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Pioneer Group

We Are Pioneer Group was founded in April 2021, following the acquisition of BioCity by Trinity Investment Management (Trinity IM) and Harrison Street Real Estate Capital (Harrison Street), part of a pre-existing joint venture.

The landmark deal saw BioCity Group merge with Trinity IM’s science real estate arm, Knowledge Factory, to create the UK’s first nationwide life science ecosystem.

We Are Pioneer Group (WAPG) is the first nationwide business to combine direct business support with the investment and development of new lab space. Providing ecosystems for growth and allowing ambitious businesses to tap into the expertise and networks of other companies connected across the globe.

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Richard O’Boyle


Richard brings over 17 years’ investment track record, having transacted in excess of £2 billion in UK real estate. Richard’s primary responsibilities are deal sourcing, execution and asset management, utilising his strong network of contacts with UK institutions, property companies, occupiers and brokers.

Simon Hoad

Asset Management

Simon has over 25 years’ experience within the real estate industry, in both Europe and Asia. He has developed a wide range of property and business experience through working in a variety of fund and commercial property companies. His principal focus at Trinity is on asset and development management.

Toby Reid


Toby has managed and run life science focused properties and ecosystems for the last 10 years. He has a background in engineering and project management as well as business start-up and venture capital finance. Toby leads on creating the environment that helps tenant companies scale and grow.

Glenn Crocker

VC Investments

Glenn has a Dphil in Oxon- Immunology. He is a Chartered accountant, was EY UK Head of Biotechnology before becoming Founder CEO of BioCity Group.

He is also founder, NED and investor in multiple successful life science companies. Glenn has an MBE for services to the biotechnology industry

Paul Oliver

Finance Director

Paul is an experienced CFO having held the position in both PLC and private companies and has led major acquisitions and equity placings. Paul has a BA degree in Accounting and he is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Paul manages the finances for the business.


Find out more about the businesses behind this industry-leading new business.

BioCity Group | biocity.co.uk

Trinity Investment Management | trinityim.com

Harrison Street | harrisonst.com