With the reorganisation of the business support landscape, the concept of the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) was born, of which ours is the Sheffield City Region (SCR).
One of the key projects supported by the SCR LEP is the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District or AMID for short.
The SCR describe AMID in these terms “Innovation Districts are a recent trend in urban planning. In short, these districts cluster cutting-edge research facilities in working areas that are also liveable, walkable, bikeable and have good transport links.
The Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) between Sheffield and Rotherham has seen over a decade of development, propelled by the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’s partnership with global brands including Boeing, Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems. Sheffield City Council, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and The University of Sheffield are working together to establish this area as the UK’s first Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District; combining and growing the successes of the AMP and the Sheffield Business Park.”
Fripp Design and Research are located right in the centre of AMID and this is a key reason why clients choose us for their product design and industrial design projects. Within a five mile radius of our office we have access to 95% of our entire design supply chain. From CAD software to rapid prototyping services, all our key suppliers are a five minute drive of the AMP. This allows us to respond quickly to client needs and client changes to their design brief. And as the AMP is located in Rotherham it is very true to say that we design in Rotherham and we make in Sheffield.