E T D Consulting

A Message from Lord Pickles and Lord Blunkett, followed by E T D Consulting's best practice article

The ability to listen and learn from one another has always been vital in parliament, in business and in most aspects of daily life. But at this particular moment in time, as national and global events continue to reiterate, it is uncommonly crucial that we forge new channels of communication and reinforce existing ones. The following article from E T D Consulting is an attempt to do just that. We would welcome your thoughts on this or any other Parliamentary Review article.

Blunkett signature Rt Hon The Lord David Blunkett, MP
Pickles signature Rt Hon The Lord Eric Pickles, MP


Highlighting best practice
Dr David Robertson, technical
Dr Shibli, managing director of ETD (second from
left) with Prof. Graham Galbraith, VC University of
Portsmouth and other senior university researchers
uropean Technology Development Ltd (ETD) is an SME
based in Leatherhead, Surrey. It provides technical
consulting to power and processing plants worldwide
and receives 90 per cent of its business from overseas work.
Its consulting is backed up by state-of-the-art research and
innovation in collaboration with industry and research institutes
in the UK, Europe, North America and Japan. In last year’s
publication, ETD emphasised collaboration with international
industry, while, here, it aims to highlight partnerships with
UK universities and research institutes. These projects can
develop links with the international industry both for ETD and
the UK research organisations involved, thus promoting British
technology and bringing foreign revenue to the country.
Collaboration with UK universities and research institutes
We have been working with international industry and engineering organisations
for over 20 years now, through a scheme called “group sponsored projects” (GSPs).
GSPs are multi-client projects wherein a number of industry organisations, from the
world over, are invited to join to solve a common and pressing industry problem by
contributing their ideas, skills and share of the costs, which is usually comparatively
minimal. The costs for each sponsor are so low because the total project cost is shared
between all sponsors and collaborators, each of whom receives all data and results.
Our experts set out to solve these engineering issues, and provide all collaborators
with rights to the use of the results and data thus generated. Often, such projects
» Managing director: Dr Ahmed
» Established in 1998
» Based in Leatherhead, Surrey
» Services: State-of-the-art
research, innovation and
consulting in collaboration
with industry and research
» No. of permanent staff: 8
» No. of dedicated consultants:
» Prolific work with the
University of Portsmouth and
University of Manchester
European Technology
Development Ltd