AS Business & Technical Solutions
3 Garden Walk, Corby Hill, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 8QD
Telephone: 07788255750

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AS Business & Technical Solutions


Alan is a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (I Mech E) and a Member of the Institution of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IoEE). He is an IoEE accredited Business Adviser. 


Following an apprenticeship at Vickers Shipbuilding & Engineering Ltd. (Barrow) and Newcastle University, Alan spent 25 years in industry, mostly working in R&D, until moving into Business Support with Business Link in 2004. Since 2011 Alan has been self-employed working on contracts with Britain's Energy Coast, Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, NDA, PERA, Growth Accelerator, Cumbria Business Growth Hub, Eden District Council, UCLan and several private clients. He is a registered Growth Accelerator Coach, NDA Mentor, PERA Associate, Growth Voucher Business Adviser and MAS Consultant.


Services Offered:

  • Business Support
  • Business coaching, diagnostics, strategic review and tactical business planning.
  • Creation of Business Plans and Cash Flow Forecasts.
  • Whole life product/service costing.
  • Grant applications (e.g. RDPE, TSB SMART R&D, RGF Capital grants etc.)
  • Intellectual property strategy and tactics (named inventor on over 200 granted
  • patents).
  • Identification of suitable specialist Business Support Schemes and Organisations.

Technical Support:

  • 2D and 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD).
  • Linear Finite Element Analysis (FEA).
  • Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA).
  • Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA).
  • Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA).
  • Mathematical modelling.
  • Statistical tolerance analysis.
  • Six sigma analysis.
  • Value Engineering.
  • Design of Experiments.
  • Intellectual property strategy.

Video Case Studies (public domain) 
Nebulair Ltd 
Clark Door Ltd

Where to find us

Contact Name: Alan Smithson, Director

Telephone: 07788255750


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