Product Design Consultants
Product design consultants can translate an idea into a 3-dimensional drawing or a working prototype. Many can also outsource manufacturing in the UK and overseas. Some product design consultants qualified as engineers. Others have design qualifications.

A typical product design consultant is Richard Hall of pd-m International Ltd. His company offers product design, project management and outsourcing services, Before setting up his own business Richard read industrial design at the University of Teeside and worked as operations manager of MCM Innovations,

Jonathan Butters of Butters Innovation in Liverpool read
mechanical engineering at Newcastle University before obtaining a master's degree in design engineering at the Royal College of Art and a diploma at Imperial College, His consultancy provides similar design services.

Both pd-m and Butters are on the Inventors' Club panel of product design consultants..