About Us

Our Story

Techwuman is an engineering consultancy specialising in design engineering for physical security products which protect critical national infrastructure. Techwuman has a combined industry experience of over 27 years with a background in certified security solutions and IT project management.

We pride ourselves on our exceptional service and attention to detail and aim to deliver industry leading solutions, that use the most cutting edge technology and are effective for the problem at hand.

Techwuman’s Mission

Techwuman was founded by Melissa Ahmed and Melani Ahmed with a mission to empower women to pursue a career in engineering, improve gender parity in the engineering industry and promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) to the next generation. With the aim to meet the demand for engineers and to break the stereotype surrounding most STEM careers.

Our Vision

Our vision is to leave an unmistakable print on the Engineering and STEM industries, inspiring the next generation of females to pursue a career in a STEM industry and change the stereotype of working in these industries.

Our Core Values



Customer Experience


Our Team

Melissa Ahmed, Managing Director

I am a female design engineer, an entrepreneur, a role model and an advocate of gender equality in the STEM industries, diversity and the promotion of STEM careers.

My professional experience is in the security industry where I have revolutionised the design procedure for physical security products. This procedure improved the efficiency of the design process for products tested and certified to the LPCB LPS 1175 security standard.

STEM is my passion and I founded Techwuman to allow me the time to help make a difference in the engineering industry. I am passionate and determined to diminish the stereotype associated with job roles in the engineering industry and focused on inspiring others to take up a career in STEM.


Melani Ahmed, Executive Director

I am an experienced IT & project management professional with over 28 years’ experience; 15 years were in the professional services sector (including financial and legal). I achieved a First-Class BSc (Hons) Degree in Information Technology from the University of Salford.

A PRINCE2 practitioner, I have experience supporting programmes with budgets of up to £70 million. My PMO experience includes hands-on delivery of planning, reporting, resource allocation, RAID and change management processes.

I am also experienced in managing projects: engaging with stakeholders, planning and scheduling activities, allocating resources and managing risks and issues.

I am ITIL v3 Foundation certified and an advocate of continuous improvement.

Greg Beddoe, Technical Director

I am a creative mechanical design engineer with 10 years experience in specifying and designing security products.

A proven track record in the design, development of new products with a key involvement in the design, testing and implementation of over 10 new product ranges into the security industry.

I have been involved in projects securing high profile power plants and UK leading university laboratories.

Experienced SolidWorks and AutoCAD professional, with advanced knowledge of both programmes.

I have hands-on experience of physical attack testing and experience of third-party accredited test procedures and processes such as The Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI). This includes in-depth knowledge of the attack methodologies, the test equipment and time limitations.

Ismail Ahmed, CEO

Having worked in the aviation and travel and tourism sector for over 24 years, and as the owner of a travel company, I have exceptional knowledge of aviation safety and security, ramp safety, crowd management coupled with an excellent understanding of customer service and meeting expectations. My broader experience in aviation security, customer focus and business management brings a wealth of knowledge to the growing Techwuman team.

“I firmly believe that Techwuman’s ongoing success can be secured by ensuring we always operate with integrity and by excelling in everything we do. I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead the highly professional, knowledgeable and talented Techwuman team.”

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."

-- Helen Keller

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