Creating and growing a technology business in an increasingly-digital world requires a number of elements to come together to be truly successful.
A great idea, a passionate team and robust processes all play their part - not to mention a bit of luck and good timing.
But when it comes to developing world-class solutions to work with leading global technology companies, we believe the priority is excellent people with impeccable credentials, a commitment to the company vision and most importantly, a love and enjoyment for what they do that inspires the wider team.
On that note, the next interviewee in our ongoing look at the people behind the B-Secur brand is Head of Engineering, Dave Jardine.
Dave has been with us since 2017 and brings a wealth of experience in electronic engineering and design and a passion for technical problem solving.
In the first of this two-part interview, Dave shares some insight into his career in electronic engineering, the broad range of work at B-Secur and why no two days are the same.
Tell us a little about yourself, Dave.
“Hi! My name is Dave Jardine. I am 48 and from the North Coast of Ireland. I have been married to Irene, my best friend and partner for nearly 27 years now and we have three incredible kids called Jessica, Matthew and Aaron.
“In my early 20s, I decided to follow a career in electronic engineering as I enjoyed as a child trying to work out how stuff worked in my electronic toys by taking them apart, although I must admit they didn’t always work when I got them back together again!
“I started to help a friend fixing TVs and home appliances which I really enjoyed and decided I wanted to get qualified as a repair technician so that I could progress in my hobby. One course led to another until seven years later I graduated with my BEng Hons in Electronic Engineering from the University of Ulster.
“I started in the engineering industry in 1998 at DuPont on my placement from university. Over the last 20 years I have worked as a hardware design engineer across many industries including textiles, telecoms, automotive and scientific cameras.
“My passion has always been the technical side of electronic engineering, as I enjoy the challenge of overcoming problems and making stuff work reliably.
“In engineering, I have come to expect design issues, problems and obstacles during the development of products - that’s what challenges me in my role and keeps things fresh.
"In my opinion, this is the true test and success differentiator for companies in today’s engineering industry if they want to excel. There will always be challenges just waiting to be solved in any new technology.”