Pride Month at Milton Park: LGBTQIA+ Community Networking Event

Thursday, June 13, 2024 The Hive Cafe Bee House Milton Park 140 Eastern Avenue Milton OX14 4SB

Join us for the first Milton Park Pride Networking event, bringing together the LGBTQIA+ community working at Milton Park. This is an opportunity to connect, share experiences and celebrate diversity in our professional environment.

Whether you're an employee, entrepreneur or simply part of the Milton Park ecosystem, this event is open to all who identify as LGBTQIA+ or allies. Come and be a part of this inclusive gathering, celebrating our diverse identities and fostering a supportive community.

The event will begin with two inspiring talks by LGBTQIA+ community members from Milton Park, sharing their stories and insights. These short talks aim to foster a sense of belonging and provide a platform for voices within our community.

After the talks, you will have the opportunity to network; meet like-minded individuals, build relationships and expand your professional network within the LGBTQIA+ community at Milton Park.

This event is organised by a new committee made up of individuals from various companies on the Park, dedicated to fostering greater interactions and supporting LGBTQIA+ people working in here and sponsored by MEPC Milton Park.

The Hive Cafe will be selling Wine, Beer and soft drinks and your first drink on arrival will be free.

This is a a free event but we do ask you to book a place so we have a idea of numbers to expect on the night thank you.


Sébastien Desprez - Head of Communications at Immunocore

Sébastien became Head of Communications mid-2022. Prior to Immunocore, he has worked with Adaptimmune where he was VP Communications and Investor Relations. In this role, as well as at ViiV Healthcare and GSK Oncology, he was in charge of building and leading integrated communications strategies and teams. He started his communications career at Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, in Paris, before working in various agencies including his last agency role, from 2002 to 2011, at Ketchum where he led the UK and European healthcare teams. Sébastien holds a masters degree in interpretation and translation from Université Paris 8, Paris.

Simon Canter - Training Officer at Evotec

Simon Canter (he/him) joined Evotec during the Pandemic in 2020 and is now a Training Officer under the Protein Sciences division and also takes the roles of Safety Officer, Sustainability Champion and DEI counsel member. Originally a scientist working in drug and medical device manufacturing, Simon has since changed his career to working for the scientists to make a better work environment. His focuses are DEI, safety, sustainability, wellness at work and personal development.

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