Management Team

Syed Ahmed

Founder and Managing Director

Welcome to SAVORTEX. I have the pleasure of working with extraordinary people building SAVORTEX. Our vision is to use our sustainable innovations, to transform wasteful  commercial facilities into connected, hygienic, and sustainable revenue-producing assets.

Our ambition relies on having the right global connections, so we’re really proud to be working with Intel, Wates and CBRE to name a few, who make our vision a global reality and we will continue to disrupt traditional business models. I am honored been to be awarded “Innovations Ambassador” by RBS, Bart’s NHS Apprenticeships Ambassador and English Asian Entrepreneur of the year, presented by Lloyds Banking Group. We measure the success of SAVORTEX based on the innovation, quality, value and service we provide.

Thomas Power

Chairman, Founder team, Chairman, Director

Hi, I’m Thomas power, Chairman of SAVORTEX and coach to Syed Ahmed, the CEO. We have created a very exciting future and now we want to share the opportunity with you.  I’ve worked at Amstrad and supplied Microsoft, so I get technology! I’m also a FTSE350 PLC qualified Non-Executive Director and I was board member when we exited QXL Ricardo PLC in 2002-2006.  We have a ‘game changing” technology, a clear strategic plan, and partnerships with proven routes to market, this is the right time to join our family. I look forward to working with you.

Nicholas Gill

Chairman, Founder team, Chief financial officer, Director

I am Nicholas Gill, CFO, a former main board Director of a London Merchant Bank, and work with SAVORTEX to raise finance to roll out our connected hand dryers, which will change the dynamics of the washroom sector.  As well as raising finance, I develop business models for businesses to best commercialise their technology.  The revenue produced by the adDryer enables a completely different business model to be adopted that ensures SAVORTEX will scale quickly.

Gareth Buchanan-Robinson

Head Strategist and Board Advisor

A senior professional with extensive experience of transforming operations and accelerating revenues to planned exit. Instrumental in three start-ups, which combined were sold for over $500M. Raised over $100M, corporate restructuring including vision and strategy planning.

Chris Dockrill

Chief technology officer

Hi, I am the CTO at SAVORTEX and manage the companies engineering, digital and IoT (internet of things) strategies. I am an experienced IT architect, engineer and developer and I have previously delivered complex IT software and hardware solutions for the BBC and Lloyds Banking Group.  I also manage the companies’ technology partnerships. Our world leading partners align well with ours and we look forward to continually push the boundaries of technology to deliver unrivalled solutions to problems within the built environment and positively impact communities.

Dan Hart

Media Sales Director

An experienced media sales manager and former head of trading at Exterion Media and JC Decaux, Dan negotiated, and account managed over £100m of revenue; cross platform selling across a broad spectrum of different outdoor environments and formats with his 18 years of experience working within the outdoor media sector.

Dan has a proven track record of leading successful sales teams to consistently deliver against targets. His ability to form lasting and profitable relationships at all levels has allowed for a seamless transfer of skills at each stage of his career.

Rod O’Shey

Intel IoT Director

This is Intel’s first foray into the hand drying sector,” said Rod O’Shea, EMEA IoT Group Director, Intel UK. “We are proud to work with SAVORTEX, co-developing a product which we can bring to market to drive great customer experiences. The magic of the internet of things is that these things can connect to provide useful information and drive transformational business models. This solution not only drives sustainability, reduces cost, and creates great customer experiences, but it provides a framework for new and innovative revenue streams”

Martin McCourt

Senior Advisor to SAVORTEX

Martin McCourt is Former CEO of Dyson. Transformed Dyson from niche manufacturer to £1bn global brand, even after the onset of recession, went on to double turnover and treble profits, increasing sales in 70 markets. He said: “It is fantastic to see a British company leading the way in technological innovation. SAVORTEX is a forward thinking and dynamic company with a product range that will revolutionise the washroom sector.”