Flying the Flag for Swindon & Wiltshire: Scaled

By Ben Carey on 4 November, 2022

The Business Exchange is sharing some reactions from this year’s Techie Award winners.

Scaled is a Swindon-based company specialising in large scale 3D solutions using recycled plastics and materials.

The company is run by engineers David Speight and Bob Bradley, supported by CEO Alex Marshall.

The team won the Flying the Flag award for their work in creating the mile markers for the London Marathon this year from recycled plastics and waste materials. The markers used more than 14 tonnes of waste (including from previous London Marathons) and are designed to be sustainable for use in the future.

“As a company with 3D printing at its core, using technology in innovative and exciting ways is what we strive to do each day. Being recognised as a winner in the Techies alongside other great technology companies in the region feels great.

“The team have been working extremely hard over the last year, particularly on the project to create the new mile markers for the London Marathon. After successfully delivering the in October, getting top spot in our category was the icing on the cake – a reward for all those long hours and lost weekends.  

“What David and Bob achieved with this project was inspirational and put Swindon and Wiltshire on the map at one of the world’s ‘Big Six Marathons’. We’re so proud of the markers and it shows organisers of other large-scale events that it is possible to put sustainability at the heart of what they do.”  – Alex Marshall, CEO (pictured).

A huge thank you to our headline sponsor Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership and category sponsors Thrings, MonahansCatax GroupComputer Network Defence Ltd (CND)Elm WorkspaceBusiness Cyber CentreSETsquared Partnership  and All Boxed for making the awards possible.