Bridge Biotechnology, one of just a few companies in the world to have created low carbon technology for traditional disinfection and water purification technology, is preparing for a period of growth thanks to help and advice from Business Gateway Fife.
Dunfermline-based Bridge Biotechnology is gearing up for a period of growth having doubled its commercial portfolio since its launch in 2013.
The company, which offers alternative low carbon technology to traditional disinfection and water purification technology, specialises in the design and manufacture of two technologies: ESOL, which using water and salt, produces extraordinary levels of disinfection, and Capacitive Recovery (CRS), a water treatment system.
Employing three-full time members of staff and supported by a senior team from its sister company, Bridge Systems, Bridge Biotechnology has ambitions to expand and take its technologies into the wider market place.
Growth for a young business can often be overwhelming and recognising that, Bridge Biotechnology engaged with Business Gateway Fife for help, direction and support. Advice included: consideration to company structure and planning; IP protection; marketing (B2B and digital strategy); and product development due to global demand for its products – ESOL and CRS.
Nick Montgomery, Scientific Liaison Officer, Bridge Biotechnology said:
“The ESOL generator has achieved initial success and our hope is to build on this in a targeted manner having identified three areas where our products fit well, including the leisure industry (swimming and spa facilities); drinking water suppliers; and the preservation of fruit and vegetables.
“We approached Business Gateway Fife for help with our growth strategy which included overcoming barriers to growth as well as proactive ways of driving the business forward. Its support has been invaluable.”
“We’re hoping to confirm a number of big contracts shortly, which will ultimately result in the need for more staff, particularly engineers.”
Bridge Biotechnology is also working closely with the Hydro Nation Water Innovation Service (HNWIS) to access consultants with experience in the water industry and seek ways to access water companies. It is in discussion to test ESOL and CRS at Scottish Water’s development centre at Gorthleck, near Inverness.
It has also undertaken a large-scale DEFRA funded (through the Technology Strategy Board) project fogging fresh fruit and vegetables with ESOL to lengthen shelf life and is has recently started working with Stirling University and its marketing students to identify new markets and business development contacts.
Bridge Biotechnology is upbeat about its future. Nick added:
“With a coherent growth strategy in place, with the help of Business Gateway we’re confident we’ve the right strategy in place to grow our market share, increase revenue, increase local employment, and expand the company to develop further sustainable products.”
Bridge Biotechnology was shortlisted for two Fife Business Awards – Success Through Innovation and Success Through Sustainability – and recently won the VIBES Hydro Nation award.
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