Business 10.04.24

UK NEQAS relocate to Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is continuing its journey towards becoming a global centre of excellence for innovation in health, sport and wellbeing, with the relocation of UK National External Quality Assessment Service (UK NEQAS) to its state-of-the-art incubation centre, Landing Pad.

Renowned for its proficiency testing services and quality assessment programmes, UK NEQAS’ strategic decision to relocate to Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is aligned with its vision to foster innovation, collaboration and growth within the healthcare community.

Previously based at the Northern General Hospital, UK NEQAS joins a growing number of health, sport and wellbeing focused organisations based within the flex office space at Landing Pad, including Barnsley Women’s FC, Cricket Arena, Reyt and, most recently, Medilink North.

Jen Christie at UK NEQAS commented “We’re extremely excited to be relocating UK NEQAS to Landing Pad. The state-of-the-art facilities offered onsite will no doubt increase the opportunities for us to fulfil our charity aims of improving healthcare through education, as well as fostering the creation and delivery of new and innovative services. We can’t wait to move in.”

Rachel Vickers, spokesperson for Landing Pad, added “Landing Pad offers a dynamic environment conducive to facilitating the exchange of ideas and expertise between leading organisations in the field, of which UK NEQAS will become an integral part.

“By bringing together entrepreneurs, start-ups, scale-ups and not-for-profit organisations in the health, sport and wellbeing spheres within our state-of-the-art facilities, we’re aiming to support the accelerated development and deployment of transformative solutions that address pressing health challenges and enhance wellbeing on both a local, national and global scale.”

UK NEQAS have taken a four year licence on a four-person private suite at Landing Pad and expect to be up and running by the end of May 2024.