May 2021

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…