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Jon-Paul Hedge

Jon-Paul Hedge is a Director at Exeter City Council, but his academic background is in Politics with a BSc (Econ) from Swansea University. As a NCE and NCTJ qualified senior journalist he worked for 15 years in regional media before initially joining local government as Director of Communications and Marketing.

As a member of ECC’s Senior Management Board Jon-Paul’s current remit includes responsibility for Communications, Tourism and Culture through Visit Exeter, Conference Exeter, RAMM, Underground Passages, The Matford Centre and Corn Exchange.

He is leading on the emerging Exeter Cultural Strategy for Exeter City Council and the feasibility work around a potential new multipurpose performance venue. He is a former founding board member of InExeter (Exeter BID) and joins Exeter Science Park having served as Alternate Director for the Devon tri-council IT service Strata. He is a long standing trustee and former Vice-Chairman of homeless charity Friends of Factory Row. Jon-Paul is a former Editor of Trinity Mirror’s Express and Echo where he led the title’s transformation agenda having worked for both Northcliffe and Local World. He is responsible for Exeter Live Better and co-designing a place based narrative for the city.

Maintaining healthy work practices and business as usual at Exeter Science Park

We understand that it’s a tough time for everyone at the moment and our priority is to ensure the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, clients, partners, suppliers and the wider network. We have already put in place the infrastructure to enable us to continue operating the park and providing support and advice during this challenging time so that we are able to continue with business as usual.

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Work begins on new net zero carbon building at Exeter Science Park

Work on the new Ada Lovelace Building at Exeter Science Park has begun. The 20,000 square foot speculative office and laboratory space will aim to be net zero carbon for operational energy as a result of innovative design features, including 44kw solar roof-mounted solar-voltaic panels.

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