Sci-Tech Daresbury scoops accolade for ‘setting the pace’ in innovation

Recognition came at the UK Science Park Association member awards in York for its work in supporting the growth of knowledge-based firms.

Cheshire science and innovation campus Sci-Tech Daresbury

Sci-Tech Daresbury has been hailed as the science campus making the most significant contribution to innovation in the UK.

The recognition came at the UK Science Park Association (UKSPA) member awards, held in York when the Cheshire campus picked up the award for “setting the pace” in innovation and for supporting the growth of knowledge-based firms.

Sci-Tech Daresbury was also shortlisted for ‘Best Project’ award for last year’s Open Week, which attracted more than 7,500 members of the public.

The UKSPA awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of the science park and innovation movement in the UK.

UKSPA was created by the sector for the sector and has seen its membership grow to more than 150 member locations.

John Downes, group managing director of Langtree and chairman of the Sci-Tech Daresbury joint venture company, said that the award reflects the continuing success of the campus’s business strategy.

He explained: “The last 12 months have been very strong for the campus, with new developments in the Enterprise Zone and a record number of new companies joining our business community.

“This award underlines our reputation as a place where business can innovate and flourish and we are delighted to have won it.”

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