Mike Lord (Non-executive Chairman, DoB 06/06/66, British)
Winner of The Midland's Business Insider award for Top Entrepreneur , Mike is happy to be involved with bodies that further and promote Medical and Mobility products. He has had input into Government founded initiatives such as Advantage West Midlands Medical Technologies group and he is currently sitting on the board of the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA). Mike is also co-founder and CEO of Minivator Ltd.
John Thomas Shermer (Chief Executive, DoB 20/08/56, British)
In 1984 John Shermer established the Centre of Access Technology as a resource centre operated by Birmingham local authority which offered expertise and training on technology and disability to other local authorities within the United Kingdom and overseas agencies. During this time he led the development of software for training and innovative methods for working with people with disabilities. He has acted since 1989 as a consultant to various local education and social services authorities, providing advice on the procurement and implementation of computer hardware and software and equipment to benefit people with disabilities. John established SRS Technology Group plc in 1991 where he held various senior executive and Board positions until his resignation in 2006, following the sale of SRS’s only trading subsidiary to a competitor. From 1992 until 1994 he assisted in the management of a spinal injuries clinic at Southport Spinal Injuries Hospital and was a consultant to the European Commission from 1992 to 1996 advising on the implementation of computer technology prospects for the benefit of people with disabilities.
Frank Barry Tiller (Executive Finance Director, DoB 18/08/53, British)
Frank is a Chartered Accountant with over thirty-eight years of professional and senior management experience. After obtaining his accountancy qualification, Frank spent a further three years in the profession before moving into industry. He joined Waterline Group Plc (then known as Holloway Furniture Company Limited) in 1980 as Finance Director. Frank remained with Waterline until 2005 and saw turnover grow from £400,000 to almost £75 million per annum with over 250 staff worldwide. He was instrumental in establishing management and reporting systems for the geographically diverse group and worked on Waterline’s successful admission to AIM. Since leaving Waterline Plc, he has joined the board, as Finance Director, of GEM BioFuels Plc, a company admitted to AIM in 2007. Frank also provides corporate finance consultancy to other multi million pound turnover private companies. Frank is responsible, with assistance from external advisers, for the compliance of the Company with financial regulations.
John Scot Sinclair (Chief Technical Officer, DoB 25/09/66, British)
John has been writing software professionally for over 25 years. In 1989 he established Tetra Systems Ltd, initially developing telephony and front of desk management systems for the hotel sector, later designing RF, infra-red remote home control systems and working with John Shermer in the development of computer interfaces for patients at the spinal injuries clinic at Southport Spinal Injuries Hospital. In 2001 John joined SRS Technology Group Plc as Director of Technology and was instrumental in the development of SRS’s product suite of advanced environmental controls for the severely physically impaired.
Simon Lane (Sales Director, DoB 06/07/62, British)
With over twenty years in the Electrical & Electronics Industry, Simon Lane has been at the forefront of developing and delivering new innovation to the mass market. In his dealings with the Major European retailers, his expertise in a simple no nonsense approach to totally changing existing and new product categories has proved a winning formula. After leaving C.H.Byron as Managing Director he has been able to pursue his beliefs of developing and introducing RF technology, into everyday products,convenient daily living devices for everyone. "I'm very excited to be heading up the Sales & Marketing for JSJS Designs, in working with such an experienced like minded team, we are able to quickly deliver some ground breaking technology into the market"
Mike Hughes (Non-executive Director, DoB 01/06/62, British)
Mike Hughes has experience in sales and marketing roles in the healthcare and technology sectors for a number of blue chip companies. Of note, Mike was Head of Marketing for the partnership division of Marconi Communications, managing the global partnerships of Siemens, Nokia and Ericsson. After leaving Marconi Communications in 2000, Mike went on to become a successful entrepreneur, launching a number of companies in the manufacturing, internet and recruitment sectors. Mike is currently Chairman of the British Jewellery Association, Vice President of the British Allied Trade Federation and a council member of the West Midlands CBI. He was educated in Birmingham with a degree in Business and Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.