Supportive, collaborative and positive
At Heyford Park Innovation Centre, we are a community with a range of businesses, specialising in technology and science.
Whether you need advice to bring a breakthrough idea to life or your creative workforce struggles to keep your finances straight, here you can pick the brains of our experienced business leaders, or we can connect you with other like-minded entrepreneurs. We’re behind you all the way.
Meet the people that could change your business future. Our community of entrepreneurs is brimming with ideas and inspiration, from a wide range of sectors and industries.
Our friendly and helpful centre team are here to make your day-to-day as smooth and enjoyable as possible. They are always happy to go the extra mile, so if you need anything, just ask.
Having started out with a scientific PhD, I moved straight into the world of commerce, setting up several small businesses of my own. This proved to be a great training ground for the next stage in my career, which was in Government funded business support. Nine years of which were with OI, where I supported lots of ambitious businesses to achieve rapid and sustainable growth. I had three years away from Oxford Innovation, co-founding an accelerator programme and most recently, I was involved in business development for a high-tech start-up, until I re-joined Oxford Innovation again to support businesses in Innovation Centres in Oxfordshire.
Having recently moved back to Banbury after 8 years of living in London, where I was Centre Manager for two business centres, one in Wembley and one in the city, I come with plenty of experience in running a successful centre. In my spare time I enjoy baking, taking my dog Millie for long walks and going to the gym.
DiagnOx Laboratory Manager
I started work for Oxford Innovation as a Laboratory Technician in 2016, then progressed to Laboratory Manager in November of 2017. As Laboratory Manager, I manage the day-to-day laboratory duties; from procuring new clients, service management, service to clients, ordering and replenishing of stock laboratory items. Working at Heyford Park Innovation Centre has been wonderful throughout the years and working with exceptional colleagues to achieve the same goal for the Centre. Working for Oxford Innovation Ltd is also an enjoyment. Outside of work, I have 5 kids and 1 grandchild. My 3 oldest kids & grandchild live the US, while my two younger kids live here.
Assistant Centre Manager
Trudy joined the Oxford Innovation team at Culham Innovation Centre as the Customer Experience Assistant. After a short period, Trudy had a positive impact and was then promoted to Assistant Centre Manager at Heyford Park. Trudy continues to improve the centre working closely with customers and helping to support their business growth. Trudy enjoys working with a team, having a good, happy and proactive day. Outside of work Trudy can be found walking her dogs or pottering on their allotment.
Customer Experience Assistant
Lori has been greeting customers to Heyford Park since joining in 2014 and enjoys working with the mix of scientific, engineering and professional companies at the centre. Originally Lori trained as a Legal Secretary, she has worked in both retail and customer service for many years. Any spare time is spent with her family and friends and being the "support crew" at her husband’s triathlon/Ironman events.
Customer Experience Assistant
Having taken a break from work to raise her two daughters, Celine joined the Heyford Park Innovation Centre team in 2019 where she offers support to visitors and helps with the daily running of the Reception area. In her spare time, Celine loves painting. She creates and sells artwork for children.
An invite to innovate
Introduce us to new friends and if they take an office space in one of our centres you will receive £200 worth of vouchers or £50 if they sign up for a virtual office. With over 20 locations your friends will have plenty to choose from! Terms and conditions apply*