UKSPA Webinar Archive



UKSPA runs regular webinars for members and partners to learn and debate the very latest issues, the programme addresses the  key topic areas that are facing the innovation sector. The ongoing series of webinars run as part of UKSPA’S programme of sharing good practice, networking, communication, research, promotion and advocacy that helps  to sustain and develop this vital economic sector.

Business rates and Covid-19

An opportunity to learn from an expert panel of UKSPA members about the latest issues relating to business rates, void rates amid the impact of Covid-19.


Richard New – Partner, Mills and Reeve

Barry Sankey – Consultant, Wright Hassell

Dan Green – Associate, Flude Commercial

Paul Carver – Director, Granby Martin

Member Panel:

Tom Blount – Lincoln Science and Innovation Park, David Grindrod – University of Warwick Science Park

To view the recording please click the link below and use the password: 1y.^*^AS 

Preparing for the return to the workplace

As part of an easing of lockdown,panellists considered the government advice on ensuring that workplaces, which are being allowed to reopen, are as safe as possible and discussed the practical application of the guidance.


Glenn Crocker, MBE, UKSPA Chairman

Mark Tock, Operations Director, Nexus Leeds

Andrew Tipper, Partner, Cushman & Wakefield

Dave Hockton, MIRA Technology Park

To view the recording please click the link below and use the password: 3d?*#2Ml 

Business support for a remote audience

A look at how members are delivering business support during lockdown and the preparations for a partial loosening of social distancing.


Wendy Tindsley, Innovation Director, Oxford Innovation

Jo Stevens, Managing Director, Oxford Innovation

Ian McFadzen CEO, Plymouth Science Park

John Leake Business Development Manager at Sci-Tech Daresbury

Joe Caine, Smart Innovation Hub Manager, Keele University Science and Innovation Park

To view the webinar please click the link below and use the password: 9P^@qc3*

Returning to work

Following the recent guidance from Government, the webinar considered the numerous issues facing UKSPA members on the return to the workplace.


Chair: Bob Cushing, Board Director, UKSPA

Sophie Whitbread, Employment Lawyer, Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Emma Davies, Partner, Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Jayne Kelly, Associate Architect and Interior Designer, NBBJ

Robert Day, Chairman & Founder, Blueprint Interiors

To view the webinar please click the link below

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