Mike Stannard

Mike Stannard - Managing Director

Mike is the Managing Director of Nucleus IP, responsible for the day to day management of the firm.

He is also Finance Director and Company Secretary for all the Companies in the Nucleus Group.

Away from the office, he is Deputy Leader of Chiltern District Council and sits in Cabinet as Portfolio Holder for Support Services.

Mike’s Team


Joined nucleus IP in 1973.

Manu has responsibility for the Purchase Ledger function and is the first point of contact between the Accounts Department and our network of Approved Agents worldwide.

Manu is a fellow member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and a student member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

He is fluent in Hindi, Gujarati and Swahili.


Joined Nucleus IP in 1990.

Katrina has overall responsibility for configuration and maintenance of Nucleus IP’s Trade Mark Management System.

Katrina also co-ordinates the Support Services Team who provide administrative assistance to all fee earners.

Katrina enjoys meeting clients and provides training sessions on Nucleus IP's Remote Access software.


Joined Nucleus IP in 1971.

Previously head of the Post Registration Department, Ken is now Nucleus IP's Head of Business Development and is the first point of call between us and potential new clients.


Joined Nucleus IP in 1978.

Geoff looks after the majority of the billing for Nucleus IP.


Joined Nucleus IP in 2015.

Jamie provides clerical assistance to Andrew Murch and Ese Akpogheneta, as well as handling most of the day-to-day admin tasks in the office. In addition, Jamie provides IT Support.


Joined Nucleus IP in 1999.

Joretta worked in a variety of office roles prior to joining Nucleus IP. These included: PA to a Publisher at PH Energy Analysis Limited, Secretary/Office Manager at Philip Rockhill & Associates and Patent Secretary at Royal Ordinance plc.

At Nucleus IP Joretta is part of the Business Development team.