On 10th February 2017, the Pump Room in Bath was filled with over 100 clients, colleagues and suppliers of S & C Thermofluids, who had gathered to celebrate the company's 30th Birthday.
S & C was formed in 1987 to deliver highly innovative thermodynamics and fluid dynamics research and development, and in its 30 years of operation has expanded to provide analytical and experimental solutions from four sites across the South West. With a host of aerospace and defence clients from both the UK and overseas, S & C has proved that a small enterprise with less than 20 members of staff can thrive in the industrial market by consistently delivering innovative approaches to engineering systems. The company has over 20 granted patents focussing on applying the Coanda effect to problems as diverse as shower heads, chocolate enrobing and thrust vector control.
The event was a celebration of the company’s history, from the early days of CFD using PHOENICS 81 through to the recent development of the Kemble Engine Test Facility, S & C’s second gas turbine research laboratory. Guests from large industrial primes networked with academic partners and government research bodies and enjoyed a drinks reception in the Roman Baths before moving to the Pump Room for dinner and presentations. Dr Tony Smith, Director of S & C Thermofluids, gave a speech of thanks to the guests for attending, and to his dedicated and highly adaptable team of engineers, technicians and support staff.
S & C will continue with their celebrations on 12th March when 13 staff members, friends and family will run the Bath Half Marathon as a Corporate Challenge team. Each runner is fundraising for a charity of their choice and guests at the event kindly donated to support these causes. S & C last attempted the Corporate Challenge in 2007 and finished 15th out of the 34 teams competing – an excellent result which may not be equalled this year!