As part of the company’s work with Swansea University, they were involved in setting up Swansea Materials Research and Testing (SMaRT), a commercial spin-out based around the University’s long standing research relationship with Rolls-Royce aero engines in the area of materials testing.

This work involved the production of business plans and financial models and the company led on the negotiations with Rolls-Royce on behalf of the University.  Following the establishment of SMaRT, the company acted as Commercial consultants for the first five years of operation focussing primarily on operational planning and financial management.  Grahame Guilford now serves as a non-executive director of SMaRT which currently has a turnover of around £1m pa.

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