Advanced Layout Solutions was formed in 1995, following a decision by its three founding directors (Nigel Barkus, Ian Ladds and John Sutton) to provide a professional PCB Design service to the UK and overseas electronics industry, built around leading edge software and hardware. "We recognised that the market needed a design service capable of supporting the latest electronics technologies, offering technical capabilities and design experience that, for most companies, does not exist in-house".


In 2004, signal integrity analysis was added to our portfolio of services to respond to the emerging simulation requirements of high-speed digital design. 


Ian Ladds – Director
Ian is a founder director of Advanced Layout Solutions and undertakes a number of roles including sales and marketing. He is also responsible for ALS's sub contract manufacturing partners.

John Sutton – Director
John leads the team of designers, himself an expert having designed complex PCBs for 25 years. As a director, John both designs boards and supports the rest of the team with new design techniques and solutions.

Chris Halford – Director
Following a decision to add signal integrity analysis into the company’s portfolio, Chris joined ALS in 2004. As a design engineer, he is responsible for all electrical / simulation aspects of our PCB layouts.


Today, we have a team of eight full-time PCB designers, an SI engineer and an Operations Manager.


Business Milestones

 Accreditation to ISO9000 in 1996
 Opened Chippenham office October 2000
 Accreditation to revised IS9000: 2000
 Chippenham office moved to new premises Feb 2003
 Became Government approved facility in 2003
 Added signal integrity analysis in 2004
Entire company moved to Aldermaston in Jan 2006
Accreditation to revised IS9000: 2008









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