About Discovery Park

From start-ups to scale-ups to leading multinationals, our science park provides the space and support for transformational businesses to thrive.

Welcome to Discovery Park, a hub for interdisciplinary innovation, a thriving community for visionary entrepreneurs and leaders and the ideal environment for businesses to start, scale and succeed.
From state-of-the-art labs and modern offices to unrivalled flexibility and comprehensive support, our team works in partnership with you to provide firm foundations for every stage of your growth. We’ll help you transform your idea into a successful commercial innovation.

Within easy reach of London, Discovery Park spearheads Kent’s flourishing science and technology cluster. As an extension of the Golden Triangle, our location provides access to a wealth of resources and opportunities. Yet, what sets us apart is the freedom to expand and the presence of open-air spaces that inspire creativity and innovation.

This unique combination makes Discovery Park the optimal setting for brilliant minds to unlock the potential of scientific breakthroughs and solve global societal challenges.

acre Science & Technology park in Kent
sq ft of labs, offices & manufacturing space
businesses in our diverse community
people employed on site
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Life Sciences Opportunity Zones in the UK
annual GVA contribution to the economy

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The Sandwich based site has been an important centre of pharmaceutical research and development for almost 70 years, when Pfizer first acquired it in 1954. It has an excellent track record of discovering new medicines to improve the health and quality of life of people suffering from critical diseases with some of Pfizer’s most important medicines discovered here. They include Celsentri® (maraviroc); Revatio® (sildenafil); Diflucan (fluconazole); Vfend® (voriconazole); Istin (amlodipine); Cardura (doxazosin); and Viagra® (sildenafil).

Despite selling the site in 2012, Pfizer remains an integral part of the Discovery Park community, employing over 1,000 scientists, technicians, regulatory professionals and business experts all working towards creating life-saving medicines for patients.

“The site provides major contributions to Pfizer’s pipeline and our development of breakthrough medicines for patients globally. We look forward to working closely with the Discovery Park team to ensure the site continues to be a leading life sciences park and an incubator for scientific innovation and digital technology.”

Julian Thompson , VP, Pfizer Global Regulatory Operations and Sandwich Site Head on the LSOZ designation.

Meet our leadership team

With a clear vision to establish a world-class science park at Discovery Park, Mayer is determined to create an environment that promotes scientific breakthroughs and technological advancements.

Mayer Schreiber


With a PhD in Biochemistry and over 30 years’ experience in various CEO, Chairman and Non-Exec roles, Martino is an expert in life sciences business incubation and science park development.

Dr Martino Picardo


As a former Senior Manager of Roslin BioCentre (Dolly the Sheep) and BioCity Scotland, Jane has a wealth of experience in supporting the growth of Life Science Businesses. She believes in creating a collaborative environment for life sciences to flourish and building great teams to attract the right investment partners.

Jane Kennedy

Chief Business Officer

Chris brings more than 20 years of inward investment and commercial experience in both public and private sectors across the SME and corporate landscape. He works closely with businesses to help find the right space and connect them into the right networks for success.

Chris Broom

Head of Business Development

Graham is an accomplished financial professional with a distinguished track record as the former Chief Financial Officer and Director of FujiFilm Business Innovation New Zealand. With a diverse background spanning multiple regions, including New Zealand, Australia, Asia, the UK, and US, Graham brings a wealth of international corporate experience to his role.

Graham Cook

Head of Finance

Paul Bax is a vastly experienced Engineer and Facilities professional, with detailed knowledge of the Discovery Park site and service delivery. Paul works with businesses to ensure their space meets and exceeds their specific needs. He adapts quickly to change whilst ensuring compliance and quality is paramount.

Paul Bax

Head of Engineering & Facilities

Jon is the driving force behind our Utilities division. With a wealth of experience and a passion for innovation in the utility sector, Jon stands at the forefront of our organisation’s commitment to delivering reliable and sustainable utility services.

Jon Fowler

Head of Utilities

Sarah’s focus is on optimising HR processes, fostering employee development, and aligning HR strategies with overall business goals to ensure a high-performing and motivated workforce at Discovery Park.

Sarah Carroll

Head of HR, Performance & Improvement

Kirsty is a seasoned marketing professional and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her role, having had a 20 year career spanning prestigious London agencies, working with global giants Nintendo, Samsung and McDonald’s, as well as in-house at public sector and inward investment firms.

Kirsty Budden

Head of Marketing

Renos is a highly respected Bio-business programme director and mentor previously at Birkbeck, University of London. Before that, he was a successful entrepreneur, co-founding Domainex recognised by the Financial Times in 2018 as the ‘fastest-growing drug discovery CRO in Europe.’

Dr Renos Savva

Head of Innovation

Jo plays a crucial role in ensuring Discovery Park’s compliance with safety and environmental regulations. She is responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing policies and procedures to maintain a safe and sustainable work environment.

Jo Giles

Environment, Health & Safety Manager

“We truly have something for everyone. So whether that's a start-up who's looking to get started and needs business support, a company looking for space to scale or a University looking to engage with companies to create work placements and research projects. We really have a unique proposition that can offer everybody something that they need.”

Jane Kennedy , Chief Business Officer
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