Product Design and Commercialisation

With over 150 years of experience in-house, Simpatica Design offers a complete end-to-end, outsourced, design and commercialisation service.

By bringing together world class engineering talent, manufacturing excellence, and a progressive business model, we enable clients to access superior talent, reduce product cost, and accelerate time to market; facilitated by commercial terms that align with our clients’ business objectives.

World Class

Simpatica Design has assembled a team of engineers and product designers, that have a proven track record of successfully delivered end-to-end product design and commercialisation projects for clients in the Medical, Telecommunications, Audio / Visual, Lighting, Government, Law Enforcement and Defence sectors.



Dave has amassed over 30 years experience, in the electronics industry, at various levels within Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Engineering, Supply Chain and Logistics functions.

Working on numerous high profile projects both, in the Military and Commercial sectors, Dave has been involved from initial concept, compliance with regulatory and contractual negotiations, through design stages, and then finally delivery to the customer.

Dave has particular expertise in the manufacturing techniques required for fast paced / high volume through to the very specialised highly complex low volume products.


Technical Director

As Technical Director of Simpatica Design, Barry leads the product design & development function.

A Chartered Engineer, Barry has almost 30 years of radio and electronic product design experience. For the past 15 years he has led multi-disciplinary engineering teams who have delivered many sophisticated product solutions to a wide range of commercial, government, law enforcement and defence customers.

The numerous patents held by Barry and his team, embody the spirit of innovation present throughout Simpatica Design. Actively participating in projects, Barry inspires the team to deliver beyond our customers’ expectations.

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Head of Software Design

A Chartered Engineer, Steve is responsible for all software and firmware aspects of Simpatica Design projects.

Steve has been with the team for almost 20 years having originated from the nuclear machine health monitoring industry where he gained a wealth of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) knowledge, focused mainly on vibration analysis.

Steve’s many years of experience are invaluable when understanding customer needs, solving their complex problems and delivering robust software, signal processing, and firmware solutions.


Head of Hardware Design

A degree qualified Communications Engineer, as head of hardware design Ian is actively involved in all stages of Simpatica Design projects; from understanding customer requirements, designing circuitry, testing & evaluation, third party approvals support, assisting with customer field trials and delivering customer training packages.

Originating from a military background as a naval submariner, Ian has been with the team for almost twenty years and has been instrumental in delivering some our most sophisticated projects.


Head of Mechanical Design

As head of Mechanical Design, Alan is responsible for all enclosure and mechanical piece part designs.

Alan and his team always work closely with Simpatica Design customers to ensure that the overall look and feel of the finished product is in keeping with expectations and that the resultant design is fit for purpose.

Originating from a military background, Alan has been with the team for almost 30 years and is well versed in all aspects of enclosure design, and production techniques. His ability to rapidly produce concept designs and prototypes has proven invaluable during the initial stages of some of our most sophisticated developments.


Engineering Services Manager

As Engineering Services Manager, Darren is responsible for circuit board design and for overseeing the Design for Manufacture (DFM) stage of all Simpatica Design projects.

Working closely with the mechanical design team and Tioga’s manufacturing team, Darren ensures that our projects transition seamlessly into production.

Darren has been with the team for almost 20 years and has a wealth of circuit board design and manufacturing knowledge, his experience and expertise ensure that Simpatica Design projects progress with minimal fuss or issues.

Expertise in

Our expertise spans all the core capabilities to successfully bring a product to market.

RF Design

  Tx, Rx, and PAs

Hardware Design

  Audio and acoustics
  Power supplies


  Application software
  Embedded firmware
  Digital Signal Processing

PCB Design


Mechanical Design

  Product enclosures
  3D modelling


  Pre compliance
  Compliance management

Integrated with Tioga’s

Working closely with our manufacturing partner, Tioga, through every stage of the development process enables us to smooth the NPI process and transition to production; accelerating time to market.

Founded in 1996, Tioga is one of the UK’s leading Contract Electronics Manufacturers, offering a broad spectrum of state of the art electronics manufacturing services. Certified to ISO9001 and ISO13485:2016, Tioga has in depth expertise manufacturing products across a range of sectors, including Telecommunications, Audio / video, Medical, Security, Defence and Lighting.

Operating from a beautiful listed railway building, converted into a modern 47,000 sq ft production site with superb facilities, Tioga have a comprehensive capability for manufacturing complex and technologically advanced products.

Combined with a

We take business partnerships seriously. This requires both parties to invest in delivering success.

By drawing on the financial strength of Simpatica Group and integrating Tioga’s manufacturing excellence, we are able to offer our clients flexible commercial terms that align with their business objectives and encourage success.

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