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.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The webinar will consider the approaches and solutions that can be taken and how we can improve as an industry to encourage effective and sustainable EDI strategies.


Bob Cushing, Bridge Fibre


Roz Bird, Commercial Director, MEPC Silverstone Park

Natalie Daniels, Senior Area Manager, Greater London Authority (GLA)

Dr Katie Perry, Chief Executive, Daphne Jackson Trust

Covid-19 update: Lessons from the past, the present and future challenges

As we enter the third lockdown, UKSPA’s first webinar of 2021 will look at the lessons learnt from the past nine months and consider the challenges as well as the opportunities ahead.


John Leake, UKSPA Director, Company Secretary and Honorary Treasurer


Dom Hallas, Executive Director. The Coalition for a Digital Economy

Iain Mansell, Deputy Director, Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands

Member Panel: 

Colin Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer, Knowledge Quarter Liverpool

Dr Sally Basker, Chief Executive Officer, Exeter Science Park

Duncan Rogers, Asset and Estate Management Director, Harwell Campus

Marketing todays Science and Innovation Parks

This webinar will look at the techniques, campaigns and skills needed to promote UK innovation locations that will; help attract the next generation of entrepreneurs and knowledge intensive businesses in a post-covid world


Bob Cushing, Bridge Fibre


Roz Bird, Commercial Director, MEPC Silverstone Park

Tim Riches, Head of Finance and Marketing, Surrey Research Park

Emily Roberts, Operations & Customer Experience Manager, M-SParc

Helena Jevons, Head of Sales & Marketing, Sussex Innovation

Adapting office buildings for laboratory use

Following on from the initial webinar in November and the subsequent feedback, this webinar debates how more innovative use of space can drive innovation to significantly assist in attracting new talent and supporting retention of existing occupiers. 


Ian McFadzen, CEO, Plymouth Science Park


David Williams, Partner and Head of Science & Technology, Bidwells

Sam Potts, Partner, Bidwells

Alison Wring, Director, AECOM

Richard Walder, Science and Technology UK Sector Lead,  Buro Happold Engineering

David Lupson, Director, CAM-SCI

Continuing Professional Development

UKSPA webinars are registered for CPD. For further information and to register your CPD activity please email

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