Insights – UTC Colworth

The Challenge

Working with the proposing group led by Unilever to submit a UTC application.  The application covered a number of elements such as partner engagement, evidence of demand data gathering, application content development and application completion.

Our Contribution

GLK worked with the group to identified the various requirements for the application.  In line with these requirements we also engaged with local business and organisations to build the employer support piece, development a number of marketing and surveying materials to evidence the demand, gathered data and information to feed in to specific sections of the application and developed an overall UTC application for submission by the deadline meeting a number of guidelines and rules set by the DfE.


  • Successful engagement with local business and organisation
  • Engagement with the local community through evidence of demand gathering
  • Development of a bid meeting the required DfE guidance
  • Submission of the application before the closing date set by the DfE
“Just wanted to say a very, very sincere thanks to you and your team for everything you have done to get us to our first milestone. It has been a pleasure to work with you all. Each and and everyone of us have been impressed by your professionalism and efficiency. All members of your team have been a joy to work with, so please do send my thanks to them too.”- Dr Stella Peace, R&D VP, Unilever