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Steve Roberts

Independent Governor


Steve has spent the majority of his professional life helping companies get new products and services to market.

In 2005 he started Fripp Design Limited with Tom Fripp. Fripp Design and Research specialise in product design, rapid prototyping, research and business consultancy. But that only tells part of the story. Fripp Design and Research design for themselves and have a number of products under development; particularly in the area of 3D Printing.

As Managing Director, Steve’s role is primarily managing the resources within the company; focusing on getting the best return on time (and money). Steve is passionate about developing a company’s most valuable resource; its people.

Through Fripp Design and Research, Steve has been an active participant in the development of the Engineering Diploma in Sheffield.

Most recently Steve was a former independent Governor at Longley Park Sixth Form College and Trustee of Brigantia Learning Trust. He takes a very analytical approach to problem-solving and ensures that the executive of any organisation are constantly challenged on their thinking and held to account.

Steve is a graduate in Applied Physics from the University of Bradford and has a Masters in Business Administration from the Open University.

He is married with three children, two grandchildren and a dog. He is also a qualified Rugby Union referee.

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