About Us

SPS Technology developed and commercialised SPS

Working closely with partners we look to build markets for SPS, provide technical advice, secure materials approvals, develop new products and continually advance SPS technology. We have a team of 25 professionals working out of offices in Europe, North America and Asia and production facilities in Europe and South Korea and a global network of licensees.

SPS is approved by key regulatory authorities around the world

We have demonstrated that SPS makes maritime and civil engineering structures – such as ships, offshore platforms, bridges and buildings – stronger, lighter, faster to build, longer lasting, safer, more environmentally friendly and less expensive.

The Team

Rory Tapner

Rory is the Chairman of the SPS Technology Group. Rory was CEO of the international private banking group Coutts from 2010 to 2015. Previously Rory was Chairman and CEO of UBS Group in Asia Pacific, 2003 to 2009 and a member of UBS Group's Executive Board. Today, Rory spends his time assisting smaller companies and working in pro bono roles such as the Chairman of British Ski & Snowboard.

David Glover

David has been the CEO of SPS Technology UK, since 2014. David has a strong engineering, business and delivery background from his years with Arup, and more recently as the Global Chief Executive of Building Engineering at AECOM.

Paul Bradford

Paul is the Chief Financial Officer. He previously held Managing Director and Finance Director roles with a number of start-ups and rapid growth businesses.

Dr. Neil Little

Neil is the group’s Technical and Innovation Director. With a background in management consultancy, finance and sales & marketing, he was a founding member of SPS Technology and led the technical development and commercialisation of SPS. Neil plays a key role in product development, client and licensee support and manages all IP matters. Neil’s, PhD is in Chemistry

Tim Kennedy

Tim Kennedy is the Operations Director, with over 25 years construction management experience. He is responsible for the fabrication and installation of all SPS Projects. Tim is a professional engineer (P.Eng), with an MSc in Civil Engineering and an MBA (IMD).