is better

We are not manufacturers. We’re technology innovators with a passion for blade-based propulsion and the belief that we can help create a better world.

In collaboration with leading UK universities and specialist companies, we discover, develop, test and patent innovative technologies and license their use to global manufacturers across a variety of industries. Experience has taught us that the earlier we are involved in the development process, the more beneficial our technologies can be.

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The humble hole – our inspiration

It was a remarkable scientific discovery by our founder David Taylor that inspired the creation of Oscar Propulsion: when rowing and paddle blades are perforated with certain arrangements of holes, it can significantly improve their performance. This phenomenon has led us to develop ground-breaking technologies that deliver quieter marine propellers, and jet engines that do less damage to our precious environment.


Our leadership team continues to build a culture of success that supports growth in all sectors worldwide

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Proven technology entrepreneur with a track record of delivering shareholder value over more than 30 years.

  • Entrepreneur, business developer, and decisive director experienced in scaling businesses and providing commercial-focused leadership.
  • Founding investor in Oscar Propulsion with a deep understanding of the business and what it needs to succeed.
  • Focused on delivering revenue and shareholder return.
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Experienced industrialist with 30+ years’ experience in technology businesses.

  • Director with experience across large multinationals and smaller PE-owned businesses.
  • Invested in Oscar Propulsion in 2018, sharing experience gained from business development and strategy formulation in the commercial marine sector.
  • Strong connections with multiple stakeholders in the marine industry.
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Aerospace industry specialist with a track record in business start-ups and international growth.

  • Over 35 years’ experience in aerospace equipment design and manufacture.
  • Founder of Sigma, an aerospace manufacturing business that grew to six manufacturing sites in the UK and China, with a turnover of more than £50m.
  • Strong connections with aerospace industry and trade bodies.
  • Leading the ongoing development of Oscar’s technology toward commercialisation.
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Engineering Leader with 30 years’ experience in research and product development.

  • A highly-experienced engineering leader with a track record of delivery in the aerospace, marine, defence and energy sectors across all stages of the product life-cycle from research through to in-service support.
  • Previously Group Chief Engineer at Rolls-Royce plc, leading a global function of over 15,000 professional engineers.
  • Non-Executive Director and Independent Advisor working with engineering- and technology-focused businesses on strategy, organisation and technical issues.
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Experienced and effective entrepreneur providing positive, practical and rational advice.

  • Built a successful fibre-optic business and sold it to a NASDAQ company.
  • Continued developing a diverse group of businesses with a wide field of interests, including communications technology, motor sports and whisky.
  • Provides Oscar Propulsion with advisory services as an independent shareholder.