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, Chief Executive Officer
Simon Kelf is BCN Group’s CEO and 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, Chief Technology Officer
Matt is BCN Group’s CTO and 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.
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.
Rob Davies, Group Sales & Marketing Director
Rob joined BCN Group in 2020 as Group Sales and Marketing Director. 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.
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