About Us

Our team is made up of a range of creative and experienced people that have worked in a number of industries including leisure, banking and technology. We have experience in identifying and evaluating customer needs in order to better satisfy and exceed them. In addition, because we work with both leisure operators and users, we are able to understand their requirements using an equal and balanced methodology.

Our aim is to combine our knowledge of the leisure industry with the latest technology to ensure that our products are at the cutting edge in providing the most secure place for your personal valuables. We believe that this can only be successfully achieved by working with operators and listening to users to ensure that we provide consistently high levels of service and products to satisfy their needs.

The Amazing Team

Meet our small team that make this great product.

Trevor Waite
Owner and major shareholder

Trevor has 35 years experience in the provision of changing room lockers to the leisure industry as well as National Rail and Youth Hostels Association. At the peak of service he introduced revenue share partnerships at over 300 sites across the UK and was the first operator to introduce coin operated changing room lockers to Local Authorities.

Trevor has a flair for product design, manufacture and operation as well as identifying innovative strategies to create revenue generating business.

Ken Phillips
Chief Executive Officer

Ken has 35 years experience in operating leisure facilities in the UK and Australia. He has been involved as a leisure provider/centre manager, in developing contracts, operating departmental programmes and leisure development across pools, ice rinks, sports pitches, clubs and youth work. In addition as the head of departments in developing innovative and long lasting initiatives to increase revenue and make substantial cost savings in liaison with stakeholders.

John Batley
Company Secretary

John qualified is a Chartered Accountant and has worked for Price Waterhouse in their London & Toronto offices before moving into industry in 1978. Since then he has worked in a broad range of international companies covering real estate, consumer goods and management consultancy.

Robert Wollner
Head of Tech

BSc in Physics from Manchester University. During his university time, created systems automations inside HSBC. Started with ShutUp Leisure building a website, which quickly evolved into creating a complex suite of automations, infrastructure and electronics (and also a website) in 2012. During this time he won several hackathon competitions, including Seedhack (Transferwise fame) in 2014.

Ian Nicholas
Strategic Technology Adviser

Ian has a wealth of industry experience within the high technology sector focusing on computing, networks and telecommunications, having held senior positions in both large international and small, start-up companies. He has delivered key projects for Fujitsu, Westell Technologies and British Telecom as well as holding senior technical roles with Acorn Communications and Radiant Networks, which had a focus on all aspects of early stage development of products, teams and companies.

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