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The Oxford Science Park Limited

Magdalen Centre
Robert Robinson Avenue
The Oxford Science Park

+44 (0)1865 784 000

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Our management team

Our experienced team is on-site to create a seamless and supportive environment so that our occupiers can focus on growing their successful businesses.

We take care of all aspects of the Park’s operations: customer services, the working and living environment, development opportunities and leases.

Click on a team member for further information

Rory Maw
Director of The Oxford Science Park Limited
Bursar & Fellow of Magdalen College

Direct +44 (0)1865 276 040
Mobile +44 (0)7796 265 699
Email rory.maw@oxfordsp.com

Rory joined Magdalen College as Bursar in March 2014, having been a Partner and CFO of Bridges Ventures, a private equity firm specialising in social impact investment in high growth SMEs and real estate.

Rory’s responsibility is to oversee The Oxford Science Park’s management and development as one of Magdalen College’s key property investments that is at the heart of its strategy to support discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Previously Rory was an investment banker at Schroders and Morgan Stanley, specialising in mergers and acquisitions for a range of international clients. Rory graduated in Economics from Trinity College, Cambridge.

Byron Byrne
Director of The Oxford Science Park Limited
Professor of Engineering Science
Fellow of St Catherine’s College

Direct +44 (0)1865 273 028
Email byron.byrne@oxfordsp.com

Byron is a Professor in Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science, where he teaches broadly across the Engineering undergraduate syllabus, supervises graduate students and leads a wide-ranging research program concerned with offshore engineering problems, collaborating closely with industry.

As a Director of The Oxford Science Park, since 2002, Byron is closely involved in overseeing the Park’s management and development strategy.

A Civil Engineer by training, gaining his doctorate in geotechnical engineering from Balliol College Oxford, Byron is also an Australian Rhodes Scholar and holds a degree in Commerce from the University of Western Australia.

Piers Scrimshaw-Wright
Managing Director

Direct +44 (0)1865 784 006
Mobile +44 (0)7966 280 128
Email pscrimshaw-wright@oxfordsp.com

A science and business park specialist, Piers is the Park’s Managing Director, responsible for leading the on-site team, asset management and the ambitious development plans.

Piers is a qualified chartered surveyor with over 20 years’ experience in development and asset management. A former Director at Arlington, then Goodman, Piers was responsible for the development of Uxbridge Business Park (with significant HQ lettings to Bristol-Myers Squibb and Amgen), the acquisition and development of Colworth Science Park and Harwell Oxford, and then an ambitious development programme in France, Spain and Germany. More recently, he has been involved in a niche UK Science Park start-up company. Piers began his career at GVA in London.

Shannon Blaszko
Magdalen Centre & Sadler Building Manager

Phone +44 (0)1865 784 000
Email shannon.blaszko@oxfordsp.com

Shannon is responsible for the Park’s two main buildings: Magdalen Centre and Sadler Building.

Having worked at the Park for more than 10 years, her role is to help let and manage office and laboratory space to those companies who are either already located on the Park that need to expand, or those new companies that wish to locate here.

She oversees the provision of a corporate headquarters style reception area, telephone switchboard service, broadband internet connections, and other essential amenities including catering, meeting room and conference facilities.

Robert Horsfield
Park Services Manager

Direct +44 (0)1865 784 025
Mobile +44 (0)7989 498 720
Email robert.horsfield@oxfordsp.com

Rob has worked on the Park for 11 years and is responsible for ensuring the Park runs smoothly 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

His day-to-day management includes landscaping, environment, security, mechanical and electrical, health & safety, service charge, and transport.

After graduating as a mature student from South Bank, Rob took a path into Facilities Management and held a variety of roles working for the Royal Mail, Romec and finally at the Unique Pub Company.

Paul McGuinness
Assistant Manager, Magdalen Centre

Phone +44 (0)1865 784 000
Email paul.mcguinness@oxfordsp.com

Paul works to support the Magdalen Centre and Sadler Building Manager in providing excellent space for companies to thrive through letting office and laboratory space, and the provision of support services and amenities.

Julien Such
Food & Beverage Manager

Phone +44 (0)1865 784 000
Email julien.such@oxfordsp.com

Julien brings 22 years’ catering experience to ensure that the Park’s food and beverage provision is exceptional.

Julien is responsible for the Sadler Building’s fully licenced bar, brasseries, restaurant and a ‘Grab and Go’ kiosk; plus Café Magdalen’s Barista coffee, hot drinks, sandwiches and snack provisions, and full lunchtime menu. He runs a fantastic on-site team from chefs to waiting staff that all share his passion for food, drink and people.

He is also responsible for the many events and weddings held at the Sadler Building.

Julien started his career as a classically trained chef specialising in patisserie, and went on to complete a degree in Hotel Business Management.

Tom Bulger
Management Accountant

Phone +44 (0)1865 784 000
Email tom.bulger@oxfordsp.com

Tom is a Chartered Management Accountant with more than 12 years’ accounting experience having worked as Management Accountant at Oxford Brookes University for nearly five years.

Prior to that he worked in a similar role for Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust for two years, and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for nearly three years. He started his accountancy training at Stagecoach Group plc.

Tom’s role covers the budgeting, financial accounts and management accounts involved in the Park’s efficient daily operations. He is part of the on-site team based in The Magdalen Centre.

Ania Ferenc
Business Liaison Assistant

Phone +44 (0)1865 781 300
Email ania.ferenc@oxfordsp.com

Ania’s main duties involve liaising with occupying companies, visitors and contractors in a friendly manner, and reception duties in both the Magdalen Centre and Sadler Building.

She is also responsible for administrative tasks, such as managing postal services, inputting purchase ledger invoices onto the accounting system, calculating hospitality charges, administrating virtual office services, assisting with monthly invoicing procedure, and secretarial support to Centre Manager.

She also promotes events on the Park, including assisting with marketing materials.

Emma Brennan
Magdalen Centre Receptionist

Phone +44 (0)1865 784 000
Email emma.brennan@oxfordsp.com

Emma’s role is to ensure that the Magdalen Centre’s many occupiers and their visitors are looked after to the highest of standards.

Scott Harkness
Carter Jonas Retained property consultant

Mobile +44 (0)7860 360 821
Email scott.harkness@carterjonas.co.uk

A highly experienced Oxfordshire commercial property consultant, Scott provides advice to the Park on commercial property agency and development matters, including potential design and build opportunities for new occupiers.

Scott has a particular knowledge and understanding of the business & science park property markets across Oxfordshire and the UK.

Travelling to the park

By Road – General directions

The Magdalen Centre Postcode – OX4 4GA
The Sadler Building Postcode – OX4 4GE

The Oxford Science Park is located approximately 4 miles south-east of Oxford City centre.

When travelling from the north use the M40 Junction 9, or from London use the M40 Junction 8.

The Park is well signposted. However where not indicated follow signs for the A4074 or the Kassam Stadium (located about 500 metres east of the Park).

Car Share

The Oxford Science Park’s car share scheme is a partnership scheme with Liftshare, providing you with the opportunity to participate in greener and more efficient travel solutions to and from the Park.

For further details, visit the Park’s Liftshare website, or to register for the scheme, contact Robert Horsfield.

By Rail

Oxford railway station has regular trains from London Paddington, London Marylebone, and other cities.

Details are available by phoning 0845 748 4950 or on-line from thetrainline.com or Network Rail.

The current London trains to Paddington are operated by Great Western Railway (GWR).

Oxford railway station is approximately five miles from the Science Park. It is recommended to get a taxi from the Railway station to the Park.

In addition, Chiltern Railways operates from Oxford Station, via Oxford Parkway, to London Marylebone.

By Bus

The 3A Bus offers a service from Oxford City Centre (Norfolk Street, stop E1; High Street, stop T2) to the Magdalen Centre.

The 3A service is operated by the Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach.

The latest timetable may be viewed on the Oxford Bus Company’s website.