New relationships begin to form as business occupier events resume

New relationships begin to form as business occupier events resume

02 December 2021

More than 120 employees from Silverstone Park businesses turned out for estate developer MEPC’s first occupier event in 18 months – an evening exploring the neighbouring Silverstone Interactive Museum.

The Park’s popular social calendar for occupiers and their staff was put on hold due to the Covid situation in spring 2020.

But in November, with the situation gradually improving, MEPC was able to announce a tentative return of events, starting with ‘a night at the museum’.

Occupiers reacted fondly to their tour of Silverstone Interactive Museum which enabled many to network with their Silverstone Park neighbours (CLICK HERE for an image gallery). They were also given a latest update about MEPC’s on-going development of Silverstone Park by the estate’s Commercial Director’s Roz Bird.

Richard Toomey, MD, Traffic Technology commented: “Taking a physical walk through the history of Silverstone and exploring its continuous adaptations creates a perfect environment to spark conversations about growth and innovation upon meeting other businesses. A unique networking opportunity.”

Simon Neal, Group Aftersales Manager, Piaggio Ltd, said: “Everyone on the team from Piaggio on the night thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

“We all found the museum very interesting and, of course, there was the opportunity to talk with other people during the evening. A very good night and look forward to the next.”

Andrew Tagg, MD, Measurement Solutions, added: “It was a pleasure to attend our first networking event with fellow MEPC tenants.”

And said Chris Horton, co-founder of Performance Projects: “Hats off to MEPC for the planning they’ve put in to rekindle social events for businesses at Silverstone Park in the current climate.

“A free tour of the Silverstone Interactive Museum is a privilege and it was interesting to hear more of the exciting developments happening around us at the estate – it’s great news for all businesses.

“My colleague, Terence Goad, and I are both from motorsport engineering backgrounds, so it was also nice to take a good look at some of the cars on display that inspired us as youngsters.”

MEPC Junior Asset Manager Ruth Williams said: “We were bowled over by the turn-out at the Museum – it was great, finally, to see so many people getting back together again.

“The planning we put in place ensured people could feel comfortable whilst mingling.”

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