Established in 2007, our consultancy services have grown and changed to match the needs of our clients. Our highly qualified and experienced technical staff have all worked as engineers in R&D before moving into management in the same area, so they understand the day-to-day workings of a project at every level. They have managed projects of all sizes, have in-depth knowledge of funding bodies and of the requirements of assessors. Our experience of grant monitoring procedures means that risk management and exploitation plans will not be overlooked. We have staff who have worked in academia as well as in industry, so they know and understand the needs and practices of both. 


Because every business and every project is different, we build our services around the needs of our customer, providing as much, or as little, support as you need, and always aiming to deliver the most cost-effective service we can. 


Why do we do this? Every member of staff takes an active interest in new technology, and is excited by it. We want to see our customers succeed and gain enormous satisfaction from seeing you bring your product or service to market, knowing that we helped you along the way.

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Deepak Gupta

Deepak Gupta 

Managing Director

From engineer to manager, Deepak has worked in R&D for many years.  He has managed numerous R&D and technology projects in various areas.  He founded
Black Kite in order to help others build their technology businesses.

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Paul Walland

Technology Manager

Paul has 30 years' experience of academic and industrial research, developing innovation opportunities through EU and UK funded collaborative research. He is trained as a PRINCE-2 practitioner and is a chartered member of the Institute of Physics.

Cheryl Gupta

Cheryl Gupta 

Director of Operations

Coming from a background in information services, Cheryl provides strategic oversight for the company along with administrative and organisational support. 

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Pat Roberts


Pat has worked in high-technology research for over thirty years, originally as a physicist specialising in imaging and image processing, then as a project manager. She is also a Consultant for the Association for Project Management.


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