Management Team

Alex Ward | Founder and Managing Director

The company is managed by Alex Ward, who is coming to the end of a Royals Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellowship; a prestigious, year-long training program to build entrepreneurs. He is energetic, personable and passionate about bringing his management and scientific experience from academia in order to get this game-changing product to the market. Alex has already had significant success with Razorbill Instruments, having successfully tendered for a £94,000 grant from Scottish Enterprise, as well as impressing the judges with his business plan and pitch to achieve third in one of Scotland’s premier business competitions; Converge Challenge 2014.

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Jack Barraclough | Founder and Technical Director

Jack Barraclough is the company Technical Director. During his PhD he has completed several key engineering projects, including the development of a SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interference Device) resistance measurement system for use in a cryogenic environment that out-performed any commercially available instrument. Also during his PhD, he designed and developed a mechanical rotator, with closed loop control, designed to work at ultra-low temperature. Jack brings a keen intellect, a breadth of knowledge and a lot of enthusiasm to overcoming any engineering challenge. This makes him ideally suited to managing the technical development of this family of products.

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Clifford Hicks |  Chairman of the Technical Advisory Panel

Dr. Clifford Hicks is a group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany. He came to know Alexander and Jack while at the University of St Andrews. He acts as a technical adviser to Razorbill Instruments.