Robin has a background in mechanical engineering, gained through extensive industry experience in automotive engineering. It was this that he studied at the University of Leeds before going to work for a Tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry. Robin spent five years at this manufacturer developing sealing systems for companies including Toyoda Gosei, Honda and Aston Martin.
He moved to Bentley and had the opportunity to broaden his experience to whole closure systems (bonnets, doors, tailgates etc.). First working on other sub-systems like hinges and latches, and then managing at a systems integration level ensuring that individual components worked together. During this time Robin worked on the Mulsanne, Flying Spur, Bentayga and GT.
Ten years on, Robin switched to Dyson to work on their electric vehicle project. He was the engineering manager for closures. As part of this role he managed a large team and had ownership of the body test facility. There were many technical challenges to overcome, creating lightweight yet premium solutions for this electric vehicle. Several uniquely innovative designs were produced, including one which has been registered for a patent with Robin as an inventor.
Robin brings this wealth of mechanical and electromechanical engineering experience to ForrestBrown. As one of our sector specialists, he works with the competent professionals at client companies to articulate precisely where the activities which qualify for R&D tax credits occur.