A STOCKBRIDGE company formed last year has been shortlisted for a national entrepreneurial award.

Conficio was born out of risk of mass redundancy at a former employer in early 2017, with nine staff members deciding to form their own company and selecting clients.

The product design company first helped Richard Browning, dubbed the 'real iron man' to create the first wearable flying suit. Browning went on to win a land speed title in the Guinness Book of Records.

In August last year, Conficio moved into their Stockbridge offices at Nine Mile Water Business Park, and has now been selected as a finalist for the Entrepreneurs' Team of the Year Award at the Natwest Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2018 in London.

Conficio's managing director, Andrew House said: "It has been a bonkers first 15 months, going from nothing to a £1.2 million pipeline with some awesome clients all doing cool stuff, breaking new ground in their field.

"I am so proud of the fantastic team that I have the pleasure of working with every day."

The current business plan aims to grow the pipeline to £2 million by April 2019, and aims to realise a turnover of £1 million in year two.

They say they want to become one of the UK's leading product design consultancies in the next two to three years.

The awards take place at London's Bloomsbury Big Top on November 28.