We're proud to be home to an exciting mix of tenants. From innovative science and technology companies to reputable business-to-business firms, many inspirational success stories come from our park.

So, if you’ve got something you'd like to talk about and share with our community please send us your blogs today.

Feb

16

Judging for Your simPal design a mascot competition

The winning design for a competition to select a new mascot for an innovative cancer support service will be made today – with the help of Discovery Park.

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Feb

13

Coffee and connecting drives collaboration at Discovery Park

We love nothing more than a catch up – and it seems neither do you – with our last Coffee and Connect meeting one of the best yet.

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Jan

30

Design and Learning Centre welcomes NHS England’s Director of New Care Models

The Design and Learning Centre played host to some very important delegates last week, updating them about the work the centre is doing, using innovative technologies, to improve levels of social care in the county.

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Jan

24

Peakdale progress to national final of 2017 Retro Synthesis Competition

Two teams from drug discovery services company, Peakdale have made it to the prestigious National Final of the 2017 Retro Synthesis Competition.

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Jan

20

Newcastle team comes on fact finding visit to Discovery Park

A combined team from Newcastle Council, Newcastle University and the North East Local Enterprise Partnership visited Discovery Park earlier this month.

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Jan

20

Your simPal cancer service launches design a toy social media competition

Your simPal an innovative cancer support service, based here at Discovery Park, has launched a children’s design social media competition to help create their new mascot.

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Jan

13

Discovery Park tenants share views on government’s industrial strategy

Venomtech and the Design and Learning Centre put questions to Greg Clark, secretary of the state for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on BBC Politics Show South-East

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Dec

09

Catch up on Discovery Park’s Festive Mix ‘n’ Meet networking event

Thanks to everyone who made it along to our Festive Mix ‘n’ Meet. For those unable to attend this blog brings you up to date.

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Nov

14

Watch this time lapse video of Building 380 demolition

Work is nearing completion on demolition of Building 380, the former lab and office building making way for future development at Discovery Park.

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Nov

03

Discovery Park tenants have the chance to win a share of £15m in Government competition

Discovery Park tenants have the opportunity to apply for a share of £15 million to be dedicated to projects that support SMEs developing innovations in health and life sciences.

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Oct

28

Discovery Park tenant launches cloud-based service

A leading accountancy firm based at Discovery Park has launched a new cloud-based service to help businesses become more efficient.

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Oct

28

Discovery Park tenant launches cloud-based service

A leading accountancy firm based at Discovery Park has launched a new cloud-based service to help businesses become more efficient.

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Oct

24

Discovery Park welcomes Royal Society of Chemistry for network meeting

RSC Kent will be holding a networking session giving scientists from across Discovery Park and beyond a chance to network and gain business insight.

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Oct

11

Venom, evolution - Medical magic bullet?

Steve Trim, MD at Venomtech Ltd considers why venom can be a medical magic bullet in a feature written for the October edition of Laboratory News.

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Oct

06

Find out about the Boost4Health project and how it will help your business

Read about Boost4Health, an exciting new project for the life science sector launching this month at Discovery Park.

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Sep

27

Sign up for the Boost4Health Project launch event

Boost4Health Project, a new scheme aimed at supporting global thinking life science companies, launches on 12 October at Discovery Park

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Sep

27

C4C Mobile seeks corporate sponsors for new simPal cancer service

Discovery Park tenant C4C Mobile is seeking support from other businesses on site to support its new service for people affected by cancer.

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Sep

09

Introducing…the Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership

The Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership was the focus of the latest BioGateway breakfast talk and work being to promote the growth of medicines manufacturing.

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Aug

05

Discovery Park tenants can apply for a loan from KCC

Small and medium sized businesses can benefit from a new scheme in which they can benefit from a 0% loan of up to £500,000

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Aug

04

Discovery Park tenants to get together for BioGateway networking event

Be sure to pop along for a free breakfast meeting where we will discuss BioGateway partnership, promoting the drive for growth of medicines manufacturing.

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Aug

04

Venomtech works with CCCU on search for new antibiotics

The growing resistance of bacterial infections to the current crop of antibiotics has hit the headlines over recent years, but Discovery Park tenant, Venomtech and Canterbury Christ Church University are working to find the next generation to keep disease at bay.

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Aug

04

Building 500 at Discovery Park - The story so far

Building 500 was Pfizer’s main base for drug discovery when it was completed at the turn of the millennium. A major refurbishment is now underway, ready for the next generation of scientific discovery at Discovery Park.

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Jul

28

Big Red Branding’s MD is eco-friendly car enthusiast

Ahead of Discovery Park’s Electric Vehicle Demonstration day, we caught up with on site eco-friendly branding guru, Dave Tappy.

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Jul

21

MERGER SEES DISCOVERY PARK TENANT BECOME MARKET LEADER

Discovery Park based unmanned aircraft survey firm Skycap, with offices in the UK and the Netherlands, announces merger with Skeye to become market leader

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Jul

12

Start up firm links up with University of Kent for Global research

Start up entrepreneur Ronnie McBryde links up with the University of Kent for sustainable global research

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Jul

08

Congratulations to award-winning insurance specialists on their recent award

Discovery Park tenants Centor are celebrating after being awarded UK Insurance Broker of the Year at the British Insurance Awards.

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Jun

28

Science Mix n Meet makes Building 500 debut

When it comes to science, there is no more iconic building here at Discovery Park than Building 500, gradually being brought back to life as a place dedicated to pioneering science.

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Jun

20

NatWest marks official opening of site’s first bank with round table event

NatWest Bank held a round table event for businesses to discuss their experience at Discovery Park

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Jun

10

Natwest to look into how technology can accelerate economic growth in South East

New tenants NatWest looking into how entrepreneurship and innovation in technology can revitalise the South East’s coastal towns.

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Jun

07

News as expansion tenants launch a new flu clinic at DP

Check out the latest news from one of our tenants who have been on the end of an expansion.

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May

31

From Green Energy to Car Sharing – Sustainability in Action

We’re not just business friendly at Discovery Park. Part of our ethos from day one has been to do all we can to be kind to our environment, too.

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May

27

Thanks from Clinco to the Security Team at Discovery Park

Discovery Park prides itself on high quality, routinely checked security, and the efforts are recognised by our tenants.

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May

25

Discovery Park tenant launches paperless division

Discovery Park tenant contributes to sustainable working by setting up paperless system.

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May

24

Venomtech could solve antibiotic crisis

The innovative work of a Discovery Park tenant could play a major part in revolutionising drugs used to treat infections.

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May

12

Wilkins Kennedy announces Canterbury merger with Lakin Clark

Top 20 accountancy firm, Wilkins Kennedy, has announced a successful merger with Canterbury based firm Lakin Clark, with effect from 1st May 2016, bringing the total number of UK-based offices to 15.

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Apr

26

Meet the team - Laura Hodges

Laura Hodges is one of our stars on the frontline at Discovery Park. The 23-year old business graduate is a familiar face to staff and visitors alike, in her reception desk role. We caught up with her to ask about her job, holiday plans and elves.

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Apr

11

Discovery Park to fly the flag for Sandwich at the Bio Trinity Conference

BioTrinity – which celebrates its 10th birthday this year – provides a unique platform for R&D, global pharma and investor companies across the booming life sciences industry. So a perfect place for people to discover why this thriving corner of East Kent is the perfect place to locate their business.

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Mar

22

Starting a chocolate revolution at Discovery Park

Chocolution, a UK leader in chocolate education workshops, is releasing an exciting new range of fine craft chocolate products available online and here at Discovery Park.

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Mar

10

The benefits of going paperless

Although at Clinco we love paper and will always be working with hard copies at the ordering stage of collation, we have come to appreciate the benefits of electronic records.

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Mar

04

Patent Infringement - Risks and rewards for organisations and investors

Three market leading intellectual property experts have joined forces to outline some of the risks and rewards involved in patent infringement at a seminar on Thursday, 10 March.

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Feb

25

Swoop in on the latest grants before they go

Did you know there are 8000 funding sources in the UK, equating to £200 billion worth of funding for business growth? With over 50% of funds not allocated and returned, would you like to know which funds your business is eligible for?

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Feb

22

Puropack - High Bay Warehouse

Puropack, which is one of over 125 tenants on Discovery Park, Sandwich has recently acquired the High Bay Warehouse facility previously owned and operated by Pfizer, who used it as their secure purpose build UK, Europe and Asian central document and sample archive.

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Feb

08

Kreston Reeves’ Chairman shares his expertise on imminent tax changes

Kreston Reeves, one of the leading accountancy and financial services firms located across London and the South East, has produced a short video.

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Jan

28

Venomtech founder Steve Trim interviewed on BBC Worldwide

Steve Trim, Managing Director of Venomtech, based here at Discovery Park went global this week in an interview with BBC Worldwide.

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Jan

21

Tenants come together for BioGateway networking event

Discovery Park got collaborative today as tenants from across the site came together to discuss ways of linking up to put Kent on the map for life sciences.

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Jan

07

Fire safety award success for Horizonscan

Russ Timpson, CEO of Fire safety and business continuity management provider, Horizonscan named International Fire Professional of the Year at Fire Magazine’s annual Excellence in Fire & Emergency Awards

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Jan

06

Venomtech looking forward to an exciting 2016

2015 brought many changes to the UK’s only commercial venom lab including; first shipments to Australia, tentative steps into the European cosmetic market and three new members of our team.

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Dec

09

Canterbury Christ Church University Research and Employability Fair

With their new industry lab set to open soon, this January event will provide the perfect introduction to CCCU’s life sciences department.

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Dec

03

Harris and Waterman bring a touch of glamour to Discovery Park

On site Barber Harris and Waterman, has recently welcomed their new Barber, Melody Derbyshire.

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Dec

01

Altermune host seminar by Professor Victor Nizet

Altermune Ltd are hosting a special seminar from 11am at Discovery Park on Friday, 4 December about how immunotherapy can be used to fight multi-drug resistant superbugs.

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Nov

20

Discovery Park promotes local career prospects at Dover Skills Fair

Discovery Park was one of more than 40 companies that attended the Dover Skills Fair on Thursday 19th November.

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Nov

09

The UK Cyber Essentials Scheme

In July, staff from Canterbury Christ Church University hosted a workshop on the UK Cyber Essentials Scheme, in collaboration with SME companies based at Discovery Park in Sandwich, Kent.

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Nov

03

Follow Miles and Barr Meg on her Pacific rowing adventure

Meg Dyos is in Samoa ready to spend 45 days (at least) rowing the 2,810 miles across the Pacific Ocean to Cairns, Australia as part of the Coxless Crew charity expedition.

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Oct

29

Discovery Park flies the flag for business success

Working heads down day to day, it’s easy to forget just what has been achieved in such a short time at Discovery Park, in terms of the amazing tenants who have move to site, the jobs that have been created, the collaborative environment that has proved so attractive to all kinds of companies since we took on the site. Events like MIPIM and Kent2020 are a great way of sharing that story.

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Oct

29

Chodecki Appointed Director and Joins bpma Board

20th October 2015 – London UK bpma 12th AGM – Corporate Creations Managing Director, Jean-Francois Chodecki, is voted onto the bpma board of directors.

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Oct

05

Brachers crowned Halsbury ‘Law Firm of the Year’

Discovery Park tenant, Brachers have won the coveted ‘Law Firm of the Year’ title at the Halsbury Legal Awards, hosted by one of the oldest and most respected legal brands.

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Sep

30

Celebrating one month at Discovery Park

In May 2015, Post and Packing won six months of free office space at the Kent 2020 Vision Live event. After opening in August 2015, Post and Packing celebrated one month since they opened their doors at Discovery Park with cakes for everyone!

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Sep

25

Baypoints to a healthier you

Baypoint@Work is helping to make Discovery Park an even more active place.

The fitness suite, located on the ground floor of Innovation House, is not just a gym. It’s a key to improving the health of employees, reduce sickness absence and increase productivity.

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Sep

11

KITA AWARD SUCCESS FOR NEW TENANTS

One of Discovery Park’s newest tenants has had a successful night at the Kent Independent Traders Awards.

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Sep

10

Networking is the way forward for Kent businesses

A Kent business coach has brought networking to Discovery Park with the start of regular interactive meetings for tenants and local professionals. Karen Chambers, member of 4Networking, held a session in the Raleigh Suite of the Discovery Events Centre with 28 people attending from Discovery Park and the wider area.

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Aug

19

KBOHS puts success down to the DP factor

KB Occupational Health Services looking forward to the next step of its success

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Jul

23

Corporate Creations takes BPMA Newcomer Award 2015 in London

9th July 2015 – London UK – Corporate Creations, a Kent based business, is set to lead the promotional industry having won an Award in the 2015 BPMA annual conference, an award won for their outstanding achievement in revolutionising the way Promotional Merchandise is delivered

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Jul

22

Harris and Waterman barbers arrive with style

The latest arrival at Discovery Park is definitely a cut above the rest. Find out more about Discovery Park barbers, Harris and Waterman.

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Jul

17

Sandwich calls for a celebration!

Top-20 accountancy firm, Wilkins Kennedy’s Sandwich office, is celebrating its 2nd birthday at the Discovery Park in Kent.

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Jul

17

Clinco – six today!

We often share cake in the office, but this time we had a good reason for a special one – 6 years of serving the needs of clinical negligence lawyers across the UK.

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Jul

08

Budget Highlights

The Chancellor made it clear that he wanted a second budget in 2015 in order to deliver on the Conservative pre-election promises, a Budget that puts ‘economic security first’. A ‘big Budget for a big country with big ambitions’. This budget, the first Conservative Budget in 19 years, was trailed as focusing on tax avoidance, aggressive tax planning by the wealthy and welfare reforms. He promised a ‘laser like focus’ on raising productivity and living standards that would ‘deliver on the commitments…made to working people’.

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Jul

02

“To Cloud or Not To Cloud”

The Cloud is becoming a common term in business conversations, having been used since the 1990’s as a metaphor for the Internet. With all the media talking about it you may be wondering if your business should start using it, so here we review its main features.

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Jun

17

Charity Cycle Ride - 27th/28th June 2015

I’ll be taking part in a charity bike ride organised by Formula One Management Ltd (FOM) in memory of Andy Pimlott, a much liked and loved member of the FOM team, who sadly passed away in late 2014 from heart disease

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Jun

17

Teaming up to raise money for LandAid

Here at Discovery Park, we love getting into the fundraising spirit and doing fun things to raise money for charity.

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Jun

16

Education Business Partnership needs your vote!

Vote for Education Business Partnership Kent start-up programme ‘The Business of Enterprise’

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Jun

04

Kreston Reeves shortlisted for Accountancy Firm of the Year at the 2015 M&A Awards

Kreston Reeves, one of the leading accountancy and financial services firms located across London and the South East, is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for Accountancy Firm of the Year at the annual M&A Awards, the flagship event for the M&A community.

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Jun

04

Kreston Reeves promotes Restructuring partner

Kreston Reeves, one of the leading accountancy and financial services firms located across London and the South East, is delighted to announce that Maxine Reid, former Director of Restructuring and Recovery has been promoted to partner, with effect from 1 June 2015.

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Jun

02

Free Auto-Enrolment Advice Session

As you may well be aware, since October 2012, there has been a legal requirement for UK employers to enrol their employees in a pension scheme. Between April 2015 and January 2017, approximately 598,000 businesses will be affected. This represents the largest group of companies to auto-enrol to date.

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May

19

National Dementia Awareness Week - Age is no ‘concern’ to Apprentices

This week marks National Dementia Awareness week and Age Concern in Sandwich are launching a number of dementia awareness and fundraising initiatives which two young MiddletonMurray apprentices - Georgie Harrison and Ryan Crowther - will find themselves at the heart of.

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May

15

Our Kent2020 success story

Now that the dust has settled, we wanted to thank all of our tenants who exhibited with us in our Discovery Park Village at Kent2020

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May

15

Ella Brocklebank’s double marathon achievements!

As Ella Brocklebank from Woodley Coles LLP finishes an impressive two marathons in two weeks, she reflects on her experience.

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May

06

Thank you for supporting Humanity First’s Nepal Appeal

Last week my father flew out to Nepal with Humanity First to contribute to the recovery efforts following the earthquake.

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Apr

10

Ella Brocklebank: I’m gearing up for my first of two marathons on Sunday!

As Ella prepares for her first of two marathons this Sunday, she reflects on her training and what fundraising means to her.

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Mar

26

Could injecting a bit of technology save the bricks and mortar store?

There’s no doubt about it. The high street store has become a rather dated concept compared to its flashier online counterparts. But, whilst the Government is busy reviewing business rates to potentially help them keep competitive with pure play retailers, the answer could lie within a simpler solution.

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Mar

26

The enhanced allowance - time has come to either use it, or lose it

The Annual Investment Allowance (“AIA”) is a 100% deduction against taxable profits based on total expenditure incurred on qualifying plant and machinery in an accounting period and is designed to stimulate business investment in plant or machinery.

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Mar

24

BBC turned ‘Inside Out’ by MiddletonMurray at Discovery Park

MiddletonMurray’s acclaimed Traineeship programme was the subject of a feature on youth employment in last night’s ‘Inside Out” programme on BBC South East and two learners, Eleanor Brommett and Ben Roberts were the undoubted ‘stars of the show’.

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Mar

19

A plea for your support…..

With well over 300 miles run since the start of the year its now only 25 days (yikes!!) until the first of my 2 marathons (Brighton & London) so I thought it would be timely to make another plea for your kind support….

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Mar

09

Pure Contribution

You can’t beat the buzz, the adrenaline and the excitement of setting up a new business venture. Sure, it’s not easy starting out and mistakes are frequent.

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Mar

04

Plan Now To Minimise Your 2014/15 Tax

The end of Tax Year 2014/2015 is looming, but there’s still time to make sure you’re on track to minimise tax for the current year. The following tips should help you on the way to examining what you can potentially do to keep your tax bill as trim as possible

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Feb

20

East Kent College Science & Technology Lectures

East Kent College are delighted to invite you to the third in a series of Science & Technology Lectures.

Featuring Guest Speaker Phil Dance, CEO DGV Solutions

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Feb

12

Case Study - Genea

When Australian fertility group Genea was looking to open a European headquarters as a manufacture and distribution base, they did not have to look much further than the prestigious Discovery Park in Sandwich, Kent.

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Feb

02

Ella Brocklebank: my double marathon update!

A blog by Ella Brocklebank from Woodley Coles LLP

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Feb

02

Paul Wells – your Personal Travel Agent on site!

When it comes to booking your next holiday, planning it around your hectic work schedule can be all too much. Luckily, Paul Wells at Personal Travel Agents is on site, so start planning your next getaway today!

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Jan

23

Support The KM Bright Spark Awards event

We’ve got an exciting opportunity for our tenants to support The KM Bright Spark Awards event arranged by the charity department at the KM Media Group.

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Jan

23

We’re exhibiting at Kent 2020 Live!

We will be exhibiting at Kent 2020 Live on 13 May 2015 and for the second year we’ll have our own special zone at the event.

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Jan

13

We’ve reached 2015 followers in 2015!

Today marks a monumental day in the land of social media for Discovery Park… We’ve reached an amazing 2015 followers in 2015!

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Dec

19

Customer Care, the Discovery Park way!

Staff here at Discovery Park were lucky enough to receive some top class customer care and team building training this month. Delivering an exceptional customer experience is important to us and we are always looking at how we can improve customer service.

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Dec

18

Nov

17

Seasonal Smiles gift donations

From 24 November to 5 December, tenants can donate gifts under the Seasonal Smiles Trees located around Discovery Park.

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Nov

12

WWM IT Solutions drop-in centre

A blog by WWM IT Solutions

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Nov

05

Complete short survey to attend social media workshop

Social media workshops to take place on 7th November at Discovery Park

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