21 June 2016 – Gordon Frewin, SVP Sales at Unique Secure, gave an insightful presentation at the Guildford Means Business exhibition about turning innovation into commercial success.
His presentation was part of a seminar on innovation chaired by Keith Robson, COO of the prestigious 5G Centre at the University of Surrey and Chair of Guildford Business Forum. Other guest speakers included Cllr Gordon Jackson, Mayor of Guildford who talked about the mayoral theme, Innovate Guildford; and Simon Bond, Innovation Director at SETSquared, who presented about government and wider agency support for innovation.
Gordon Frewin commented, “Guildford has an enviable reputation for innovation across a wide range of sectors and I was delighted to be invited by the organisers to talk about the success of Unique Secure – a business which has thrived by focusing on innovation.
“My presentation highlighted the journey of the company from our first product in 2002, the Autosafe, through to our current product, the MePOS, which has been developed to transform the counter top in the retail market. I explained about how we have evolved, driven by customer needs, and addressing gaps in the market through design-led innovation.”
During his presentation, Gordon highlighted the partnerships Unique Secure has developed with major global brands, attracted by working with the innovative, agile, Guildford-based company. He informed the audience about how some of Unique Secure’s key innovations were developed, such as the Ingenico Reach Extender for McDonald’s drive-thru restaurants (which won the first McDonald’s UK Innovation Award) and My Business Hub, a flexible all-in-one tablet and till-based payment system developed for small businesses in partnership with Worldpay.
Dr Malcolm Parry, Director, Surrey Research Park who attended the seminar commented, “Unique Secure is a great example of how innovation can open up global opportunities for local organisations. Gordon’s presentation highlighted a real evolution through innovation and the commercial opportunities available to companies who are able to be truly disruptive.”
Founded in 2002, Unique Secure provides industry leading security solutions for payments and Point of Sale (POS) to large global brands across numerous sectors, with deployments worldwide. Based at Surrey Research Park in Guildford, the Unique Secure design team comprises highly experienced innovators, product engineers and designers who continually create and develop market leading solutions.