MEPC's Philip Campbell joins 'Science Cities' in Oxford
Above: Philip Campbell of MEPC (courtesy MEPC)
Future Cities Forum is delighted that Philip Campbell of MEPC will join our 'Science cities' debate in Oxford this October. Philip is Commercial Director for MEPC at Milton Park in Oxfordshire, the largest single ownership science community of its kind in the UK, home to over 250 organisations. Philip is a chartered surveyor and has over 25 years' experience in creating and curating business and science communities.
He joined MEPC in 2006, now leads an extended team of 30 people and is at the forefront of the transformation of Milton Park from an edge of town science and business community to an innovation district in line with its 2040 Vision, supported by the award-winning Milton Park Local Development Order simplified planning permission regime.
Today over 80% of Milton Park's rental income is underpinned by science and technology companies with the biggest proportion being from the Life Science sector, which makes up almost half of the total. Philip says he feels privileged to play a small part in supporting the journey of 'so many amazing occupier organisations doing so many things'.
Alongside his role at Milton Park, Philip is a Director of Didcot First, an organisation set up to promote Didcot positively and a founding member of the Didcot Powerhouse Fund, a community fund addressing inequality in the wider area. He also sits as one of two external members on University of Oxford's Strategic Capital Steering Group and is a member of the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP)'s Enterprise Zone Sub Group.