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What our clients have had to say about BC’s contribution to their business.
"Waitrose has been very pleased to have been involved with this work for a number of reasons. Obviously, the opportunity to explore novel ways to create more sustainable materials, such as packaging, holds its own attraction but this has been a great demonstration of a more open approach that shows how academia and business can work together, each contributing their expertise, to help deliver real, practical science to the market"
Quentin Clark, Head of Sustainability and Ethical Sourcing, Waitrose (November 2014)
"Over the last few years Blankney Estates Limited/British Chlorophyll Company Limited have been involved in several research projects with the Bio Composites Centre (BC) at Bangor University.
I have been impressed with the expertise and dedication of the B.C. team when conducting research, which is always accompanied by a clear commercial understanding. They would not promote ideas which have no hope of commercial success.e have always found BC to be very flexible, professional and innovative in their approach to our work together and look forward to a continued long term relationship”
Graham Harding, General Manager, Blankney Estates Ltd/British Chlorophyll Co. Ltd. (January, 2014)
"We successfully completed a KTP project with BC during which time a wide range of novel chemical intermediates were developed for our company.
We have since expanded on the initial research in our own laboratories and this has led to significant returns for our business.
We have always found BC to be very flexible, professional and innovative in their approach to our work together and look forward to a continued long term relationship”
Philip Walker, Director, Apollo Scientific Ltd (October, 2013)
"We have had a very successful long term partnership with BC in a number of challenging projects involving the development of Biological routes to chemical intermediates. I have been very impressed by the professionalism and rigour of the team. They are very aware of the drivers important to industry. A particular strength has been the construction of diverse consortia of academics and commercial organisations.”
David Randall, R&D Manager of Chemoxy International Ltd (October, 2013)
"Hockley International undertook a three year KTP project with BC involving complex multistep synthesis, detailed analytical studies and later small scale trials. We enjoyed a friendly working partnership with excellent academic input to overcome a number of difficult chemical issues and learnt a lot along the way."
Frank Howard, Owner and MD of Hockley International (July, 2013)
"Without the expertise at Bangor we would not have been able to take our exciting new technology so far in such a short time. We are making exciting plans for the future and are proud to be based on Anglesey and were delighted to be able to take advantage of Mona’s unique facilities. We look forward to our continued collaboration with Bangor University in the years to come."
Craig Bartlett, Director of MDF Recovery
"The collaboration with Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities has been beneficial to our business in so many ways, their help and support has been key to our business strategy and the positioning of our business in this market."
Geraint Williams, EcoBond Cymru
"We always considered Dairy Crest a company that thought out of the box, but working with BC has shown us that we have hardly stepped outside"
Simon Hunt, Ingredients Development Manager, Dairy Crest Ingredients
"A professional team that can draw upon a wealth of industrial and scientific knowledge. Working with BC has helped to give Knauf a new insight into possible uses of biocomposite materials and a number of development opportunities"
Roger Jackson, Process & Product Development Director, Europe, Knauf Insulation
"The Springdale Group has been involved in a number of projects and consultations with BC for a range of plant products. They have always provided a very thorough and prompt service and had the flexibility to work with our changing demands"
Jacqueline Garrood (PhD), R&D Manager, Springdale Group
"BC at Bangor was able to focus well on the core problem and this enabled us to progress more quickly than we had initially envisaged: the right contacts with other interested parties were accessed, too. Good to see theory being married to a business context."
Gwyn Pickering, Business Development Manager – Plasticisers, Hyperlast Ltd
"We found working with the BC team very useful as they had a comprehensive understanding of the new market opportunities we were aiming for. Their technical expertise was invaluable in exploring novel applications for our additive technologies."
David Hughes. Infineum UK Ltd
"Estech Europe Limited found the work done by BC to be of an extremely high standard and the details well explained. They have been very helpful in giving us a better understanding of the potential of our cellulose material in the market place."
Paul Burrows. Engineering Manager, Estech Europe