FRED consultancy is short for FR Engineering & Development consultancy. I also come from a long line of Freds. Fredericks to be exact. My great grandfather was Frederick William Philpott. He named his son Frederick John Philpott, my grandfather. A proof reader for a newspaper and a tinkerer of watches and other timepieces. My father Frederick Robert Philpott is a Physicist. He completed his studies in London and later moved to South Africa where he founded his electronics engineering company specialising in industrial measurement instrumentation. Now it is my turn to keep the Engineering and Development in the family name. I, Frederick Matthew Philpott, am proud to keep our name going and to found my engineering company for this generation.