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Lyndon Jones (1964-2021)

IOP fellow and treasurer of the IOP Wales committee supported SMEs to overcome innovation barriers.


IOP fellow and treasurer of the IOP Wales committee, Lyndon Jones, passed away on 3 February.

He was also a chartered physicist, chartered engineer, fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), and chair of the Welsh Optoelectronic Forum.

Director of BIC Innovation Ltd, he supported Welsh small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to overcome innovation barriers and find international business and technology partners.

Lyndon studied physics at the University of Liverpool, graduating in 1985. In 1992 he went on to study an MBA at Sheffield Hallam University and in 1995 he achieved a diploma in marketing from CIM.

He began his career at Land Instruments International Ltd, now AMETEK Land, as development engineer in the research and development (R&D) department. After several roles at AMETEK he took the position of senior departmental manager where he managed marketing activities for infrared (IR) temperature measurement systems, IR line scanners and thermal imaging systems.

In 2007 Lyndon founded Blue Hills Management Ltd and directed this consultancy alongside his role at BIC Innovation as senior associate. Whilst at BIC Innovation he was involved in the delivery of Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) services to small businesses in South Wales to help them innovate and grow internationally.

As treasurer of the IOP Wales committee he was known to his fellow committee members as dedicated to his role and generous with his time.

Passionate about helping SMEs to take the next step, he will be missed by his colleagues and all who worked with him.

He was a passionate amateur astronomer, spending his spare time in the garden with his telescope. Very much a family man, Lyndon is survived by his wife Nicola and their daughters Izzy and Maddie – he will be sorely missed.

IOP fellow Lyndon Jones is pictured next to a telescope