The team

We are a small, dynamic team of engineers based in our headquarters in Surbiton, where we all play a hands-on role in developing our ground-breaking heat pump technology.

Futraheat was established in 2021 by three founder members, who all play an active part in the business.

Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor

Chief Executive Officer
Tom blends technical expertise from BAE Systems and Rolls Royce with a proven track record of commercial and leadership roles in early-stage startups. Holding an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester and an MBA from Warwick Business School, he is steering daily operations and shaping Futraheat’s vision.

Ruth Cattell

Chief Scientific Officer
Ruth holds an MEng in aeronautical engineering from Imperial College London and a PhD from City, University of London focused on TurboClaw. With over a decade of experience, she excels in mechanical and aeronautical design and analysis. Beyond Futraheat, Ruth plays semi-professional hockey with the Streatham Blackhawks and enjoys track cycling. 

Scott Mackenzie

Operations and Projects Manager
Scott brings our technology to life. He leads mechanical design, modelling & drawing, procurement & production, quality assurance, assembly, project control and facilities readiness.  Scott is an MEng mechanical engineering graduate from City, University of London and has more than 10 years’ experience in developing high-speed motors, generators and turbocompressors.


Some of our key funders and partners are:

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We are a fast-growing, dynamic team and are always interested to hear from talented people who would like to work with us.
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Game-changing design

A completely new type of centrifugal compressor

Our high temperature, oil-free TurboClaw compressor is a unique, disruptive technology which brings all the benefits of a centrifugal compressor to lower capacity applications, such as sub-MW high temperature heat pumps.

Key features:

Oil Free OperationOil-free magnetic bearings
Super compact designSuper-compact design
Sub MWSub-MW applications
low speed operationLow speed operation