Who We Are
Our multidisciplinary team of design and project engineers have many decades of experience developing technology products and solutions for a variety of customers:
Rich Grant (Managing & Technical Director) – Rich has over 20 years experience working in a variety of technical and commercial roles, including systems integration, complex PCB & electronics design, manufacturing, and embedded software development. Experienced in a variety of market sectors, from aerospace to energy, he is able to lead Milliamp with the technical and commercial know-how to make your development project a success. Rich is still very much hands on with Milliamp business, undertaking technical work such as PCB layout and software coding. Rich has also been an active volunteer of The Institution of Engineering & Technology (formerly IEE) since 1998, including election to local and international committees. More info about Rich is available on his LinkedIn page.
Nicola Mortimer (Operations Director) – prior to joining Milliamp, Nicola spent the previous 12 years managing a number high value complex projects in the power & energy industry, including leading a team responsible for the development of projects worth in total over £60 million. Nicola now looks after the day to day operational aspects of Milliamp Technologies including project management, production, quality and business development. More info about Nicola is available on her LinkedIn page.
Ben Coote (Junior Design Engineer) – Ben started experimenting with engineering at the age of 12 with his school STEM group as an electronics student, creating an electric racing car for the IET Formula 24 Greenpower racing scheme. Since that time, over the years he has continued exploring electronics, software and technology with various hobby and educational projects, as well as working as a technician in the IT hardware sector and volunteering with local Air Cadets. More recently, Ben now works for Milliamp Technologies as a Junior Design Engineer building on his knowledge with ever more complex and challenging projects developing his skills from the ground up. More info about Ben is available on his LinkedIn page.
Peter Coates (Principal Associate Design Engineer) – prior to working with Milliamp, Peter has spent over 15 years working developing hardware, firmware and software for a variety of demanding projects in a wide range of markets – from sports tech to medical. Peter brings his expert know-how to the business to help us solve the most challenging design problems and help set direction for our technical activities. More info about Peter is available on his LinkedIn page.
Everyone Else ! – The rest of our full and part time associate design engineers and consultants are based around the UK and further afield, including many places around the world. Whilst many of our associates work with us on an ad-hoc basis, they are an invaluable part of our company as we are able to draw on an expert pool of knowledge when we need it, or to help us meet the most demanding of customer timescales. We have had close working relationships with many of our associates for a significant time and we can rely on them to help us deliver the most challenging of projects.
Our Background and Working Style
Our team has a broad range of skills and experience in a variety of markets – this allows us to get involved with virtually any design or product development activity as we usually have the know-how. In addition to our pragmatic hands-on “let’s get the job done” approach, the majority our team and associates hold advanced higher level qualifications (our technical team all hold masters or doctorate degrees in various engineering and technology areas) so you can be assured we have solid knowledge behind our advice and designs. All of our work is done in-house so you can be confident that the technical knowledge on the finer details of your design will always be available from Milliamp should you need to revisit it with us.
We like to be available to our customers whenever and however they need us, so in addition to traditional methods like face to face meetings, we make maximum use of Internet and multimedia communication such as instant messenger chat/video conferencing (Google Hangouts, Facebook, Skype), remote PC desktop access and email to do this – so we can be virtually on hand to help anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if need be.
We have a diverse customer base from around the UK and beyond – usually we undertake our work out at our own locations, however if the project requirements dictate we need to work on our customer’s site or in the field for short periods of time, we will happily accommodate this. We often work with (and quite enjoy) working in unusual places in the world, with very wide ranging types of projects – no project is too extreme !