Business case study: Test and Verification Solutions

Bristol alumni member Mike Bartley is the founder of Test and Verification Solutions (T&VS). Mike gained his PhD in Mathematical Logic at the University and has been involved in software testing and hardware verification for over 25 years.

T&VS provides specialist test and verification services and products for the semiconductor and embedded systems industries.

T&VS specialises in ensuring products are reliable, safe and secure. This includes checking medical and healthcare products to ensure they are both safe and secure.

Growing at an impressive pace, the company has offices around the globe. There are five offices in India (including Bangalore, Hyderabad, Noida and two in Chennai), as well as one office in the USA, one in Singapore, two in Europe and another in Japan.

Test and Verification Solutions

  • Start date: 2008
  • Market sector: Electronics
  • Location: Bristol, UK
  • Number of employees: 350
  • Company turnover: $8.5 million
  • T&VS website

Our company has grown tremendously under support from SETsquared Bristol.

Mike Bartley, T&VS founder

SETsquared Partnership

The SETsquared Partnership is the enterprise collaboration between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey.

It provides start-ups and growth SMEs (small and medium-sized Enterprises) with the ideal location to develop and grow their businesses.

SETsquared Bristol is based at the Engine Shed in the heart of the Enterprise Zone, is the largest of the SETsquared centres and is home to over 80 innovative ventures.

The Bristol centre has supported the creation of over 1,300 jobs since it opened in 2012. In 2017, its members raised over £119 million of investment and generated more than £70 million in revenue between them.

The centre in Bristol provides a dynamic, modern and supportive environment to technology businesses.

Whether from the private sector or University spin-outs, all can benefit from the high-quality support environment, guidance on business growth and the strong links to university expertise on offer.

The business incubator partnership was named as the best in the world for its outstanding contribution to developing the next generation of UK tech entrepreneurs.

It was awarded the top accolade by UBI Global at the World Incubation Summit in Toronto, Canada in February 2018.

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