DCA claims to be one of the leading product design and development consultancies in Europe. Founded in 1960 and led by Robert Woolston, its services span sectors including medical, commercial and industrial, consumer and transport. Its products range from the Stanley Knife to the car-carrying Eurotunnel shuttle trains. The Warwick-based firm recently won three Design Effectiveness Awards for Solostar, a disposable insulin-injection pen. DCA has grown overseas sales 45% a year, from £2.8m in 2007 to £5.9m in 2009.
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