Looking ahead, the CEO of Surrey Research Park, Grant Bourhill is focussed on facilitating rapid scaling of businesses, transitioning the Park to energy and environmental sustainability, and expanding the innovation community further to help cement the Park’s reputation as a key component of the national innovation ecosystem.
With businesses on the Park providing over 4,500 jobs and achieving over £1 billion turnover, the Annual Review showcases the breadth, depth and success of businesses that are making substantial contributions to the local, regional and national economy.
Home to over 200 companies from start-ups through to global corporates, the community at Surrey Research Park is strengthened by the interconnection between companies on the Park, and strong collaborative links with nearby innovation partners such as the Royal Surrey County Hospital and the University of Surrey.
While technologically broad, Surrey Research Park has significant clusters of excellence in space, animal and human health, digital (from cyber through to digital games) and the environment – clusters that mirror priority sectors in the UK’s Innovation Strategy.
Grant Bourhill, CEO of Surrey Research Park comments: “We are extremely proud of our growing community and the success of the businesses located here. The achievements detailed in the Annual Review are remarkable given the challenges faced by everyone throughout 2021. It is testament that at Surrey Research Park we have a vibrant innovation community that gets things done.”
The Surrey Research Park Annual Review 2021 showcases many examples of cutting-edge achievements carried out by Park companies in the space, health, sustainability and digital sectors and can be viewed and downloaded here.