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Alliance MBS and – knowledge transfer

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015
  • School

Alliance Manchester Business School has been awarded a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to work with Stockport based Ltd on a 30 month project worth almost £175,000. It was awarded by government body Innovate UK to design, develop and embed a data driven business model and management information framework which will support the company’s strategic vision of expansion.

The company has recently purchased a new building which will nearly triple their workspace. Their major plans for expansion and the KTP supported by Alliance Manchester Business School is an integral part of their growth strategy.

Cesar Marin, Academic Lead at Alliance Manchester Business School, commented on the partnership: "We are delighted with the announcement of the partnership and the opportunity it provides to support a local business in its ambition of expansion. It demonstrates Alliance Manchester Business School’s ability to secure funding and its commitment to knowledge exchange and partnership within the region." is a nationwide company dedicated to sympathetic preservation alteration and restoration of the carpentry/joinery work in period property, conservation areas and listed buildings for over 15 years, specialising in sash windows. Offering a complete service from design, manufacturing through to full installation and liaison with conservation officers to ensure compliance. Skilled craftsmen manufacture bespoke joinery and are able to replicate period features such as sash and casement windows to individual specifications using the finest quality timber. The company aims to reinstate or preserve customer’s homes period looks whilst raising them to modern standards of draught proofing, warmth and energy efficiency.'s vision is to contribute to the preservation of Great Britain’s rich architectural heritage and share knowledge with conservation professionals establishing a nationwide period property joinery business and knowledge network, ensuring GB Heritage stays firmly on the national agenda in the wake of harsh austerity measures.

As the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) celebrates its 40th anniversary, the University of Manchester joined eight North West universities and Innovate UK to showcase KTP’s and academic and industrial collaborations across the region at an event on 4 November.