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About the company

Back in 1997 Bridge Systems Ltd was created by Directors Mike Deery and Jennifer Walker.

Bridge Systems Ltd core business was RF (Radio Frequency) communications for many industries such as:

  • Scottish Police
  • Utilities companies
  • Oil Rigs
  • ATEX environments
  • Public transport services

Radio system design and installation are still an incremental, core service however, to allow diversification across multiple business sectors, The Bridge Group of Companies, was created.

There are several factors that go hand in hand with radio and antenna and cables are a large part of making radios and radios systems run

As such, antennaandcables.com was founded in 2020 and was created as a manufacturer & supplier, of bespoke and off the shelf antenna designs, covering modes & frequencies, such as

  • VHF
  • UHF
  • GSM
  • 4G
  • LTE
  • 5G
  • GPS/GNSS
  • WIFI
  • LoRaWAN
  • ISM
  • IoT
  • ESN – the new emergency services networks

These antenna are core for all automotive, automation, meter monitoring, data transfer & embedded antenna solutions.

The Bridge Group of Companies are an SME based in Fife, Scotland.

Antennaandcables.com logo and antenna and cables design and manufacturing company based in Fife, Scotland

Meet the team

Mike Deery - Managing Director

When did you become Managing Director for Bridge Systems Ltd? Along with Jennifer Walker, we founded Bridge Systems Ltd in 1997.
What duties do you have at work? First duties are to the staff, then running the day-to-day business, customers, suppliers, and all that comes with the responsibility of running a company.
What advice would you give to someone who is starting the same job as you? Always learn by your mistakes and always finish what you have started.
If you could live anywhere on this planet, where would you choose to live and why? Too many to mention but I like where I am, Scotland.
What is your favourite TV show / Movie? The African Queen

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Jennifer Walker - Finance Director

When did you start Bridge Systems Ltd? I started the company alongside Mike Deery in January 1997.

What duties do you have at work? I am the Financial Controller and in charge of any monetary aspect of the company.

What advice would you give to someone who is starting the same role as you? Always have attention to detail in all tasks. Try to keep inbox and in-tray as clear as possible and don’t get bogged down in a ‘I will do that later’ attitude.

If you could live anywhere on this planet, where would you live and why? I wouldn’t move from Scotland. It’s a beautiful country with beautiful people.

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Kathleen Elliott - Marketing Director

How long have you worked for Bridge Systems? I started working for Bridge Systems in 2014 after working for Sky TV for 18 years in Finance – It was like Andy’s escape at the end of Shawshank redemption but without the manky tunnel and rock hammer 😊

What is your role and what does that entail? My official role is Marketing Director (however I do a bit of everything).  Along with Emma, Marketing Assistant we are responsible for all the marketing and sales content for Bridge Systems Ltd and Antennaandcables.com

What is your favourite thing about working at Bridge Systems? There are lots of things I love about working for Bridge Systems.  My role is really varied which keeps me busy, the people I work with are friendly and hardworking and our office junior, Jack, makes the best tea…. fact.

What advice would you give to someone about to start the same role as you? The best thing I did when I started my role was read; They Ask You Answer (TAYA) by Marcus Sheridan, it is the foundation of content marketing and I would highly recommend it to anyone in business, not just in marketing.  A close second, in fact joint first, was to join a marketing academy for a few years; I was involved with lots of lovely people from many different sectors and learnt so much from creating content, having weekly calls, an accountability partner, and the ability to learn from others in the different sectors but the same role.

One interesting fact about yourself? I am really interested (some would say obsessed) with everything to do with health, exercise, and alternative medicine – #herbalmedicinerocks #chemicalssuck.

If you could live anywhere on this planet, where would you live and why? If I had to choose somewhere to live other than Scotland, it would be a town on the coast of Croatia, for the hot summers, cold winters, and old-fashioned way the country lives. It is like Scotland (minus the heat) 20 years ago. I am not sure I would want to live anywhere else in the world though – I love living in Scotland for a few reasons; the changes in seasons, the short distance to the coast, the cities or the hills.

What is your favourite TV show / Movie? I have a few favourite films; No Country for Old Men, Braveheart, Seven, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Harry Potter. I don’t watch TV, I would rather slap myself with a wet fish.

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Tommy Morris - Sales Director

How long have you worked for Bridge Systems? Antenna and Cables was established in 2020 when I joined Bridge Systems Ltd. With over 25 years’ experience working with other companies, we decided to add this new division to the already well-established Bridge Systems Group.

How has your role changed over the years? The role is always evolving, as new antenna technologies & new designs develop, I pride myself on designing new antennas for all sectors.

What advice would you give someone who wants to set up their own business? Do your homework! Be prepared to roll your sleeves up and fight hard for the first 5 years!

If you could live anywhere on this planet, where would you choose to live and why? Port Douglas in Australia because it is beautiful.

What is your favourite TV show / Movie? Ronin.

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Jo Connors - Accounts Manager

How long have you worked for Bridge Systems? 5 years

What is your role and what does it entail? working in accounts brings with it a very varied role; processing invoices, making payments, credit control and all other aspect of accounts.

What advice would you give someone about to start the same role as you? Watch you don’t get square eyes!

If you could live anywhere on this planet, where would you choose to live and why? Outer Hebrides – beautiful part of Scotland and a simple life.

What is your favourite TV show / Movie? Braveheart

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Chelle Deery - Administration Assistant

How long have you worked for Bridge Systems? Since July 2022

What duties do you have at work? I oversee logistics – amongst a million other things!

What advice would you give someone about to start the same role as you? Take a deep breath and get a good sleep – you’re going to need it!

If you could live anywhere on this planet, where would you live and why? Quinta do Lago in Portugal – it’s my happy place.

What is your favourite TV show / Movie? Pretty Woman.

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Lindsay Ward - Senior RF Engineer

How long have you worked for Bridge Systems? 6 years.

What duties do you have at work? As part of my role as Senior RF Engineer my responsibilities include designing bespoke radio systems for various sectors and managing the engineering team.

What advice would you give to someone who is starting the same job as you? Test equipment is your best friend, without it, you are nothing.

If you could live anywhere on this planet, where would you live and why? California.

What is your favourite TV show / Movie? Pulp Fiction.

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Mindaugas Videika - Engineer

How long have you worked for Bridge Systems? 10 years

What is your role and what does that entail? RF Engineer; helping Lindsay with the installation of radio systems, equipment repair and programming

What is your favourite thing about working at Bridge Systems? Travelling to remote locations in Scotland to do jobs for customers.

What advice would you give someone about to start the same role as you? Only real practice will make you better.

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Emma Morris - Marketing Assistant

How long have you worked for bridge systems? Since June, 2023

What duties do you have at work? As a marketing assistant my role is to promote and use advertising to make as many people as possible aware of who Bridge Systems Ltd are and what we do. I update all our social media, attend exhibitions to meet customers and other local companies. I have only been at Bridge Systems Ltd for 6 months so looking forward to what’s to come!

What advice would you give to someone starting the same job as you? Learn the complete ins and outs of the product / service you are promoting – if you don’t know what you are talking about, then no-one else will either. Take advice from anyone else in marketing and join as many webinars as possible.

If you could live anywhere on this planet, where would you live and why? Orlando, Florida. So, I could soak up the sunshine and take my kids to Disneyworld every weekend!

What is your favourite TV show / Movie? My favourite TV show is The Good Wife, and my favourite film is Mrs Doubtfire.

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Ethan Blair - Trainee Engineer

How long have you worked for Bridge Systems? Since 22nd May 2023.

What duties do you have at work? Dealing with customer radio hires and helping with bigger jobs  by programming / testing equipment & installations.

What advice would you give someone about to start the same role as you? Take mistakes on board and learn from them instead of letting them re-occur.

If you could live anywhere on this planet, where would you live and why? Canada.

What is your favourite TV show / Movie? Star Wars

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Jack Smeaton - Office junior

How long have you worked for Bridge SystemsI’ve worked for Bridge Systems Ltd for just under 2 weeks (April 2024) and I have already settled in with a great bunch of people who have shown me the ropes and set me up for a long term stay.

What duties do you have at work? ? I’m an admin assistant for Bridge Systems so I deal with phone calls, emails, sending out parcels, ordering stationary and ensuring everyone has a nice cup of tea or coffee in the morning!

What interests do you have outside of work? My main interest’s include, going to the football with my father to watch the Jamtarts play on the weekend, hiking up a few hills and hanging out with my friends on the weekends.

What’s your favourite tv series / movie? One of the best shows out there is ‘Better Call Saul’ its my all time favourite TV show as the writing and storey telling as well as fantastic character development of the main character just makes the series a masterpiece in itself; I thought Breaking Bad could never be topped but I guess I was wrong!

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be? I would happily live in Scotland indefinitely but if I were to move to another country id choose Sweden as I’ve always wanted to see the northern lights and visit the Arctic circle as well as visit the fantastic cities it has to offer.

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