Welcome to Axscend
Axscend’s key players collectively have a wealth of knowledge in respect of transportation, technology and corporate finance.
In addition to the Board members (below) a number of our Shareholders have backgrounds operating commercial vehicle fleets.
Tim Steer / Founder and Managing Director
Tim, is a self-starting, highly motivated entrepreneur who founded Axscend Limited in 2004 as
a subsidiary of RHA Telecom Ltd1, which he also formed in 1999. At the time Axscend was one of the first companies supplying GPS tracking equipment for unpowered assets such as HGV trailers.
In 2008, Tim, led a successful bid to purchase Axscend, prior to RHA Telecom’s acquisition by Transglobal Telecom Ltd.
Tim, is the inventor of a Patented system that identifies the axle load of uncoupled trailers and is also a named inventor of Axscend’s Dynamic Brake Performance Monitoring (Pat Pending).
Having attracted private equity funding to Axscend, Tim’s career goal is to evolve the way large fleets of trailers are operated and maintained.
Jim Cleary / Chairman
Jim, founded TIP Trailer Rental in the UK and became Managing Director – Europe, and Executive Vice President of the US parent company.
He led TIP Europe plc through a management buy-out, subsequent flotation on the London and Amsterdam Stock Exchanges, and the acquisition of six companies, as Chief Executive, then Chairman.
TIP is now part of the HNA group of China, who bought the company from GE in October 2013.
Immediately post-TIP, he was a member of an advisory group for Morgan Grenfell Private Equity, Chairman of Triangle Management, the express, postal & logistics consultancy, and a non-executive director of Dawsongroup plc, the asset-rental company; Chairman of trustees at the Riders for Health charity, both when it was part of Save the Children Fund, and subsequently, and a Board member of Innisfree Housing Association.
Now investor and advisor in the service, transport and logistics sectors.
Jolyon Latham / Technical Director
Jolyon is a highly motivated, dynamic individual with competencies across a wide range of
technologies, in particular Jolyon is an expert in embedded applications for telematics platforms.
Having begun working with Axscend Limited in 2010, initially as a software contractor, later becoming a full-time employee and more recently becoming a Director and Shareholder.
Jolyon was Co-founder of TrakM8 Holdings PLC, now a listed company on AIM with a market CAP of around £90M.