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Celebrating Summer and Community at the Norwich Research Park BBQ

21 June 2023

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Over 150 members of the Norwich Research Park community came together for the AIP annual barbecue last week. Representatives attended from across the community to network and enjoy the food and sunshine. The event was sponsored by local wealth management firm, Chadwicks.

With great weather and plenty of good food, provided by resident caterers, the Genuine Dining Company, it was another successful AIP initiative to help bring people together, to catch up with old friends and make new contacts.

After a couple of short speeches from AIP CEO Roz Bird and Chadwick’s Director Richard Ross, guests continued their conversations and also had the chance to try some new outdoor games including an outdoor football table and giant Connect 4. And, for one afternoon only, there was a photo booth with all kinds of accessories to wear and hold to help create a few more funny memories of the second successful AIP barbecue!

Roz said, “It is great to get people out on the campus enjoying the sunshine and great barbecue food. It was a chance to catch up with representatives from our companies and all the key people in our research community that give their time to support the campus-wide strategy for Norwich Research Park.

The AIP team is doing a great job of activating our community, with a wide range of events including quiz nights, senior team lunches and Enterprise Showcase events. I have to say the barbecue is one of my favourites!”

Angela Brett, Business Development Manager at Chadwicks Ltd said, “A perfect sunny day for the Chadwicks team to join the Norwich Research Park’s community BBQ. Thank you, Roz Bird, Nick Goodwin, Alexia Mlynarska, Jade Potter & team for your hospitality – we thoroughly enjoyed supporting this event, it is always exciting to learn about the research developments happening right on our doorstep!

If you would like to learn more about Chadwicks, please contact angela.brett@chadwicks.co.uk.”

Daniel Marcu from Virilitas Ltd, a virtual tenant of the Park said, “I really enjoyed the BBQ because it truly showcased the talented community we have at the Norwich Research Park.

Personally, it allowed me to interact with fellow entrepreneurs and engage in stimulating conversations about innovative ideas, collaborative opportunities, and the exciting future awaiting all of us within the vibrant Norwich Research Park.

As the co-founder of a biotech start up, I’m incredibly excited that the NRP is much more than a scientific hub. It’s becoming the home of many innovators connecting the dots between science and business.”

 

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