AIP LLP, the science park management team behind the future success of Norwich Research Park, organised a second successful business networking event in September, following the success of the summer community BBQ in July.
People from 11 companies on the research campus came together for some early afternoon networking and feedback over coffee and a piece of cake. With a few short rounds of ‘speed networking’. Occupier representatives were encouraged to talk with people they had never met before, outside on the terrace of the Centrum building, introducing themselves and saying a little bit about what they do.
The group then moved inside to the Centrum restaurant facility to sit and discuss ideas for new events and to give feedback about current community activities. Lots of good suggestions were made about future activities and events that Anglia Innovation Partnership LLP can take into consideration when planning its future programme of community events.
AIP LLP will be organising regular events in order to help develop the sense of community on the campus. Events will include a mix of sports and social events and business networking.
Alexia Mlynarska, the event organiser from AIP LLP, said, “It was lovely to meet lots of our community members and to find out more about the types of events they would like to see here. I am looking forward to our upcoming event programme which will get our members together to network, socialise and connect.”
Caroline Roberts, People Manager at Big C, said, “I attended the Meet Your Neighbours event to help build a friendly and productive environment for our Big C team based at our Centrum Head Office. It was great to meet some of our neighbours, I made some new connections that I hope will provide mutual business benefits and look forward to getting involved in some of the fun activities planned.”
Roz Bird, CEO of AIP LLP, said, “It is great to get the chance to meet representatives from the 40 companies that call Norwich Research Park their home. The campus must add value to the businesses based here and help them attract and retain the best people. Developing a sense of community and arranging business and social events is a key way to do that. I look forward to meeting up with more people over the coming months!”