Management Team

Alex Ward | Founder and Managing Director

The company is managed by Alex Ward, who has been guiding the companies development since incorporation in 2014. He couples a physics academic background with extensive business training. He has led the company to winning numerous business competitions and has won several development grants to speed the companies growth. He is energetic, personable and passionate about bringing his management and scientific experience from academia in order to deliver a broadening range of high-quality innovative, products to an increasingly extensive market.


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 has brought a wide number of precision motion technologies from concept to market and holds several patents in the field. He brings a keen intellect, a breadth of knowledge and a lot of enthusiasm to overcoming any engineering challenge.


Clifford Hicks |  Chairman of the Technical Advisory Panel

Dr. Clifford Hicks is a Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has built a global reputation in the field of strain-tuning the properties of unconventional superconductors. He acts as a technical adviser to Razorbill Instruments.