The Team

There are lots of amazing people helping to turn this into a reality and build a successful company

 
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James

Founder and Managing Director
Design and Development

Chartered Mechanical Engineer, with 14 years experience as a Mechanical Engineer and a love for the outdoors and especially kitesurfing.  Always up for a challenge and keen to inspire the next generation into engineering and how to apply that talent to kitesurfing!

 
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Helen

Key Support

Outgoing and adventurous, Helen oversees the process and makes sure everything is moving in the right direction, keeping everything in perspective and giving sound advice, helping out where help is needed.

 
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Katie

Advertising and Marketing

From day 1, Katie has been here to advise on advertising and marketing, also offering up some very cool t-shirt designs.  Katie is key to creating displays for events and advertisements for magazines.  She has over 7 years marketing and 17 years design experience.

 
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Rod

Finance

A real finance guru, with 40 years experience and a fellow of the institute of chartered accountants.  Rod is not someone we've yet to see ride out into choppy waters, like our finances, he is on solid ground! (Rod is on the right)


With Support from

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Steve

Steve has 25 years experience in operations and supply chain and is part of the Optimus BMG who provide business transformation services.  We do not have have an informal picture of Steve, so we decided to use our imagination a bit, enjoy!

 
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Anthony

A Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, Anthony has worked on wave energy converters and specialised anchors, to name just a couple of projects, performing measurements and analysis. Anthony is fantastic for providing ways to measure the performance of our hydrofoil.

 
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James - 3 Oranges

ames is a keen surfer exploring new sustainable manufacturing techniques, with a background in chemistry, chemical engineering, clean energy and 3d printing. James is a fantastic contact to have

 

Rees Advanced Marine

Advanced Composite Consultant

Looking to the future, we want to be able to expand what we offer.  Having someone who can help with composite technologies will enable us to deliver this.

 

 

Little Kanga

Marketing and Sales

With over 20 years experience, Becky is fantastic at guiding us through sales and which areas we should be focusing on.

 

 

Startup Disruptors - Solent

A business group setup to help startup companies through sharing knowledge to make our lives easier.  If you are local to the area, we recommend you check this out

 

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Natwest

Solent Growth Hub

Shaping Portsmouth


With Special Thanks to

Entrepreneurial Spark

People accelerator

CBK

Kitesurfing Club based in Hayling Island

Dream 3D

3D printer suppliers

Not forgetting

 ! All our friends and family for providing support, buying our clothes and product in the early days, crowdfunding, taking part in photo shoots, talking about what we are doing to others and important pep talks when we need it, this is a massive boost to us and we cannot thank you enough !

(Thank you Sandra for proof reading - if you find mistakes on our webpage, chances are we haven't asked her to read through it yet :) )


early support from

 

Lee Hecht Harrison

Enterprise First

 

We are also engaging with local universities and colleges to develop our designs and ideas


Local Area and Environment

The local area and environment are important to us, this is a list of other organisations in this area that we have contacted and want you to be aware that they exist:

Portsmouth City Council

Havant Council

Langstone Harbour Board

Bird Aware Solent

Eastern Coastal Solent Partnership

RSPB

Southsea Coastal Scheme

Historic England

Natural England

Solent Waders and Brent Goose Strategy

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife

Solent Forum

Hayling Sewage Watch