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Brian Lodge

Brian Lodge - Group engineering director

Managing director

Brian actually qualified as a yacht builder and subsequently met Tony Rowe through the latter's powerboat engine business. Training initially in London on the first telephone systems released under BT's liberalisation in 1983, he then went on to become an expert in communication equipment installation and configuration.

Previously, the company's group engineering director, Brian is now the MD.

Brian took a nine-month working holiday to Australia to build yachts then extended his sabbatical when Australia won the America's Cup and his skills became very sought after. The father-of-two has a passion for sports bikes and is a keen motorcyclist. He is a director on Exeter Chiefs' board and also loves sea fishing, kayaking and generally messing about in boats.