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
Highland Colour Coaters was formed in 1978 to provide a galvanizing service across Scotland and has developed a reputation for quality and reliability of service. They partnered with Glasgow Caledonian University to access world leading research facilities addressing an industry-wide challenge, and in the process have made significant cost savings.Read More
John White approached Interface - The knowledge connection for business, to get support to develop its mobile weighing systems for a range of vehicle types.
Interface brokered links to David Kennedy, an academic working at University of the West of Scotland School of Engineering and Science. They were awarded grant funding from The Scottish Government under the SCORE programme and the 18 month collaborative project will involve work on a prototype that will herald the next generation of advanced electronic weighing systems and allow the company to further develop its manufacturing capabilities.Read More
UWI Technology Ltd was set up in 2009 to develop a patent pending elapsed time indicator (ETI) known as the UWI Label. Inventor Pete Higgins came up with the idea of a smart label which would indicate how long any jar had been opened for and, therefore, whether or not the food inside had gone off.Read More
Equal Adventure had developed and created a prototype of snow board bindings for double leg amputees and needed to complete stringent laboratory based assessments of the prototype to validate the bindings. Interface linked them to the University of Strathclyde's Department of Design Manufacture and Engineering Management who undertake the design, development and testing of the product resulting in a working prototype which established the design viability.Read More