Local Community

Open… not just for business

We are delighted to be of part of the evolving story of Sawston, bringing back a thriving industry to a village with a rich industrial heritage. We want to do our bit in supporting the local economy, not only as a place of work, but as a place that inspires and educates future generations, provides business to and opportunities for local businesses and provides a space that people in the community can use.


Supporting our local community


Community Space

The talented youngsters from Cambridge Educational Robotics Club (CERC) utilise our free community space on campus to get ready to represent the UK in the Asia Pacific FIRST LEGO Robotics Open Championship!

Sponsoring Fun Run

We were thrilled to sponsor (and take part in) this year’s Sawston Fun Run and Walk. An amazing 1,480 people took part, raising vital funds for local causes.


Unity Campus now has a café for campus members and visitors to enjoy. It is open from 8am to 3pm Monday to Friday and serves a range of hot and cold food and drinks.

Volunteering Initiatives

We encourage and support volunteering initiatives via the campus team, Howard Group and member organisations. For example, we helped to facilitate a team volunteering day for campus members Domainex to clear and landscape the Sawston Village College Wellbeing Garden.

Campus-wide Collections

We operate campus-wide collections for charities such as Cambridge Food Bank, easter egg collections for local children’s charities, cake sales for local charities and quiz nights for East Anglian Air Ambulance.


Who to get in touch with

If you have a question or query we are always happy to try and help. Please contact Jess, our Community Engagement Manager, in the first instance.

Jess Harvey-Bowman

Jessica Harvey-Bowman

Community Engagement Manager

As Community Engagement Manager Jess is responsible for developing and maintaining a strong campus community by organising personal development programmes, networking events, seminars, and social events. Jess also manages the Campus outreach programme working with local primary schools, colleges, and charitable organisations.


Alex Searle

Facilities & Operations Administrator

Alex is focused on delivering in-house property management services and exceptional customer service to member organisations. With a background in recruitment and retail management, Alex brings a wealth of experience where prioritising customer service has always been paramount.