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BioCity Scotland to become an Enterprise Area

BioCity Scotland to become an Enterprise Area

Scotland’s latest proposed Enterprise Area – the BioCity life sciences incubator – could see employment boosted  by another 180 new jobs in the next five years. And based on growth rates already seen across the existing 15 Enterprise Areas (EAs) across Scotland, a potential 1800 jobs could be supported by the extension of the EA status until 2020.

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BioCity Scotland appoints Perceptive to PR and PA brief

BioCity Scotland appoints Perceptive to PR and PA brief

We are absolutely delighted to have been appointed to deliver public relations and public affairs services on behalf of life sciences centre, BioCity Scotland, and its tenant companies.

BioCity Scotland awarded the contract to us following a search for an agency which would provide the right mix of proactive public affairs and public relations advice and support.  The comment from the company’s Commercial Operations Manager, Jane Kennedy, pretty much sums up what we offer.

“BioCity Scotland is at an exciting point in its growth,” she said. “We were looking for a communications partner to support us and make the most of this. Perceptive came highly recommended and now I can see why. The energy and creativity displayed by the team, alongside the great results that they have demonstrated for other clients across Scotland, particularly in other highly technical sectors, convinced us that they have the right skills and the right approach for the job. A good public relations agency is not too difficult to find – but it is a challenge to find one which can provide an outstanding mix of public affairs, public relations and market intelligence – and that’s what made Perceptive stand out from the crowd.”

The BioCity Scotland appointment follows hot on the heels of a number of significant construction and technology wins for our team, including construction companies, Cruden and Henry Boot Developments for its work on the new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre and the reappointment for Kier Construction in Scotland.

Our founder and MD, Julie McLauchlan, who has grown the initial team of two consultants to ten as a result of a surge in new business wins, is delighted that BioCity Scotland is joining our growing list of clients. BioCity now joins a diverse range of clients across the construction, professional services and technology sectors.

Commenting on the appointment, Julie said: “We are very pleased to be working with BioCity Scotland, particularly at this exciting stage in their growth plans. Offering an integrated package of public relations and public affairs as well as our policy of only employing senior level staff all with at least ten years in-house and consultancy experience, has once again been a key factor in securing a new business win. BioCity Scotland was not only impressed with the quality and the creativity of our ideas which provided them with the communications and public affairs mix they were looking for, but also that the senior staff presenting those ideas will be the people working on their account on a daily basis. We think that’s a key consideration for anyone looking to appoint agencies for professional public relations or public affairs services – and it’s the principle on which Perceptive Communicators has been built.”

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