Leadership


CEO – Richard Atkinson

Richard spent his early career in product development at Ford and has led start-ups in the cleantech, automotive, communications, defence and software sectors. He founded Second Mile and leads the team in the development and growth of new technology ventures.
Richard is a chartered Mechanical Engineer and has an MBA from IESE business school in Barcelona. He is also a Sainsbury’s Management Fellow.



Sales Director – Charles Martin

Charles Martin has more than 20 years experience in the IT & Telecoms industries. Charles has worked nationally and internationally with blue chip multinationals such as D&B and Vodafone, high growth companies such as Psion, and a range of technology start-ups. He leads the sales operation with Second Mile.
Charles has been awarded a B.Commerce degree, Chartered Marketer status, the CIM Diploma in Marketing, an MBA from Cranfield and an MSc in Business Computing from Westminster University.



Operations Director – Claire Aikman

Claire Aikman has worked in a variety of roles since starting out as a bi-lingual secretary in the City including running a presentation centre for a large US investment bank, working internationally as an IT trainer and for an early-stage sector headhunter in a marketing and business development capacity.
Claire leads the day to day operation of Second Mile and is responsible for the infrastructure that supports our entrepreneurs.