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ATG Access are an international security firm, manufacturing and installing security vehicle barriers for traffic management, access control and anti-terrorist protection.
The client had been reluctant to invest in marketing, branding and ecommerce. They needed to embed e-commerce capabilities within the company so that it could achieve growth in budget markets where costs and efficiencies had become increasingly significant factors. They contacted MMU about the KTP scheme.
The Village Bakery Ltd. Small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) based in Wrexham, Wales. Family-owned bakery producing a wide range of savoury pastries and ‘morning goods’ via shops, wholesale business and national retailers.
The client recognised that to maintain a competitive edge within the dynamic food market, it had to keep evolving. They needed to develop a new range of gluten-free products, so approached Manchester Metropolitan University about a KTP because of its expertise in food technology.
Wulvern Housing is the largest housing association in South Cheshire, providing homes and services for over 11,000 customers. Housing Associations are non-profit and provide affordable homes for people in need.
The core aim of the project was to reduce void properties and rent losses and to improve the quality of the housing stock, through rigorous monitoring and evaluation. MMU Cheshire worked closely with Wulvern Housing to address key strategic and developmental areas within the housing sector.
Heat Trace Limited is a global company and UK manufacturer of self-regulated heating cables, servicing industries with anything from chemical pipelines and tanks to under-floor heating and frost protection.
Heat Tracing, Trace Heating or Surface Heating is the method of heating and/or maintaining temperatures in pipelines, tanks, vessels and pipeline equipment. When the client started to look to develop alternative products based on low-temperature self-regulating technology, it turned to MMU for help.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a long-standing, government-funded scheme that enables businesses to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance. The programme involves your organisation and Manchester Metropolitan University joining forces to address a specific challenge.
A KTP places a jointly selected high quality graduate, supported by a leading academic expert for between 6 months and 3 years, to work on a specific project that will significantly and permanently improve your business performance. Projects focus on strategic business solutions to generate new products, develop markets, improve operating processes and systems or increase sustainability.
Business performance outputs vary considerably from case to case across the UK, given the rich variety of the projects. Average benefits achieved by a single KTP include:
By participating in a KTP you can:
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