New Larger Premises Support Radio Design’s Prospects for Growth

As growth in Radio Design’s two businesses continues relentlessly, the company is proud to announce an expansion of its Saltaire manufacturing facilities. Having recently surpassed the milestone of 275 employees worldwide, Radio Design has taken an additional 20 000 square feet of production space and now occupies over 60 000 square feet in the historic […]

Eric Hawthorn Praises Bumper Year for Regional Export Growth

The LEP and its We are International campaign partner, UKTI, have welcomed encouraging regional export growth, as new figures reveal the full extent of impressive gains in 2013 The latest trade in goods statistics released today (6 March) by HM Revenue & Customs reveal that total exports for Yorkshire and the Humber were worth more […]

Radio Design’s Eric Hawthorn Appointed LEP’s Newest Board Member

A SUCCESSFUL Yorkshire businessman, who is the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) lead spokesperson on international trade, has plans to unlock the potential of the region’s businesses and help take them to the next level. Eric Hawthorn, managing director and founder of Radio Design in Shipley, is the LEP’s newest board member… Read more […]

Eric Hawthorn and Radio Design Push their Export Boundaries

As a schoolboy, Eric Hawthorn enjoyed pulling apart electrical things – then putting them back together again. One of his earliest recollections involves an old valve radio which was the pride and joy of his Auntie Anna. He carefully removed all the components, laid them out and cleaned the dust off each one – only […]

Radio Design Wins India’s Aegis Graham Bell Award 2013 for “Innovation In Network Sharing”

The Aegis Graham Bell Awards, promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, and India’s most important awards in the fields of TIME (Telecom, Internet, Media and Edutainment) were held on 25th October 2013 at the NDMC Convention center in New Delhi. The awards honored the best innovations in the fields of TIME and were initiated by the Aegis […]

Shipley Firm Has Designs On Growth

A pioneering technology company is set to extend its international reach by exploiting potential growth areas in the telecommunications market. To help its expansion, Shipley-based Radio Design turned to the Rising Stars programme from Bradford Council and Bradford Chamber of Commerce. Business advisor Haroon Qammar conducted an assessment of the business and helped it secure a £10,000 […]

Radio Design in the News as Company Passes 200 Employee Milestone

Shipley-based manufacturers, Radio Design, have grown their workforce to 200 and aim to take on another 24 staff as they report substantial growth. Radio Design manufactured the world’s first filter technology to enable network sharing by major telecom companies. After identifying a growth area in supplying equipment to wireless communications infrastructure providers, the team recognised […]

T&A Profile of Radio Design and its MD

Eric Hawthorn annoyed his mum by using ferric chloride to etch circuit boards to feed his schoolboy fascination with electronics – especially when it splashed on to the furniture. But I bet she’s forgiven him. Radio Design, the Shipley-based company he launched in 2007, has grown in double-quick time from the original 11-strong team to […]

Radio Design Team at the Tour de France

Le Tour – the world’s greatest cycling race – is coming to Yorkshire next year. On July 5th The Grand Départ starts in Leeds and covers 390km over 2 days. Eric Hawthorn, Managing Director, Paul Trigg, Global Operations Director and Anthony Chadwick, Sales Director attended a stage of this year’s Tour in Nice. As guests […]

Radio Design’s MD Supports YABA Launch

As business lead for international trade on Leeds City Region LEP’s Business Innovation and Growth panel, Eric Hawthorn was privileged to be invited to speak at the launch of the recently formed Yorkshire Asian Business Association. Sharing many common aims with the LEP – Supporting business growth and the development of international trade relations – […]