When CKL reached out to Enterprise Telford for assistance to improve their design service to clients, the SOLVD digital enterprise project was on hand to offer expert support to help them achieve their objectives.
SOLVD, managed by the University of Wolverhampton in partnership with Telford & Wrekin Council provides SME’s and start-ups with 12 hours of fully funded consultancy with academics and specialists, to help with the development of emerging technology.
CKL had identified a need to upgrade their current paper based design process in order to increase their commercial competitiveness. They needed help to implement a digital design package which was straightforward to use, product specific and without any interruption to their ‘business as usual’ practice.
SOLVD team members, Iain Wheeler and Dr Adam Worrallo firstly carried out a review of current, cost effective and user friendly 2D “drag and drop” design packages providing more photo realistic visualisations of client environments, before building a bespoke library of objects conducive to CKLs design service.
By providing 1-2-1 tuition and support to facilitate CKL’s adoption of two new software applications, CKL were able to quickly undertake an improved design service in-house. This support also included the creation of a bespoke video tutorial, allowing CKL to learn at their own pace.
And the work continues – by engaging in the longer term SOLVD R&D support, businesses are able to progress further with a technology project.
Iain and Adam are investigating the possibility of taking CKL into a fully-immersive 3D environment using a Mattaport 3D room scanner, which will help them to further increase sales and reduce design/iteration timescales.
Company Director, Connie Kempton-Lindsay commented:
“CKL were really grateful to have received this support. Both Iain and Adam completely understood our needs and have been very informative throughout. The overall support and assistance has been consistently structured which allowed CKL to not only utilise the new package but to learn at our own pace to fit in around business.”