The ABCs….and Ds of Success
Alpacas, branding, collaboration……and diversification are the keys to success for a Borders’ based company.
Beirhope Alpacas are a family-owned smallholding located in the stunning Cheviot Hills. They started operating in 2017 with five alpacas and 12 acres of smallholding. Since then, the business has thrived and managed to withstand the COVID-19 crisis.Read More
Industry giant Kodak remain market leader in a constantly changing photographic industry by investing heavily in leading research and development. They teamed up with Interface, who linked them with the University of Glasgow, in order to access the breadth of skills available in Scotland's world class academic institutions.Read More
The world's leading manufacturer of resistance heating elements generating, measuring and controlling the heat in all types of household appliances - your kettle and fridge to name just two, Kanthal realised that in order to remain so they would need to research more innovative ways to increase the bending strength of their product. Such is the technical accuracy required of these products and associated testing, Interface were ideally placed to find an academic solution and subsequently linked the company with Edinburgh Napier University.Read More
Hunting Energy Services (UK), part of international provider Hunting PLC, was keen to access academic expertise in order to carry out key technical research and development. Knowing Interface as the key knowledge connection for business, this would be the ideal partnership. Interface were delighted to help and connected them to both the University of Glasgow and the University of Dundee who addressed three projects in total.Read More
The Mentholatum Company Ltd specialises in the manufacture of and supply of high quality healthcare products to the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In the process of developing a new range of skincare cosmetic products for the treatment of acne, they needed to collaborate with an academic specialist who would be able to validate their range.
Canon Medical Research Europe Ltd (previously Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems Europe Ltd), part of Canon Medical Systems, is responsible for the design and development of cutting edge products and technology for use in medical imaging equipment. The company was keen to tap into the expertise available within clinical and academic groups developing new technologies in the brain imaging field to further support its intensive research and development activities.Read More