Established in 2007, our consultancy services have grown and changed to match the needs of our clients. Our highly qualified and experienced technical staff have all worked as engineers in R&D before moving into management in the same area, so they understand the day-to-day workings of a project at every level. They have managed projects of all sizes, have in-depth knowledge of funding bodies and of the requirements of assessors. Our experience of grant monitoring procedures means that risk management and exploitation plans will not be overlooked. We have staff who have worked in academia as well as in industry, so they know and understand the needs and practices of both. 


Because every business and every project is different, we build our services around the needs of our customer, providing as much, or as little, support as you need, and always aiming to deliver the most cost-effective service we can. 


Why do we do this? Every member of staff takes an active interest in new technology, and is excited by it. We want to see our customers succeed and gain enormous satisfaction from seeing you bring your product or service to market, knowing that we helped you along the way.

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Deepak Gupta

Deepak Gupta 

Managing Director

From engineer to manager, Deepak has worked in R&D for many years.  He has managed numerous R&D and technology projects in various areas.  He founded
Black Kite in order to help others build their technology businesses.

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Paul Walland

Technology Manager

Paul has 30 years' experience of academic and industrial research, developing innovation opportunities through EU and UK funded collaborative research. He is trained as a PRINCE-2 practitioner and is a chartered member of the Institute of Physics.

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Cheryl Gupta 

Director of Operations

Coming from a background in information services, Cheryl provides strategic oversight for the company along with administrative and organisational support. 

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Pat Roberts


Pat has worked in high-technology research for over thirty years, originally as a physicist specialising in imaging and image processing, then as a project manager. She is also a Consultant for the Association for Project Management.

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Data Privacy

At Black KiteĀ®, we work with a wide range of clients, from large companies to SMEs (small to medium enterprises), including start-ups, Universities and Research Councils, and European and UK funding bodies, such as Innovate UK and ESA. Black Kite Ltd (the Company) provides professional, technical and research services. In order to provide these services, the Company collects and processes personal information on a legitimate interests and contracts basis; this data may also be gathered through discussions on how we might work together.


All personal data exchanged with the Company is under strict obligation of confidentiality. No sensitive personal data is gathered or handled by the Company.


Typically, the majority of personal information that the Company collects can often be found in the public domain on social media (such as LinkedIn, twitter, etc.), websites, and freely accessible attendee lists from events (such as, conferences, seminars, etc.). The information the Company collects is: person's name and address, email address, telephone number(s), title, organisation name and address, and project specific information, which is needed or necessary to perform the services, and for its own internal business processes, including the following:

  • maintaining and supporting its services, complying with its contractual requirements and obligations, and service provision to clients and interested parties;
  • maintaining records of contacts;
  • satisfying governmental reporting, e.g., tax and other requirements;
  • as otherwise required by law.

The Company does not use personal data for any other purpose; neither will such data be shared with third-parties without specific written agreement from the data subject, except where such disclosure forms part of contractual requirements.

Data subjects may request a copy of their personal information from the Company by contacting the Company and may request it to be updated or amended by the Company to ensure that it is accurate, truthful and complete.

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E-mail Disclaimer

The information contained in our email communications, including any attachments, is private and intended only for the named addressee(s) or entity; e-mails may contain confidential and / or privileged material.  If an addressing or transmission error has misdirected e-mails, or you are not the named addressee and have received e-mails in error, please notify only us, the author/sender, immediately by reply e-mail and then delete the e-mail(s) from your systems.

If you are not the intended recipient, you must not use, disclose, reproduce, distribute, copy or print e-mails and any attachments that they may contain.  Any enquiries regarding the content of e-mails should be addressed to the sender.

Black Kite cannot guarantee that its e-mails and attachments, if any, are virus free.  Black Kite cannot, and does not, accept liability for any damage or loss that you might incur as a result of viruses.

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