The Team

Phillip Eaglesham


Former Royal Marines Commando, now Paralympian, Phillip Eaglesham set the design brief for the Victor mobility device; and he is the inspiration and driving force behind Conquering Horizons.  Phillip Eaglesham is a qualified project manager.  He will lead on project management and on user testing.  Current winner of the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) Alex Moulton Award 2018 for product innovation.

Laurence Armstrong


Managing Director of one of the principal companies in the UK home audio sector, Laurence Armstrong has introduced countless brands to the specialist retail market and has a distinct understanding of what it takes to effectively launch and market new products.   Laurence Armstrong’s career includes 20 years as Managing Director for Henley Designs Ltd., preceded by 7 years as Managing Director of Ortofon UK, and senior level positions at Aiwa and Denon.

Brian Meaden


Brian Meaden is a business entrepreneur who has founded and grown a number of very successful companies in the hotel, leisure, and retail sectors.  Brian Meaden was previously Chairman of a major Casino Exhibition Company A.T.E and President of the pan-European trade association Euromat.  Brian Meaden is Chairman of the Board, advising the company on business strategy.  He has long term charitable interest in disability and Neurological disease research.

Sonia Meaden OBE


Sonia Meaden is one of Devon’s leading businesswomen.  Sonia Meaden built two West Country hospitality empires. She founded the BACTA Charitable Trust she was also appointed as the first and only female President of BACTA. Sonia Meaden  held the Chairmanship of ATEI an International Exhibition Company. Elected Vice Chairman of the Southwest Tourist Board Commercial Members.  Sonia Meaden has been a Prince’s Trust Mentor, She was invited to be an Honourary Member of the Burma Star Association and in 2004 was Awarded an OBE.

Julie Eaglesham


Julie is a co-founder with previous managerial experience in the optical field.  As a Carer/PA with everyday experience and insight into the needs of a care assistant.  She ensures the company addresses the needs and requirement of the health care community.  Participated in charitable work as a Mental Health ambassador for the Heads Together campaign.

Andy Reeson


Andy is a Chartered Engineer with senior management experience across the life of complex programmes, in high-technology businesses.  Providing Engineering Governance and Programme Management to ensure delivery of Victor.

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