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Leadership Team

BCN Group was formed in 2009 by Simon Kelf and Matt Smith around the common purpose of helping businesses to work smarter, faster and more efficiently through technology.
Simon and Matt understood that many businesses in 2008 (and today) experience fear, uncertainty and doubt when it comes to technology. The truth is, they never set out to sell technology. They set out to guide organisations to a smarter way of working. In doing this, they are building one of the fastest-growing IT service and support businesses in the UK.
From their humble beginnings of Matt’s garage in Wilmslow, the business now has three sites across, 180 industry-accredited employees and 1000 clients across the UK.

Simon Kelf, Co-Founder

Simon Kelf is BCN Group’s Co-Founder. He has over 20 years’ experience in the technology industry, advising and supporting some of the nation’s best-loved brands. From the top down Simon is committed to driving levels of excellence across the business, particularly in client success.

Matt Smith, Co-Founder

Matt is BCN Group’s Co-Founder. Matt leads the strategic technology vision of the business and is fanatical about driving business value through technology for our clients. Matt has developed successful technology strategies for many organisations over two decades and is recognised as a leading technologist, problem solver and system designer.

Rob Davies, Chief Executive Officer

Rob joined BCN Group in 2020 as Group Sales and Marketing Director before becoming CEO in January 2022. Rob is responsible for driving the business’s best-in-class client offering across products, solutions, skills and service.
Rob has significant experience in the technology sector holding senior sales and marketing positions at Computacenter and UK leading Hybrid Cloud provider, Pulsant. This combination of experience and business insights is proving invaluable in supporting the Group’s continued growth.

Julian Llewellyn, Chief Financial Officer

Julian joined BCN Group as CFO in 2018 to support the company’s expansion strategy, bringing with him extensive operational and board level experience. Most of his career has been within the IT sector – IFS, SurfControl, Exertis, Redcentric, SysGroup and then Co-Founder of Octempo, a credit control software provider. Julian’s combination of large corporate experience and entrepreneurial drive is perfectly suited to his role at BCN Group.

Mark Rotheram, Chief Technology Officer

Mark Rotheram joined BCN Group in 2022 as Chief Technology Officer. Mark is responsible for identifying future trends and creating BCN Group’s digital transformation strategies. Mark has over 20 years of experience developing and delivering IT services in the global outsourcing market at DXC Technology, where he held leadership roles spanning solution, strategy and innovation.

Simon Heafield, Group Operations Director

Simon joined BCN Group in 2019 as Group Operations Director, following 7 years as Operations Director at Leeds based Blue Logic Computers. Simon is responsible for the group-wide support services, Network Operations Centre, Service Delivery and Service Continuity teams across our 3 offices.
Simon brings a wealth of customer service experience having worked as Head of IT for Best Western Hotels for over 15 years. This deep understanding of customer service is invaluable in driving behaviours to delight our customer base.

Ric Kelly, Group Sales Director

Ric joined BCN Group in 2019 as a territory Sales Director before becoming Group Sales Director in February 2022. Ric leads BCN’s sales and go-to-market strategy and is responsible for driving growth by offering our customer’s best in class solutions that deliver tangible business benefits.

With over 25 years of experience in the technology sector, Ric has held senior positions as an IT Director in both the public and private sectors before moving to sales leadership. This experience, empathy, and insight prove invaluable in supporting our customers and our continued growth.

Taran Sohal, Director of Analytics and Automation

Taran joined BCN Group as Director of Analytics and Automation in May 2021 following the acquisition of Cloud2, where he led the company to record revenue and profitability. Over the past decade, Taran has worked closely with Microsoft UK to drive digital transformation in large healthcare organisations. Taran is focused on solving operational performance challenges for organisations that face complex data, analytics and compliance challenges.

David Goldie, Non-Executive Chairman

David is a very experienced Non-Executive Director who has spent 35 years working in technology companies. In his executive career David was a main board director at TalkTalk plc and also at The Carphone Warehouse Group Plc. Prior to this he ran businesses such as Opal Telecom and Martin Dawes Telecommunications. David lives in Cheshire and is very active in supporting northern businesses.

Matt Lovell, Non-Executive Director

Matt is an experienced Non-Executive Director with 28 years’ experience working with IT service providers and consultancies. In his executive career, Matt was CTO at Severn Trent Water, CTO for Computacenter UK, CTO at Pulsant and is now CEO of Centiq, the SAP HANA and Microsoft Azure Experts. Matt also has interests in Medical analytics and the Renewable energy sectors