We are a company based in Plymouth. Formed initially to work with post-graduate students at the University of Warwick,  we are now widening our focus to encourage and support local entrepreneurs who want to develop their business ideas and create start-up enterprises. 


The company

Anapoly Ltd is based in Plymouth.  The company was formed so that we could engage with the University of Warwick to supervise full-time, post-graduate students carrying out research projects on Masters courses. Our students to date have come from 16 different countries and have undertaken research on diverse topics relating to ‘Innovation & Entrepreneurship’, ‘Supply Chain & Logistics Management’ and ‘Programme & Project Management’.


Our next goal is to make a contribution to prosperity in Plymouth. We want to become engaged in the further development of ideas about innovation and entrepreneurship. Also, to invest our capabilities in young people, for example by encouraging and supporting budding entrepreneurs who want to develop their business ideas and create start-up enterprises.

Anapoly has a small office close to Plymouth University with workspace for about 4 people. Together with mentoring and coaching by Anapoly and tied in with other support from the university, this could be a stepping stone for young entrepreneurs as they develop their businesses. Potentially, it could develop into a business relationship.
Working separately from the university milieu in a supported environment


Who are we

Alec Fearon BSc (Eng)
Chartered Engineer
Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology

Dennis Silverwood BSc (Eng), MSc, Dip M
Chartered Engineer
Member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology
Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce.

Ray Holland BSc (Eng)
Chartered Engineer
Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology
Fluent French, German, Spanish

Richard Watson BSc (Eng)
Chartered Engineer
Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers


Outlined below is some of the experience brought to Anapoly Ltd by its principals.

MSc supervision. Since 2010, Alec Fearon and Dennis Silverwood have been supervising research projects carried out by MSc students at Warwick University.
Link to list of topics researched by their MSc students

Electronic Document & Records Management. To provide a better quality of service, in 2006 Plymouth City Council set out an ambitious Information Management Strategy. This led to a five-year programme of work – managed by Alec Fearon – to implement electronic document and records management. An extensive, competitive procurement resulted in the selection of Microsoft Office Sharepoint Services as the platform for this system. At the time this was cutting edge technology whose use involved substantial changes of organisational culture and working practices.
Link to briefing presentation on eDRMS given in 2008 Continue reading “Portfolio”


Email: info@anapoly.co.uk

Business address: The Coach House, 14a Skardon Place, North Hill, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8HA, United Kingdom

Registered office: Rock Hill House, Tamerton Foliot, Plymouth, PL5 4NY, United Kingdom