Salinity Solutions
The Proving Factory
Gielgud Way, Coventry


Meet the team

Our experienced team is drawn from the worlds of engineering, water treatment, finance, marketing and sales. Our advisory board provides insight to allow us to better understand the needs of our potential customers and their specific industrial applications.

Company Board

Company Board

Timothy Naughton


6 years of RO technology R&D at Aston & Birmingham Universities. Led spin-out through the ICURe programme, securing grant and equity funding.

Company Board

Richard Bruges


30+ years industrial product and market development, founder of Productiv and The Proving Factory. BSc Mech Eng, Executive MBA.

Company Board

Wayne Hickling

Director, MSc

Senior roles in engineering, operations, and supply chain in water and infrastructure sectors. Currently Operations Director at Galliford Try.

Advisory board chair Company and Advisory Boards

Alan Lowdon OBE

Portfolio of advisory roles in energy and water sectors, both academic and commercial, UK and International.

Company and Advisory Boards

Prof Philip Davies


Principal of Water Technology, University of Birmingham. Global authority on sustainable water management.

Executive Team


Jim Gilroy

Market Development, BSc

30 years in automotive and technical marketing. Built and exited international marketing agency.

Company Board

Tim Povey

Company Secretary, ACA

Company Board

Steve Dunn

Head of Product Development

Extensive commercial manufacturing experience, recently as Managing Director of JV start-up with Rolls Royce.

Executive Team

Angela Roberts


Angela has over 25 years' experience in senior roles within Human Resources support across different sectors. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Dr Charlotte Adams


Expert in the coal industry and mining clean-up

Advisory Board

Doug Broughton


Consultant to the global brewing industry​

Advisory Board

Dr David Brydon


Industry consultant, water treatment specialist engineer

Growth partner: Clean Engineering

Clean Engineering offer a unique combination of funding and hands-on support to build sustainable engineering products and businesses.

Working with investors and inventors who want to make a difference, we support developers of hardware technologies that reduce emissions, improve efficiency and make life on Earth more sustainable.​

By combining engineering and commercial expertise, we take brilliant engineering technologies through the challenges of industrialisation and commercialisation.

Our proven methodology is called The Green Staircase, which enables complex products to be developed at pace, drastically reducing the time to market.