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Careers

What makes us special is our people

Our team, here for you and your business.

Passionate, dedicated, and enthusiastic about M-SParc and all it has to offer, our fantastic team is here to support you and your business achieve your goals.

From business support and planning, to marketing, events and low carbon, the M-SParc team has a wide-range of expertise and we’re ready to help you take your business to the next level.

The Team

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Pryderi ap Rhisiart

Managing Director
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Kathryn Owen

Receptionist and Administrator
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Lois Bevan Shaw

Business Support & Project Development Manager
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Olwen Davies

Operations and Contracts Manager

Emily Jane Roberts

Outreach and Community Manager

Iwan Pitts

Marketing, Events and Engagements Officer
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Debbie Jones

Low Carbon Innovation Manager
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Rhodri Daniel

Low Carbon Officer

Osian Roberts

#OnTour and Maker Space Support Officer

Gwenllian Owen

Commercialisation & Innovation Officer

Tom Burke

Digital Innovation Manager
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Rhodri Williams

Degree Apprentice
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Pryderi ap Rhisiart

Managing Director

P.a.rhisiart@bangor.ac.uk

Appointed as M-SParc’s Project Manager in 2014, Pryderi was responsible for overseeing the delivery of the award-winning £20m capital project on time and under budget. He was subsequently appointed as Director in 2018 and now provides the Strategic Direction for the company. Born and bred on the Llyn Peninsula, Pryderi graduated in Economics at the University of Wales Aberystwyth, completing his Masters degree at Liverpool John Moores University. He previously worked within Local Government and has been involved in a number of businesses since he was 16. Pryderi wants to ensure the region’s communities flourish in the future and he’s focused on delivering high quality employment opportunities.

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Kathryn Owen

Receptionist and Administrator

kathryn@m-sparc.com

Kathryn is passionate about ensuring M-SParc has a positive impact on young people, and believes that M-SParc is the driving force for the island to not just keep up with advances but excel in technological and scientific research and developments. 

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Lois Bevan Shaw

Business Support & Project Development Officer

lois@m-sparc.com

Having worked in the Business Support sector for the past 15 years, Lois can use this wealth of experience to provide dedicated business support to each of our tenants. Lois is passionate about ensuring companies grow and prosper in North Wales, and through her role at M-SParc can now ensure companies get the support they need to achieve this goal.

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Olwen Davies

Contracts and Commercial Officer

olwen@m-sparc.com

Olwen is from Bethel near Caernarfon, she joined the M-SParc team in 2022 as the Contracts and Commercial Officer and is now our Operations and Contracts Manager. Olwen is responsible for managing the contracts and leases for M-SParc and all things Operational. She has extensive experience in the Retail Banking and Wealth Management sector, having worked at HSBC Bank Plc for over 13 years. Qualifications include the Chartered Insurance Institute’s R01 (Financial Services, Regulation & Ethics), CF6 (Mortgage Advice) and a Diploma in Retail Banking and Conduct of Business from The London Institute of Banking and Finance. She is passionate about helping people and businesses thrive in our local economy and takes immense pride in providing an excellent customer experience for our community here at M-SParc.

Emily Jane Roberts

Operations & Customer Experience Manager

emily@m-sparc.com

Emily has worked for the science park since 2013. Originally from Caernarfon, Emily graduated from Bangor University’s school of Psychology in 2009. She worked across Wales as a research project support officer, developing Welsh language measuring tools for young children. Emily believes strongly in ensuring there is a space for women in Science and Technology, and in providing services for young people in Wales to start their own businesses.

Iwan Pitts

Swyddog Marchnata, Digwyddiadau ac Ymgysylltu

iwan@m-sparc.com

Mae Iwan wedi bod yn gweithio yn y byd darlledu ers dros ddegawd. Iwan wnaeth greu’r podlediadau Cymraeg cyntaf,  ac mae Iwan wedi cynhyrchu a chyfarwyddo cynnwys ar gyfer S4C, y BBC a llwyfannau ar-lein.

Mae cefndir Iwan yn cynnwys dylunio graffeg, gwaith camera, golygu fideo a phypedu.

Os oes angen cynnwys wedi’i greu neu fenter wedi’i hyrwyddo, Iwan yw eich dewin.

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Debbie Jones

Low Carbon Innovation Manager

debbie@m-sparc.com

Debbie gained her PhD in Nuclear Chemistry from the University of Manchester in 2016 after which she spent 3 months working for Hitachi Research Labs in Japan. Since returning to North Wales, Debbie has worked as a project manger for Bangor University across the Low Carbon Sector. Debbie is passionate about Low Carbon Energy and how local developments and opportunities in this sector can help both the environment, the local businesses and community.

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Rhodri Daniel

Low Carbon Officer

rhodrid@m-sparc.com

Rhodri Daniel is a member of the Low Carbon team at M-SParc, supporting new developments within the region, stimulating the green economy and its wider supply chain. He has an MSc in Chemistry from the University of Bristol, and has spent 10 years in academia and industry (apart from a three-year stint touring the world in a rock band!). Rhodri has extensive experience in leading projects, with a particular focus on the low carbon sector, and brings excellent project management and bid-writing skills to the team. 

Gwenllian Owen

Commercialisation & Innovation Officer

gwenllian.owen@bangor.ac.uk

Throughout her role Gwenllian will be supporting the development and commercialisation of IP by working with the M-SParc eco-system, including Bangor University researchers, graduate enterprise, our Level Up Accelerator, the Health and Social Care sector and within M-SParc’s network of growing businesses.

Tom Burke

Digital Innovation Manager

tom@m-sparc.com

Tom used to work at the KFC in his hometown of Colwyn Bay before it mysteriously burned down. He then spent several years “on the lam” in East Germany, where he worked as an animator in Berlin. When the wall fell, Tom came home.

He enjoys climbing and hates ice-skating.

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Rhodri Williams

Degree Apprentice - M-SParc Skills Academy

rhodri@m-sparc.com

Born and raised in Gaerwen, Rhodri is one of the first members of the Skills Academy. Rhodri works with tenants on data annotation for artificial intelligence, computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing, as well as M-SParc on the Road. As part of his role, Rhodri is studying BSc Applied Software Engineering at Bangor University, which includes network understanding, data ethics and writing in Java, Python and HTML programming languages.

Iwan Pitts

Marketing, Events & Engagement Officer

iwan@m-sparc.com

Iwan has been working in broadcasting for over a decade, having started one of the first Welsh language podcasts, written, produced and directed content for S4C, the BBC & online platforms.

Iwan’s background includes graphic design, camera work, video editing and puppeteering.

If you need content created or a venture promoted, Iwan’s your wizard.

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