Dr Phil Carroll, MD and founder of LPW Technology Ltd, was named the Halton Chamber Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2015 Business Awards.
This award recognises the contribution of a dynamic, creative and visionary leader, who defines the qualities of successful entrepreneurship – from drive, ambition, vision and tenacity to inspirational leadership and inventiveness.
Since its incorporation in 2007 LPW has demonstrated what an enterprising individual can achieve in business, achieving significant sustainable growth and financial performance through a culture of innovation, business awareness and operational efficiency.
LPW is a market leader in the development and supply of metal powders for additive manufacturing (AM), and provides a comprehensive range of services for the AM industry. These services range from the development of new alloys, application support, through to a complete powder analysis service and a unique software package that supports efficient powder lifecycle management.
By investing heavily in Research & Development and cutting edge technology, LPW has ensured the highest levels of growth and expansion in a rapidly emerging global market. In June 2014 the company formally established a US subsidiary; LPW Technology Inc. situated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to provide local support and sales to a growing number of customers in the US. From these locations the company supplies high quality, certified powders, to a global customer base and have partnerships with official representatives in China, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Turkey; committed to supporting adoption of AM technologies globally.
Dr Carroll, an Engineer come Entrepreneur has grown the company with a strategy of continual investment, innovation, market knowledge, and talent development. Serving customers drawn from the aerospace, biomedical and automotive industries, LPW is predicted to create and safeguard near 200 jobs through current investment and projects in innovation in products, services and processes.