Welcome to the world of Shaun Whitehead – creative engineer, adventurer, artist, presenter, author and entrepreneur!

Shaun’s professional archaeological and space exploration technology work is carried out within his small company, Scoutek Ltd.  Since Scoutek and Shaun are very much intertwined, the Scoutek projects are now incorporated into these pages, to make everything easy for you to discover.

As a child, Shaun dreamed of becoming an astronaut and exploring space. It seemed that the only way to achieve this dream was to design and build his own rocket. With a completed design, he applied to companies for sponsorship. While this project never took off, Shaun persevered and has since been involved in many engineering successes.

He is still motivated by his childhood passion to explore and discover new things, helped by some amazing technology. His work has taken him to the four corners of the world, where he has watched things he has built go hurtling off to deep space and Mars, and crawled along dark stone passageways in search of historical finds.

Shaun is a qualified Chartered Engineer and a Fellow and Ambassador of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He has experimented using science and engineering to fight crime, combined engineering and art, appears regularly in the media and gives presentations on engineering and exploration.

He has found (and hidden) many treasures, holds a pilots licence and has military experience. Shaun believes that success is not as much about natural talent as saying “yes” to opportunities, and perhaps more importantly, perseverance.

The image at the top of this page is the view from the Hunt Cliff, which overlooks the magnificent North Sea and Victorian resort of Saltburn-by-the-Sea in northeast England.  It says many things.  Obviously the idea of “blue-sky-thinking” and that feeling of inspiration that comes with contemplating an ocean, but even the name itself, that conjures up the idea of searching, and most importantly to me – discovery.