In 1960 David Carter founded the David Carter Associates (DCA) design and development consultancy. Now led by Robert Woolston, the business operates internationally, with a lot of its work in mainland Europe. The firm’s services span a number of sectors, including medical-scientific, consumer, commercial-industrial and transport. Its design work includes an award-winning re-usable insulin-injection pen, a buggy developed for Mamas & Papas, the baby products retailer, and respiratory protection equipment for the technology company 3M. DCA has grown its overseas sales by 68% a year, from £2.7m in 2008 to £7.6m in 2010.
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