With the UK government recently announcing their proposed roadmap for the easing of lockdown, companies are expected to rush to organise Hybrid Events. With Hybrid Events in 2021, businesses can aim to combine the benefits of having a virtual audience alongside a much smaller live audience.

Following on from a successful collaborative event between One Nucleus and Medilink Midlands on Collaborating to Support Biotech and Med Tech Businesses Across Our Neighbouring Regions, One Nucleus dedicated our monthly online networking meeting to understanding the challenges that med tech companies faced, as well as the areas of support which could help them to thrive.  Some interesting and engaging conversations ensued, and new connections made.  I am pleased to share with you the highlights from our conversations here…

When planning a Virtual Event, it is always difficult to determine the best ways to approach each session’s content. With smaller-sized events, it is best to try and keep the intimate experiences participants get from face-to-face interaction, and with larger events, such as global conferences, it is vital to maintain high engagement from the audience. Doing this is far from easy, but fortunately, Virtual Events provide immense flexibility and near limitless reach opportunities.


Flic Gabbay, tranScrip (Chair)

Seb York, CatSci

Ricky Martin, HRS (Hyper Recruitment Solutions)

Phil L’Huillier, MSD

Manuela Bier, SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

David Cronk, Domainex

Maria Herva Moyano (Mariu), Charles River Laboratories

The pandemic and lockdown restrictions have created many new challenges for businesses. On top of this, companies across the UK are facing millions of pounds in penalties for unused energy since the first lockdown last year.

001 Limited have been helping clients to avoid this problem by managing and broking their utilities to avoid hidden fees and recover rebates by undertaking a historical audit.

With coronavirus having obvious impacts on the entire events industry during the majority of 2020 and 2021, what remains to be seen is whether any benefits have come from these unprecedented times, whether any lessons have been learned, and what long term trends can we expect to see in the events landscape beyond the pandemic.


Flic Gabbay, tranScrip (Chair)

Lisa Urquhart, Vantage 

Bartlomiej Janac (Bart), Charles River Laboratories

Claire Thompson, Agility Life Sciences

Following on from a successful Building Life Sciences Adventures careers conference, our April 2021 My Question Is…Networking Lunch was dedicated to continuing discussions that arose from the conference.  I am delighted to have the opportunity to blog about the outputs from this session and to keep the conversation going.  As usual, we asked our network to pose the questions that were important to them.  So, without further ado, let’s kick off with the questions…

Here at Giggabox, we are extremely proud to announce that we have been chosen to power British Chambers of Commerce’s flagship event. Being one of the main events in the business calendar, the British Chambers of Commerce Global Annual Conference 2021 will take place on 16th and 17th June. This two-day Virtual Event will feature a host of influential business leaders, politicians and policy experts, and stream to thousands of attendees from all over the globe.


Maria Herva Moyano, Charles River Laboratories (Chair)

Elisabeth Goodman, RiverRhee Consulting

Jeroen Stam, Norwich Bioscience Institutes (NBI)

David Cronk, Domainex

Alex Spicer, Faron