Steve Hattersley
Steve HattersleyDirector
Approaching 30 years’ service to Cognitronics, Steve started out as an engineer moving on to management where he took a repair centre from £100K annual turnover to well over £2 million within the space of 14 months.

Steve moved direction within the company focusing on Business Development and Sales, using his knowledge of business operations and an eye for business efficiencies. Steve progressed to Director in 2014 responsible for management of the business and all aspects of Sales.

Steve is a valued member of Cognitronics, managing the company and channelling his experience into finding the correct solution for the client’s needs. Steve naturally adopts a ‘soft sell’ approach and ‘listens’ when engaging with current and prospective clients.

Ann Swann
Ann SwannCompany Secretary
Starting in 1984 and rejoining in 2004 after a short time away, Ann has been an ever present and valued member of Cognitronics, responsible for all manner of company finances along the way.

Essential to her role, Ann is known for her attention to detail and was the perfect candidate when she became Company Secretary back in May 2014.

Ann is proud of the fact Cognitronics can offer ‘good value’ service and solutions made possible by being financially strong and debt free.

Richard Hudson
Richard HudsonTechnical Director
Richard was appointed Technical Director in August 2014 having joined Cognitronics way back in 1996 starting out as a graduate software programmer.

Richard rose through the ranks showing a keen desire of ‘thinking outside of the box’ with a ‘can do’ attitude. Prior to being made Director in 2014, Richard spent a 7 year period managing the Software development team ensuring projects were developed to established quality procedures and to agreed client timeframes.

With current responsibilities for all product and technical development, project management and ensuring solutions are delivered in a timely manner and to specification, Richard provides a unique blend of in depth experience of both software and hardware concepts, with the ability to communicate technical issues in a language that we all understand.

Richard is regarded as a great asset to both customers and Cognitronics alike.