Alok Sharma, the Member of Parliament for Reading West, today made a visit to Bayer’s new headquarters to learn more about the company’s work in the science world.
Bayer is a Life Science company, established over 150-years ago, with a focus on health care and agriculture. The company has offices worldwide and invited Alok to visit their new Green Park headquarters.
In association with The Royal Institution, Bayer have opened a new free-of-charge schools laboratory at Green Park for primary and secondary schools in the Thames Valley area to use. The Baylab will run workshops on Forensics, where students will be set the task of identifying the ‘criminal’ from DNA found at a ‘crime scene.’
As well as meeting with senior officials from Bayer, Alok was able to take part in a supervised experiment in the Baylab laboratory.
Alok Sharma said, “I was delighted to visit the new Bayer Headquarters and to have the opportunity to experience the new Baylab. It is an extremely exciting facility and it will be a great tool for schools in Reading West and the Thames Valley area to access.”
Alok continued, “It was also informative to visit the Inspiration Space interactive exhibit. The facilities at Bayer add a practical add-on to students and really help bring studying science to life. I hope that schools in the local area will take advantage of this excellent facility.”
Simon Greenstreet, Bayer’s Head of Communications and Government Affairs for UK/Ireland said, “It was a pleasure to show Alok around Bayer’s new HQ and Baylab, which are part of our £13m investment in the Thames Valley. This is the beginning of establishing new relationships for our company in the Thames Valley, which we are proud to contribute to as the second engine of growth of the UK economy.”
Photo: Alok Sharma MP with Bayer’s Head of Communications UK/Ireland, Simon Greenstreet and Baylab Manager, Emma Schierbaum