Expertise and experience

Our expertise and experience spans many disciplines and industry sectors, and includes:

Business and commercial expertise
  • Innovation and strategy
  • Interim management
  • Business development and marketing
  • R and D project management
  • Establishing and growing new businesses
  • Business/process review and improvement
  • Due diligence
  • Business planning
  • Customer experience
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Quality systems and processes
  • Industry analysis
  • Consultancy
  • Key Account Management
  • Operations
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Fundraising
  • Direct and Indirect channel development
Technical expertise
  • Technology innovation
  • Product, process and service innovation
  • Product development
  • Product lifecycle management
  • Technical project and program management
  • IP development and management
  • Technology ‘scouting’
  • Technology transfer
  • Innovation management
  • Funding bids and proposals
  • Requirements capture
  • Product and system technical specifications
  • Development of standards

” ….their work for Container Centralen was always delivered on or ahead of schedule, was always exceptionally thorough, and was always documented to the very highest standards”.

Flemming Petersen, Technical Manager at Contrainer Centralen A/S

“….I have written this reference to convey my high level of confidence in the capabilities and integrity of Simon Howell…..his company has provided system integration and consultancy services for many organisations and he has been appointed ‘trusted advisor’ to some highly respected organisations across Europe…. his reputation for excellence is well earned and is one of the key differentiators when compared with other organisations”.

Chris Hood, Technical Sales Manager at Omni ID

“This recommendation conveys my utmost confidence and support for Simon Howell….we have been extraordinarily pleased with his technical competence, engineering diligence and the overall quality of services provided”.

Chris Diorio, CEO at Impinj

” ….they have a very good reputation and are very well known globally….they stand out positively with their logical, thorough and very pragmatic approach to project management. We have built a very good and professional relationship with Simon Howell. “

Leon de Ridder, General Manager at Omron

” Simon helped and supported 2-DTech as it was starting to develop as a graphene manufacturer and supplier. He was a breath of fresh air as a university IP manager who actually wanted UK start up companies to succeed and flourish. I hope we can work together again in the future”.

Dr Nigel Salter, Research Commercialisation Manager at University of Bristol

“I worked with Simon at Manchester Metropolitan University and found him to be a driven and highly effective (yet personable) strategist for developing research areas and themes. Simon’s enterprise, business skills and intellectual property knowledge, allied with his high level scientific training are an uncommon and valuable combination”.

Professor Stuart Harmer, Director of Engineering Research Centre at MMU

” Simon worked with us on a consultancy basis for a number of contracts and was completely dedicated to each project. He is a highly intelligent professional and a true strategist and always thinks ‘outside the box’. He brought a great strength to the team and his experience and management skills were invaluable. During his time with us, he produced a number of key processes and initiatives that we now use as part of our business”.

Tracy Waddacor, MBIFM, Managing Director at World Class Service Ltd

“I worked with Simon developing a new ‘wearable health’ product. He is a superb business ‘all rounder’, and sees the very fine detail without losing sight of the strategic vision. Motivated and motivational, he works with energy and integrity, and is totally committed to ‘getting the job finished’. Tenacious and personable, he delivers on time and to the highest quality – recommended without hesitation”.

Dr Heather Heathfield, Director, Insight and Impact at Office for Public Management (OPM)

“Simon brings drive, enthusiasm, and a vibrant sense of humour to any project and personal engagement. He is a strong, demanding, understanding and empowering leader and has a wealth of knowledge and experience, enabling him to deliver viable solutions to the most taxing of problems. I enjoyed working for him, and with him, during our time at Intellident”.

David Hoare, Engineering Manager, Intellident Ltd

” Simon always demands the very best …. and his management style is admirable. He is very motivational and his influence has been the key driving force to his team’s success. He always encourages new ideas and techniques and this is reflected in the innovative and high performance solutions he has developed and managed. Simon pays meticulous attention to detail and is constantly focused; which means he delivers projects on time, on budget and of extremely high calibre”.

Dr Mo Ramzan, RFID Technology and Innovations Manager at SML

” Simon brings a wealth of knowledge, ferocious drive and infectious enthusiasm to everything he does. An exceptional leader and true gentleman”.

Sam Glass, Business Development Manager at DAI

” Simon is one of the most driven characters I’ve worked with; his fearlessness, stamina, tenacity, intelligence and ability to engage and motivate all combine to form a leader who will see things through to deliver results”.

Robert Brown, Director of Marketing at Trustronic Ltd