Simon co-founded BCN Group in 2009, along with Matt Smith, and has professionally built up the business to become a multi award winning business, servicing over 1000 + clients from its 3 sites generating revenues of over £20M. Simon has over 20 years’ experience in the technology industry since leaving University completing a Business Management BA Hons degree. Over the years, he’s developed the business acumen to help advise customers on the correct solutions which today enables BCN Group to develop and grow to be the North West’s number one leader in IT services, helping clients both locally and further afield.
Matt co-founded BCN Group, alongside Simon Kelf, in 2009 and has helped build an multi award winning IT solutions provider. As CTO, Matt is responsible for the development of BCN Group’s technology stack and solutions portfolio. Over several years’ he has helped many businesses develop technology strategies and has provided board level representation for IT as a virtual IT Director. With over 24 years’ experience in commercial IT, Matt has built an enviable reputation of being a leading technologist, problem solver and system designer.
Julian joined BCN Group in 2018 to support the company’s buy and build strategy and has extensive operational and board level experience as a CFO. Most of his career has been within the IT sector – IFS, SurfControl, Exertis, Redcentric, SysGroup - and Julian was also a Co-Founder of Octempo, a credit control software provider. This combination of larger company experience and entrepreneurial drive is a great fit within the BCN Group Board.
David is a very experienced Non-Executive Director who has spent 35 years working in technology companies.
In his executive career David was a main board director at TalkTalk plc and also at The Carphone Warehouse Group plc. Prior to this he ran businesses such as Opal Telecom and Martin Dawes Telecommunications.
David lives in Cheshire and has been very active in supporting northern businesses.
Matt is an experienced Non-Executive Director with 28 years experience working in IT service providers and Consultancies.
In his executive career, Matt was CTO at Severn Trent Water, CTO for Computacenter UK, CTO at Pulsant and is now CEO of Centiq, the SAP HANA and Microsoft Azure Experts. Matt also has interests in Medical analytics and the Renewable energy sectors.