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Get to Know: Debbie Ashby and Helen Pearson

The new owners of our onsite nursery, Sandmartins Nursery Ltd

We are proud to have an outstanding Nursery facility onsite at York Biotech Campus, providing care for children aged from three months to five years old. Earlier in the year, the staff at the nursery were presented with the possibility that it could close after 24 years of operation. However, having worked at the nursery since the very beginning, Debbie and Helen were not ready to see Sandmartins go, and made the decision to take it over.

Having navigated the tricky process of changing management, all while during lockdown, we caught up with them both to find out more about their relationship with the nursery and what makes Sandmartins so special.

First of all, congratulations on your new roles as Directors of Sandmartins Nursery Ltd! What made you decide to take over the nursery from the original...

Introducing York Biotech Campus

We are very excited to announce that we have rebranded to become ‘York Biotech Campus’ (previously the National Agri-Food Innovation Campus – NAFIC). The rebrand represents our evolution from an agri-tech site to all-encompassing biotech and includes a new name, visual marque, and website to...

Abingdon Health expands onsite following rapid year of growth

Following a successful 2019, Abingdon Health is expanding its presence here onsite at York Biotech Campus, giving them the space and capabilities necessary to continue to drive forward rapid diagnostic testing innovation and create new jobs in the region. Abingdon Health, which develops and...

Labskin doubles in size to attract multi-national companies to the region

Leading skincare testing company Labskin UK has embarked on a large expansion plan here at York Biotech Campus, which will see it launch a dedicated research and training lab, attracting multi-national cosmetic and healthcare companies to the region. The company based onsite creates artificial...

We celebrate our largest event ever!

Lakeside Conference Centre, based here at York Biotech Campus, held its largest event to date, hosting Coeliac UK’s Gluten Free Food Festival. The event welcomed a record-breaking 1,300 people to the site earlier this summer, combining the charity’s AGM, a gluten free food exhibition...

Exploring tomorrow’s farming technology: event success with Farmers Weekly

Lakeside Conference Centre, based here at the York Biotech Campus, was the perfect venue for the Farmers Weekly’s Arable Horizons Spray Innovations event, providing the ideal, parkland setting to demonstrate innovation and new technology in action. The meeting, which welcomed 120 delegates to...

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