Queen's Award for Wood & Douglas

Radio amateur Alan Wood G4EEE started his business from his back room in the year of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee – now 36 years later, his company has received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Wood & Douglas Ltd gets its name from the original partnership between amateur radio enthusiasts Alan Wood G4EEE and John Douglas.

Both were employed in government service, John as a draughtsman and Alan as a physicist, when they began trading as a design consultancy in March 1977. Initially they provided PCB design and manufacture on a subcontract basis.

By 1979 the Company had leaped ahead, with designer Mike Telkman G8DCA, a work colleague and fellow radio-amateur, joining the business. Mike designed a range of products to be sold by mail order, aimed at the radio amateur hobbyist market. In 1981 John Douglas resigned with Alan becoming the first full-time employee of Wood & Douglas, followed by Mike in July 1983.

The supply of "kit of parts" to radio amateurs grew into providing complex, high quality RF design solutions to commercial customers.

They now specialise in wireless broadcast technology,

Wood and Douglas - http://www.woodanddouglas.co.uk/