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meet the thrive team

Our bright, principled and talented team make us who we are. As the leading wearable technology agency, our team of experts innovate, design, develop and produce products globally. We’re close-knit and diverse, with a shared interest in technology, health and wellbeing.


Our skills range from the physical prototyping of wearables, and development and delivery of physical technologies, through to the interface and digital service development, to the data science which drives the user engagement and product adoption of wearable technology.


Dr Jacob Skinner


Since completing a DPhil in experimental physics, Jacob has designed human-centred technology for over 10 years, as well as founding the agency, he also speaks about tech globally.

Dr Will Berriss

Software Engineer

Will holds a PhD in Medical Image Processing. A CEng MIET with over 20 years experience, he develops software solutions for our client projects using a wide range of technologies.

Kate Donald

Recruitment and People Operations Executive

With a background in fashion, Kate brings her passion for design and her friendliness, approachable nature and organisational skills to the People and Ops team.

Phil Dixon

Firmware Engineer

Phil has a background in electronic engineering, and has been writing firmware for over 20 years. He brings extensive experience with wireless communications between low-power devices to client projects.

Zima Pawulska

Product Development Engineer & Project Lead

With a background in design, Zima's BSc in Product Design and an MSc in Robotics and Autonomous Systems brings a fresh perspective to our development engineers.

Dave Sandbach

Director of Innovation

An expert innovator, Dave creates value through design and delivers new technologies to market. Proud owner of an impressive portfolio of patents and mass-produced technologies.

Gina Nemeth


Thrive Bookkeeper Gina is a Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians, and spends her days keeping us organised managing invoices, payroll and supplier relationships.

Lucy Limage

Marketing and Comms Assistant

Lucy has a background in visual communication and skills in a wide field including photography and graphics. She works as part of our marketing and business team creating content and looking after our clients.

Rahul Lakhera

Software Development Intern

With a background in Computer Science, Rahul works to create tools for the internal systems crucial to the operation of the company. He's also pursuing a Master's in Space Science and Engineering.

Aishwarya Suharu

Business Development & Partnerships Manager

With experience in Data Analysis and a Masters in Chemistry, Aishwarya explores new industry sectors and nurtures long term partnerships and collaborations.

Josie Cooper

Development Engineer

Josie has a passion for everything electrical and physical. Working as a development engineer across theory, design and testing, with great knowledge of many aspects of design and interfaces.

Nathan Cater

Electronics Engineer

An electronics designer who uses a design first thinking approach to his problem-solving. Through simulation, schematic capture, and layout, Nathan uses EDA software to create functional prototypes for clients.

Richard Toms

Software Engineer

With a background in Computer Science and a passion for data, Richard develops software solutions using Python and C++. He helps deliver valuable insights and innovative solutions to meet complex client and business needs.

Dr Tudor Besleaga

Sensor Systems Engineer & Project Lead

Holding a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Tudor empowers wearers to look after their health, with expertise in signal processing and algorithm development.

Jorge Figueira

Quality Compliance Engineer

Jorge has an Industrial Engineer degree and a Master's in Quality Systems. He has 19 years of experience in quality management and is responsible for our QMS and keeping Thrive compliant with key standards.

Peter Deeming

Technical Project Manager

Peter graduated in Electronics Engineering and has since gained experience of managing teams and projects in the medical devices field. He provides day to day management to deliver client projects to expected outcomes.

Sophie Smith

Managing Director

Having specialised in marketing for nearly 15 years, with solid experience in branding, product development and technology. Sophie will be driving forward our ambitious growth plans.

start your career with thrive

“The Thrive team have been our Technology Partners through the Concept stage. They are designing and running field trials with UK based football fans to take our vision to mass production in a very tight timeframe. Their commitment and passion has been outstanding.”

Simon Woollard, Fantastec, London

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