About Us

Company Background
Established in 2000, Electric Pocket was one of the first companies on the mobile software scene, and has continued to explore and engage with emerging technologies. The company develops and publishes its own successful portfolio of mobile apps and services (most recently, the Pocket Mariner line of professional marine services and apps) and works on a consultancy basis, developing mobile, IoT and cloud solutions for other companies – both large and small. The company is based in the UK, between the cities of Bristol and Cardiff and works with partners all over the world.

The founders of Electric Pocket are:

Iain Barclay (Linked In)
Iain enjoyed early career success in technical and business roles with Hitachi Europe and HP Labs, before establishing an independent mobile app company in 1997. Iain founded and subsequently sold the “RoadCoders” mobile developer portal to EarthWeb, and his BugMe! app achieved significant success across mobile platforms. Iain holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, a Master’s degree in Information Security and Privacy and is engaged in PhD research covering AI, data and blockchain at Cardiff University.

Steve Bennett (Linked In)
Steve has a background of over 30 years in high-tech ventures. He was formerly CTO for a J.P.Morgan venture funded E-commerce Company, founding manager for HP’s E-Business Services operation and a Chief Architect of AT&T’s International Telecommunications Software technologies. Steve’s research on Mobile Telecommunications for HP was cited as one of the key contributions by HP Labs by Dave Packard in his book about HP. Steve holds a 1st Class honors degree in Physics; he has several telecommunication and internet patents and is a Chartered Engineer.

Richard Sewell (Linked In)
Richard’s experience includes over 20 years of software design and development, including service as R&D manager at a leading global eCommerce venture. During this time, Richard successfully built, from scratch, an end-to-end e-commerce technical infrastructure. Richard holds two Oxford degrees, a BA in physics and an MSc in theory of computation.

Kevin Vernon
Kevin has over 30 years experience providing technology consulting in areas such as investment banking, market research, e-commerce and call center systems. His broad range of experience enables Kevin to undertake the entire cycle of software development, from initial analysis to design to programming. Kevin earned a B.A. degree in Computer Studies and Operations Research.

Company Details
Electric Pocket Limited
Registered in England and Wales, Company number 3912361
Registered Office:-

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