Commercial Engagement


How We Engage in Commercial Ventures

PolyChord has experienced an exciting period of growth over the last year, particularly in the deployment of our Predictive Maintenance and MIDAS technology. In order to ensure successful business partnerships and to prioritise opportunities, we have set up an engagement level to explore ways of working so commercial engaagment and results are suitable for all parties.

Meet the Team


Mike Handley


A Marketing consultant with 40 years of experience running businesses and working on client services, Mr. Handley manages commercial relationships in the company by taking the lead in negotiations and engaging with management teams to identify their commercial needs and find and agree the ideal ways of working together, discussing a range of options before finalising.


Dr. Catherine Watkinson

Technical Commercial Lead

Dr.Watkinson has deep technical understanding of our technology, and explores technical considerations through a commercial lens with our clients. In particular, Dr Watkinson liases with CTOs, CSOs and data scientists from our commercial partners to facilitate technical successful outcomes from the outset of engagements.


Rebecca Handley

Business Collaboration Lead

Liases with clients to develop ideas into full proposals with defined and measurable outcomes. An excellent communicator, often delivering high-level overviews of our technological capabilities to commercial leads at partner companies. Ms. Handley also takes a leading role in securing funding for development and project productisation at PolyChord.