Well done to Amy Williams; a terrific achievement for Great Britain and for the sport of Skeleton Bob.
Clearly we are very diappointed for Shelley and Kristan as we know the mountains (financial and political) they have to climb to simply get themselves on to the track. Add to this that they have a beautiful daughter to bring up too (remembering they have no partner to help in this…except for uncle Richard of course!); they should both be very proud.
Richard, Dan, Mike and Kristan should also be very proud of what they are achieving with Bromley Technologies…and may it long continue; to get two athletes in the top 6 is a fantastic achievement for the Sheffield based team.
We look forward to seeing them back at the top of the sport in 2014 (unless Kristan’s retired of course!!!)
Tonight (18th February) is the first run of the Skeleton Bob at the Winter Olympics (starts around midnight GMT). As sponsors of their team we wish them every success and we are proud of everything they, and the team, have achieved.
Go for it guys!
We had the inaugral meeting of Designed in Sheffield last night. It is an initiative to get national recognition of the great design that is behind the great manufacturing in Sheffield; which is already recognised by the Made in Sheffield marque.
We hope the marque will give the Product/Industrial/Architectural Design sector, in our region, the opportunity to tell the world why Sheffield is an important centre of excellence in Design.
It is pleasing to report that both of our Universities are fully on board with the initiative too.
Fripp Design and Research are proud to announce that we are now technology sponsors of Bromley Technologies Ltd ‘Formula Ice 2010 program’, the team behind Kristan Bromley and Shelley Rudman, our Skeleton Bob team at the Winter Olympics.
From all of us at Fripp Design and Research we wish both Shelley and Kristan all our best. They both have a real chance of bringing home gold so please find time to support them.
For further details of their Olympic adventure please visit www.bromley-aet.com/news.php
We received this by email today and I quote
“The finance director of flooring manufacturer James Halstead issued a stark warning on the state of UK manufacturing at last night’s North West Finance Director Awards. Gordon Oliver, who beat tough competition from Speedy Hire and JD Sports to win the Finance Director of a PLC award, told the audience: “It’s difficult to be in manufacturing, which is a dying business in this country. There are no incentives – it’s a bit sad.”
Without wanting to be too political, the UK Government has invested in Innovation in this country (see our last blog as an example) and Innovation needs manufacturing and manufacturing means sales, sales means cash and cash means investment and so on.
We need to STOP using the term “British Manufacturing” and change it to “British Innovation” or as we’ve previously stated “British Manuvation”!!!
Business Link Yorkshire have just announced a new Innovation Voucher scheme complimenting the £3,000, fully funded scheme that Fripp Design and Research are already delivering.
The new Innovation Voucher is for £7000; however, unlike the £3,000 Innovation Voucher which is fully funded, the higher value Innovation Voucher is 50/50 funded. In other words, if you have a £14,000 development project, you can get 50% of the cost funded through Business Link Yorkshire.
Clients can have up to £10,000 of Innovation Vouchers. For example:
1) Two fully funded £3,000 Innovation Vouchers or
2) One fully funded £3,000 Innovation Voucher and a 50/50 funded £7,000 Innovation Voucher
To find out more, please vists our site dedicated to Innovation Vouchers.