Frontier IP Group hails board appointment at portfolio company Alusid


Intellectual property commercialisation specialist Frontier IP Group PLC (LON:FIPP) hailed a board appointment at portfolio company Alusid as “invaluable”.

Alusid appointed David Taylor to its board as the representative of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Taylor, who is the university’s pro-chancellor and chairman of the university’s board, has more than 30 years’ experience in the private, public and voluntary sectors, from large-scale urban regeneration projects through start-up companies and green technologies, having been founding chief executive of both English Partnerships and Amec Developments, a director of the Olympic Development Authority, and chairman of HullCityBuild and Elevate East Lancashire.

Alusid, which was spun out of UCLan to develop technology that creates premium-quality tiles and other architectural surfaces from recycled industrial waste ceramics, glass and other materials, is scaling up for mass manufacture.

Production is to be transformed from 4,000 square metres a year to 30,000 square metres per month as it works with partners including Topps Tiles’s Parkside Architectural arm, and Panaz Limited.

Frontier IP chief executive Neil Crabb said: “David’s vast experience and contacts in the property sector and his strong interest in green technologies will prove invaluable as Alusid develops. We are delighted he is joining the board.”


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