Innovation House at Discovery Park, Home to A4P

A4P, A LabConnect Company, based at Discovery Park, an international centre for science and innovation, in Kent, has been honoured with a King’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. A4P is one of 252 organisations nationally recognised with a prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise, across four categories – International Trade, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity (through Social Mobility).

A4P is a scientific consultancy specializing in bioanalytical and biosample project management,  biomarker strategy and logistics solutions in support of clinical research around the world. A4P  recently joined Texas-based LabConnect, forming a combined international team which brings an unparalleled breadth and depth of technical and scientific expertise to help clients successfully achieve pre clinical and clinical trial objectives sooner.

A4P was founded in 2012 and has been located at Discovery Park since inception, being one of the first tenants to move into Innovation House. All original A4P Directors had previously worked for Pfizer, located at Discovery Park.

Businesses are visited throughout the year by His Majesty’s lord-lieutenants to receive their awards, along with an official certificate and commemorative crystal trophy. King’s Award recipients are also able to fly a King’s Awards flag at their main office and use the emblem on marketing materials.


Ian James, CEO of A4P commented, “We are thrilled to receive the King’s Award for  Enterprise and the recognition that this brings for the work A4P colleagues have performed with  our international customers in supporting the development of new medicines. We are excited to  continue to build on this success in the future.”

The King’s Awards for Enterprise, previously known as The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise,  were renamed last year to reflect His Majesty The King’s desire to continue the legacy of HM  Queen Elizabeth II’s by recognising outstanding UK businesses. The Award programme, now in  its 58th year, is the most prestigious business award in the country, with successful businesses  able to use the esteemed King’s Awards Emblem for the next five years.