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2TA Ltd History

2TA was set up by John Sims (click for link) in May 2003, to provide freelance manufacturing technical assistance, including setting out and CAD detailing.

In August 2003 2TA Limited was incorporated and began trading.

In the early years of 2TA our principal services were that of freelance Project Management for commercial interior refurbishments and providing turnkey refurbishments for end users. While a degree of our workflow was in the provision of CAD, this was generally as a tool within a project rather than a specific service. As time has gone on 2TA has invested heavily in CAD facilities, on a foundation of 20 years CAD experience, and this is now the corner stone of our service portfolio.

Maintaining the family feel of the Company Belinda Sims runs our accounts and is at the forefront in preparing O&M Manuals and Site Safety Files for both 2TA projects and as a freelance service for Client's own projects.

As CAD has developed, 3D modeling has become commonplace in the workflow. This quickly dovetails into providing animation services. During 3 years as a voluntary Director of Porsche Club Great Britain, John was much involved in the contracting and provision of video. This experience (allied with John's long standing experience in photography) combined to provide a springboard to 2TA being confident in the provision of video services.

In 2013, as a further advancement through CAD based technology we purchased our first 3D Printer. This has proved of significant assistance in developing and demonstrating ideas being able to readily produce plastic "things" which can be used and evaluated.

Unfortunately, it became evident the 3D Printer we purchased wasn't as well designed as we had anticipated with many small, irritating, mechanical and aesthetic design issues. After considering modifying this printer it was decided to design and build a 3D printer from the ground up.

As noted above, in keeping up with advancing technology 2TA Ltd has evolved to provide a wide range of services including:-

  • CAD Draughting and Detailing
  • Technical Documentation - Including O&M Manuals and Site Safety Files
  • Animation and Video Services
  • Joinery Setting Out
  • Measured Site Surveys
  • Project Management
  • 3D Printing

While our toolbox may seem a little diverse, in reality, all of these services generally dovetail around the use of CAD and that of our primary service -

Assisting our Clients demonstrate their vision

We are fortunate in providing an extended box of tools all of which can be used together or in isolation.


Over the years we have greatly enjoyed providing a service to many end users including:-
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Next
  • Marwoods
  • Porsche Cars Great Britain
  • Mme Tussauds
  • Ipswich Football Club
  • The Globe Theater
  • Porsche Club Great Britain
  • The War & Peace Show
  • The Victory Show
  • Living.TV
  • St Luke's Hospice
  • Hockley Dental Surgery
  • Estée Lauder
  • Mathiesons
  • Leonidas Chocolates
  • Williams Music
  • Teddington Cheese
  • Boots Chemist
  • Grosvenor Estates
  • Apple Computers
  • Hollister
  • VANS
  • Blue Inc
  • Juicy Couture
  • Adidas
  • The North Face
  • ALDO
  • American Apparel
  • Gerry Weber
  • URBN
  • Tescos
  • XS Racing
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Kings College Cambridge
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Somerfield