Commercial Property

Sharp Ahead are lead generation specialists for innovation centres and science parks.

We have been Oxford Innovation’s lead generation supplier since 2015. We have executed successful pre-letting campaigns for five new centre launches to date on their behalf:

We have also implemented successful lead generation campaigns for 19 established innovation centres and science parks, which have varying combinations of office space, labs, workshops, hotdesks and shared spaces.

Our approach focusses on lead generation using a proven marketing mix which emphasises digital channels.

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Jo Willett

Marketing & Business Development Director, Oxford Innovation


Sharp Ahead have transformed the way Oxford Innovation approach marketing for our innovation centres, and as a result we have seen a 90% reduction in client acquisition costs and a significant improvement in the quality of our leads.

Our Commercial Property team:

Jennifer Esty,
Managing Director

Jennifer is a digital marketing expert with nearly 20 years of experience, including extensive experience with delivering projects for Oxford Innovation, as well as Public Sector experience working with YPO. Previously she managed digital marketing for Microsoft in the UK. Jennifer has a BA (Hons) in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard and a MSc in Journalism (Hons) from Columbia.

Dr John Woods,
Director of Strategy & Data Scientist

John holds a BA and PhD in Astrophysics from Oxford University and is one of the UK’s foremost experts in digital analytics. As a data scientist and start up entrepreneur, he has over 20 years’ experience in digital marketing technologies. He has extensive experience in developing strategy and delivering projects for Oxford Innovation.

Robert Stevens,
Business Development Director

Rob is a digital marketer and entrepreneur specialising in B2B companies; he has over 15 years’ experience delivering digital solutions to blue chip clients including: Unilever, IBM, Barclays, HSBC, O2, Pfizer, and BT. Rob works with Oxford Innovation’s board to develop increase occupancy levels, reduce client acquisition costs and improve the conversion rate of viewings to clients by ensuring a consistently high level of leads.

Emma Grimshaw,
Senior Digital Marketing Consultant

Emma is a conversion rate optimisation specialist with particular expertise in designing highly converting websites and landing pages. Emma is also AdWords certified in Search, Display and Mobile. Emma has worked on 5 innovation centre launches and 19 innovation centre lead generation campaigns for existing centres.

Paul Kayley,
Senior Designer

Paul has approximately 20 years of design experience in both online and offline. Paul has extensive experience in commercial property and has been involved in several Oxford Innovation campaigns as well as the sale of notable commercial properties across the UK, including the Printworks, the Liver Building and The Tun.

Nicola Haynes,
Digital Marketing Consultant

As well as being AdWords certified, Nicola is certified in Act-On (marketing automation) and has considerable experience in GDPR. She currently assists with the creation and maintenance of conversion optimised landing pages and paid media campaigns for Oxford Innovation.

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