Who We Are

We are a business built around a family ethos, dedicated to succeeding together. We are a Best in Class Microsoft accredited B2B OEM Gold partner, specialising in the sourcing, branding and supply of Windows 10 devices throughout the UK and Europe. We are global sourcing specialists, innovators, and supply chain experts. We are growing fast, and we are here to stay.

We are Tactus.

Culture

We enjoy what we do, we love technology, and we are always excited for what’s coming next. We look after each other, work hard and believe in honesty, innovation, creativity and teamwork.

We want to build great products, great partnerships, and have some fun along the way.

Honesty

We understand the value that honesty brings to building strong relationships, so we work closely with our clients at every step of the process. As a result our clients continue to work closely with us, year after year.

Integrity

We believe in always doing the right thing, even when no one is watching! We also understand that actions speak louder than words, which is why we give 100% to every project and always find a way to succeed.

Vision

As the old saying goes, ‘you don’t need eyes to see, you need vision’. Our ability to see future products and envisage the impact they will have on the world is what gives us an advantage on the competition.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Meet the Tactus Group Board Members

Scott Brenchley

CEO

Scott founded Tactus in 2014; he is a proven business leader and entrepreneur. He has worked in the IT industry for 23 years and has successfully managed, funded and created a number of new businesses in the Technology sector.

His knowledge and insight into technology products and future trends has been a key driver in guiding the Tactus Group into a global player. He has connections with some of the biggest retailers in Europe and his relationships in Asia have secured the manufacturing and supply of our products at the right price, without compromising on quality. He is seen as a leading light by global technology organisations such as Microsoft and Intel and has built an exceptional board and industry leading senior management team over the last 7 years.

Scott is a seasoned CEO with a ‘why not’ attitude and executive sponsorship from large global corporate technology companies.

Rich Winsland

CFO

Rich is an experienced CFO and ACA qualified accountant, having managed specialist financial recruiter Axon Moore through a significant period of change and growth with Chairman, David Moore, before joining Tactus in 2019.

Rich has overall responsibility for the finance and operations functions at Tactus, with a specific commercial focus on maximising margin, as well as core reporting, control and stakeholder management.

He previously spent 10 years with PwC advising fast growth SMEs and undertook a secondment within the Co-operative Group’s M&A team.

Gavin Jones

M&A Director

Gavin has over 10 years experience in both industry and practice advising businesses on buying and selling companies.

A chartered accountant by background, Gavin has worked at the likes of EY and KPMG as well as several private and PE backed technology companies.

Gavin leads on the Tactus M&A strategy and execution of acquisition opportunities.

Rich Hughes

CCO

Rich has over 15 years’ experience in devices sales, starting his career in the incredibly successful Acer team, who increased sales in the UK from £80m to £278m in 3 years.

He then went on to hold senior roles at Lenovo, Nokia, Dell, TalkTalk and Candy Hoover, and has an unrivalled knowledge of the sector, particularly in the retail space.

Rich joined Tactus in 2020 and has been instrumental in devising and implementing the sales strategy for the organisation.

Alec Woolford

CTO

Alec has 20 years of experience working across the digital and IT sectors. His role at agency Rippleffect saw him running the day to day operations of the business whilst also leading online retailers and Premier League football clubs in implementing successful online strategies.

Alec’s primary responsibility is in management of the large and complex supply chain in China, ultimately ensuring supply of high quality products to Tactus customers.

In addition, Alec uses his wealth of online experience to lead the Tactus D2C offerings.

David Moore

Chairman

David is an experienced entrepreneur and investor with more than 25 years in finance recruitment. He is the executive chairman and co-founder of Axon Moore Group, an award-winning recruitment business.

He has been investing in businesses for more than two decades and was a founding investor in The Hut Group, which recently completed a £5.4bn IPO.

He sits on the board of Manchester-based charity The Message Trust, ‘Best not-for-profit organisation to work for’ in the 2018 Sunday Times list.

Mike Fletcher

Non-Executive Director

Mike is a successful investor, business leader and entrepreneur with more than 20 years’ experience in the financial sector. He was the co-founder and former CEO of Praetura Group, which launched in 2011. His early career was spent with PwC as a chartered accountant before joining GCA Altium, where he was a managing director for 10 years.

Alongside his role at Arete, Mike is a trusted advisor and nonexecutive chairman to five businesses, including Sorted Group and Inspired Energy plc, and a board member at several others, including Peak AI and SysGroup plc.

Simon Lord

Non-Executive Director

Simon is an award-winning financial advisor and a former managing director of GCA Altium, where he spent 16 years. He is a former recipient of Business Desk’s Rainmaker of the Year award and the teams he has built and led have twice earned recognition as Corporate Team of the Year.

Simon has an excellent track record of acting for and building trusted relationships with ambitious entrepreneurs and has played key roles in multiple high-profile deals for the same companies at different stages of their growth journey.

Ben Hatton

Non-Executive Director

Ben is an accomplished, award-winning entrepreneur operating in the UK’s digital and technology sectors. In 2017 Ben joined Praetura Capital to drive its investments across digital, e-commerce and tech businesses and sits on a number of boards in a strategic capacity. Ben joined the Tactus Group board in 2016.

Over the years Ben has been highly recognised as both an entrepreneur and a digital leader. He was once named as EN Magazine’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year and New Media Entrepreneur of the Year. He has been listed among the 33 most influential people working in technology, media and telecoms by the North West Business Insider, and ranked in the top 10 in the Drum Power 100.

Karen Houghton

Legal Director

Karen has over 21 years post qualification experience in corporate and commercial law gained through roles she has undertaken in both private practice and industry. Karen has worked for some well-known law firms, Andersen Legal and DLA Piper LLP and was Director of Legal Services for the B2B and Network divisions of TalkTalk Group plc for 8.5 years.

At Tactus Karen has led on and completed multiple high-value, complex commercial contracts in the UK, Europe and the US and has initiated and managed a global trademark registration programme.

Alongside these roles, Karen is a member of the Institute of Legal Finance & Management and is a trustee and director of the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation.