Osborne’s technology proves ‘heaven scent’

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THE smell of success is in the air for a Barnsley technology company which has created a new scent device which is already in use at Heathrow Airport.

Osborne Technologies has developed SensoryScent, a device which emits realistic smells that can be used anywhere from theatres to care homes.

The company has a range of more than 400 smells and has the capacity and innovation to develop more.

Based at Fall Bank Industrial estate, Dodsworth, the company makes and sells a wide range of IT and audio visual solutions for education and business, including a visitor management system called EntrySign, interactive teaching software called Tango Teach and SensoryPod, a self-contained multi-sensory facility.

Turnover at the company was £3.5m last year and is predicted to rise to £5m this year. In the past three years, the company has gone from 25 to 43 staff and is recruiting more sales staff and looking to take on three apprentices.

Osborne Technologies’ business growth is being supported by Enterprising Barnsley, a European-funded programme delivered by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.

SensoryScent is Osborne Technologies latest product innovation. The scents are formulated and blended specially in-house to provide realistic aromas.

As part of the project at Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport, travellers in the departure lounge were presented with a giant ‘scent globe’ which emitted aromas from countries including Thailand, South Africa and Brazil.