Independent global specialists in filling and packing of infant formula, liquid food and beverage

Meet the team

Meet the experienced team who are Prime Design Projects


Implementing Strategy - Driving change and delivering innovation


Prime Design is a UK based consultancy, offering tailored outsourced project solutions to businesses. We are independent global specialists in delivering the benefits of major capital investments in manufacturing with particular specialist knowledge in dairy, drink and nutritionals.

Each member of our team has a strong project background, supported with operational, engineering, technical and commercial specialisms, bringing together a complementary blend of experience and skills in all things to do with projects. We offer businesses of varying size and sector the confidence and peace of mind that their projects are being handled effectively.

We pride ourselves on a personal, hands-on and commercial approach when handling sensitive and complex projects, as well as assisting the delivery of business strategy in support of future growth. The successful outcome of projects is our primary focus. This can only be achieved by our full understanding of business requirements and success criteria.

Prime Design can guide business owners and managers through the development of projects from scope definition through to benefit delivery, providing either consultancy or implementation resources. By supporting businesses with their projects, we free time for owners and managers to focus maximising operational efficiencies and profitability.

I have worked with Ian at a project in Holland for a babyfood factory. Ian worked as a very professional project manager. He is open minded and is always looking forward to find a solution to get the best things done.

Eric Van Lankveld (Senior Project Manager of Global Engineering at Mead Johnson Nutrition)

27 January 2013

Prime Design helped us with the implementation of our new factory, here in Brittany (France), during 2016-2017.

The overall project was a very significant undertaking and Prime Design helped us with equipment, specification, layouts, integration, validation and initial ramp-up.

We found them to be very professional, experienced and helpful. Whilst working with them we came to know the team quite well and continue to maintain a very good relationship with them.

François Musellec (Director of Industrial Projects of Synutra, France)

11 May 2018

You are worth your weight in gold.

Chris Avery – (Group Managing Director of Hambleside-Danelaw) following a recent factory expansion and new manufacturing facility implementation

01 January 2016

We have achieved commercial start-up 2 weeks ahead of schedule and now broken the factory output record in under 4 days [volume of production in 8 hours].

Mead Johnson (Global Project Manager) on start-up of new filling room in Europe

01 January 2010

In my opinion, this is the best Infant Formula production facility in the Southern Hemisphere.

Mead Johnson (Operations Manager) on reference visit to our Infant Formula facility in New Zealand

01 January 2014

Ian is an excellent project manager, first class attention to detail. A very personable individual. The best recommendation I can give you is that I will be offering Ian further projects in the immediate future.

Ian Hillaby (Sales Director at PLF International)

13 January 2011

PLF International are the world leader in high speed powder filling equipment. We have worked with Prime Design for more than 10 years as they have helped us integrate and deliver turn-key filling and packing line solutions across Europe, USA, China and New Zealand. We have found their experience, professionalism and attitude first class and this has helped in our succes in this demanding market. During our time working together we have encountered some challenging assignments and Prime Design have always fully supported us. I would have on hesitation in recommending their team.

Rod Macdonald (Managing Director of PLF International)

26 April 2018

I am writing to endorse the firm of Prime Design Projects, Ltd., specifically, Gordon MacKellar, Projects Director. I had the pleasure of having Gordon on our team during a major capital project, when our parent company, Courtaulds, plc invested in two (2) manufacturing facilities in Woodstock, Illinois, USA. Gordon reported to myself, as Managing Director.

Gordon and his family relocated to the US during his tenure overseeing these projects. Total investment for buildings, services and equipment were near $20 million USD. Gordon adapted well to the needs of the local management, the parent company, and the builder, while keeping the projects on time AND on budget! Gordon's strengths went beyond his professionalism, and he made many friends on a personal level. We did not want to see him leave for his next assignment. He was also instrumental in setting up a training facility and recruiting for new hires.

Peter Rickerson (Managing Director of Flocon, Illinois) in completion of $20m 'green-field' manufacturing facility

06 March 2014
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