About SamsonVT

'Born of frustration' is not only a song by the Manchester Indie band 'James', it also accurately describes the birth of SamsonVT.

Sam and Ed have known each other for some time and as keen adventurers, often spent time away together getting into all sorts of trouble. As with most good stories, this one started over a beer, in the Brecon Beacons as the pair reminisced on Sam's days in equipment support. His days spent sat in a remote, damp field, trying to make sense of overly-complicated and weather torn manuals, were not missed.

With Ed's finance and innovation background and Sam's unique understanding of user challenges, the pair started to discuss how utilizing immersive technology within equipment support could revolutionise the industry - and so, SamsonVT was born...

3 years later and SamsonVT is successfully expanding the team and on-boarding clients after winning an Innovate UK grant and completing a successful investment round on Seedrs - the adventurer's dream, now a reality.

Meet the Co-Founders

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Sam Burgess, CEO

Sam Burgess is Chief Executive Officer of SamsonVT. He has worked in manufacturing for 25 years, giving him invaluable first-hand experience of both historic and present-day challenges faced across industry with a unique understanding of workflow and users.

Sam's advice to reaching success is:

"Have honesty and integrity in everything that you do."

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Ed Brunyee, CFO

Ed is a Chartered Accountant and spent 7 years in Entrepreneurial Business and Corporate Finance prior to co-founding SamsonVT. This experience has been key to efficiently handling day to day finances alongside two funding rounds for SamsonVT.

Ed's favourite piece of life advice is:

"Get the right people on the bus, and the wrong people off the bus, and then figure out where to drive it"
Jim Collins


Where is your working office based?

Our main office is located in Manchester's famous Northern Quarter, however, we do also have residency at Sci-Tech Daresbury in Warrington.

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What other governing bodies are you associated with?

Besides Sci-Tech Daresbury, we're also members of The Northern Automotive Alliance, SMMT, KTN and The Growth Company.

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How can I follow your progress and see your latest updates?

You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter to see all of our most recent updates!

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How have you progressed through the COVID-19 pandemic?

We have been in a very fortunate position to continue trading through the entire duration of the pandemic.

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