These are interesting time for Fripp Design and Research as we prepare to launch two of our own products.
Although we originally planned to license our IP, we finally decided to manufacture them instead.
We have two choices; either invest in setting up our own manufacturing facility or, alternatively, buy a manufacturing business with the skills and knowledge to add our products into their existing product portfolio.
So, if anyone knows of a manufacturing business in the North Midlands/South Yorkshire region up for sale, we’d like to hear from them.
We’re very pleased to announce that Charles Turner, MD of Sheffield based Durham-Duplex and Chairman of Made in Sheffield has agreed to join the board of Fripp Design and Research as non executive Chairman.
We all look forward to Charles helping the business to continue its growth as well as develop its manufacturing capability for the products it currently has in development.
One of the directors of Fripp Design and Research is the proud owner of an early 90′s Porsche. Recently after a brief spin in the peak district a huge stone chip was to be found in the windscreen. Yesterday, the windscreen was replaced but the director was concearned when the job took such little time to complete. The concern was that this car started off in life as a thing of real quality and that such an important job could never be completed to the same standard in such a short space of time. As it turns out, he was wrong. The replacement is superb and there’s a very good reason for both the quality and speed of the work; it was undertaken by a professional.
Professionals are often viewed as individuals who produce work of the best quality and do not cut corners but in fact they do. Professionals in any role will cut corners but ONLY to improve the speed and NEVER at the cost of quality. In the same way the the windscreen repair technician quickly delivered superb quality work because he has the experience, the correct tools and the training to be able to optimise the job at hand without any fuss or complexity. Fripp Design and Research understands, what clients really want (and we would argue what they really need!) is the very best quality and innovative design work to meet the tightest of deadlines. There is, for example, a huge variety of CAD software; some good, some bad, some slow, some fast. Fripp Design and Research has invested heavily in the right software (rather than the cheapest) because it does not compromise in its purpose and our extensive training means that we are very fast and very effective at using it!
It’s a good job that like us, the technician was able to undertake his work in this manner as it started to rain just as the windscreen went on and so thanks to cutting only the right corners, the director escaped an interior valet too!