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About Caburn Telecom

Caburn Telecom

Caburn Telecom was founded by a team of experienced global telecoms professionals with a vision to deliver engineered solutions and the highest levels of service to customers for whom IoT / M2M connectivity and control are essential.

A Customer-Driven Approach to IoT / M2M Communications

Our start point is to gain a detailed understanding your requirements before building the technical and commercial solution that will resolve your challenges. Working with globally renowned partners, we have developed a portfolio of communications solutions offering far more than simple connectivity.

Caburn Telecom system also provides highly sophisticated actual and forecast usage functions which help clients manage their connectivity and costs.

The most ‘unreliable’ aspect of mobile communications is geographic coverage, signal attenuation and variation. A secure multi-network SIM provides far greater coverage and connectivity options. We can work with you to help optimise your device algorithms to ensure optimal, resilient operation.

Andrew Wendon-Smith, Chairman

After a career in fixed line telecoms culminating in the sale of Opal to form Talk Talk, Andrew focused on investment in mobile technology start-up businesses. Caburn Telecom was born out of his recognition that clients in this market needed a more personalised approach that would help them achieve their business goals. Andrew’s expertise in domestic and international business development helped build a strong foundation for Caburn Telecom fitting it well for the dramatic growth it is now experiencing.

Paul Bandell, CEO

Paul has sat on the boards of numerous technology companies, and over the past 20 years has developed several highly successful multi-million turnover businesses world-wide. He has set up joint venture companies and implemented global alliances and partnership strategies in markets such as Russia, China, Brazil and Asia. Paul’s track record is one of profitably exploiting new technologies and enabling the transformation of industry value chains.

Matthew Owen, Director

Matthew’s background includes practical stuff like Transport & Logistics, Quality Engineering and R&D gained in the global consumer goods (Duracell) and Enterprise IT Services environment. Before he co-founded Caburn Telecom, Matthew led BT Global Services worldwide sectors including Oil, Gas & Energy, Automotive and Engineering, and before that FMCG, Retail and Logistics. Matthew’s aim is to bring the Enterprise Solutions approach from global fixed line communications into the Internet of Things / M2M market to ensure a critical value added component delivers on its promise.

Jon Nelson, CTO

Jon is a highly experienced Telecom Projects and Product Manager and Chartered Engineer with a background in electronic hardware design. He has been involved in all aspects of telecommunications product development working with project teams, customers and suppliers around the world in previous roles with Telent, Marconi and GPT.

Roy Jackson, COO

Roy brings long experience as a CTO operating in the Mobile and Telecoms markets with deep knowledge of the M2M market and a track record of delivering complex technical solutions that drive revenue and profitable growth. Prior to Caburn Telecom, Roy was Business Development Director at X2 Connect, responsible for the global deployment of Interactive Terminals and Kiosks, Set up of JV’s, the development and delivery of new revenue streams and the creation of Technology Partnerships, and before that he was CTO of Marconi Interactive Systems.

Liz Orrin MAAT, Financial Controller

Liz is a highly experienced financial manager. She has worked in a broad range of large and small businesses, within a variety of industries. This is in addition to having managed her own business. Liz is proficient in book-keeping, adept at employing a variety of financial management software utilities and applications. Liz is also responsible for ISO accreditation, HR, event planning and is a qualified first aider.

Dr David Fell, Product & Project Director

David is an experienced and highly skilled company director, specialising in marketing, consumer behaviour, business planning, product strategy, product development, technical sales and operational management. David has extensive international experience in telecommunications markets, developing and delivering innovative and high performing solutions together with a diverse array of partner organisations.

Neil Jackson, Sales Director

Neil is responsible for Caburn Telecom’s sales in Europe, Middle East and Africa and brings significant sales experience acquired over a long career in mobile and fixed telecommunications. He has worked extensively with the UK and International organisations in various sales leadership roles which have included relocation to overseas markets in order to be closer to customers and to better manage their requirements. He has also worked across a wide spread of companies ranging from startups to companies with tens of thousands of employees. Neil’s expertise is wide-ranging and includes fixed and mobile infrastructure, network management, network quality, enterprise, partner management, etc.

Chris Cox, Support Engineer

Chris has a wealth of experience in electronics, hardware and software development for the telecoms industry. This in addition to other roles as a customer and IT support engineer. Chris has also been a biomedical engineer within the NHS, helping to maintain ward equipment and as a specialist medical technician maintaining the radiotherapy machines used at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

Steve Parker, Support Engineer

Steve is an expert technical and telecommunications engineer with substantial experience working in the UK and Asia.

Chris Patterson, Software Engineer

Chris is a senior software developer and manager with over twenty years’ experience delivering software for a variety of platforms including embedded, desktop and web in environments as diverse as Windows, Linux, C++ and ASP.NET. Chris has led teams as a Certified Scrum Master using Agile development methods for day-to-day team management, including performance management.

Rob Leighton, Software Developer

Rob is a highly skilled software developer with over twenty years’ experience delivering software for a variety of platforms including; embedded systems, Java, C# WPF, Android & Mobile App developments. Rob is highly skilled at implementing IoT communication protocols. Rob also has extensive experience in developing media, remote camera control and VR/AR projects as well as creating innovative kiosk solutions.

Brian Downey, Software Engineer

Brian is a highly-experienced software and database developer, working within the banking/telecommunications sectors. He has full life-cycle experience for developing, installing and delivering/supporting customer solutions worldwide. Brian has developed Windows applications, Oracle, SQL Server as well as cloud-based graphical user interfaces; using PowerBuilder, Visual Basic and Visual Studio. Brian is our lead developer on the Caburn SIM management platform. Responsible also for Database Administration of our cloud-based SQL database servers.

Tom Macallister, Business Development Director

Tom is a highly experienced senior manager in a wide range of disciplines including sales sector management in fixed, IT and mobile telecommunications. Tom also has extensive experience in programme and project management of major technology projects. In his roles Tom has also specialised in business strategic analysis, business effectiveness and business process re-engineering. Tom has also played a key role in developing community health effectiveness; including tele-health and tele-care projects.

Steve Warren, Business Development Director, CEO Asian IoT Solutions

Steve has extensive Engineering experience, having worked in Business Development/Sales roles in Asia, where he has lived/worked for more than 25 years. He has been responsible for developing telecommunications opportunities in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. Steve has previously worked for GPT/Marconi within Telecoms markets, and more recently was Business Development Director with Hong Kong based Aqua Solutions Ltd, operating mostly in China.

Steve Knowles, Support Engineer

Steve is a highly experienced, global professional delivering expert product knowledge and project management skills for customers. He has led multi-disciplined teams in a variety of industries, including; software/electronics, IT infrastructure/resiliency, security-systems, telemetry, telecoms, vending, refrigeration, cooling, process instrumentation and building management systems.

Zoe Fairhurst, Support Engineer

Zoe has a wide range of industry experience, including consultancy within the aerospace and defence sectors. She has worked with MRP systems, Oracle, JavaScript as well as software validation and testing. Zoe also has degree’s/master’s degrees in Business Management and speaks 3 languages; Mandarin, Cantonese and English.

HP Teoh, Head of Support Operations (Asia)

Haipoh (HP) has extensive experience in RTOS, embedded firmware, networking, technical support and software development. He has worked at major companies in the US for over 10 years as well as provided technical consultancy in wireless technologies. He has managed the development and deployment of mobile broadband wireless and hotspot routers on public transportation systems such as buses and trains, education institutions and commercial buildings. He speaks English, Chinese, and Malay.

Kimberley Holland, Digital Marketing Apprentice 

Kimberley is a Digital Marketing Apprentice with Caburn Telecom. Kimberley is a recent graduate of Fine Art at Bolton University and has worked proficiently with the Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and Illustrator.

Rachel May, Support Engineer

Rachel is an experienced 1st line support engineer, including technical builds and on-site customer installations. Involving installing telecommunications equipment, battery life monitors and data receivers. Rachel also has extensive experience in Project Management, mobile application testing and data analysis (including the detailed analysis of devices and their diagnostics).

Mark Kershaw, Account/Project Manager

Mark has worked in telecommunications and IT technical and project support for companies such as Fujitsu, Steinhoff and Talktalk business. He also spent 8 years in the Royal Corps of Signals supporting the army’s Telecommunications and IT needs both in the UK and Overseas.

Daniel Shaw, Support Engineer

Daniel is an experienced first and third-line support engineer. Daniel has been working in the telecommunications industry for over 10 years. He has maintained and installed many customer’s telephony equipment worldwide and has a wealth of experience within customer service resolution. He has also been involved in various telecom projects from new office installations to VoIP service upgrades.

Connected Solutions for a Diverse Array of IoT / M2M Applications