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  • Welcome to gainspeed Ltd,

    CE Marking Specialists

    A South Wales based Product  Certification and training company, specialising in supporting small to medium enterprises in meeting their CE Marking obligations

  • Specialists in EMC and Low Voltage

    (Safety) Directives

    We specialise in European and Worldwide approvals.

  • Flexible, Professional, and Affordable Service

    We are a small organisation employing only

    highly experienced associates.

About us

Gainspeed Ltd was born in 1997 when it was evident that so many Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) had difficulty in understanding  how to meet the newly published  CE Marking Directives in Europe. The Low Voltage (LVD) and Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directives were applicable at that time and getting reliable and affordable advice was a challenge  for most SMEs.

DSC07409The founder Jimmy Tzimenakis Ch Eng, M.I.E.T.  and one of the founder members of Club Européen (formerly Wales EMC Club) together with a Cardiff based Trading standards officer David Holland, wrote a technical publication “Electrical Product Safety – A step-by-step guide to Self-Assessment” and that is how we started!

The publication was very successful and led to many requests, mostly from SMEs, for assistance in training, safety assessment and EMC testing. Following the success of the safety guide, a few years later, a second publication was written on EMC (“Understanding the EMC Directive”)

Jimmy TzimenakisCraig CooperThe Team
Jimmy brings to the company over 30 years product compliance experience. He set up and managed product compliance teams for both Sony Electronics and Sony PlayStation  and set up comprehensive  EMC, Environmental, Telecoms and Safety testing laboratories. For over 15 years he has served in National and International Standardisation bodies working as a member or chairperson thus always having first hand access to forthcoming changes to regulatory requirements.
Craig has a wealth of experience in product certification and testing,. He has a long background of doing EMC at the Panasonic EMC laboratory in Pentwyn Cardiff. An experienced Compliance/Test Engineer with excellent knowledge in EMC testing, Safety testing, Product certification, Risk assessments and Gap analysis. 
Together with a pool of associates, including digital and analogue hardware designers, EMC test engineers, audio and environmental testing specialist with a close association with local testing facilities (Cardiff) and some large Certification Organisations,  we offer a comprehensive portfolio of services and specialise in bespoke solutions. Gainspeed can project manage most clients certification needs in Europe and worldwide as well as compliance with  CE Marking requirements.

With our extensive experience in product certification and being a small organisation we believe we are best placed in the SME’s need by offering a  Flexible, Speedy, Professional and above all, Affordable Service

Registered in England and Wales Number 3523638.

VAT No. GB 791 3527 14