Client testimonial

PNO provided expert and invaluable assistance as we prepared our successful Innovate UK Biomedical Catalyst grant application. Olaf's strategic guidance helped us craft a compelling and cohesive narrative for our project, and their attention to detail ensured that we obtained as many points as possible in each scored category.

Dr Josh Oppenheimer, CEO, Transformative AI Limited
“I had the pleasure of working with Claire at PNO who provided a critical peer review of our application for an Innovate UK Smart grant. Claire’s experience was clear to see during the application writing process where her feedback was detailed, insightful and practical. The result of Claire’s input ensured we raised the level of our application by 10-15 percentage points and were ultimately successful in one of Innovate UK’s most competitive funding call to date. The feedback we got from examiners further emphasised this value add where the examiners were excited about the application and the project. I highly recommend Claire and PNO to new as well as seasoned applicants seeking to secure Innovate UK funding for their projects.”

Dr Rotimi Alabi, Founder and CEO at RAB-Microfluidics
“Rechip successfully completed a project funded by Innovate UK, with the valuable support of PNO, despite a number of unforeseen issues and the impact of the covid-19 pandemic. The help and assistance provided by James Hughes with this project has been really appreciated as it allowed us to complete all of the reporting requirements and create actions plans that were a big help in dealing with issues.

We would work with PNO again and have complete faith in James to deliver if pressure is on. A big thank you to PNO from Rechip!”

Andrew Chaytow, Rechip Flood Defence Ltd
“Working with PNO has made handling a complex application almost effortless. James and Sarah distil the requirements so that we are able to deal with the most important and urgent issues when they arise. Their support and experience-based advice has been invaluable in this, as well as previous grants. We look forward to working with PNO in the future and highly recommend them to any innovations team looking to progress their projects faster.”

Vanessa Chen-Hussey, Director of Innovation, Arctech Innovation Ltd.
Lyndsey Starr is outstanding and I can highly recommend PNO Consultants. They know what a great bid needs for success and pull out all the stops to ensure they are presented on time and to the standard required.

Anthony Bennett, Ecomar Propulsion Ltd
“Thank you to Sarah and James at PNO, who made the reporting for our Innovate UK project much easier to deal with than if we had to do this ourselves as well as running the business and delivering the project!"
“Having finished another successful IUK-funded project, I'd like to thank PNO for their help supporting our project through the incredible efforts of James and Sarah."

Johnnie Ball, Co-Founder and Chief Data Officer at Fluidly.
PNO not only supplied a plethora of options for grants and approaches to grant writing but also the expertise and know-how to ensure a successful application. We are looking forward to working with PNO again and will continue to recommend that others take advantage of their skills in project planning, grant preparation and submission. Thanks to Claire and the PNO team!
Dr Mark Wilkinson, Head of Compound Discovery, Baccuico
“PNO were very quick at understanding our project aims and helping convert these into a series of coherent work packages as part of a compelling proposal. I recommend PNO to startups seeking grant funding, and will work with them again.”
Dr Ross Harper, CEO Limbic
“PNO distils complex calls into objective and simple frameworks which when applied to your business it makes applying for grant funding effortless. They take time to understand your business and then work at pace to meet deadlines. I highly recommend PNO to any innovative start-up that wants to get ahead.”
Chris Monkman, Story Ventures Limited