The Conception Of HIT
Founder Euan Bowen, an avid rugby player, was inspired to develop the technology following a serious concussion sustained by a close friend and team-mate during a game.
Concussions and other brain injuries are routinely unreported, the device was designed to remove the grey area around when a head injury has been sustained. Allowing the athlete and coach to make informed decisions on when to be removed from sport.
The device allows an athlete to avoid secondary impacts and further risk. The device was also designed to assist in a fast effective treatment which is critical to brain recovery.
The project gained national media coverage so Euan was encouraged to transform his project into a business with co-founder Andrew Wright and moved into the Heriot Watt University Business Incubator, in early 2019.
Our mission at HIT is to change the way head injuries are diagnosed and protect athletes now and those of the future.
Euan BowenEuan LinkedIn
Founder & Managing Director
Euan is our founder and managing director based in Edinburgh, UK. A current amateur rugby player and avid sports person, his background is in Product Design, graduating in 2018 from Edinburgh Napier University with a BDes (Hons) Product Design.
Andrew WrightAndrew LinkedIn
Director and co-founder
Director and co-founder of HIT Ltd, with a background in commercial business growth having led successful commercial companies in the past and grown virtual PA company SmartPA as CEO into a thriving business admin support company worldwide. As a parent and avid sports fan, Andrew provides the unique perspective for users of HIT not using for himself but their child. Seeing HIT as a global multi sport and activity product for ALL ages.
Murray BremnerMurray LinkedIn
Director & Co-Founder
An investor, board member and strategic planner. Murray brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from his 23 years at JP Morgan as a Managing Director, building and growing businesses. In parallel, he has advised multiple businesses at various stages of their journey. As a parent and sportsman, Murray brings a perspective to HIT of an everyday user as a cyclist and one that could benefit his children.
Nick McCashinNick's LinkedIn
Sales & Marketing
Former professional rugby player Nick delivers all of our sales and marketing tasks. Nick has scaled back his digital marketing company McCashin Media to focus more on HIT. Having been on the receiving end of a few concussions Nick is excited to join the team and passionate about making an impact in the short & long-term health of athletes across all sports.
Fern MitchellFern LinkedIn
Fern brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, passion and the ability to advocate her views. From fulfilling a whole host of experiences at grassroots level through to international competition within Sport. Fern graduated from Edinburgh Napier University in 2016 with a degree in Sports and Exercise Science. In her spare time you will find her adventure seeking, whether that be wild swimming, surfing, coasteering, climbing mountains or up on a microlite,
Amy DempsterAmy's LinkedIn
BioMedical Engineering Intern
Amy is a 4th year MEng Biomedical Engineering student studying at the University of Glasgow and aspires to be involved in the future of product development in the health sector. Biomedical engineering allows Amy to combine her strengths and interests in the sciences, maths and art. In her spare time, Amy enjoys creating, from painting to playing music with friends. She also enjoys exploring the outdoors and hiking.
One device for all activities & all ages, same market leading impact recognition.
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Inform and provide data in an unbiased format.
Support grassroots growth through informed protection.
David LindseyDavid LinkedIn
After beginning his career in computer networking and technical infrastructure, David joined Net-a-Porter in 2004, growing and leading the technology team to produce the in-house tech that was a key differentiator for the business. In 2010, shortly before NAP was
sold to Richemont, he became CTO of global creative agency Wednesday consulting world-wide in Ecommerce and emergent technologies. In 2013 David joined Farfetch as SVP Technology, driving their re-architecture and subsequently creating Black and White (now FPS), Farfetch’s white-label Ecommerce platform solution before moving to Paris for 4 years to join luxury conglomerate LVMH as Director of Technology.
Now based back in Scotland, David is a co-founder of CLOSER, a technology and design agency based in UK & NY partnering with several of the world’s most prestigious consumer businesses. He brings 30 years of customer-focussed technology experience to the HIT team.
Malcolm CowanMalcolm LinkedIn
Acounts & Finance Director
Malcolm has been with HIT since our conception in 2018 financially consulting and took the role of Accounts & finance Director in 2020 as HIT expanded and closed in on launching on the market.
Bringing a wealth of experience within the financial and accounting business, Malcolm
is an accounting expert who worked within commercial businesses and established his own accounting firm in 1976.
Malcolm’s role within the company is to manage Companies House filings, accounts, forecasts, invoicing and investment planning to name a few.
With his keen interest in Sport, Malcolm is committed to helping HIT meet the potential of
changing the game.