See our impact
As an institution, we are here to make a difference. The work we do with businesses has a measurable positive impact on their operation and profitability, which in turn has a positive impact on the regional and national economy. The way we work, works, and we’re proud of that.
In this section of our website you’ll find evidence of how we've cost-effectively helped businesses of all shapes and sizes, facing all sorts of challenges and opportunities, go on to achieve greater commercial success. If you talk to us about your business challenges and objectives, we could do the same for you.
We’ve contributed to some very inspiring business success stories:
- Our in-house design consultancy team helped Marks & Spencer develop new toy packaging that reduces non-recyclable waste and makes it much easier to remove the toys from their box.
- Our researchers helped start-up business Hopcrop Ltd develop their specialist organic fertiliser and establish it in over 50 UK retailers, improving soil quality for gardeners and commercial growers.
- We helped global market leader Quorn Foods develop an approach to sustainability that reduced their impact on the planet and delivered savings in excess of £1 million.