The Team

Phillip Eaglesham

Founder

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

CEO

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

Chairman

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.

Diane Armstrong

Financial Director

Diane is a management accountant by profession, and has worked for several high profile, multinational technology companies.  She now concentrates on a small, select number of private clients in the IT and marketing sector.

Sonia Meaden OBE

Director

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

Founder

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.

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