Brian is an engineer and entrepreneur, who is passionate about creating both great products with commercial impact and sustainable businesses in his native North East.

As CEO, Brian has built Tharsus Group into a leading and high-growth Advanced Machine and Robotics business. As the first of a new breed of Product-Partner businesses, Tharsus collaborates with its customers, who are often new to product development and product ownership, to deliver market-disrupting designs with clear strategic purpose. Brian believes Tharsus’ success is based on core values of collaboration, empowerment and a relentless focus on identifying and delivering the market needs of the product.

Brian was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2018 and is a Visiting Professor of Design at Manchester University. Tharsus Group is Northumberland’s largest locally-headquartered employer.