UKSPA Directory 2017 2017-18 - Page 256

256 England | Full Member UKSPA Directory 2017 UWSP offers a unique package of services on its main site and three satellite innovation centres University of Warwick Science Park As one of Europe’s leading Science Parks, the University of Warwick Science Park (www.warwicksciencepark.co.uk) offers a unique package of property and business services to provide an environment in which innovative and knowledge-based companies can grow. Located three miles to the south east of Coventry, it provides excellent access to the M1/M6/M42 motorways, is 15 minutes from Birmingham International Airport and less than an hour from the centre of London by train. Today UWSP has 20 buildings on its 42-acre main site, in addition to three satellite innovation centres, providing the base for 130 companies employing circa 2,800 people. Augmenting the provision of quality space is the availability of dedicated business support. For over 20 years Warwick Science Park has had an in-house team able to provide support and advice in the four areas of Access to Finance, Access to Markets, Access to Incubation, and Access to Knowledge. These have been achieved through a range of initiatives over the years, such as the provision of Business Support through the Science Park’s Business Ready programme, managing the Warwickshire Growth Fund, and Minerva, the region’s only Business Angel Network. Warwick Science Park is close to a significant cluster of ICT, creative, and gaming companies. Building on the growth and increased R&D in the automotive sector, an increased number of automotive design intensive companies are setting up on the Science Park to serve local automotive companies such as Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin. Facilities Free car parking, full-time reception, a wide range of telephony services, high-speed internet, wireless access points, meeting rooms, photocopying and mail franking are provided at all sites. Virtual Tenancy – Warwick Science Park offers three levels of service to cover all the requirements of remote location based companies. Co