Jez worked as an engineer for Alchemist Products between 1993 and 1995. Amongst his contributions was the design for the Axiom Integrated Amplifier, which brought success to Alchemist in the budget market and was later developed into the Maxim, which included a phono stage. Jez says that, personally, he was never happy with the amplifier's sound, but the product has many fans as a smooth, no-frills, British amplifier, rubbing against the tradition of brighter, harder-sounding products of the day.
Whilst employed at Alchemist, Jez also developed an FM tuner, although this was never released.
These days, Jez has his own business servicing hifi separates in the North East UK and plans to release his own phono stage design for general sale soon, under his own name.