MSP is a partnership organisation that started life over 30 years ago as a strategic initiative by Manchester’s local authority and universities. Its purpose was to deliver the primary goal of the city’s post-industrial strategy – to grow a new knowledge economy.
MSP began by providing specialist environments and support services for science and technology businesses at its Manchester Science Park location, encouraging them to cluster and network with like-minded organisations. Since then, the international recognition of MSP’s work and its success in helping businesses grow from start-up to global significance has created increasing demand for what the partnership has to offer. It has extended the scope of its activities by working more strategically with individual partners and supporting other locations in the city region in their efforts to grow science and technology business clusters in their areas.
In 2012, the nationally-renowned property development and management company Bruntwood became the majority shareholder in MSP. Following this significant investment, MSP now has the enhanced commercial backing to expand its operation into exciting new opportunities and initiatives, including the acquisition in 2014 of the internationally-renowned life science campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire.