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John Davies – Chairman of the Export Council

A graduate in Chemistry from University of London, John Davies began his working life at British Aerospace Military Aircraft Group in 1979. In 1981 he moved to Litton Industries Inc. and worked in Japan, Singapore and USA. In 1993 he established a business in Malaysia for a Canadian environmental services company, and in 1997 on return to the UK took up a directorship at Zellweger Analytics and moved to a telecom software start-up in 1999.

John joined TDSi in 2003 when it was owned by Norbain SD Limited and led the management buyout in February 2005. TDSi manufactures electronic access control and integrated security systems. Export sales have grown from 25% of the business to 40+%. John is active with the BSIA (British Security Industry Association) having been Chairman of the Export Council and is also an industry representative on the Security Sector Advisory Group (SSAG) for UKTI DSO.