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 Edinburgh Technopole 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 Edinburgh Technopole.
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.
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As part of the Knowledge Factory network, Edinburgh Technopole 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
Judith has been based at Edinburgh Technopole for over 10 years, and has overseen the continued growth of the park. This has included the addition of new buildings, refurbishment of the Grade A listed Bush House and the resultant increase in occupiers. More recently, Judith has been instrumental in achieving both ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 for the site. She works closely with the significant partners involved in the Midlothian Science Zone and helps to actively promote the park and occupiers to a wider audience, on both the national and international stage. The gradual regeneration of Edinburgh has attracted bright new businesses to the local economy, and Judith’s aim is to help this continue, creating more high value jobs and supporting the success of companies.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 in operating 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 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 with scaling up their laboratory and manufacturing operations. His role is overseeing the smooth running of Wilton Centre’s pilot plant and scale-up facilities, and ensuring 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 that may arise.
As the landlord, Trinity works closely with the Edinburgh Technopole 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 on 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 whilst ensuring we provide the right supporting services and infrastructure for our occupiers.Email me