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Flexible workspace, an innovative network and a supportive community

We offer a dynamic working environment, all-inclusive packages and business support to all of our customers, so that you can focus on what matters – growing your business.

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Salford Innovation Forum

Meet the team

Claire Kellett

Centre Manager

Claire joined Oxford Innovation Space in 2017; prior to this Claire worked for Natwest Bank for 15 years as a Bank Manager and a Business Manager supporting start-up businesses and SMEs. She has many years management experience. Claire really enjoys working with people and is relishing the challenge of being part of something special here at Salford Innovation Forum.

Kayleigh Sarsfield

Assistant Centre Manager

Kayleigh joined Oxford Innovation space in 2023. With 8 years of management experience in the hospitality industry she has been responsible for a multitude of operational aspects including leading health & safety, finance, and learning & development.

Kayleigh is passionate about leadership and making her people and customers feel special. She has achieved a bachelor’s degree in Business and Retail Management as well as Level 6 Chartered Management Status.

As an individual Kayleigh is very energetic and always laughing and smiling. In her free time, she considers herself to be a bit of a handywoman with the latest challenge being learning how to make garden furniture from scratch.

Connor Hignett

Customer Experience Assistant

Connor joined Salford Innovation Forum in 2022 as the newest member of the team. He has experience in marketing and hospitality with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in music. As a team member, Connor is the first face you see when walking into the building where he can help visitors and customers with daily tasks. In his free time, Connor enjoys playing/writing music and cooking.

Artur Grzybowski

Innovation Director

Artur is an Innovation Director at Oxford Innovation Space where he provides business support to customers at the Salford Innovation Forum, runs introductions, and is involved in a wider range of activities across Crescent Salford.

Artur is an ex-CTO of a publicly listed company Immotion Group Plc. He gained experience working within the various software, design & hardware departments for companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, Dassault Systemes/3DExcite, and developed multiple businesses, including VirtualSpeech, Virocast and Overfunded

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So much more than workspace

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Based in the heart of the city, the Salford Innovation Forum offers flexible workspace and business support for growing businesses, and is the first step in the Crescent Innovation development.

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The purpose

We are working in partnership with Salford City Council, English Cities Fund and the University of Salford to develop a strategy for the innovation-led economic development of the city.

The strategy for the Salford Innovation District centres on engaging local innovation assets and their leading-edge capabilities in acoustics, orthotics, robotics and energy efficiency. The strategy describes the pathway to development of a vibrant and innovation rich local economy which builds on the area’s industrial history, draws together the key local players, including those from other parts of Greater Manchester, and will encourage the attraction, start up and growth of businesses in Salford, significantly benefitting the local community.

The impact

We have now embarked on Phase 1 of that strategy by taking on the operation and repositioning of Salford Innovation Forum, a flexible working space which is the first piece in the physical jigsaw of making the Salford Innovation District an attractive and engaging place for innovative businesses.

Salford Innovation Forum has now established a sector focus, building a cluster of tech and digital businesses, specifically those with linkages to the research strengths of the University of Salford. Planning is well advanced for the next phase of the strategy’s delivery, involving development of a pedestrian crossing linking both sides of Frederick Road, completing the Robotics Innovation Centres and embarking on development of the Collision Building, a state-of-the-art centre for catalysing innovation and collaboration between business, innovation and research communities.

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Part of something bigger

The Salford Innovation Forum is part of Crescent Salford, which is an ambitious development with six distinct zones. Crescent sits within Salford’s Innovation Triangle and is home to a diverse range of businesses, across a range of sectors.

Salford has always been a pioneer of industry and with the Innovation Zone, innovation and enterprise will be at the forefront. The process of change across the Crescent area has already begun and will be instrumental in helping to shape the future of Salford.

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  • Have your questions answered
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  • Secure your choice of meeting or conference space

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0161 743 3500

Relocate to a well-established business community of innovators and entrepreneurs:

  • Have your questions answered
  • Get more information on workspace sizes, pricing & availability
  • Secure your choice of meeting or conference space

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0161 743 3500

Relocate to a well-established business community of innovators and entrepreneurs:

  • Have your questions answered
  • Get more information on workspace sizes, pricing & availability
  • Secure your choice of meeting or conference space

info@salfordinnovationforum.co.uk  |  
0161 743 3500

Relocate to a well-established business community of innovators and entrepreneurs:

  • Have your questions answered
  • Get more information on workspace sizes, pricing & availability
  • Secure your choice of meeting or conference space

info@salfordinnovationforum.co.uk  |  
0161 743 3500

Relocate to a well-established business community of innovators and entrepreneurs:

  • Have your questions answered
  • Get more information on workspace sizes, pricing & availability
  • Secure your choice of meeting or conference space

info@salfordinnovationforum.co.uk  |  
0161 743 3500

Relocate to a well-established business community of innovators and entrepreneurs:

  • Have your questions answered
  • Get more information on workspace sizes, pricing & availability
  • Secure your choice of meeting or conference space

info@salfordinnovationforum.co.uk  |  
0161 743 3500

Relocate to a well-established business community of innovators and entrepreneurs:

  • Have your questions answered
  • Get more information on workspace sizes, pricing & availability
  • Secure your choice of meeting or conference space

info@salfordinnovationforum.co.uk  |  
0161 743 3500

Relocate to a well-established business community of innovators and entrepreneurs:

  • Have your questions answered
  • Get more information on workspace sizes, pricing & availability
  • Secure your choice of meeting or conference space

info@salfordinnovationforum.co.uk  |  
0161 743 3500

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Relocate to a well-established business community of innovators and entrepreneurs:

  • Book a tour of Salford Innovation Forum
  • Get more information on workspace sizes, pricing & availability
  • Have your questions answered
  • Secure your choice of office or meeting space

info@salfordinnovationforum.co.uk  |  
0161 743 3500

Covid-19 Statement

Update – 11 August 2022

Our Innovation Centres remain operational and accessible, and provide a safe environment for our staff and customers. We continue to assess the risk of COVID-19 alongside the latest guidance from government. In the meantime our Innovation Centre remains COVID-19 Secure and fully open for business. Our detailed risk assessment can be found here.