Our Team

Our team contains an incredibly talented group of professionals. With a range of backgrounds in Learning Disability, Social Care, Education, Tech, 3rd Sector, Public Service and Business. We have one goal in common – creating the best product available on the Learning Disability market.

William Britton
Founder, CEO

After completing his Video Production Degree and Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) specialising in Learning Disabilities he went on to teach ICT, Media and graphics to Adults with Learning Disabilities. William also worked for 5 years as an Assistive Technology specialist and combined his understanding of Learning Disabilities, Video production and technical knowledge to develop a prototype of AutonoMe. After receiving high praise he founded AutonoMe to build a 21st-century solution to the barriers to independence faced by the Learning Disability community.

Luke Hastings
Client Relations Lead

Luke builds long-lasting relationships with our clients and their partners to help them cost effectively improve their service delivery. Luke has years of experience creating and maintaining relationships within the public and private sector and knows one of the most important assets in business are the partnerships built along the way. Luke holds a BA (Hons) Degree in Media Production.

Matt Dale
Lead Developer

With a BSc in Psychology with Cognitive Science from UCL, Matt has over 15 years in the industry developing technological solutions for the financial, advertising and charity sectors. Having studied Art & Design and with an interest in all things Tech, Matt brings together his experience and ability to ensure the AutonoMe tech stack is at the cutting edge of Learning Disability care.

Dan Fairs
Non-Exec Director

Dan is a highly experienced engineering manager, software architect and consultant specialising in backend architecture and development, and technical team building and mentoring. Dan was Founder and Technical Director at SecondSync, and created the SecondSync data platform. SecondSync was acquired by Twitter in April 2014. Dan then went on to manage a team of engineers at Twitter UK until his departure in 2016.

Laura
Non-Exec Director

Laura has over 10 years experience in the learning disability industry.specialising in public sector fundraising and partnership expert with extensive experience working with a range of commissioners and prime contractors in Health and Social Care, Social Investment and Social Value sectors. Laura brings her deep understanding of the learning disability market to the board advising on strategic and commercial direction.

Richard Kendall
Non-Exec Director

Richard has an extensive portfolio, previously strategy consultant – turned ‘impact’ entrepreneur. He was the founder and CEO of 8 Degrees North: conceived, funded and ran a commercial palm oil business in Africa which rehabilitated smallholder farmers as an alternative to deforestation. Was CEO Beyond Green, a sustainability advice large scale regenerations projects. Provided business development for a start-up in Silicon Valley during the dotcom boom and has personally raised over £15m in funding.

Christopher Watson
Associate

Chris has over 20 years experience of working across the public and voluntary sector in the fields of health, social care and community development with a focus on working with people with learning disabilities to achieve citizenship within their communities.  As well as working alongside people as a support worker at a grassroots level, in community-based supported living projects, he has worked at a strategic level in a local authority and on programmes delivering national priorities around helping people move out of institutionalised living environments and into their own homes. He is also passionate about equality of opportunity and human rights issues and throughout his career has led on the development of commissioning systems that support individual choice, control and the personalisation of services.

Lauren Heimsoth
Graphic Design

Lauren is a Bristol based graphic designer who holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Columbia College, Chicago. Lauren works across a variety of companies including AutonoMe where she creates our bespoke icons and accompanying graphic materials.