The health tech company Nudjed which made headlines recently with news of a partnership with high street retailer Superdrug and its first round of funding of £125,000 from the Finance Wales Technology Seed Fund have now announced the appointment of a board of advisors to aid the team as they rapidly expand the business in 2015.
Co-founders Warren Fauvel and Neil Atherton will be joined in an advisory capacity by four veteran businessmen who have over 107 years of combined experience in building business and generating revenue in excess of £1 billion:
Paul Watkins – now an executive coach based in Geneva, Paul has gained vast experience through leadership positions at IBM, Micron and global gaming company Corsair.
David Ward Walton – a former Saatchi & Saatchi Group Director, David has also held key positions at Sony, GTECH and Lyons and launched three successful businesses. He is a registered GrowthAccelerator coach and a business mentor with the Welsh Government.
Ashley Cooper – founder of market-leading TES Aviation Group, which topped £100m revenues in 2013, Ashley sold his final equity piece in 2012 on the introduction of Mitsubishi Corporation, and stepped down as CEO in 2014. Ashley has also worked at Rolls Royce and General Electric, is a Chartered Director from the Institute of Directors and currently holds Board Director / Investment positions in a range of growing businesses.
Mark Hindmarsh – a specialist in the technology and media and digital advertising sectors, Mark has helped establish and launch start-ups including Active Imaging, yet2.com and Coull. He is a founding partner of Versatile Connections and Smart Anchor Ventures, which works with high-growth Welsh SMEs.
Nudjed CEO and co-founder Fauvel says: “As a start-up, accessing the ‘been there, done that’ advice that these advisors offer is integral to our successful growth. It gives me huge pleasure to have the opportunity to work with and learn from such experienced individuals. This announcement shows how fast we’re developing as a company.”
Speaking about why he believes Nudjed will succeed, David Ward Walton said: “Nudjed ticks all the boxes, and they’ve developed a great product that perfectly meets a pressing market need.”
Hindmarsh added: “I wouldn’t have invested personally, and be spending my time with Nudjed, if I didn’t think they were going to be successful in addressing such a large market opportunity.”