Jonathan Butters is the Chair of the North West Regional Board of British Design Innovation.
BDI is the trade body representing Industrial Designers involved in product, service and interaction design. We promote their creative expertise, knowledge and experience. Our members’ work with large and small clients has generated billions of pounds in revenue through the creation and exploitation of IP in domestic and global markets. Another key function is to provide a range of platforms for Industrial Designers – be they consultancies, in-house teams or freelancers – to tell the world about what they do, how they do it and who they do it for. In this way we promote professional excellence and create effective partnerships between design and business.
Via UDIP – our University Industry Design Partnership – we enable more effective innovation through better talent development and collaborative development of intellectual property. The commercial and social benefit of this compelling partnership comes from the combined complementary skills, knowledge and experience of leading universities and design consultancies.
Jonathan Butters is an Associate of BIC Innovation and on the Manufacturing Advisory Service Directory.
Jonathan is representing BIC Innovation in a broad offer from a team of highly experienced consultants, supporting manufacturing-based small to medium sized enterprises in embedding an innovation process into their way of doing business. He also supports new product development, knowledge exchange and technology transfer.
Jonathan Butters is a Design Associate for the Design Council on their "Innovate for Universities" support programme for University Technology Transfer Officers and their "Designing Demand" support programme for small to medium enterprises.
The "Innovate for Universities" programme partners Technology Transfer Officers with a design mentor to help them use strategic design and innovation tools to accelerate the commercialisation of their research projects, build links between the research and design communities, and leave a legacy of increased design capability.
"Designing Demand" is the Design Council’s mentoring service for small and medium sized enterprises in the UK. It helps businesses with an appetite for growth discover how to become more innovative, more competitive and more profitable. Management teams are led through a practical-based process that helps them to understand how design, used well, can be a strategic and effective tool to boost performance, open new markets, cut costs and reduce risk.
Jonathan Butters has been awarded the title of Innovation Ambassador for the Merseyside Innovation Awards following five years as a sponsor.
The Awards aim to recognise and reward the use of innovation as a means of boosting growth and profitability.
The Awards are open to individuals or companies with less than 50 employees who are based within Merseyside. They will be eligible to win £10,000 in cash, £4,000 worth of legal, business, accounting or design consultancy; support from some of the region's leading business advisors; and publicity for the idea.
Jonathan Butters is a panel member for Waves Enterprises.
Waves Enterprise is a community based and owned not-for-profit organisation committed to positively influencing the ongoing regeneration of Central and South Liverpool.
Based on the work of Ernesto Sirolli, Waves will harness the resources and passion of the people and businesses in South Liverpool to assist in the creation of new businesses and the growth of existing ones.
Information about Jonathan Butters’ previous company Jab Design Consultancy Limited was published by a number of UK organisations.
The Arts Council England
Merseyside ACME’s publication by David Parrish “T-Shirts and Suits”
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Jonathan works as a consultant to Manchester Knowledge Capital