One Year On: Recruitment success at Bristol & Bath Science Park

Tom Beasley

As the result of a retained search campaign conducted by Moon Consulting, Tom Beasley joined Bristol & Bath Science Park in January 2016 as Head of the Forum and Innovation Centre.

Since his appointment, Tom has made a major impact to the Science Park by increasing occupancy in the Grow-on space from 58% to fully let.

He is now focussing on filling the proposed second building. The number of virtual tenants, who benefit from the site’s networking and business spaces, have almost quadrupled since Toms appointment; forming a pipeline of potential future tenants.

Having got off to a flying start at the Science Park, Tom was promoted to Head of Bristol & Bath Science Park in December 2016, just 11 months after his initial appointment.

With innovation being at the forefront of this business, Tom says: “We are embracing technology to help drive business efficiency and value for money. This, in turn, is providing a better experience of growing a high tech business for our tenants.”

On his vision for the next twelve months, Tom commented: “We now look forward to three projects coming to fruition. First, we hope will be a positive funding decision by the University of Bath at the Science Park to build the institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems. Second, we look forward to the final go-ahead on our next multi-tenanted building and, last, to the successful conclusion to negotiations with commercial occupiers to build at the Science Park.”

Tom’s appointment at BBSP was a result of a thorough search campaigned conducted by Moon Consulting Director, Vanessa Moon. “We enjoyed working on this high-profile campaign and were delighted with Tom’s appointment. Tom’s previous experience working in similar positions meant that he had an impressive skill set and abundant knowledge to help him succeed in this role.”