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5 November, 2018 - 12:42 By Tony Quested

IoD sets up regional base at Bradfield Centre

The Institute of Directors East of England has joined a growing throng setting up home at Cambridge’s co-working crucible, The Bradfield Centre.

The Cambridge Science Park’s £20m co-working centre has attracted Chinese businesses, other international enterprises and a string of technology and services providers as tenants.

Bradfield has blossomed from a standing start into a buzzing collaborative entrepreneurial community of technology start-ups and scale-ups. 

Launched in partnership by Trinity College Cambridge, Central Working and The Department For Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the centre is designed to appeal to high growth startup businesses, researchers and students.

The IoD is using its tenancy at Bradfield as a launchpad for a vigorous outreach programme.

Simone Robinson, regional director for IoD East of England, said: “We have been looking for a place to call home for some time, recognising that our members – all of whom are business leaders – need a central point to meet and collaborate.

“The Bradfield Centre is the perfect place for IoD members to come together to learn, to share ideas and to work with us to promote the region as the ‘Enterprising East’.”

James Parton, managing director of the Bradfield Centre added: “We are delighted that the IoD chose The Bradfield Centre as their East of England regional office. It perfectly complements our mission to make The Bradfield Centre a hub for the region and I’m excited by the prospect of IoD members collaborating with the tech businesses that are based here.”

The IoD East of England will be hosting a number of exciting events at the venue over the coming years, open to both IoD members and non-members.

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