I work with incredible people to build great things.
Received IMechE Scholarship to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Warwick. During my studies I developed and tested a local route planning algorithm for autonomous tracked vehicles and designed and built a robotic arm and sensor head for a prototype remote rescue robot.
Graduated with a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2011.
I started out making websites between studies while at university. Having picked up PHP and the front end languages I began building systems for student societies, slowly turning the work into a full business.
By the time I left university I was supporting myself with web development projects.
For the first few years outside of university I worked with several small startups, building prototype web apps and front-ends.
In 2012 I joined Tech Britain to lead the build of their new map of the UK tech startup ecoystem. Some of the people I met in the Tech Britain later formed the team that founded Telcom.
In 2014 I helped Shaun and Thom found Telcom, which started out as a small Manchester-based ISP, and is slowly growing into a UK wide service provider, investing in fibre infrastructure and developing new products and connectivity solutions for the property sector.
Helping to build Telcom into a stable, high performing business is currently my main focus.
My main area of interest is incorporating autonomous systems into day-to-day human life in a positive and intuitive way.
Leveraging technology gives us the opportunity to make human work and life better. I work to find human needs for autonomous systems and solve how to non-invasively incorporate such systems into the user's work/life. Creating natural and intuitive interaction between human operators and effectively designed, intelligent systems gives us the strengths of both without creating a large burden of technical education on the user.
Telcom, founded with Shaun and Thom, takes a 'tech startup approach' to bring energy and competition into the UK's ISP market, focusing on customer experience, investing in building fibre networks, and creating smarter ways for property developers to interact with and leverage connectivity.
Providing a little advice and support for companies and individuals wanting to build great companies and great products.
A hobby project with Jon Bevan allowing people to make their own customised I ❤︎ mugs.
During our year of travel and for several other times after that Lisa and I have maintained a blog containing helpful details and photos of our experiences.