Wilton Centre is part of a national network of UK science parks with over 2m sqft of office, laboratory and manufacturing space. Together this network encompasses more than 180 science and innovation businesses in a network called 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 the Wilton Centre 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 the Wilton Centre.
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, funding, and more.
As part of the Knowledge Factory network, Wilton Centre benefits from connections to early stage investors. When ready, we can provide investment and funding to innovative companies based on our parks that have an established proof of concept and require scale-up funding.
To find out more about funding opportunities click here.
On-site and engaged
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.
Steve is the Site Director at the Wilton Centre and his role includes being the main point of contact for occupiers, and encouraging the growth of new and established businesses. Steve works closely with the landlord to ensure that new ventures and investment are in line with what current occupiers need and potential occupiers want.Email me
Claire helps facilitate existing occupiers’ growth at the park, together with being the first point of contact for attracting new occupiers and ensuring a smooth transition towards settling into the space. Whether it is specialist laboratory facilities or simply office space, Claire will come up with the best solution available for you.Email me
Keith's role includes overseeing the day-to-day operations for the park, together with managing all aspects of health and safety, and environmental management. Keith is the main EHS contact for supporting current and new occupiers in operating their facilities safely. He 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.
Chris is responsible for 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, Chris is available to assist. Chris 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 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.
Jon helps ensure the utilities, services and high-pressure gases provided at the Wilton Centre’s pilot plant and scale-up facilities are maintained, together with managing and monitoring the disposal of chemical waste on behalf of occupiers. Jon is always on hand to facilitate the unique requirements occupiers may have in such a specialist location.
When a visitor arrives at reception Becky and her team ensure the park provides a great customer experience. Becky is also responsible for visitor management and access control for the park, together with site inductions for long-term visitors and new staff.
Alison is responsible for ensuring Wilton Centre’s main areas of interaction with our occupiers – helpdesk, visitor management and meeting room reservations – meet the customer needs, including the occupier portal. If you are looking to hold an event at Wilton Centre, Alison is available to ensure it will be a great success.
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 Wilton Centre 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, while ensuring we provide the right supporting services and infrastructure for our occupiers.Email me
The Wilton Centre team is incredibly supportive, and I think it would have been a very different picture without them. Even though we’ve been at the site for over a year, we still find ourselves asking for advice, and there’s no hesitation from the team – the support has been fantastic.
Suhail Mitoubsi, General Manager at The Faraday Centre