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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 Officer
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Olwen Davies

Operations and Contracts Manager

Emily Jane Roberts

Outreach and Community Manager

Charlie Jones

Marketing, Events and Engagements Officer
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Debbie Jones

Low Carbon Innovation Manager

Ben Roberts

Digital Project Officer and On Tour Manager

Tanya Jones

STEM, Projects and Outreach Officer
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Olu Peyrasse

Accelerator Programme Lead
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Dyfed Morgan

Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability Champion
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Rhodri Daniel

Low Carbon Officer
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Carwyn Edwards

Digital Technology Innovation Manager
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Rhodri Williams

Degree Apprentice

Gwenllian Owen

Commercialisation & Innovation Officer
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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, and has recently started her own farming venture on her 14 acre smallholding. She has over 12 years experience in Retail Banking and Wealth Management, her most recent role being a Network Manager in one of Caernarfon’s leading High Street Banks. She is passionate about helping people and businesses thrive in our local economy.

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.

Charlie Jones

Marketing and Events Officer

charlie@m-sparc.com

Charlie studied a degree in Creative Technologies at Bangor University. He came from our Skills Academy and is now comfortably in his full-time role here at M-SParc. His previous experience includes working with the employability service at the university and with start-up businesses on their social media.  He joined the team in August 2022. He is passionate about science and tech and helping new businesses succeed. 

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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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Ben Roberts

Digital Project Officer and On Tour Manager

ben@m-sparc.com

Originally from Ffestiniog, Ben gained a degree in Computer Science at Aberystwyth University and developed his career at organizations including the Urdd, Menter a Busnes, Cynnal and the NHS. Now the #OnTour and Digital Project Officer for M-SParc, Ben is responsible for opening pop-up shops throughout the North West, creating a buzz and providing a wealth of opportunities for local businesses and the general public. His role also includes, coordinating and delivering several digital projects related to developing the local economy, linking education with the commercial sector.

Tanya Jones

STEM, Projects and Outreach Officer

tanya@m-sparc.com

Tanya graduated in Design before completing a PGCE in Secondary Education and going on to work in education and careers for over 20 years. With extensive experience in planning and organizing events and a passion for promoting young people into STEM, Tanya wants to use this experience to feed the supply chain into the digital, creative and STEM industry across North Wales, ensuring that skills and talent stay in the region and create a long-term competitive economy.

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Olu Peyrasse

Accelerator Programme Lead

olu@m-sparc.com

Olu joined the team in 2022 having led award-winning accelerator programmes and worked with some of the UK’s best startups over the past five years. Hugely passionate about building a better future for all, Olu firmly believes that businesses have the biggest potential to have a positive impact on our society and environment. Whether bringing new innovations to market, challenging the status quo and disrupting markets, tackling major global issues or building teams of happy, inspired individuals who then go home and inspire others; this is why Olu does what he does.

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Dyfed Morgan

Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability Champion

dyfed@m-sparc.com

Dyfed Morgan is a member of the low carbon team at M-SParc conducting life cycle assessment and carbon footprints. He has an MBA in environmental management and recently finished his PhD in Geography at Bangor University focusing on the sustainability of small scale breweries in Wales. He has a background in electrical and instrumentation engineering specialising in industrial automation. 

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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. 

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Carwyn Edwards

Digital Technology Innovation Manager

carwyn@m-sparc.com

Originally from the Ogwen Valley, Carwyn returned to the region in 2006 to work for the IT Infrastructure team at Bangor University. Prior to this he studied Software Engineering at and worked for the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. Co-Founder of the local North Wales Tech voluntary community group Carwyn is passionate about bringing together, academia and industry and developing digital skills to foster opportunities for all.

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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.

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.