“Plas-Tech Thermoforming manufactures specially engineered vacuum formed plastic components using various thermoforming methods to meet customer specifications. We sought to investigate a range of market sectors in addition to our traditional ones and commissioned ConnauTech Ltd to do that.
The results were very useful and included the identification of a range of lucrative sectors such as Healthcare and Mobility which provide a good match for our services and included relevant contacts for companies operating in all of the sectors. We have since been able to confirm interest in our services for potential supply contracts which should allow us to establish a stronger sales platform for future growth of the business.”

Howard Gray; Business Development Manager, Plas-tech Thermoforming Ltd.

“Pembroke Machine Plastering Ltd is developing an innovative, low-cost and better-constructed sea and flood defence system to alleviate the increasing global effect of climate change and extreme weather conditions. Its primary use will be coastal and river flood prevention plus other aquatic and non-aquatic applications. The new system will provide durability and increased resistance to rising water levels whilst also using nil-cost raw materials and it will be very environmentally-friendly. ConnauTech Ltd successfully undertook a project to explore the design of the system and protection of its Intellectual Property.  We now look forward to further positive developments on the road to commercialisation of our innovation.”

 John Goodwin; Managing Director, Pembroke Machine Plastering Ltd.

“Since 1969, Numill Ltd has been very successful in reclaiming, designing and manufacturing tooling for our clients in market sectors including automotive, aerospace and general engineering. ConnauTech Ltd has been very helpful by supporting us in two areas which are very important for the business – Lean Manufacturing and Innovation. The guidance received should enable further growth of Numill within the next few years.”

Anne Wilson; Managing Director, Numill Ltd.

“The University of Leeds’ Intellectual Property (IP) is managed alongside academic expertise which includes pro-active engagement with businesses with potential to license innovative ideas and technologies. In recent years, ConnauTech Limited has supported us by directing the commercialisation process for a range of new technologies with a very professional and structured approach which has been invaluable.”

Trevor Lambourne; Commercial Manager, Leeds University Centre of Industrial Collaboration.

“Salford University is a leading UK establishment with expertise in a range of technical areas. We are seeking to commercialise a number of technologies including an innovative plasma which operates at atmospheric pressure and offers a range of advantages for key applications including surface etching. The contribution of ConnauTech Limited has been extremely useful for this including important market evaluations and introductions helping us to access key sectors which can benefit commercially from the innovation.”

Blake Prime; Intellectual Property Manager, University of Salford.

“In addition to providing high-quality education and training in Wales, Coleg Sir Gar has a track record in innovation development with regional and national industry. Coleg Sir Gar is at the forefront in supporting FE and HE staff and students to engage in transferring new ideas into commercial products or services. ConnauTech Limited has provided support for these activities including excellent delivery of commercial feasibility studies for different innovations.”

Karen Morris; A4B Programme Manager and Business Development Advisor, Coleg Sir Gar.

“The National Metals Technology Centre (NAMTEC) is part of the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. It improves the competitiveness and sustainability of the UK’s manufacturing industries via innovative technical support programmes. ConnauTech Ltd has actively participated in a NAMTEC programme for companies in Yorkshire and Humber regions in which expert consultancies deliver services which should lead to tangible improvements in the businesses of such companies. We have received favourable reports from companies that have been involved in the programme and received support delivered by ConnauTech Ltd.”

Helen Arthur, Project Manager, Direct Company Support Scheme, NAMTEC.

“Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council’s Enterprising Barnsley Programme provides a programme of business support initiatives designed to support the development and growth of Barnsley based businesses. The overarching aim is to achieve increased employment, economic wealth and increased investment within Barnsley. Connautech Limited is one of the consultancy companies that we have engaged to support local businesses and we have found their personnel to deliver excellent coaching and consultancy which Barnsley SMEs have reported to be beneficial for their growth aspirations.

Martin Beasley; Enterprising Barnsley Programme Manager.