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Big Bang North West 2018: Headline Sponsor AstraZeneca!
We are overjoyed to announce that AstraZeneca will be returning as our Headline Sponsor for The Big Bang North West 2018!
AstraZeneca are proud of the amazing things we have achieved together from 2014 to 2017 and are returning for a fifth year to sponsor our STEM-sational school event! Like us, they want to make 2018’s Big Bang North West the BIGGEST and BEST.
We have increased our capacity to 7000 attendees this year and have 100’s of STEM experts ready to inspire via exciting shows and fun, interactive activities – you don’t want to miss this!
AstraZeneca is a global pharmaceutical company with a major UK presence. Their goal is to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. In addition to supporting the science and innovation base of the UK, they also make a significant economic contribution in this country.AstraZeneca has a workforce of more than 6,700 employees across four main sites in the UK, As well as having a large research and development organisation, AstraZeneca has many partnerships with academic, research-funding and charitable organisations around the country. They also offer significant educational opportunities for young scientists.
AstraZeneca Liverpool employ over 300 people at their biologics site at Speke, Liverpool, which has unique facilities to bulk-manufacture the nasal spray influenza vaccines Fluenz, which is an important part of the Government’s childhood flu vaccination programme.
Simon Willocks, Director of Engineering, Facilities & SHE, AstraZeneca: “AstraZeneca are excited and proud to be headline sponsors , supporting the 2018 Big Bang Fair in partnership with the All About STEM Team for the 5th consecutive year. As a major employer in the Northwest with over 3500 staff working across the field of STEM, the Big Bang Fair is a great opportunity to spark the interest of the next generation and promote the vast array of career options within Science, Technology Engineering and Maths can bring.
AstraZeneca continues to push the boundaries of STEM to develop and deliver life changing medications that ultimately save lives around the world – what a great reason to go to work every day!
With support from the AZ STEM Ambassador Team it is our mission that the Big Bang Fair 2018 will inspire students from across the Northwest to see how their studies and future career choices can equally contribute to society.”
Along with The Big Bang North West, AstraZeneca also sponsor The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition and the North West Young Scientist of the Year Award.
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Photographer: Gareth Jones