Tom Fripp, director at Addition Design, has been named as part of the prestigious 42 Under 42 Class of 2023 – an exclusive shortlist of successful entrepreneurs, business owners and leaders.
The Yorkshire Business Insider 42 Under 42 programme has been running for more than 20 years and is renowned for unearthing young business talent.
Successful nominees are named a much-anticipated shortlist and invited to an exclusive event in Leeds to celebrate their achievements.
The programme was established by the well-respected publication, Yorkshire Business Insider Magazine, which states: “Why 42? You might remember that the average age of the Insider Power and Rich List is 52. This event is designed to look ahead and predict who will be the leading business figures in ten years’ time – a talent-scouting exercise if you will.”
Tom, who is 40-years-old, is an internationally recognised, award-winning design expert with more than 17 years of commercial design experience under his belt, having overseen the delivery of over 1,000 design projects.
He has a 1st Class BA (Hons) in Industrial Design and a Masters with distinction in design for 3D printing both from Sheffield Hallam University.
Tom has been named on seven granted patents including four novel 3D print processes, developed and patented 3D printed facial and ocular prosthetics in the early 2000s and developed and patented the world’s first silicone elastomer 3D printing technology.
He has delivered projects in multiple markets including medical, packaging, consumer, FMCG, promotional, health and safety equipment, industrial and pharma. Including delivering projects for the likes of G4S, Comic Relief, Boots, Smith & Nephew, Nestle, Galpharm, B&Q, Balfour Beatty and Sharp Lifesciences not to mention hundreds of SMEs and inventors.
Tom said: “It’s an honour to be named on this year’s 42 Under 42 shortlist. I’m very proud to have founded Addition Design and, from our home at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Sheffield, we’re seeing some fantastic gains, breaking new ground in what we do and providing fast turnaround, pioneering solutions to help industry keep moving.”
The 42 Under 42 Dinner is set to take place on Thursday 20 April 2023 at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.
For further information, visit www.insidermedia.com/event/yorkshire-42-under-42-dinner-2023
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