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Brent has over 30 years’ experience developing manufacturing businesses in the electrical and electronic engineering sectors. He has a BSc in Manufacturing Systems, and has held Senior roles in Blue Chip Companies where he has delivered lean manufacturing techniques, organic sales growth, and changed culture to be flexible, self-improving, and customer driven. Brent also ran his own business ‘manufacturing electric motor control gear’, before exiting via a sale of the business to management in 2014. Brent has particular experience bringing new products to market, whilst also being heavily involved with overseas business in export markets all over the World. Outside of working hours Brent is a keen cyclist and occasional golfer.
Ian has more than 25 years' experience in the electronics and telecoms industry and is a founding member of Visive. Ian adopts a very hands-on approach to the business and you will find him directly involved in many aspects of the operation. His background is in business studies and engineering and is a Fellow of the IET. Ian also holds a private pilots licence and enjoys taking to the skies whenever possible.
With a background in mechanical engineering and construction, John brings his many years of experience in industry to Visive. With a particular skill set in strategy, marketing, sales, and visioning John is responsible for handling and developing new sales leads and enquiries, as well as strategic planning of new product opportunities. In his spare time John can often be found touring the Yorkshire Dales on his motorcycle.
Richard holds a B.Eng (hons) in electronics, and is a member of the IET. Richard has over 15 years experience of electronic and mechanical design, working on projects for clients such as Ericsson, Siemens and BAA. A creative thinker, Richard frequently comes up with 'outside the box' solutions. Richard is a founding member of Visive, and is a regular on the acoustic music circuit around Chester and North Wales with his guitar and vocals.
Charles was the main financial investor in the business back in 2000 and took a role has non-executive director.
With several directorships and investments in construction, property and energy efficiency companies’ Charles has a wide and diverse experience in building successful businesses for the last 30 years.
In 2015 Charles was appointed marketing director to assist the team with its continued successful growth and expansion plans.
Outside work Charles enjoys playing many active sports including golf, tennis, Padel tennis and gym work alongside managing a large garden.
Fiona joined Visive in June 2015 and brought with her over 20 years experience in customer service, the last 13 years being in management roles. Fiona has a wide knowledge base, predominantly in implementing and developing management systems. She is exceptionally customer focused with the ability to ensure that the necessary resources and processes are in place to deliver a service which exceeds the expectations of customers. Fiona has a positive attitude and outlook on life and enjoys a challenge. Having gained a Professional Diploma in marketing in 2012 Fiona also brings some additional marketing experience to the team. Fiona is married to Craig, has three daughters and spends her weekends socialising with family and friends.
Guy has a background in electronics and a wealth of experience in fault finding gained from working in the professional audio industry. Since joining Visive in 2014 he has provided sales support, for our customers, and developed a link between the shop floor and the Technical and Sales Development Directors. He often finds his design and technical knowledge an advantage when creating the specialist documentation required to support the Visive product range.
When at home Guy leaves all the technology behind and spends time recreating the “The Good Life” teaching his children about growing your own food and how to keep chickens. He is also part “Restoration Man” and, when time allows, “Supernanny” running around after the kids.
Michelle joined our team as Financial Controller in August 2016 and brings years of experience in Financial Accounts, Customer Services and Management roles to Visive.
Michelle holds a diploma of English Law, is AAT qualified and is also working towards gaining her ACCA accreditation.
When Michelle’s not in the office or studying, she enjoys spending time with her family and horses, and taking part in active pursuits including dancing, running and Shoalin Kung Fu.