Discover Red

Consult Red is an employee-owned technology innovation partner that is trusted by many of the world’s leading media and connectivity brands.

We support our clients through the entire product development journey.

Our Story

For 20 years, we’ve developed our expertise, providing software, hardware and cloud backend development.

Our end-to-end services include consultancy, technical strategy, solution architecture, product design and development, integration, compliance and testing.

We’re proud to work with clients including Comcast, Sky, Liberty Global, DIRECTV, Astro and Polsat.

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  • Cyfrowy Polsat logo

We are engineers at heart. The way we think, the way we work with our clients, the way we do work internally – everything is engineering focused.

Stuart Griffin, CEO

Quick Facts

300+

We have a team of more than 300 people working in 4 countries

50m+

Technology developed by Consult Red is in over 50m homes worldwide

20+

Consult Red recently celebrated 20 years of innovation and delivering engineering excellence for our clients

12+

Our experienced engineers have on average 12+ years of practical experience

500+

We’ve successfully delivered on over 500 engagements for 20+ clients across multiple sectors

How we work

We enjoy solving complex engineering challenges and innovating for our clients. Our 300-strong expert engineering team are trusted by our clients and have a proven track record of delivering successful projects.

Why work with Red

We’ve worked with some of the world’s leading media operators and communication service providers, delivering secure connected systems.

Trusted innovation partner

Trusted innovation partner

We’ve established our reputation by building strong, long-term relationships with providers in the Pay TV, media and OTT industry, helping them become leaders in their field.

The whole development journey

The whole development journey

From research and strategy to development, compliance, scale and production, we’ve helped clients to avoid pitfalls and get to market without delay.

Making products ‘SMART’

Making products ‘SMART’

We’ve accumulated cutting-edge experience in software and hardware design, including embedded and cloud solutions, to deliver connected devices and systems.

Our Culture and Values

Being Red

All that we do is driven by our core values, from the way we work with each other, to the work we do with our customers.

Focus on customers

Focus on customers

We succeed when our customers succeed. We understand and can prioritise our customers’ needs by building strong relationships. We continually innovate to create new ways to achieve ever-greater mutual success.

Be excellent

Be excellent

We set and maintain high standards. We strive for excellence with high-quality services, operational best practices, and meticulous attention to detail. We maintain excellence through continuous learning and development.

Be collaborative

Be collaborative

We achieve more by working together. We value our differences and seek the opinions and ideas of others. We are proactive, responsive and approachable, working as one team and willingly contributing to support the work of others.

Be honest

Be honest

We always act with integrity and openness. We communicate truthfully and straightforwardly. We take responsibility and are accountable for all we do, speaking and acting for what is right and admitting to our mistakes.

Take care of each other

Take care of each other

We are real people with real needs. We nurture a diverse and inclusive team, helping each other develop and succeed. We are actively involved in making this a great place to work and in supporting our local communities.

Our Offices

We’ve got teams based across six offices in the UK , the USA and Poland.

Yorkshire

Shipley, United Kingdom

The Wave
1 View Croft Road
Shipley
West Yorkshire
BD17 7DU, UK

California city

California, USA

1333 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Ste #202
Redondo Beach
California
CA 90277, USA

Wroclaw, Poland

Wrocław, Poland

Pegaz, Budynek A2, Piętro 2,
ul. Grabarska 2,
50 – 079 Wrocław,
Dolnośląskie,
Poland

Zielona Góra, Poland

Zielona Góra, Poland

Stanisława Wyspiańskiego 11,
65-036 Zielona Góra,
Poland

Katowice, Poland

Katowice, Poland

Katowice Business Park,
Chorzowska 150 str 5th floor,
40-101 Katowice,
Poland

Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw, Poland

Sheraton Plaza,
Bolesława Prusa 2,
00-493 Warszawa,
Poland

New India expansion

Hyderabad, India

1st Floor, My Home Twitza
(situated at Plot No.’s – 30/A, Survey no. – 83/1)
APIIC Hyderabad Knowledge City
Raidurg (Panmaqtha) Village, Serillingampally Mandal
Ranga Reddy District
Hyderabad – 500081
Telangana

Our History

For 20 years, we’ve developed our expertise, providing software, hardware and cloud backend development.

  • Data on a phone

    2003

    The beginning

    Founded by 5 engineering leaders from Pace Micro in 2003, Red Embedded initially worked with the likes of Telecom Italia and BT to deliver video telephony products.

  • TV apps

    2004-2009

    Our growing reputation

    The reputation of the founding directors in the Pay TV industry meant that quite quickly the team grew to 15 people, initially helping a leading US-based operator deliver a step-change in their STB technology.

  • First Red Building

    2010

    Our new UK office

    By 2010, we’d developed a strong reputation as an embedded specialist in media, and outgrown our incubator offices in Bradford University, moving to Shipley.

  • California city

    2012

    An office in the US

    In 2012 we expanded in the US, opening an office in LA servicing our AT&T presence significantly.

  • Wroclaw, Poland

    2015

    European expansion

    During 2015 we opened in Wroclaw, Poland, a city recognised for tech talent – today that team is over 94 people strong. This milestone marked a major step-change in our business.

  • market landscape, trends, research and analysis

    2020

    Strategic refocus and rebrand

    In 2020 we set about a new strategy, to deconcentrate the business and deliver services across sectors. Red Embedded changed its name to Consult Red, and we brought in our first Chairman, Karen Bach.

  • cloud architecture consult red telematics

    2020

    Boosting capability in Cloud

    Consult Red recruited a team of cloud engineers in a move that delivers a one-stop-shop in technology and IoT development capability for clients.

  • Employees standing outside

    2021

    Boosting the Team

    Paul Stevenson joins as Chief Financial Officer. Paul will sit on Consult Red’s Board and join its Executive Leadership Team.

  • Employee Owned since 2021

    2021

    Employee-owned organisation

    The Directors of Consult Red transferred shares of the business to an Employee-owned Trust (EOT) to benefit employees.

  • Raghu Venkatesam, CEO, Consult Red

    2022

    New CEO

    Raghu Venkatesam joins as Chief Executive Officer to accelerate leadership position in connected devices and systems market.

  • Warsaw, Poland

    2022

    Growing our team by 45%

    Consult Red now have teams based in the Sheraton Plaza in Warsaw, Katowice Business Park and Stanisława Wyspiańskiego in Zielona Góra.

  • Consult Red 20 year anniversary logo

    2023

    Celebrating 20 years

    For two decades, Consult Red has helped its clients transform the media, telecommunication and IoT technology landscapes.

  • New India expansion

    2023

    Innovation Centre in India

    Located in Hyderabad, the office will enable Consult Red to accelerate product development for its clients while also establishing a Centre for Excellence for AI.