Richard Leslie

Richard Leslie, founded In Control, 2006, with over 25 years’ experience as a system engineer, project manager, designer & programmer.

In Control aims to simplify technology for people – making life easier – not more confusing.


Prince's TrustRichard realized his passion for technology age 10 with a desire to deconstruct & reconstruct technology – learning from and improving what he had.

Richard went on to win the Princes’s Trust Award for his graphic mixing machine called “The Producer”, where Prince Charles likened Richard to Clive Sinclair. Propelled into the world of manufacture Richard competed against the likes of Sony.

Now Richard is involved with the production and design of the lighting and automaton range for Smart HDL, speaking regularly at international events about system integration.

Partnering with system designers and installers who share our vision and passion for excellence, In Control UK combines professional expertise and award winning solutions.

  • Metropolis Film park – Postdam, Germany
  • Play Zone – Millenium Dome, London, UK
  • Magna Science Centre – Rotherham, UK
  • The Titanic Movie Tour – Wembley, UK
  • BP Headquarters – London, UK
  • M&M World – Las Vegas, USA
  • Legoland – California, USA
  • Cyberport – Hong Kong