We are Human Recognition Systems.

(but most of our friends call us HRS)

Who we are

Human Recognition Systems, or HRS to our friends, is one of the earliest pioneers of applying biometric technology to the challenges of identity. Over the course of our evolution, our technology has helped to deliver some of the most challenging “identity” problems, from ensuring the right patients receive the right medicines to helping rebel soldiers re-integrate with society.

What we do

Today, we develop a series of industrial software and hardware systems, enabled through biometric technology, that help Construction companies, Airports, Oil & Gas facilities and other “Critical Safe Secure” environments operate effectively. In other words, we help build buildings, send people on holiday and put fuel in your car, all the while keeping everyone safe and secure.

Oh, and we helped build the Olympics 2012... have we mentioned that?

The people behind the magic

Just some of the movers and shakers who set our direction of travel.

Geoffrey Maddrell

Geoffrey Maddrell Chairman

After service in the Parachute Regiment, a law degree and MBA at Cambridge and Columbia Universities respectively, Geoffrey spent his early career based in Switzerland and Brussels with Shell and subsequently Bowater as their Chief Executive for Europe. Geoffrey then became Chief Executive of the Tootal Group at a time of significant change, as the Group was converted from a labour intensive business with 12,000 employees into an internationally competitive multinational group with leadership in the UK, US and growing Asian markets.

Geoffrey has since been the Chairman of numerous businesses undergoing strategic change. This has included Westbury, which was grown from a regional to a national house builder; Glenmorangie, where an internationally powerful brand was created; LDV who were saved from the bankruptcy of Leyland DAF prior to being sold; and the UNITE Group, which is now the UK leader in student accommodation.

Geoffrey has had two periods as a Civil Service Commissioner and set up a number of charities, including Research Autism, which he also chairs.

Neil Norman CEO & Founder

In 2001 Neil founded Human Recognition Systems with a clear vision to establish a company that continually innovates, is a vibrant place to work and is the clear market leader in the provision of enterprise-class Identity Assured Management (I AM) products. In February 2014, Neil was re-appointed as CEO.

Prior to establishing Human Recognition Systems, Neil spent 7 years at global management consultancy Accenture taking on several senior roles in a number of key sectors, with special focus on technology strategy.

A mathematician at heart and well-respected thought-leader in the advanced identification space, Neil is an original Committee member of the Intellect Association for Biometrics and a 2-time winner of the IOD Young NW Director of the Year Award.

Simon Meyer Operations Director

Simon is responsible for the day-to-day operations of HRS including project delivery, finance and on-going customer support, ensuring satisfied customers for each and every project. He led the successful ISO 9001 quality accreditation and ensured the operations kept pace with the significant growth of the company.

Previously Simon was responsible for the development and growth of MSite the UK market leader in cloud-based, biometric construction site management and access control. Under Simon, the Construction business unit successfully delivered large scale projects at the Olympic Park and London Bridge, and continues to develop framework agreements with prime contractors including Lend Lease, Shepherd and Carillion.

Simon joined Human Recognition Systems in 2004 from Accenture, where Simon developed extensive project management, business process engineering and delivery experience over a number of large and challenging IT transformation projects for various UK and European companies including Tesco, BP and BHS.

Simon Loveridge Non-Executive Director

Simon joined Human Recognition Systems in 2014 as Non-Executive Director, providing support and financial guidance and experience to the board of directors. Simon has over 8 years’ experience in senior financial roles, primarily within the student accommodation sector, spanning 3 continents.

He has previously held the roles of Managing Director (Asia Pacific) and Group CFO at Global Student Accommodation (GSA) and Head of Corporate Finance for Urbanest Australia. Prior to joining GSA in 2011, Simon also held senior roles in Fund Management & Corporate Development at The UNITE Group Plc, a UK student accommodation developer.

Simon is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

How we think and do

At the heart of Human Recognition Systems are the people and the company values that were created internally. These values drive the everyday behaviour and create an environment whereby people are challenged to push the limits of what is considered possible.

Imagination and Innovation

Innovation is actively encouraged within Human Recognition Systems, approaching any situation or problem with an open and imaginative mind ensures clients that they receive a solution that best fits their requirements.

Pride and Passion

Everything is approached with energy, enthusiasm and drive. Human Recognition Systems takes pride in fulfilling potential and maximising the growth of the business.

Trusting, Valuing and Loving

Human Recognition Systems are a trusted provider who deliver intelligent and bespoke solutions that are valued by their clients. Working together to support one another to ensure they are the best they can be.

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