Patrick Newton


Having served as Chief Executive Officer of both a Nasdaq-quoted Houston-based technology consulting firm and a UK-based start-up SaaS supply chain software company placed at 11th in the 2010 Deloitte Fast 50, Oxford-educated Patrick now serves as Board Director and Chairman of a small number of fast-growing technology companies. Patrick is a very keen runner and enjoys watching and supporting Chelsea Football Club.

Jeremy Harford


An entrepreneur and investor, Jeremy was the founder and Managing Director of a well known auto-ID and barcoding organisation which he sold in 2008. He subsequently founded MESTEC having acquired some IP which formed the basis of what MESTEC has become. In 2015 Jeremy led MESTEC through a major transformation to become the first cloud based MES organisation. Jeremy enjoys fitness (he was an accomplished international-level water skier) and is a self-confessed foodie … eating rather than cooking it!

Mark Carleton


With 15 years’ experience of implementing software solutions for some of the world’s largest manufacturing companies, Mark has managed projects around the globe, from Chile to Saudi Arabia, including a period based in the United States. He holds a master’s degree in engineering from Cambridge University, is a chartered engineer, and also a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. Mark is very sporty with a passion for sailing, mountain biking and even manages to squeeze in badminton coaching. He’s another foodie but Mark enjoys the cooking too!

Shaun Rhodes


Shaun has extensive financial management experience across a diverse number of business sectors and organisations. Since qualifying as an accountant in 1993 Shaun has held a range of FD and senior management roles gaining invaluable business knowledge working for Associated British foods, Northern Foods, Cable & Wireless and O2. In addition, Shaun has worked with a number of smaller fast growing start-up organisations and has experience in the FMCG, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Retail, Healthcare, Aviation, Facilities Management and Recruitment sectors.

Rory MacLennan

Company Secretary

A Scottish chartered accountant with extensive overseas experience, Rory has worked in international audit and consulting, as well as finance roles within the manufacturing, construction, and IT industries.  When away from the desk, his interests include angling and travel to warm countries.

Adam Plumridge

Development Director

Adam has over 20 years of experience designing and producing complex SME IT solutions for the manufacturing, financial and education industries. He has a proven track record of delivering complex IT solutions in Microsoft, Oracle and other market leading web technologies – with a strong mind for continuous improvement of both the application architecture and end user experience. When not saving his energy being sat in front of a computer, it is normally being spent swimming, cycling or running or putting all three together for the occasional Ironman or run across a desert.

David Long

Marketing Director

David started his technology marketing career at Siemens in the late ‘80s, helping the UK operation grow by over 500%. David then moved on to become European Marketing Director at Nortel Networks. Over the last 16 years David has worked within telecoms, technology and professional services markets, helping SMBs to grow. When not in the office, David can be found on a golf course or coaching his daughters cricket team.