Meet the homeplay Team

Passionate about technology, a fanatical approach to customer service and generally unhappy with our portrait photos.


James Ratcliffe

Managing Director

James founded Homeplay in 2006 through his passion for helping families with their home technology. If he’s not advising our clients on their home technology systems then he’s busy working out new ways of delighting them, either through researching and testing new products or refining our procedures and systems of working. James lives with his wife Charlotte (below) and their two young girls in Weybridge. On the rare occasion he has any spare time he like to play tennis. 


Tom Jarvis

Head of Projects

Tom gets things done - he's responsible for delivering our projects to the industry-leading standards we demand, from site meetings and design documentation through to engineering and commissioning. Utterly unflappable, Tom is one of those guys who just quietly gets on with the minimum of fuss and doesn’t settle for anything less than perfection. Tom lives in Maidenhead with his wife and two sons and is kept busy renovating his house a room at a time. 


Andrew Pandeli

Installation Engineer

Andrew is a qualified electrician with many years of site experience and a passion for home technology. After seeing a Homeplay project on Instagram, he was so impressed by the quality of our work he decided he simply had to work here! Humble and friendly but also thirsty for knowledge, Andrew is determined to be the best smart-home engineer around.


Toby Perryman

Head of Aftercare

Toby is responsible for keeping the hundreds of existing systems we have in the field up to date and in tip-top shape. Having learned his trade in the broadcast industry as a rack-builder and subsequently as our Lead Installation Engineer, Toby's quality of work and commitment to delivering amazing customer is second to none. Toby lives with his girlfriend on a farm in Maidenhead.


Marilena Tudorache

Team Assistant 

Marilena runs everything in our office, from answering the phones to looking after our stock management system. Marilena moved here from Romania in 2017 where she was an Office Manager for a large electrical distribution company.


Ryan Baron

Installation Engineer

Ryan works alongside Andrew to make our installations fly. Ryan trained as an electrician but has found his true passion working in home technology. A keen football fan, he spends his spare time tinkering with his custom-built PC, working out at the gym or watching his beloved Arsenal.


Charlotte Ratcliffe

HR and Business Development

Charlotte has spent much of her working life at a senior level at London’s largest healthcare recruitment specialist. She’s now responsible for making sure our team members are happy, well trained and well looked after whilst also helping with the organisation of events at our Experience Centre. Charlotte is married to James and loves running, live music and listening to podcasts. 


Kiron Guy

Design Engineer 

Kiron spends his time preparing proposals and creating system design documentation to make sure that our design intent is clearly communicated to the rest of the project team.

He has a BA in Interior Architecture and Design and is a keen writer. He’s also a Spurs fan, which Ryan isn’t happy about.

Needless to say he loves tech, which is a pre-requisite for working at Homeplay!

Want to join our team?

If you're good with people AND technology, you could be a great fit!

Send your CV to with a covering letter telling us why you'd like to work at Homeplay and we'll be in touch!