Board Advisor


Honiton, Devon

Big Business Experience


Virgin Media

Small Business Experience

STL Tech Ltd



An experienced Technical Project Manager and Technical Director with over 35 years of experience across an extremely broad range of companies and technologies.

Adrian’s career has been a mixture of permanent and contract roles but has always been focused on highly technical product development and delivery in start-up, scale-up, and large company environments.

Positions held have included board, company leadership, strategic, line, budget, and technical responsibilities.

Adrian’s leadership ethos is that People Matter and that the vast majority of issues can be handled with great teamwork, open communications, and a well-developed sense of humour!


  • BSc – Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Creation of Product Development Strategy and Tactics
  • Roles in PLCs, SMEs, Scale-Ups and Start-Ups
  • Technical Project Management
    • Project Planning and Development Team Leadership.
    • Detailed System Definition
    • Requirements capture and ongoing management.
  • Customer Facing
    • New business development
    • Proposal Creation
    • Liaison throughout the project lifecycle


  • Over 35 years leading Technical Product Developments
  • Operated within PLCs, SMEs, scale-ups, and start-ups/spinouts.
  • Experience within companies with international teams.
  • Both Permanent and Consultancy roles undertaken.
  • Team and Company Leadership
  • Technical Director of an Engineering Consultancy start-up.
  • Definition of Minimum Viable Product
  • Definition of Product Development Roadmap
  • Technical Team Management
  • Mentoring and Recruitment
  • Management of Suppliers and Contractors
  • Development and implementation of development lifecycle processes
  • Selection and implementation of business systems
  • Technical Project Management
  • Requirements capture and management.
  • Verification and Validation planning
  • Compliance and Certification Planning
  • Project review and recovery planning
  • New Product Introduction
  • Customer Engagement for NBD, Proposals, and throughout project lifecycle
  • Supporting Start-Up and Spinouts through their investment rounds.
  • Mentoring of Start-Ups and Spinouts defining their development processes
  • Working with Start-Ups and Spinouts within the UK Innovate framework.
  • Good communicator
  • Technical Due Diligence for M&A support.
  • Broad network of technical and manufacturing consultants/companies.