Kinneir Dufort named Consultancy of Year 2015


Kinneir Dufort are delighted to announce that they have been named Consultancy of The Year at the British Engineering Excellence Awards 2015, after demonstrating to the judges the power of its integrated services.

In choosing a winner, the judges looked for evidence of the speed with which projects have been developed, the range of technologies applied and the degree of innovation. The panel was also interested in how the consultancy had developed during the last five years.

The Judges reported:

Kinneir Dufort has demonstrated a real sense of purpose and has delivered fantastic results by following a clear five year plan: it has grown headcount and turnover, created excellent design work across hundreds of innovative project solutions. It has worked successfully over a wide range of markets and sectors and achieved significant export success.

Kinneir Dufort demonstrated that they can respond to a multifaceted and challenging brief, delivering tangible results through the innovative combination of design, electronic engineering and prototyping disciplines.

One example of this is a rapid and hugely effective program of work for Huggies, Korea. Kinneir Dufort designed and developed a brand extension in the form of wearable cameras to capture and share precious family moments. The company was responsible for all aspects of the product’s design and development, including industrial design, software engineering, electronics design and prototype manufacture.

The project was taken from initial concept to delivery of six sets of fully working prototypes for consumer trial in less than four months and was central to the success of a viral YouTube campaign, capturing the hearts of over 2.5 million people.

Ian Hollister, Development & Prototyping Director upon collecting the award gave the following statement: 

We are delighted to win Consultancy of the Year. We have an amazing team who, through a culture at Kinneir Dufort  developed over decades, have achieved an integrated approach that enables the most rapid cross discipline development of complex products. Our team thrive on combining our expertise to deliver real innovation, bringing business success for our clients worldwide.