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About Us

Ever since winning Young Engineer for Britain way back in 1980 Jonathan Elvidge has had a passion for all things gadgety. Creator of the original Gadget Shop back in ’91 Jonathan has always been obsessed not only with great gadgets, but more importantly for making sure everyone could play with them, and not just him! In 2005 Jonathan got together with product guru Joth Baron with a vision to build the ultimate gadget shop, RED5, a place where anyone could get their hands on great and innovative gadgets, and at affordable prices. The first RED5 shop opened in Hull in '05, was a storming success, and over the next 6 years another 20 stores popped up across the UK, with more appearing all the time.

Of course as well as the shops (which you can find in our Store Finder) our website is loaded with gadget wizardry, and just like in our shops you’ll receive exceptional customer service and rapid delivery.

"There's a lot to be said about working in an industry when you get to play with stuff just as it’s been invented, and every year the gadgets get cooler and cleverer on the back of evolving technology. Flying stuff around the warehouse recording and transmitting video and being able to maintain control whilst the flying machine is out of sight, as you see what it sees on your iphone, is a thing of wonder. It's not life saving but it is fun, and fun is what its all about. There can be few jobs more rewarding than seeing the new technology emerge for the first time during trade visits to suppliers around the world, and then seeing your customers get the same thrill as they see it for themselves."Jonathan Elvidge, Managing Director, RED5

The RED5 Team

Jonathan

Jonathan Elvidge

Managing Director

Co-Founder

jonathan

Joth Baron

Buying Director

Co-Founder

Scott Galloway

Scott Galloway

Website Manager

He actually created the internet (or so he says!).

Kat Martinez

Kat Martinez

Project Manager

Coffee drinker and manager of 'special' projects.

Rich Vidler

Rich Vidler

Product Support Manager

Ardently supporting our great products of course.

Taz Harney

Taz Harney

PR Manager & Head of CS

Beard-lover and ukulele playing lindyhopper.

Emma Fowlston

Emma Fowlston

Customer Service Agent

"The dog did what to your helicopter?"

Chris Martinez

Chris Martinez

Operations Director

Director of all things operational.

Abie Makin

Abie Makin

Office & Accounts Assistant

Crunching numbers & studying to be a qualified Accountant.

Jamie Hunter

Jamie Hunter

Retail Support Manager

Troubleshooter...the rest is on a need to know basis...

Donna Fowlston

Donna Fowlston

Stock Control Manager

Only just managing but in a very controlled sort of way...

Watch our Store Managers get there own back against the Directors

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