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Leeds Beckett KTP labelled a success


A new Graduate Associate has joined Leeds Beckett as our Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Bradford-based business, The Label Makers Ltd, gets started.

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The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme helps businesses in the UK to innovate and grow. It does this by linking them with an academic or research organisation and a graduate. 

Graduate Associate, Aeitsham Faiz, joined the University on Monday 12 February and will be leading the collaboration with The Label Makers.

The two-year agreement will draw on expertise from the University’s Business School and School of Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering and focus on data analytics and process improvement within a printing environment. 

Zoe McClelland, Head of Subject in Leeds Business School, said: “We are delighted at the opportunity to partner with The Label Makers on this project. Leeds Business School, in conjunction with our colleagues in the School of Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering, will bring a multi-disciplinary approach to solving a complex business need. 

“The University’s expertise in productivity best practice and big data analytics will enable The Label Makers to improve efficiency and provide an excellent platform for business growth in the region.” 

A KTP enables a business to bring in new skills and the latest academic thinking to deliver a specific, strategic innovation project through a knowledge-based partnership. This KTP project will expand Leeds Beckett’s existing portfolio of projects which sees the University working with a variety of different businesses ranging from family owned companies, to much larger multi-national corporations.  

The Label Makers Ltd has designed and manufactured premium self-adhesive labels since 1963 and supplies some of the UK’s leading brands. 

This project will use advanced analysis of enterprise data and operational insight to drive improved productivity and increased capacity. Another key benefit of the project will be the ability to take swift and informed action, significantly improving operational flexibility and customer service. 

Dr Ollie Jones and Dr Alfred Chinta from the University’s Business School will be working on the KTP in partnership with Professor Hissam Tawfik from the School of Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering. The University’s Research and Enterprise Services assisted the academic team in securing this KTP.


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