Who we are
At Extremis Technology we put displaced people around the world at the heart of everything we do. Since our company was established, our team of engineers and entrepreneurs has worked tirelessly, developing a range of revolutionary new shelters that are designed specifically for disaster relief.
We have talked extensively with NGOs and charities about their true needs, giving us invaluable understanding of the factors that really impact on quality of life for refugees and displaced people.
Using this insight we continue to evolve our product. Evaluating alternative materials and looking at ways to increase the utility of our shelters, we’re making it our business to deliver a solution that is genuinely fit for purpose.
What we do
Our aim is to provide a range of solutions for the most important shelter needs of people affected by earthquake, hurricanes, floods or war. We do not focus on immediate needs in the aftermath of a natural disaster – our solutions provide relief in the transitional period, between the tents supplied as part of the emergency response and permanent resettlement.
Water, sanitation, education, health services – all of these are made easier and more possible with safe, secure and robust shelter, built around the family unit. This is what our Hush shelters can provide.
Hush shelters are supplied folded flat and can be erected, in almost a pop-up fashion, without the need for tools, additional parts or skilled labour. There is no need for sophisticated foundations and they can be put up in minutes, rather than hours or days.
Our vision is to assist displaced people throughout the world to regain dignity and health. This is achieved through the provision of robust, portable shelters and other technologies that have been designed to withstand extremes of nature. We aim to provide long term solutions prior to permanent settlement.
The Extremis management team brings together a complementary set of skills and a broad range of experience. This equips the company with valuable expertise to operate a world-class engineering facility as part of an innovative global business, with an ethical purpose at its heart.
We have successfully completed three rounds of funding, raising £650,000 of angel investment to successfully deploy our first shelters into the Dominican Republic. Now we’re raising a further round to ramp up to full commercialisation and to deliver our first in-field project.
Brian joined Extremis in April 2016. He has held Board Director roles for a variety of UK companies over the last 25 years across manufacturing, telecommunications and aviation industries including MD of a £150 million Building Materials Group and most recently Chief Operating Officer of a PE backed technology start-up.
Prior to joining Extremis Technology, Julia had 15 years’ experience running high value global projects for blue chip organisations, including Credit Suisse. With her experience of international business and negotiating at a senior level with major organisations, Julia is ideally placed to lead our search for investors and customers.
Senior Project Engineer
Simon is responsible for developing all the technical aspects of our products, managing R&D, sourcing suitable partners and suppliers, specifying materials and ensuring that our designs can be built and delivered by our partners around the world.
Mark is one of our two company founders and his role is aimed to support Julia’s drive for new business and investors. With 30 years’ experience in marketing and management, since 2010 Mark has focused on helping early stage businesses to identify market opportunities, develop their strategy and raise requisite finance.
David developed the original concept for our Hush shelters after seeing the devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. While not involved in the business on a day-to-day basis, David continues to sit on the board and, most importantly, continues to generate new ideas to feed into the company’s development plans.