Here at Tough Tech Ltd we have a rich history in connectivity, working within all major industrial and service sectors as well as global leading tyre expertise in both technology application and sales.
Contact Barry on Mobile: +44 (0) 7973 751674
Barry is our C.E.O. and has over two decades of experience in connectivity forming a company (Comtech) that was acknowledged as a pioneer of M2M (machine-to-machine connectivity) in the late 90’s; appearing in M2M magazines worldwide top 100 M2M companies for the first few years. The company was acknowledged in the Deloitte Fast 50 and personally Barry was a finalist in the Ernst Young Entrepreneur of the Year. The company has won several local business awards and pioneered one of the first M2M platforms in the market filing several patents. An adaption of the technology into digital signage won several contracts with Camelot and other lottery organisations before finally being sold to Lord Alan Sugar in 2010 (now Amscreen). The M2M technology arm was then sold to Brulines (now Vianet) as the principle provider of its beer dispense and vending technologies.
Barry is proud to be a rocker and plays guitar and drums with two bands playing live across the UK and Europe (with Scopyons a Scorpions tribute band – www.scopyons.co.uk) and producing and releasing new original material (with Seven More Days – www.sevenmoredays.co.uk).
Contact Gary on Mobile: +44 (0) 7734 600854
Gary is our Global Partnerships Director and has over two decades of commercial experience in the tyre market, working for Michelin Tyres plc. He has extensive and current knowledge of the global tyre market including technical applications, market segment and tyre users. Gary was part of a small global team based in India that established a truck tyre business network for Michelin Tyre Company in emerging markets of the Subcontinent and the Far East. In India he was constantly in the field pioneering and championing the benefits of radial tyre technology to industry and commerce. Gary also constructed, delivered and presented international business and technical courses on behalf of Michelin to staff and associated dealership networks, globally.
Over the decades Gary has worked with a global portfolio of customers which include, hauliers, government agencies, agriculture, ports, construction, defence, mining, original equipment & vehicle manufacturers, Intermodal, rail and front-line emergency services, to safely deliver increased productivity and ensure significant returns on customers machinery and vehicle investments.
A keen historian, Gary has just discovered he’s of Viking decent. Not surprising really as he enjoys competing in power lifting, charity plane pulling and strong man competitions.
Contact Ali on Mobile: +44 (0) 7565 963362
Ali is our Commercial Director and has over 25 years’ experience working for both large FTSE 100 companies and small companies primarily in the telemetry and hospitality sectors, in particular 12 years at Vianet (formally Brulines). Ali’s area of expertise is working with customers to find the right solution for their business needs and providing a high level of customer service and account management. She has been awarded Business Development Manager of the Year twice, an achievement she’s very proud of.
Ali is an ultra-walker, completing two marathons last year and this year set to walk 100km (62 miles) in just 24 hours for Lupus UK. Aside from walking, Ali enjoys designing and making her own 1950’s inspired clothes, and paints using “fluid techniques” to create unique pieces for her friends and family.