First point of contact is Mike Powell – firstname.lastname@example.org +44(0) 1624 674671
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Mike is the founder of the Ambidexx project, the originator of the Ambidexx concept and is responsible for bringing the whole project team together. Essentially, he is the determined Ambidexx product champion. He is a designer craftsman who studied at the Sir John Cass London and Durham University Business School. He has considerable experience in intellectual property and is well versed in the procedures essential for its successful handling. Other experience includes direct marketing, contract development and litigation where, as litigant in person, he successfully brought an IP related action in the Chancery Division of the High Court. Mike is an enthusiastic and energetic communicator and entrepreneur with considerable product innovation flair.
A founding partner of leading UK product design consultancy London Associates (LA). He has over thirty years experience of integrating innovation and design strategy with product development for UK and international clients. He received a British Design Award in 1990 and three DBA Design Effectiveness awards in 2007, this in addition to many trade and industry awards. Les is also a director of British Design Innovation, a membership organisation that provides the opportunity for originators to come together with Industry and Dealmakers. He has lectured on many design related subjects in the UK and overseas, including ‘Design for Business’, ‘Design Communication’ and ‘Innovation Methods’. He maintains an interest in design education as the external assessor for product design courses at the University of Northumbria.
A successful board level director of 20 years experience within international operations and manufacturing businesses, with considerable expertise in all business functions. Strong strategic-thinking ability with an original and creative approach to problem solving, leading to highly innovative solutions. An extensive record of successful delivery through analytical, systematic and decisive project management. A dynamic and influential leader who responds with enthusiasm and energy to demanding new challenges with particular strength in implementing significant change through people to effect substantial profit improvement.
Jason leads the marketing of the Ambidexx project, and brings two decades of experience in media, pr and marketing to the team. After a successful period running b2b and consumer media organisations, He was part of the management team that took on an online media business and grew revenues by 400% before selling the business on. During this time he was also a visiting lecturer at London College of Printing – teaching on the media and publishing course. After the purchase Jason set up his own marketing consultancy, which has now grown to provide a full service resource for many multi national and multi site retailers and organisations. Offering intelligent, creative and professional guidance in enabling a business to reach the targeted market.
Iain is a Chartered and European Patent Attorney with 20 years experience. He has an Honours degree in Biochemistry and worked initially at AA Thornton & Co on client accounts for Halliburton and Technicon and then at William Jones in Norwich, serving UK clients including the medical schools of various universities. In 1997, he joined Marks & Clerk, and here served clients including HP Labs, Silsoe and Rothamsted Research Institutes, Abgene and Fisher Scientific, Invensys, Stanmore Implants Worldwide, UCL and UCL Biomedica and University of Hertfordshire, Northrop Grumman, University of Michigan, Boston Scientific, Pacific Biotech and Transvascular Inc/ Medtronic. Iain has successfully handled European patent Opposition proceedings and UK patent and design right infringement proceedings for a number of these clients.