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About Us

Paul Mullen - Founder and Managing Director

Paul has been in electronic development for the entirety of his career and even before then - building a bedrock of vital skills and knowledge from a childhood spent developing hobby electronics.

PaniK technology, Paul’s first venture set up in Bristol in 1989, acquired an enviable reputation for delivering one-stop electronic design services to inventors, emerging businesses and corporations before its sale in 2011, boasting an extensive client list including Mars Drinks and Smith and Nephew.

After seeing the Science Park’s foundations go down from his kitchen window and going for a sneaky look around, Paul decided a second venture was the way forward and so, in 2012 Cubik Innovation was established, initially as a lifestyle business! Three years on Cubik have gone from the team of one to a team of nearly twenty technical and creative team members with a stunning client list spanning Bristol’s inventors to multinational companies.

One of Paul’s biggest passions is helping to develop the talents of our younger engineers with the majority of his time in the office spent mentoring his team, helping them find better ways of making things work. To this end, Cubik have a great history of taking on interns and apprentices and cultivating a lasting partnership.
When he’s not at Cubik Towers (which doesn’t leave a huge amount of time) Paul works in sound and light engineering, working with Bristol based bands and live music venues, and is the oracle on the forgotten bands of the 80s.

Paul Mullen

Sam Beard - Production Manager

Alongside managing the Production Team and all manufacture projects, Sam is integral to the running of our ISO:9001 quality management system and the strategic route planning of the business, working closely with Paul and Business Manager Sophie to ensure Cubik are delivering 100% on our customer’s expectations. Sam’s department has become the jewel in Cubik’s crown, with two production lines and designated prototyping areas, shipping a running tally of over 8000 units.

Outside of Cubik Sam is heavily involved with his local scout group, spending most weekends during summer on camping trips, the remaining few spent off-roading in his beloved Land Rover.

The best innovation happens when...

"...when your short on time, faced with a big problem but you know finding the answer will reap great reward"

Sam Beard

Matthew Griffiths - Design Manager

Exciting new times for Cubik involve recruiting Matthew as our Design Manager. Matthew has quickly become an integral part of the design team with his wealth of knowledge gained during his 32 years in the Electronics industry where he has worked alongside Blue Chip multinational companies such as Rolls-Royce Nuclear. Matthew ensures that the right attention to detail and documentation is applied throughout the product development process and looks to use his experience gained across many industries to guide the department to deliver right first time performance.

Matthews interest in electronics & engineering began at a very early age whilst watching his father and uncle during his primary school years and he owes his passion for the field to them. Matthew advises that his main goal as Design Manager is to develop and encourage young engineers into the electronics industry. Outside of work, Matthew is a keen photographer and enjoys holidaying to new places to then return with thousands of pictures to sort.

What does innovation mean to you?

“Being the best fit for the product”

Matthew Griffiths

Luke Davies - Technical Project Manager

Luke joins Cubik Innovation from corporate giant GE, enabling a great basis of industry knowledge and commercial awareness. Like many of the Cubik Team, Luke attended the University of the West of England, scoring a top class computing degree at the end of his three years’ study.  At Cubik, Luke takes the lead on a range of projects, specifically software only in scope and helps the business streamline processes and quality management systems.

Outside of Cubik land, Luke is a passionate rugby fan, watching his beloved home region, the Ospreys whenever he can get back over the bridge to Wales. Luke is also a keen photographer, shooting local sporting events as well as landscapes.

What does Innovation mean to you?

"Making the impossible...possible"

Luke Davies

Paul Kelly - Lead Software Engineer

Paul heads up our growing software team, ensuring software quality processes are adhered to and our customers leave with the best product imaginable. Like many of our engineers, Paul’s experience lends itself to a broad scope of industry sector, having worked in a wide variety of arenas from consumer electronics to energy.

Outside of work, Paul is an accomplished trumpet player, picking up the instrument at the age of 6, he now plays in three of Cardiff’s best orchestras.

The best innovation happens when...

"...You’re given the freedom to imagine"

Paul Kelly – Senior Design Engineer

Russell Harris - Design Engineer

Russell’s one of our multi-skilled, multi-talented team members - the go-to guy in Cubik’s design department for CAD and quality technical documentation. Russell was once one of our Plymouth University interns, first meeting Paul at his previous company where, under his guidance, he learnt a great deal about technical documentation, fault finding and testing.

Like most of us at Cubik Russell loves to travel, spending a gap year in Australia between his studies where he was able to practice his other love of landscape photography. Russell’s latest obsession is 3D printing, putting a lot of time into persuading Paul a 3D scanner is the next thing on Cubik’s wish list.

What does Innovation mean to you?

"Creating an intuitive solution to a problem using new or existing technologies in order to improve lives, increase efficiency... generally ‘WOW-ing’ people"

Russell Harris Design Engineer

Shannon Cribb - Production and Design Apprentice

Shannon joined Cubik in 2014 as our very first apprentice undertaking her HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Wiltshire College. Having completed her HNC with a merit in the summer of 2016, Shannon has started her HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in September of the same year. In her time at Cubik to date, Shannon has been an integral part of the production team, and will be using the knowledge she has gained to take on one of Cubik’s toughest challenges, designing the company electronic Christmas card! Watch this space…

In her free time, Shannon enjoys making the most of her Bristol City FC season ticket, pledging her allegiance to the Robins from the singing stands.

What does Innovation mean to you?

"High-level problem solving"

Shannon Cribb

Elisa Plaza - Design Engineer

Eli completes our epic Design (dream) team, with a Degree in Telecommunications and a Masters in Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, she definitely knows her stuff. Moving to England in 2013, Eli worked for Bright Innovations Ltd before moving to Cubik which of course we couldn’t be more pleased about. Eli’s interest in engineering derives from her hands on approach and love of being a part of the whole design process.

Aside from Cubik, Eli has a passion for cooking and her delicious homemade meals are the envy of us all at lunchtime! Eli is also our resident cyclist and shames the rest of us with her daily cycle to work and even finds time to undertake her new favourite hobby, sewing.

What time of the day is the best for Innovation?

“In between leaving the office and getting home, it always comes to me on my ride home”

Eli Plaza

Mercedes Tilling - Office Coordinator

Mercedes joined Cubik in the Summer of 2016, just as the business moved to its new premises! With studies in Product Design, Mercedes is perfectly placed to ensure the successful delivery of projects against time, cost and ISO:9001 standards; enabling a high-level awareness of sales, project progress and company quality procedure.

Sitting amidst “Admin Corner”, Mercedes works alongside the Project Managers and Accounts department to ensure her expert eye for detail and organisation gets put to best use while managing the day to day running of the office.

Mercedes’ love for a party meant she swiftly took on the role of social planner so when there’s an upcoming night out you’ll be sure to know about it….and the dress code!
Outside of Cubik, Mercedes is a keen gym attendee and is also using her design background to plan the interior renovation of her first home which comes in handy as we finalise the design of our new office.

What does Innovation mean to you?

“Spur of the moment idea which just might work”

Mercedes Tilling

Barnaby Smith - Production Apprentice

Barnaby joins Cubik in 2015 as our second apprentice, like Shannon he juggles four days in our labs whilst studying an HNC at Wiltshire College. Barney’s background is in the theatre, acting as light/sound technician and electrician at Aberystwyth University. Despite this, his heart has always been with technology, maintaining a huge interest in learning how established technology that we’ve become desensitised to in our everyday lives works and improves daily tasks.

Another musical bod, Barney loves to write music and play his bass, his favourite - the funky, catchy basslines of Stevie Wonder.

The best kind of innovation happens when...?

"...I guess...when you need it to. Without plagiarising Plato"

Barnaby Smith

Giles Sanders - Design Engineer

Giles is our in-house PCB design and layout expert, overseeing this important part of the design process for all of Cubik’s active projects. Enticing Giles into the PCB layout game, in his own opinion, was the scope for perfection and the limitless possibility for attention to detail. Giles is equally happy designing circuits and drawing up schematics for projects and is responsible for keeping the team up to date on the latest CAD software features.

Giles is also our resident sea captain have recently completed his yacht master course.

The best kind of innovation happens when?

"...the lights are on"

Giles Sanders – Design Engineer

Charlie Freestone - Intern Design Engineer

Continuing the success of our ongoing Internship scheme, the enthusiastic Charlie joins Cubik as our new Electronics Intern. Charlie has recently completed his second year at Plymouth University where he is studying BEng Robotics. During his time at Cubik Charlie is looking to receive hands on experience of the full design process to include: testing, production and design work of which there is plenty to see.

Charlie’s interest in Robotics stems from a youth spent watching Robot Wars and wanting to build his own fighting creation. We’ve heard rumours of the show making a comeback so watch this space! In his spare time Charlie is an avid PC gamer with a passion for multiplayer games and is also a keen player of the card game Magic: The Gathering.

What does innovation mean to you?

“Innovation means coming up with new creative ideas for a project with which to display to the client."

Charlie Freestone

Will Goodman - Software Engineer

Will enjoys life at Cubik, especially “when it comes alive”, capturing the moment a new design powers up for the first time and starts to run, a perfectly articulated sentiment we all share. Will is one of our software stalwarts, starting off life at Cubik with assisting on one of our largest projects to date. Electronic Engineering and Software wasn’t always Will’s calling in life, he has a colourful and interesting career lead-up, working on solar farms in Spain for instance, certainly making for some interesting Friday afternoon anecdotes.

Will loves electronic music and his vinyl collection...in his own words he also enjoys ‘occasional exercise’.

The best kind of Innovation happens when...?

"Your head stops spinning"

Will Goodman: Software Engineer

Steve Tucker - Production Engineer

Steve is our procurement controller, managing the Goods in/Goods out to Cubik Production. He also plays an important technical part in our production department, taking on surface mount soldering work, production setup and the build of wiring harnesses. He has a background in a range of engineering based industries including mechanical design and roof and floor joist design, enabling an instinctive knowledge of ‘how to put things together’ which aids him well in life at Cubik.

Outside of Cubik, Steve is heavily involved with a local Scout group, acting as Assistant Scout Leader, which benefits his love for being outdoors and getting away from it all!

What does Innovation mean to you?


Steve Tucker – Production Engineer

James Nash - Senior Production Engineer

James brings years of Automated Surface Mount Technology experience and knowledge to Cubik’s production lab including Pick and Place, AOI and Reflow and has worked alongside Paul for a number of years. He is also highly skilled as a prototyping engineer, through-hole assembly technician and a registered IPC specialist.

Like many at Cubik, James loves his music, being our resident drummer playing drums in the high energy, rock band The Fransen effect.

What does Innovation mean to you?

"The action or process of innovating"

James Nash – Production Engineer

Martin Coote - Senior Production Engineer

Martin has over 27 years’ experience in the electronics industry and brings a wealth of invaluable knowledge and skill to Cubik forming an important part of our in-house production facility. With outstanding skills in Surface Mount Placement and Rework, Martin is a dab hand and producing one-off hand assembled prototypes. With this wealth of knowledge our production apprentices are really able to gain a first-hand insight into the work of a seasoned electronic prototype specialist.

Outside of work, Martin is passionate about rugby having played for a number of years and enjoys spending time with his daughter.

The best kind of Innovation happens when?

"...there’s tea and silence"

Martin Coote – Production Engineer
Electronic design Bristol, Prototype, Product design, PCB design, PCB assembly, PCBA, Electronic design UK, Custom Electronics, Analogue, digital and mixed signal design - Printed circuit board design - Embedded microprocessor systems - Prototyping and test - Mechanical design - Project planning - Production support – Batch Production - Production test and ATE – Small Batch Manufacturing

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