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Bromley Technologies win key Innovation Award

posted 1 Jun 2010, 00:08 by RiDO Rotherham
In his career as a skeleton bobsleigh athlete, three-time Winter Olympian, and former World and European Champion Kristan Bromley has picked up numerous titles and awards, but he recorded a new personal ‘first’ as he secured an award for his role as a business innovator.

Kristan, Chief Executive Officer of Rotherham based Bromley Technologies Ltd, was awarded the Innovation Award at the recent Insider Magazine’s Yorkshire ’42 under 42’ Business Awards 2010, held in a glittering ceremony in Leeds. Bromley Technologies is located in the AMP Technology Centre and has built up an array of expertise in the company from high performance sectors such as Olympic winter sports, aerospace and Formula One. 

The Award was sponsored by Yorkshire Forward and the judges were particularly impressed by the approach of the Bromley Technologies team, which has taken its research and innovation in the field of world-class winter sports equipment development to the level where it is not only one of the world’s top equipment manufacturers, but also that its technological expertise has being expanded into a high performance product development and engineering design consultancy. 

Alex McWhirter, assistant director for business at Yorkshire Forward, said

“Kristan Bromley, with his company Bromley Technologies, is a great example of the entrepreneurial, innovative businesses that we have in this region. Their work continues a celebrated tradition of Yorkshire companies providing cutting edge technical and manufactured solutions to customers around the globe, and Yorkshire Forward are proud to present Kristan with this award for Innovation.” 

Kristan was also shortlisted in the Yorkshire International Business category as the company supply equipment to winter sports competitors from over 20 countries.  

Kristan explains his delight at having won the award;

“It was a total surprise to win this award, and a great honour, particularly given the level of competition. The companies’ success has really been a team effort and my fellow directors Dan, Mike and Richard share in the plaudits of the award. It has taken a number of years for us to establish the company as a leading player within the winter sports field, and to earn the reputation for leading edge technology and innovation, but it has been worth it.

“To be recognised for our innovation was particularly satisfying. Whether as athletes or business people you are continually looking for an edge over the competition, and technology and innovation offers a lucrative source to create that edge.” 

Bromley Technologies is moving forward both in terms of its plans to develop new innovative sports technology products but also allowing commercial clients to access the team’s knowledge and facilities through its Performance Engineered Solutions (PES) consultancy service. Bromley PES is a new breed of engineering consultancy that specialises in enhancing the performance of components, products and systems by harnessing integrated engineering thinking with innovations in design, materials, manufacture and testing. It provides a full service for clients, from discrete projects to full product development programmes; from concept design through to market readiness strategies.