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Whiteboard & Accessories
Mar 03 - Nov 03
Pearson Matthews

Project:
Develop a new product system for a budget whiteboard for GBC.

Key Skills Developed:
- Proposal writing, detailed phase planning, client management, budget planning and management, invoicing, inter-continental manufacturing liaison.

Role:
- Project management and leadership;
- Main client contact, handling all client dialogue, complete responsibility for contract internally;
- Design and development;
- Engineering team management, supervision of rigorous drop-testing procedures.

Process:
- Initial project was for £8k of concept generation and presentation.
- Subsequent success and relationship of trust built with client both in Europe and the USA has led to a further £60k of development and productionisation work.
- Initial styling and cost-control concepts developed into integrated system;
- New system optimised for future development and updating with a minimum of cost and inconvenience;
- All parts prototyped and tested in accordance with EU drop-testing procedures;
- Geometry issued to toolmakers and continuing support role being provided.

Outcome:
- Project delivered successfully to toolmakers;
- Four stages delivered on time and on budget;
- Packing recommendations adopted across range.