Howbery becomes Business Park of the Year finalist

Oxfordshire’s Howbery Business Park has been shortlisted as a finalist for the inaugural Thames Valley Property Awards in a bid to be named Business Park of the Year 2014. The Award will be presented at a Gala Dinner held at Ascot Racecourse, Thursday 8 May 2014.

According to organisers, the business park category has been created to celebrate the ability of the developer, owner or management team to market the business park by new initiatives, maintain high occupancy levels and consistently receive positive feedback from tenants.

The team behind Howbery Business Park, near Wallingford, has created a community driven environment, going to extra lengths to provide a healthy work-life balance for tenants, including the installation of new facilities for its active sports and social club and use of a Howbery owned boat for picturesque trips along the river Thames.

A Howbery YouTube channel has also been created where viewers can experience an insight into the park in addition to hearing comments from current tenants on life as part of the Howbery community.

Commenting on becoming a finalist, John Ormston, Chief Executive of Howbery Business Park, said: “We are all delighted that Howbery has been recognised as a finalist for Business Park of the Year. It commends the work the team have been doing to ensure consistently high occupancy levels and a satisfied business community.”

Howbery Business Park is the UK’s first solar-powered business park and prides itself on taking a forward-thinking approach to creating a contemporary working environment. Major occupiers include HR Wallingford, the Environment Agency and GTI Media.

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