Industry collaboration tackles MoD challenges
Plextek Consulting the product innovation and design consultancy, has become an associate member of Niteworks, the Ministry of Defence and pan-industry partnership that is governed and funded by the MOD.
Established in 2003, Niteworks successfully works across the MOD and industry to analyse problems, examine options and de-risk requirements, helping the MOD to make better, faster and more informed decisions. It enables the MOD to access a range of expertise without individual company bias.Plextek Consulting is a multidisciplinary consultancy capable of transforming businesses and managing customers’ products through the entire cycle, from strategic market assessment and conceptual ideas through innovative design to the manufacture and supply.
The company’s specialist defence group has a deep expertise in the design of electronics systems in areas such as covert surveillance, electronic warfare, radar, unmanned systems, and wireless communications. The business also has an enviable track record for adapting commercial technology for defence applications to successfully incorporate cost, size, weight and power gains.Working across the air, land, and maritime domains Plextek Consulting’s multi-faceted defence client base includes UK MoD, Dstl, Home Office, the main Primes and systems integrators, as well as ambitious SMEs.Niteworks associate members receive regular notifications of upcoming opportunities to participate directly with Niteworks and are invited to have representation at its project industry workshops and briefings. Plextek Consulting will also be given access to communications material and project summaries.“Niteworks is a fantastic collaborative environment that brings the MOD and industry together. Becoming an associate member is a massive opportunity for us,” said Nicholas Hill, Defence & Security Director at Plextek Consulting.“We’ve built our reputation on being able to solve technically complex challenges within competitive project timescales and budget constraints. Thanks to a culture dedicated to innovation and the cross-pollination of ideas, coupled with many years experience of successfully exploiting commercial technologies into defence applications, and vice versa, we think we’re ideally placed to add value in many of the current problem areas being faced by the MOD and the wider defence industry.”