High profile ‘Women In Innovation’ award for TotalControlPro’s Dolores Sanders  

Silverstone Technology Cluster

8th March 2019


Dolores Sanders, Strategic Director of STC member company TotalControlPro™, has been named as one of government backed Innovate UK’s nine ‘Women In Innovation’ for 2019.

In its second year, 2019’s award was on the look-out for women with ideas that could meet society’s biggest challenges, as outlined in the government’s modern Industrial Strategy’s Grand Challenges 

Dolores started working in the tech industry in the early 1990s and in 2012 co-founded Northampton based TotalControlPro which provides a data-sharing system to streamline small businesses’ manufacturing processes.

Today the company serves customers operating in a variety of sectors including oil and gas, automotive, defence and aerospace.

“We are eight people but we definitely punch above our weight,” commented Dolores.

“One of the impacts that this award has had on me is that Innovate UK has placed a ‘purple plaque’ on schools local to each winner – this has led to me making a presentation in that school and immediately one of the young girls studying tech there was inspired by my story and wanted to chat.

“I was delighted to have the opportunity to do that because it helps visually to increase awareness of women doing these roles, taking responsibility and pioneering ideas.”

CLICK HERE to download a brochure featuring the stories of Dolores and her fellow eight winners.

Commenting on 2019’s nine ‘Women In Innovation’, the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy said: “The winners are developing pioneering innovations to tackle the Grand Challenges we face as a society, from a new paper coating to cut down single use plastic, to helping us train mechanics using simulators.”

He added: “The competition shows our modern Industrial Strategy in action, backing businesses of all sizes across the UK to grow and boost the economy with the skills and inventions we will need for the next generation.

“By supporting top female talent, these awards strengthen the long tradition of innovation in the UK. I believe that Britain can provide the new ideas that will lead the world.”

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