We are based on the Science Park in Cambridge, UK, which is Europe’s longest-serving and largest commercial centre for research and development. It is home to a growing number of high-tech companies, but remains a pleasant and leafy environment with excellent facilities, including a gym and conference centre.
We have four closely linked buildings, including our iconic flagship building, affectionately known as the ‘toast rack’, which was designed by Canadian architect, Arthur Erickson. Completed in the 1980s, it houses our manufacturing facilities and laboratories. The building is currently undergoing internal refurbishment to ensure that the office and public areas closely reflect our core values, incorporating flexible enclosed spaces and inspiring breakout areas. This refurbishment will bring the interiors in line with those of our newest buildings, which are a short walk from our main building. These new buildings hold the 2010 British Council for Offices Regional Award for Corporate Workplace, recognising our commitment to achieving the best possible working environment for our people.
Most of us, including our directors, work in open plan areas, with flexible enclosed spaces available for quiet working or private meetings. This encourages collaborative working and exchange of ideas, which is key to our success.
We also have an on-site clubhouse, which is home to Napp’s Sports and Social Club. The clubhouse is a popular venue that combines meeting and events spaces, and a bar.
We are committed to equality, inclusion and accessibility. We recognise that some of our employees and others visiting our buildings may have disabilities, and we strive to ensure that potential difficulties are addressed; you can find out more about the accessibility of our buildings in our access statement and information.