Renvale was formed in 2009, but its roots effectively date back to the early eighties and beyond, when Tony James first introduced Raychem’s irradiated aerospace System 25 concept into Formula One.  A year later, he added circular military connectors and the basis of what remains as today’s technology was complete. The Tony James brand has continued to be at the forefront of almost every new method and product used in the motorsport industry today, including the use of solid-state technology for the first intelligent power control module to be used in motorsport.

Our team

Steve James Managing Director

Steve joined the company in 1999 as Motorsport Director and was appointed Managing Director in 2003.  In his current role, Steve focuses his attention on the commercial and financial side of the business.  He also manages the UK distribution of Texense Sensors.  Steve comes from a Race Engineering background having joined Arrows F1 in 1994 as a Data Analysis Engineer.  Following two years in F1, he switched to Race Engineering and worked in British F3, Super Touring, European F3000 and finally moved to the USA for two years to work in Indy Lights.  Steve’s wide range of engineering experience gives Renvale first-hand knowledge of customer requirements.


Lee Maguire – Production Director

Lee joined our engineering team in 1998.  He is now responsible for overseeing our engineering work from the initial design stage, to the production process and then on through our quality control systems.  In short, Lee’s role is to make sure our products are designed, manufactured and delivered on time and with the high quality our customers expect.


Darren Burden – Senior Design Engineer

Darren joined the company in 2002 as a Draughtsperson, but quickly turned his attention to engineering.  He is now leading projects in F1, WRC and Moto GP as our Senior Design Engineer.  Darren is well-travelled and has provided support to the F1 paddock since 2010. You will find him overseeing most on-site prototype trips and design meetings.

Nick Self Senior Production  Engineer

Nick joined the company in 2016 as a Senior Production Engineer.

Gary CookSenior Production Engineer

Gary joined us in 1994 as a Trainee Technician.  In his current role as Senior Production Engineer, Gary is in charge of harness building and scheduling.  His experience in the industry has given him a wealth of knowledge in both physical prototyping and the manufacturing of all types of motorsport electrical requirements.

Gavin Cosburn – Accounts Manager

Gavin joined the team in 2002 and is a key player in the day to day running of the company. Gavin is responsible for Renvale’s administration, monthly accounting, recruitment and payroll. He is also in charge of the procurement of parts and has management responsibilities for our Parts Co-ordinator, Aaron Morley.