a dual chartered accountant and surveyor with over 15 years’ experience in finance and real estate. His background includes investment and corporate finance roles at Colliers International and JLL, prior to which he worked at GLG Partners and Morgan Stanley. James’ responsibilities encompass execution and asset management.Email me
Jeroen has over seven years of experience in real estate, hospitality and sustainability. He is focussed on strengthening relationships with universities and strategic partners, while ensuring we provide the right supporting services and infrastructure for our occupiers.Email me