The Icoteq


Icoteq was established in 2013 by Managing Director Craig Rackstraw who was joined shortly afterwards by Director Liam Wickins. The company rapidly developed a reputation for high quality wireless design, director-led customer service and a proactive and innovative approach to software and product development.

Icoteq was shortlisted for ‘The IoT Project of the Year’ in the National Technology Awards and has received national and international media coverage for its tracking capabilities and innovations.

Why choose Icoteq for your next project?

  • A director-led, fully accountable approach to design and delivery
  • Innovative, practical solutions that work in the real world
  • Broad, cross-functional capabilities for product developments
  • Exceptional project management, adopting agile working practices
  • International experience across multiple sectors

Meet our directors

Craig Rackstraw

Craig Rackstraw, Managing Director

Craig is a qualified electronics engineer with 30 years of experience working in a range of research, design and management roles in a variety of companies, from small research development to large, global product developers. He founded Icoteq on the back of this diverse experience with the aim of delivering cutting edge technology focussed on wireless design and underpinned by a philosophy of honest and open engagement with colleagues, customers and suppliers.

As a keen traveller to over 40 countries worldwide and a passion for the natural environment, Craig is particularly proud of the work Icoteq has achieved in designing and delivering wireless products and solutions to organisations working in the conservation, wildlife monitoring and anti-poaching sectors.

Liam Wickens

Liam Wickins, Engineering Director

Liam brings over 25 years of experience in software engineering, embedded systems and wireless telecommunications to his technical leadership role at Icoteq, ensuring that complex systems are designed, developed and delivered on time and on budget.

Prior to joining Icoteq, Liam led the technical teams involved in making the world's first femtocell transceiver chips for Picochip and Mindspeed Technologies, holding director level roles at both companies. He has also acted as a technical expert witness on numerous occasions in patent disputes relating to mobile telecommunications technologies spanning UMTS and LTE.


We have worked with Icoteq on a number of RF wireless projects and have been very impressed with their technical capability and consistent delivery on time and within budget

Chris Clifton - Sony