Meet the founding members. Individually proactive leaders in their fields with the drive and passion to promote the world of professionally installed technology.
Stuart Burgess - just add popcorn
Create something that encompassed Stuarts passion of technology was key in his decision to start his new company. So in 2007, Stuart started the company now known as Just Add Popcorn. At first they secured a contract for our local Sony Centres and dealt with all their TV’s being Wall-Mounted, which naturally evolved to customers wanting more technology and more complex installations. Now in 2017, the company goes from strength-to-strength, covering initial wiring of smart home infrastructure to high-end design and creation of home cinemas. Stuart's also a Cedia Volunteer, Trainer and sits on one of the Global Industry Committees.
Living in East Sussex and married with one awesome little daughter.
Owen maddock - connectedworks
Owen Maddock started ConnectedWorks with the belief that technology in homes should be simple, beautiful – even invisible. Intuitive so you forget it’s there, yet capable of creating unforgettable experiences to share with your friends and family.
ConnectedWorks is now one of Bristol’s leading home technology specialists, particularly well known for wi-fi networking, lighting control and home cinema.
Owen is an active volunteer member of CEDIA - the global smart home trade body, heading the working group writing a new CPD course about home cinema and media rooms. An Oxford MA, Owen also carries the CEDIA Certifications Designer, Networking Specialist and Technical Specialist.
Owen regularly delivers smart home training to architects and interior designers, and has presented at the RIBA Roadshow for the last two years.
Owen lives in Bishopston, Bristol with his wife Karen and young son Louie.
Melanie malcolm - bespoke home cinemas
Bespoke Home Cinemas are an established Cinema and Smart Home company for over 21 years. I have been been a key member of BHC for the last fifteen years’ working closely with my husband Gifford and the team growing the Bespoke brand across the UK. Recently I sat as CEDIA Board Director which was a great experience giving me opportunities to support our industry. I’m still an active volunteer for CEDIA, currently leading the Apprenticeship group developing the Smart Home Technician standard.
I have two other companies, Yorkshire Ladies Links, a conference & events company which supports individuals and businesses grow their network and I’m Director of The Yorkshire Choice Awards that recognises inspirational people, businesses and charities at an annual award ceremony.
I’m a proud Mum of two girls, they are my pride and joy. I hate cooking, hate ironing, love dining out and socialising and holidays are a must!
Marcus Jackson-Baker - Integrated Experience Limited
With over twenty years of experience in the residential sector, working at the higher tiers of the market, Marcus formed his new company in 2016 offering software and consultancy services; focused on Crestron (as an authorised Crestron Service Provider) and working primarily with integrators to help them deliver highly robust and intuitive solutions whilst not having to take on the overhead of dedicated programming staff. A passionate believer in high-performance and custom solutions who has had the privilege of working in some of the most amazing homes possible.
Other founding members
Simon Fulstow, SONA, Cheshire
Iain Martin, iCubed Home Cinemas, Leigh-on-Sea
Sean Griffin, Griffin Electrical, Shalford
Matt Zachrisson-Smith, Total Solutions, Portishead
Glenn Impett, HaloHaus, Finstock
Luke Newland, New Land Solutions, Portsmouth
Simon Gregory, Cinema Rooms, Chelmsford
Alex East, EastElectrics, Clevedon
Paul Costello, Active Room Technologies, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Simon Grattidge, Sinemas, Derby
Phillip Brown, SMC Custom Installations, Shrewsbury