Radio Design India gives support to life-saving water movement

Radio Design India are delighted to announce that they have recently worked with the Naviyoti India Foundation to organise an interactive discussion on ‘Water Quality: Safe Water Saves Lives’. Covering a range of topics on the provision of clean water and water conservation, Mr Gaurav Chauhan, the MD of Radio Design India, contributed by providing information on the importance of water quality as a movement.

In addition, Radio Design India have also worked with 24 women from self-help groups in 70 villages near Gurgaon, northern India, to provide them with training on business development as part of the Safe Water Saves Lives scheme. The ‘Waterpreneurs’ have been working hard to advocate the importance of clean, safe drinking water in villages promoting household water treatment technology to local residents. Using innovate systems such as bio-sand filters, the Waterpreneurs are hoping that by highlighting the importance of clean water and water conservation, local people will see the life saving benefits of clean water.

Safe Water Saves Lives is already proving hugely beneficial in highlighting how relatively simple steps can transform the quality of water, improving lives and helping local communities in India to thrive. We’re incredibly proud to have been given the opportunity to be involved in such an important scheme and are very much looking forward to working with the Naviyoti India Foundation in the future.

Our third Queen’s Award for Enterprise

We’re delighted to announce that we have received our third Queen’s Award for Enterprise!

As previous winners in 2011 and 2015, receiving a further Queen’s Award is a huge accolade for Radio Design. We’ve received the award in the Innovation category as recognition of our work in developing products which allow for the automatic routing of power and control signals in mobile phone cell sites. Radio Design’s products offer the capability for phone operators utilising technologies such as 3G, 4G and 5G to share and re-use expensive equipment on existing mobile masts, helping to reduce faults and ensure sites are future-proof.

Eric Hawthorn, Radio Design’s Managing Director, explains what the Award means to the company: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have been recognised for the third time in the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. It’s incredibly satisfying that our team’s hard work has once again received global recognition. We’re very proud of our commitment to innovation and this award is testament to our dedication to providing network operators with a world class service.”

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is a highly prestigious award which is widely respected both here in the UK and overseas. Awarded to businesses for outstanding achievement in the categories of Innovation, Sustainable Development, International Trade and Promoting Opportunity, receipt of a Queen’s Award rewards innovation and operational excellence.

The Radio Design team will have a chance to celebrate their success at the Queen’s Award ceremony which will be held at Buckingham Palace in September. “This award is one of the UK’s highest business accolades and we’re really looking forward to celebrating with other award winners. We won’t rest on our laurels though and will continue to work hard to innovate and provide our customers with the outstanding service they have come to expect.”

Manufacturing Today Spotlights Radio Design’s Spectacular Progress

Article in Manufacturing Today highlighting that by utilising multi award-winning technology, Radio Design’s solutions allow the world’s largest network operators to achieve maximum data throughput and capacity, through existing and shared infrastructure.

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First-hand knowledge helps local electronics manufacturer

Radio Design’s Eric Hawthorn shares his considerable first-hand knowledge and experience with a local electronics manufacturer, in his role as ExportExchange patron

Leeds-based electronics manufacturer, Daletech Electronics, has received free strategic export advice as part of a new export network that is exclusive to businesses in the Leeds City Region.

The advice and mentoring from Radio Design director Eric Hawthorn will help Daletech directors realise ambitions for growth in Europe and beyond under the new Government-backed ExportExchange programme.

Through the scheme he has made contact with Daletech, and is providing the business with free, practical advice that will enable it to begin selling its high quality, low volume Leeds-manufactured electronics overseas.

Daletech managing director Tracey Dawson said: “We are just at the start of our export journey and the help that Eric has given us as a patron on the ExportExchange programme has been invaluable.”

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Radio Design Granted China Import/Export License

A major step forward for Radio Design’s Hardware Repair Services (HWS) business in China was the recent grant of an import/export license. This allows the import of used equipment into China to be repaired and then exported back to the end user.

China has strict policies on the import of used equipment so this type of license can be hard to get. We could not have achieved this without outstanding support and cooperation from the Wuxi branch of the Customs Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (CIQ), who guided us through the rigorous audit and inspection process.

We look forward to the continued growth of our HWS business as our China operation develops into a hub supporting customers throughout the APAC region.

Pictured here are Radio Design MD, Eric Hawthorn, Mr Shan Xueshi, Wuxi CIQ, Mr Xu Jie, Wuxi CIQ and Razaq Mahmood, General Manager of Radio Design Wuxi.

Radio Design Regains Ilkley Team Triathlon Title

Radio Design was magnificently represented at this weekend’s Ilkley Triathlon. Not only did official Team Radio Design (Eric Hawthorn, Nick Lisle and Martin Gostling) regain their overall team crown, but the company also had Mike Page, Duncan Austin and Paul Hickling flying the company colours.

And, as can be seen in the accompanying photos, a large group of energetic and enthusiastic supporters played a key part in their success! Team RD’s overall time smashed the 1 hour barrier and, at 56 min 51 sec, came close to bettering its own record. However, this record could be under threat; word has it that a RD ladies team is preparing to enter the fray next year… Watch this space!

Radio Design’s Eric Hawthorn on “Stellar List” of Newly Elected Fellows to the Royal Academy of Engineering

Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FREng FRS, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said: “Since 130 engineers were first called together in 1976 to form the Fellowship of Engineering, our Fellows have come together to advance and promote excellence in engineering.  I’m so proud to welcome our new Fellows, who represent the very best of UK engineering…

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Introducing the RF Router™, Radio Design’s unique new concept that takes the complexity out of cell-site design

Site design complexity is increasing rapidly, driven by an increasing number of radio ports per sector. The RF Router™i s a revolutionary concept from Radio Design that takes the complexity out of site design by putting the splitting, combining and – if required – uplink amplification all into one box.

Radio Design Announces Exciting New Range of Auto Bypass™ Combiners

At a time when cell site designs are incredibly complex and undergoing frequent upgrades, Radio Design’s Auto BypassTM Combiners are being mass deployed to ensure fast, accurate installation and to provide flexibility for the future.

Radio Design’s Eric Hawthorn [the “Founding Founding Patron”] Helps Launch ExportExchange, a Peer-to-Peer Business Initiative for Yorkshire SMEs

Businesses in the Leeds City Region are to benefit from a unique regional initiative aimed at boosting international trade, it has been announced today in Leeds. ExportExchange is an online and offline network which aims to help businesses within the city region and beyond to increase exports, grow revenues and create employment.

The ExportExchange programme is backed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the Department for International Trade (DIT), and a number of private sector media, marketing and export specialists. The initiative was launched by Roger Marsh OBE, chair of the LEP, and Marian Sudbury, director of the Northern Powerhouse for DIT, in Leeds on 30 June at AQL’s Salem Chapel building in the Holbeck area of the city.

The launch event saw a host of invited guests from businesses in the Leeds City Region that are already successfully exporting come together as ‘patrons’ to back a programme that will pool their expertise and know-how to help Yorkshire firms that want to develop their overseas trade.

Marsh said: “The need for businesses to seek more diversified global growth has never been greater. A recent HMRC report found that in the year to March 2017, Yorkshire and the Humber saw a 7.6 per cent increase in the value of exports, so we know the ability to achieve this exists. We challenged the business community to mobilise expertise within the region to help a new generation of would-be exporters and, with the collaboration of over 50 new patrons from some of the region’s most successful exporters, we’ve built a unique support network that is 100 per cent free to use.”

Under the ExportExchange programme, the patrons, all experienced exporters and business leaders from across the Leeds City Region – which includes Skipton and Harrogate in the north, Barnsley in the south, and York – will share their expertise on every aspect of exporting and growth with fledgling SME exporters…