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EY – Supporting growth across the Science Park Community

Thu 20th April 2017

March 28th saw the first in a series of start-up and SME workshops co-hosted by the University of Southampton Science Park and EY.

As part of its mission to support the high-growth technology businesses across the region, the Science Park collaborated with EY’s Private Mid-Market Team who specialise in working with fast growth organisations, inviting a group of experts to share their insights across important themes that included growth strategy, skills, tax incentives and risk management.

Tailored specifically for the Solent economy, EY offered incisive detail relevant to start-ups and SMEs in the region, including their ongoing experience advising local businesses to mitigate the current risks and realise the opportunities surrounding Britain’s exit from the European Union and wider disruption themes such as Digital.

James Harris, EY Partner based in Southampton, who focuses on driving regional prosperity, said: “Innovation and IP commercialisation are two critical factors for the region. EY is committed to supporting this activity, both in terms of strengthening a culture of connectivity between corporates and start-ups and providing those emerging businesses with the relevant tools and proven insights to help them develop to their full potential. Our collaboration with the Science Park and the discussions throughout this first event was an exciting step as we continue to enhance our presence in Southampton and the wider region.”

Peter Birkett, CEO of the Science Park, said: “It was exciting to see so many experts from EY providing one-to-one advice to the community of businesses here at the Science Park. Through our Engage events programme we aim to offer companies the best support environment to learn and grow, and our ongoing partnership with EY is just one example of how we achieve this.

Further Engage events will be scheduled throughout the year. For more information visit the Science Park website at: www.science-park.co.uk.