Case Studies

Dive into some of our recent case studies

Sourcing New Solutions for Tarmac

Executive Summary

Tarmac commissioned Leading Edge Only to create their own Innovation Network to source new solutions to capture and reduce carbon from their operations. They were seeking partners to accelerate their journey to achieving net Zero Carbon, focussing on 2 key areas:

1. Cutting carbon emissions to as close to zero as possible

2. Capturing and storing or ‘offsetting’ emissions that can’t be eliminated

The Outcome

In the space of 6 weeks, LEO sourced 201 solutions for Tarmac. These solutions were then funnelled into three categories which included solutions for development, solutions for partnership and solutions for database.


"LEO successfully introduced us to an array of solutions that have inspired many introductions within the company and have contributed to our goal of net Zero Carbon."

Richard Frost, Head of Sustainability Innovation and Risk, CRH

Sourcing New Solutions for Wales & West Utilities

Executive Summary

Wales & West Utilities commissioned Leading Edge Only to create their own Innovation Network to source new solutions in Real Time Operations for an ongoing project. They were seeking partners to help them develop opportunities in the following areas:

1. Greater coordination between electricity and gas networks for real time operations and forecasting of flexible gas generation.

2. Develop flexible gas generation modelling capability across network control centres optimising the sharing of relevant data sets.

The Outcome

WWU's Challenge included a complex brief, with multiple requirements that their innovators were required to adhere to. LEO succeeded in sourcing relevant innovations for them, some of which WWU were not yet aware of, including the eventual winner of this project.


"We wanted to reach out to potential innovators to help us develop better forecasting and modelling capacity. Leading Edge Only were able to publish our challenge statement to their networks and using them helped us select a partner who helped us address our challenge in a cost effective way."

Geraint Herbert, Innovation Network Assistant, Wales & West Utilities