Our History

Established in 2012 in the beautiful city of Oxford, MODE provides design and engineering services across a variety of industries. We specialise in Carbon Fibre Composite materials and are currently active in Aerospace, Automotive and Marine sectors. We are also following some exciting developments in the Construction, Energy and Sub-Sea markets.

MODE has 3D design capability using a wide range of software enabling our work to integrate easily with our clients. We also have IT packages to hand for structural optimisation and in house design tools are being constantly developed to increase speed and efficiency of design and engineering.


Typically projects are for clients where performance is a key driver, i.e lighter weight, increased stiffness, smaller cross section etc. Cost is an important factor in any project and there are always trade-offs to be made. We aim to understand the cost vs performance relationships and tailor the design to the targeted area. We work on a wide variety of projects from bespoke one-off pieces to serial production items of over 10,000 per annum.

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Our Location

MODE HQ is perfectly located within strolling distance of Oxford City Centre. We can’t help but be inspired by the most brilliant minds and beautiful architecture right here on our doorstep. Although the city might not be noted as a top marine engineering hub, within the city and surrounding areas there is a thriving innovation community. We have one of the country's finest NHS teaching Hospitals, the Oxford Business Park, the Oxford Science Park, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University itself and a wide variety of associated Oxford Academic spin-off companies.


Conveniently close to the heart of the country, we are 1 hour from London, 1 hour from Birmingham and 1 hour from the South Coast by car. We are also well connected to our clients further afield being just 45minutes from Heathrow.

Who We Are

We are a small team, preferring to focus and develop what we do well before rushing to grow too quickly. Although don't let our size fool you, we have clear goals for what we want to achieve in the future. We are cheerful and hardworking with little tolerance for poor quality and a driving desire to produce work which exceeds expectations.

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Martin Oughton


Martin has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Universtiy of Nottingham. Upon completion he spent some years honing his skills and developing his knowledge for a large marine composites firm based in Valencia, Spain.

Arriving back in the UK in 2010, he applied this knowledge to a Research and Development role in the Formula One industry before taking the plunge and setting up MODE.

Martin is a keen swimmer and an accomplished sailor. He also enjoys cakes of most varieties.

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Kiran Jones

Business Coordinator

Kiran's background is in Biochemical Science and she has worked in management positions for several large healthcare companies since 2008.

She joined MODE in 2015 and enjoys taking charge of the day-to-day running of the company whilst keeping a keen eye out for development opportunities.

Kiran enjoys cycling around the Oxfordshire countryside and unwinds by looking at pictures of cats. She also enjoys baking cakes of most varieties.

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Contact us via email at info@mode-ltd.com

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