Shining a light on top firms in South Yorkshire

Member sof the Fripp Design team.
Member sof the Fripp Design team.
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The Made in Sheffield exhibition shines a light on some of the region’s top businesses - and one of them is Fripp Design and Research.

The Rotherham-based product design and consultancy business specialises in helping top brands to do what they do even better and visitors can see examples of their work at the exhibition currently on show at the Millennium Gallery.

Founded by Steve Roberts and Tom Fripp in 2004, the company aims to help turn their clients’ ideas into a reality by creating products to help them compete in the workplace.

Some of the high-profile products they have worked on includes creating a GPS tracking system for Nestle to help them find competition winners, medical equipment for Ophthalmic Medical Instruments, and fishing supplies for Sheffield angling business Trakker Products, as well as re-engineering and modernising machinery for engineering firm Rotary.

Steve said: “We’re a customer focused business – we solve complex problems for business in terms of product design.

“No two projects are the same – we work with big blue chip companies and small independent businesses, to give them an advantage and keep them one step ahead of their competitors.”

Looking to the future, the firm would like to develop their existing 3D printing work.

Steve said: “We would love to secure investment to grow our business and have ambitions to become the world’s next polymer 3D based printing company. We’re really excited for the future and to develop Fripp Design even further.”

Made in Sheffield continues at the Millennium Gallery until January 8.