Surfaceskins Limited was born from a collaboration between the textile product and process development specialists Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute Ltd. (NIRI) and a team of industrial design consultants, Simon Scott-Harden (ZELOcreative) and Adam Walker (Lensnectar). One of the team was visiting a surgery, when they noticed how dirty the door plates were. This sparked the idea for a simple, low-cost, retro-fit, antibacterial fitting for doors. Hundreds of prototypes later the Surfaceskins door pushpad was launched in 2016. The Surfaceskins range of products has been developed by a team combining experienced business acumen, technical expertise and healthcare sector knowledge.
With over 25 years in international business experience working both with start-ups and major multi-nationals, Brian brings his experience of brand building and business acumen to the team at Surfaceskins.
Chris has held senior management positions in multinational organisations within the healthcare sector and has successfully launched innovative impactful medical products into the UK, Europe & the USA.
Professor Stephen Russell
Steve is an internationally-renowned nonwoven materials specialist with experience of fundamental and applied research in nonwoven science and technology. He oversees technical direction to the development of products and manufacturing methods.
Technical Sales & Marketing Director
Adam has over 15 years experience driving product innovation into international markets. With a BSc Industrial Product Design degree from De Montfort he has worked on many technically-demanding, high profile design projects, branding, USP media marketing & sales campaigns.
Simon has a MSc and BEng in Engineering Design and is responsible for design of the Surfaceskins products, ensuring optimal and consistent product functionality and quality. Simon has a broad background in design and has designed many products that have been successfully commercialised.
Mike previously held several senior roles with Lloyds TSB Corporate, latterly working closely with a wide range of businesses developing and implementing plans to improve business and financial performance.
Jonny is responsible for the technical development and manufacture of the Surfaceskins product range. He has a MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield and has a vast array of experience in new product development, within a multinational engineering company.