New ideas/all case studies

The shrewd company behind your smart devices

Fire alarms. Smart meters. CCTV cameras, boilers, thermostats, even washing machines – all of these devices have one thing in common: the Internet of Things, which connects devices so that they can be monitored, controlled and accessed remotely via apps. Intamac is Europe’s largest provider… Read more »

Productivity and innovation under one roof

The 17 year-old firm of Cartwright Pickard Architects (CPA) has won numerous awards, including prestigious accolades from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Designing offices, residential housing and schools, CPA says that, as an architectural practice, it has to "deliver value to our customers through more than… Read more »

A good case for tax relief

It has become a familiar sight around the world’s airports and railway stations - excited children wheeling or riding colourful, characterful suitcases.  The success of Rob Law’s Trunki is one of the great stories of  how innovative design and branding has created a new market. And while… Read more »

The rise of the home business

You don’t have to look too hard to find stories of great British businesses that started life from home. Shaun Pulfrey started Tangle Teezer from his two-bedroom flat, packing the first of his globally successful hairbrushes in the kitchen with his mum. Andrew Ritchie created… Read more »

A bold new idea and real vision

Twelve years ago, Paris-domiciled British artist Richard Kirk had a chance meeting over a pint in Soho - and discovered a new world. He became fascinated by a small piece of electroluminescent material powered by a simple battery at his table. Despite having no scientific… Read more »