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Big ideas needed for city regeneration projects
Simple Design Works has joined communities and businesses in Hereford to secure up to £25 million for regeneration projects in the city from the Government. Hereford is one of 100 places that is part of the £3.6 billion Towns Fund scheme to support economic growth.
The journey of our brand makeover
It’s been a busy year for Simple Design Works. We’ve moved premises, hired additional team members and our national client base has grown dramatically. So with customer experience being an important aspect of our business, we revisited our brand identity.
Filing a GB patent with an EP application
The UK is the fifth largest economy in the world so having a GB patent can be valuable. If you want patent protection in Europe, you can also file a patent through the European Patent Office (EPO) at the same time. But do the benefits outweigh the additional cost?
Coronavirus and Simple Design Works
Right now it’s very much business as usual and you can still contact us as normal by phone or email. The safety and wellbeing of our customers and team is our top priority during this challenging time, so we have made a few changes and wanted to explain our approach.
Ideal approach from concept to market
What does it take to get a new product to market? We asked for advice from patent attorney at Barker Brettell, Neil Kilpatrick, and product design specialist, Kristo Shivachev, for their insights. Read about their ideal approach and steps on how to turn your business idea into a marketable product.
Business advice for start ups
Starting a business can be daunting and exciting in equal measure. Where can you go for the best business advice? Whether you’re an entrepreneur or start up business, we share information on the organisations that offered us practical business advice and support for our growing business.
Registering your grand design
Separating design and protection of your product could lead to a delay in taking your product to market and open you up to future risk. We speak with Intellectual Property (IP) specialists about design rights on how to make the right choice in protecting your product now and in the future.
What is crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is a great way of achieving funding for your product without going to the bank. It works by individuals or organisations investing (or donating) to a project in return for a potential profit or reward. With a growth in profile and popularity, we look at how crowdfunding works.
Introducing Caitlin Mcculloch
Caitlin’s a natural born problem solver. Whether that’s using something already created in a new application or a completely new solution altogether, she’s always thinking and always designing. Not just for us but for her family and friends too. Just don’t mention oranges.