Our Directors

Peach Technologies and Taylor Made’s success lies in our ability to assemble the right team of directors and IT professionals. We bring together people with the most relevant sector and technical experience to ensure our customers receive a perfectly tailored, fit for purpose, cost efficient solution that suits their business needs now and for the future.

The Peach Technologies and Taylor Made team, consisting of 8 directors and over 175 IT professionals, is one of the UK’s largest and growing IT service providers. With a combined 750 years’ experience in delivering IT solutions to business, education and public sector organisations. We pride ourselves on being highly regarded for our exceptional customer service and skilled people.

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Darren Scott-Healey

CEO

General Tel: 0800 988 2002

Support Tel: 0800 988 2002

Forum 5, Solent Business Park, Whiteley, Fareham
PO15 7PA

Areas of Expertise

  • Founder and Entrepreneur
  • Business Growth
  • Acquisitions

Darren Scott-Healey is an accomplished, experienced and widely networked executive leader, with a proven ability to build and lead teams who define, create and deliver results. Darren has a track record in delivering outstanding customer and employee satisfaction that creates sustainable and repeatable long-term financial value.

Prior to Peach Technologies, Darren was a key player in the sale of Pure Telecommunications Ltd in 2000. He also founded and sold Logicom Systems to Daisy PLC in 2006.

Darren has an executive level business acumen based on 30 years of skills and experience gained in a diverse range of technical and commercial director roles within the communications industry. Ability to rapidly and confidently work and deliver across numerous countries, company functions and business sectors.

After acquiring Taylor Made Computer Solutions in August 2018, Darren is now CEO of one of the UK’s leading IT and communications service providers. Whilst he is focused on building the business organically he is also looking for other growing businesses to acquire.

Ian Brown

Chairman

General Tel: 0800 988 2002

Support Tel: 0800 988 2002

Forum 5, Solent Business Park, Whiteley, Fareham
PO15 7PA

Areas of Expertise

  • Investor and entrepreneur
  • EBITDA Growth Management
  • Business Strategy

Ian is an established entrepreneur, investor and chairman operating in the technology, software, communications & IT services sectors. Apart from being the Chairman and a major investor in Peach, Ian also serves as Executive Chairman of SecureData – the UK’s largest independent cybersecurity services and solutions provider.  Previously Ian has operated as a CEO for over 24 years working in partnership with PE institutions.

Until 2014 Ian was CEO of Axell Wireless a company he created through an MBI in 2007. Ian developed Axell into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of wireless coverage and capacity management solutions exporting products to over 150 countries. In 2013 Axell was acquired by Cobham plc for £85m. Prior to Axell Ian was CEO of Redstone plc, a circa £100m LSE quoted telecoms services provider where he led the rescue and transformation of the group. Previously in 1995 Ian created Fastnet Group, a specialist network communications company that was sold in 2000 returning investors 10 x money.

Ian Lockwood

Commercial Director

General Tel: 01329 239 900

Support Tel: 01329 226 900

Forum 5, Solent Business Park, Whiteley, Fareham
PO15 7PA

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Product Development

Ian Lockwood joined Taylor Made in 2003 having spent a number of years in the telecommunications industry. Prior to this Ian had a career in the Royal Navy as a Supply Officer and has wide worldly experience having been to war (got the medals!), lived in Naples (Italy) for two years and Muscat (Oman) for nearly three years.  Ian specialised in information technology as a Supply Officer. 

After Peach Technologies acquired Taylor Made in August 2018, Ian has focused his time on managing key relationships with vendors, distributors and many of our key customers. Part of this role, and as a member of the Product Board, Ian has utilised his knowledge and experience to help develop products and services to the benefit of the Peach Group and the expanding customer base.

Ian has an active social life enjoying theatre, particularly musical theatre, skiing, rugby (watching!) and any other sporting event. Ian’s bones are kept flexible by regular Pilates lessons and swinging a golf club.  

Ian is an Accredited Mediator with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).

Joe Jeffers

Chief Financial Officer

General Tel: 01329 239 900

Support Tel: 01329 226 900

Forum 5, Solent Business Park, Whiteley, Fareham
PO15 7PA

Areas of Expertise

  • Stakeholder Relations
  • EBITDA Growth
  • Performance Management

Joe Jeffers works with the board and management team with a focus on EBITDA growth, cash & working capital optimisation and overall business performance. He is also responsible for managing and developing the finance team and overseeing HR and H&S. Joe is a fellow of the ACCA and has a hands-on approach to operations as CFO.

Joe has had a varied background in finance over the last 20 years starting with banking with Barclays followed by audit then 3 years spent undertaking financial due diligence assignments for corporates, banks and PE institutions. Latterly he acted as corporate finance advisor to businesses and investors, with particular focus on marine, transport, manufacturing and technology sectors. Joe then became CFO of an international, private equity-backed buy and build in the marine safety sector seeing it become the 3rd largest in its market. Most recently, he joined the Taylor Made business in September 2016 and was pivotal in the initial re-focus of operations to the ultimate sale to Peach in August 2018

Joe is highly experienced in financial modelling, all aspects of M&A / deal structuring, business improvement and stakeholder communication

Outside of work Joe enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters and is a rugby union fan only recently hanging up his boots. He can also often be found surfing or paddle boarding in West Wittering or losing golf balls at Goodwood.

Matt Faulkner

Technical Director

General Tel: 01329 239 900

Support Tel: 01329 226 900

Forum 5, Solent Business Park, Whiteley, Fareham
PO15 7PA

Areas of Expertise

  • IT Strategy
  • Technical Service Delivery
  • Project Development

Matt Faulkner is the Technical Director working with the business to define and lead the IT and technology strategy for both Taylor Made and Peach Technologies.

Matt is responsible for the group’s IT division and is centred on the delivery of IT strategy, systems integration and managing the portfolio of products, services and technologies that are delivered to our customers.

Matt also has a number of operational responsibilities. This includes heading up the quality and information security team, responsible for attaining and managing the ISO9001 and ISO27001 standards. More recently, Matt has led the business and system integration of Taylor Made and Peach Technologies.

Matt has been with Taylor Made since 2001, has a background in IT and technology and held a number of progressively senior roles in the business. Throughout his career at Taylor Made, he has taken a hands-on approach to help to shape and define the standards that we use in the business today.

Nathan James

Digital Services Director

General Tel: 0800 988 2005

Support Tel: 0800 988 2002

Forum 5, Solent Business Park, Whiteley, Fareham
PO15 7PA

Areas of Expertise

  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Branding and Design
  • HTML, CSS and Java

Nathan James joined Peach Technologies as Head of Marketing in 2015 and was promoted to Marketing Director within 9 months, since acquiring Taylor Made Nathan is now the Digital Services Director, leading and building the Peach Loves Digital Agency.

Nathan is experienced in delivering commercial results for both new/start-up companies and large multinational organisations. Nathan has a proven track record in handling all aspects of digital marketing, media, and advertising, complemented with solid familiarity in developing brands, delivering new brands and products, and managing the inner workings of the marketing mix.

Nathan is skilled in conceptualising, creating, managing and deliver ROI for a variety of marketing and advertising campaigns globally.

Nathan’s varied background in digital marketing includes working for IKEA, Axel Johnson Inc and The University of Southampton, with particular focus on digital marketing strategies, building and designing responsive websites and leading technical teams to achieve create objectives.

Steve Fenner

Telecom Services Director

General Tel: 0800 988 2002

Support Tel: 0800 988 2002

Forum 5, Solent Business Park, Whiteley, Fareham
PO15 7PA

Areas of Expertise

  • Teleoms Strategy
  • Product Development
  • Business Operations

As Telecom Services Director, Steve Fenner heads up the telecoms operations arm for Peach Technologies and Taylor Made, overseeing both service and implementation of all on-premises and hosted telecommunications, along with connectivity and mobile.

Steve has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 22 years and has been responsible for introducing new products into the companies’ portfolio from the very beginning. Steve is now head of the Product Board, where products and services undergo a rigorous selection process and must be approved by our product board before we add them to our portfolio.

Steve previously worked under Ian Brown at Redstone PLC, and has worked at Peach Technologies since its inception in 2006.

Steve has extensive experience in leading successful, customer focused, technical teams in IT and Telecoms. Steve also specialises in wide area networks, cloud computing, data intelligence and unified communications in enterprise businesses.

Tom Houston

Sales Director

General Tel: 0800 988 2002

Support Tel: 0800 988 2002

Forum 5, Solent Business Park, Whiteley, Fareham
PO15 7PA

Areas of Expertise

  • Sales Strategy
  • Business Growth
  • Product Development

With over 15 years of experience in the technology space, Tom Houston heads up the sales division for Peach Technologies and Taylor Made.

Tom has a deep breadth of sales experience across all sales areas, in a career that began in 2006 as a junior sales representative for the connectivity division. From there, Tom held a number of positions with varying and progressing responsibilities, before embarking on a new challenge in 2014 which saw him take a tech start-up to a nationally recognised outfit due to outstanding sales performance and revenue growth over 24 months.

In 2016 Tom returned to Peach and resumed his now position as Sales Director, together with Darren and the board Tom is responsible for the overall sales strategy, with a focus on sales processes, product selection and above all improving sales performance and business growth.

As a student of sales, Tom’s passion lies in the development of others, which is why he has an active role in the recruitment, mentoring and ongoing support of his people.

  • Taylor Made understand the importance of delivering support on time

    Portsmouth NHS Trust
    Taylor Made Computer Solutions have proven themselves to be a strategic IT partner for our team at Portsmouth NHS trust and we have started to see the benefits of such an arrangement.
  • Our business is better as a result of using Taylor Made's services.

    Absolute Calibration Ltd
    Taylor Made has never let our business down. Whatever we challenge them with, they always find an effective way to provide the service.
  • Taylor Made have been our IT provider for a while now.

    Active Nation
    Taylor Made are trustworthy, reliable and honest. How often can you say that about your IT provider?  
  • Our company data is in good hands thanks to Taylor Made.

    Liberty Leasing
    Securo Backup and Recovery has been a God send! No more coming into the office at weekends, Christmas and holidays to change tapes. We are so glad it is no longer something we have to worry about.  
  • Taylor Made has really helped our business over the years.

    Brendoncare Foundation
    Securo Backup & Recovery has enabled us to remove the need to keep changing backup tapes and storing them. It has also sped up the time needed to recover a document if required.
  • Working with Taylor Made was the best decision we made.

    PHVC Ltd
    They are a well run, friendly company with expertise and interest in the products they supply. They are such a great business.
  • A really helpful and brilliant service provided.

    UK Wide Leisure Company
    Matts visit to us yesterday at the outdoor sports centre was brilliant. He came in to setup some laptops for us. He was very helpful, made sure everything was working 100% before he left also took away a few actions to complete which he couldn't do whilst on site.
  • Taylor Made have provided excellent support for our IT requirements.

    Marchwood Power
    Taylor Made proposed, designed and implemented SharePoint for our complex and demanding documentation but this is proving to be a great success in both its speed and flexibility.
  • In partnering with Taylor Made, life has become very dull!

    Dartmouth General Contractors
    We really like the flexibility that Office 365 provides. It enables us to scale to our business demands and provides a consistent set of applications across our staff base, despite their location. Having worked with TMCS for many years, we took their recommendation to move to 365 with the confidence that TMCS can efficiently backup and support the environment.
  • Taylor Made were there to ensure we could function as a business again.

    Khan Morris Accountants
    The fire was a very stressful time for us, but the detailed planning and hands-on approach from Taylor Made was critical and very important to the success of our business's relocation and IT system set up.
  • A high level of support is achieved from the staff at Taylor Made.

    Coffin Mew LLP
    Taylor Made designed and implemented our infrastructure as well as providing support, training and strategic advice. There has been strong customer service and quality which we see at all levels within Taylor Made.
  • A lot has changed in the ten years we have been working together.

    Beaulieu Enterprises
    We are delighted that with Taylor Made's help we have always been one step ahead of the game, which has made a positive impact on our services to visitors.
  • Taylor Made's staff are extremely kind and really good company.

    Liberty Leasing Plc
    Some of the engineers from Taylor Made visited our office and did a great job, and made a fast turnaround for us. They cracked on and were extremely friendly.
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Staff Retention

We pride ourselves on our 94% staff retention.