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 […]

Eric Hawthorn Joins Other Industry Giants in Royal Academy Warning on Research Funding

Warning to George Osborne from some of UK’s biggest companies over risks of cutting government funding for research and development. Britain’s biggest engineering companies are calling on the Chancellor to support UK research and development in the coming spending review, warning changes to current funding could drive away foreign investment. Bosses at Airbus, GKN, Jaguar […]

Radio Design’s Eric Hawthorn Helps Leeds City Region Launch £600 000 SME Growth Service

Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has launched an SME growth service, which aims to make accessing support easier. The scheme will offer a single point of contact for businesses looking for help in funding, export, apprenticeships, research and development and skills. A team of 10 growth managers, based around the region, will direct […]

Radio Design Wins Second Queen’s Award

Radio Design Ltd is proud to announce it has been awarded a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise. This unique second award is for International Trade, and complements the company’s first award, in 2011, for Innovation. Based in Shipley, Radio Design continues to be a shining success story for Yorkshire. Launched 8 years ago, and capitalising […]

Owzat! Festive Cricket for the Radio Design India team

2014 has been a significant year for Radio Design India with ramp-ups in both Product and HWS businesses. Employees have been very busy for the last few months and decided to celebrate the New Year with some competition and team building; with this being India, what better way could there be to celebrate the occasion […]

Radio Design India Wins Two National Awards in One Prestigious Ceremony

Radio Design is both delighted and proud to win 2 nationally prestigious awards at the ET Telecom Awards 2014, on 5th Dec at the Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi. The ET (Economics Times) Telecom Awards recognise and honour excellence and innovation in the Indian telecoms industry. The glitzy award ceremony was attended by many top […]

Radio Design Team Wins Ilkley Triathlon

Following previous near-misses, Radio Design’s team [“Three Men in a Tub”] finally finished on the top step of the podium in the Ilkley Triathlon. This unique event, held on Sunday 21st September and consisting of a 500m pool swim, a 14.5km cycle and a 4.8km run, can be entered by both individuals and teams. Indeed, […]

The world is your oyster, says boss of Shipley telecommunications business Radio Design

FIRMS worried about selling overseas have been urged to regard the world as ‘a land of opportunity’ by a Bradford company boss and regional export ambassador. Eric Hawthorn, founder and managing director of Shipley-based telecommunications technology business Radio Design, which over the last quarter sold more than 70 per cent of its output overseas, said […]

Radio Design’s Eric Hawthorn Making Waves

The canal which once snaked Bradford’s woolly garments to the high seas has long since expired as an export link. But on its banks, at Shipley, the global trading of Yorkshire wares is alive and well thanks to a thriving technology maker. In seven years Radio Designs has grown from zero to a 275-staffed international […]

Radio Design’s Liz Philips Joins the Elite

Engineer Liz Phillips has become one of only 140 women worldwide to be accepted as a fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the UK’s main engineering organisation with a global presence. The Bradford university graduate, who is one of 11 people who have worked at technology company Radio Design since it started in […]