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Starting and growing a small business is tough. Choose your help well.

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Alex Nairac

Director

Alex applies analytical rigour and deep understanding to solving business challenges. With 9 years and 2 top degrees from Oxford University in engineering and robotics, you get a good understanding of applied maths, software and technology. At OxTS Alex led the algorithm and technology development but also showed a broad range of strengths in finance, people management and business process development.

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Brendan Watts

Director

Brendan is an engaging visionary with a keen eye for the important details. With a top Oxford University engineering degree, 7 years working for a small growing technology business and 16 years of growing OxTS, you get experience of paths for small and start-up businesses to follow as they grow. At OxTS Brendan started with product development but adapted and led the marketing, sales and commercial side of the business.

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Development of OxTS

Starting up? Or not sure how to progress to and beyond a handful of people without exploding?

 

We’ve experienced this at OxTS. It takes a clear vision, careful planning, great communication and, above all, belief that it is possible.

 

We started OxTS in 1998 with business angel investment. Working hard at consultancy for income and on our own product development in our spare time, we eventually hit on a world-leading product by 2003. You can do it faster if you have more initial investment and if you focus on what you are doing (we know that now); look at Google Ventures’s approach with design sprints here...

 

By 2005 we grew to 6 staff and product sales were completely sustaining the business. Product development, market feedback and flying the world supporting our international distribution network dominated our activities.

 

By 2008 the time we spent on management was starting to hinder technical development and we began to focus on transferring our skills and growing the team at OxTS.

 

By 2010 the business was highly profitable and we started building a management team so OxTS could maintain its strong growth, efficiency and “fair” values without daily supervision from us.

 

By 2014 the experienced, trained management team was running the day-to-day tasks, allowing us time to begin looking for other ventures.

 

Can it be done quicker?

 

In this fast changing world it has to be. We have experience to help guide you on a faster route. Do it together better.

 

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Ecrin Investments Limited is registered in England and Wales as company number 08185922.

Our registered address is our accountants at 30 Bankside Court, Stationfields, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1JE

Please use our form to contact us as we work remotely.

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