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BioYorkshire Partners

BioYorkshire is a unique public-private partnership that brings together some of the UK's leading science and industrial people and organisations.

The ambitious programme is led by the University of York, Fera Science and Askham Bryan College. Together, it will transform the UK’s bioeconomy through an ‘end to end’ programme.

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Industrial Advisory Group

The BioYorkshire Industrial Advisory Group brings together a range of wider partners and supporters working together to drive forward the programme.

Led by Steve Bagshaw CBE - who has over 35 years’ experience across the biotechnologies and fine chemicals business and manufacturing sectors and most recently worked on the UK Government's Vaccines Task Force - the Group is committed to widening the participation of industry in BioYorkshire and the broader bioeconomy. 

About Steve Bagshaw CBE


Steve has over 35 years’ experience across the biotechnologies and fine chemicals business and manufacturing sectors.  He is currently Chair of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult and has been a Council Member of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council since January 2021.     

He was CEO for six years of Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies – a globally leading contact biopharmaceutical manufacturing and development organisation.  Prior to that he led the UK business for seven years based in the north-east of England in Billingham, Teesside.

Steve also worked on the UK Government’s Vaccines Task Force as an Industry Advisor from 2020 to 2022.  He chaired the UK’s Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum from 2013 to 2021 and was Co-Chair of the UK Bioeconomy Strategy Board between 2016 and 2021 – leading to the publication of the UK Government’s Bioeconomy Strategy in December 2018.

He was awarded a CBE in 2020 for services to the UK Manufacturing and Biotechnology Sector. 

Current Industrial Advisory Group Members

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