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Our Speakers

Ian Ellis is the Marketing Manager for Siemens Building Products in the UK. He has been involved in the controls industry for over 30 years promoting energy efficiency and occupant well-being. He was President of the Building Controls Industry Association for 4 years, and is a regular Speaker at building services events.
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Adam has been immersed in property, construction and building systems performance for 38 years. Having worked in 21 countries and held leadership positions at several firms, Adam has a unique perspective from convergent experience in property development, design team management, project management, and building commissioning. Adam has worked at respected organizations such as Arup (Commissioning T4 at JFK NYC, USA) and spent six years as a property development manager at M3 Consulting in the UK. Adam was the architect of “Converge", Canada’s award winning, digital building information asset management tool, which was a response to Canada's property industry clinging to paper As Built information assets. Adam currently consults on several international projects as Commissioning Director for AJB. Adam's focus is on property development and building performance as a:

• Property Industry Philosopher & Blogger -

• Property Industry Podcaster -

• Chartered Project Management Surveyor (MRICS)

• Qualified Building Commissioning Professional (ACG USA Certified)

The question is, “why are zero defect, high-performance buildings not normally delivered?” 

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Ted is a building services engineer with over 30 years’ experience on a wide variety of building services installations, both in the UK and overseas. He is a Fellow of CIBSE and an active member of both the Knowledge Management Committee and the Training and Development Panel.  He is also the current Chair of the steering group re-writing Commissioning Code M.  Ted has worked on numerous projects, embracing small domestic refurbishment projects to large multi-million pound installations that include complex, safety-critical hospital systems.  A Licensed BREEAM Assessor and CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant Ted was one of the first to qualify under the “BRE Competent Persons Scheme” to undertake “Building CO2 Emission Rate Calculations”.  Currently Building Services & Sustainability Director for VolkerFitzpatrick Ted’s role covers the management of all aspects of building services for the business and promotion of sustainable construction initiatives. He is tasked with making VolkerFitzpatrick the number one choice for the delivery of innovative, value driven, sustainable building services solutions.
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Liz has a background in science and teaching, she moved into water treatment in 1987. She first worked for companies undertaking pre-commission and remedial cleaning of closed systems. Recognising the industry need for advice on the cleaning systems, that is independent from that offered by chemical manufacturers or water treatment companies she set up Chesterfield (CWT) as a consultancy in water treatment in 1998. Chesterfield offers independent unbiased advice based on practical experience and with a knowledge of the construction industry. Liz has taken an active role on various committees producing guidance including BSRIA 1/2001.1, BSRIA 29/2012, BSRIA 50/2013, BS8551, BS 8552, BS7593 and BS8693.

As is the case with many of those involved in commissioning, Mark fell into the sector from a background in the building industry; his father being a respected Chartered Quantity Surveyor.  This gave Mark an early introduction to construction, earning his stripes carrying ladders and sweeping floors, before finding his way into the commissioning services.
His first job was with a small outfit in the South East at the age of 19, starting at the bottom and learning on the job - always observing, questioning and assimilating how the work should be undertaken.  Moving on through several companies over the next ten years, including a period spent ‘freelancing’, he garnered all the information, experience, and advice, required to progress, eventually becoming a Senior Commissioning Engineer with Ashford Environmental Services Ltd.  Over the ensuing decade, motivated by family and fatherhood, a solid work ethic and the sheer desire to succeed, he moved up through the ranks. His goal of becoming a partner in a firm by forty years of age was realised in 2017 when AESL made him a Company Director.  Progressing from the Shop Floor to the Boardroom has given Mark some of his greatest challenges and he is proud to have overcome each of them and to have enjoyed the successes along the way.  A highly experienced contract winner, he readily shares his knowledge of the UK commissioning industry with others – colleagues, clients and contemporaries alike. These attributes have led Mark to be elected by his peers to Chair the Commissioning Specialists Association for not the typical two-year tenure, but for three years. Through this and other roles he has undertaken within the CSA over many years, he has helped to drive the Association from strength to strength, allowing the entire commissioning industry to reap the benefits, now and long into the future.
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Terry Sharp has over 40 years’ experience in the controls and BeMS marketplace and has worked with some of the leading manufacturers and installers of control systems and equipment.  His career has taken him throughout Europe and the Middle East as well as senior leadership roles in the UK.  Terry is President of the BCIA, the UK trade association for controls and smart building technology and holds the position of Associate with NDA Consulting Ltd. the specialist BMS consultancy practice.  Terry will tell us why the correct setting of mechanical plant is so important for proper operation of automatic smart buildings. 
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Nick Till, MD of Banyard Consultants has built the Banyards brand to be one of the most recognisable names in the design, commissioning validation and management marketplace, with some of the most experienced specialists in the industry, with a commitment to questioning, investigating and challenging our clients and staff to look beyond the immediate requirements of each project.
As a supporter of UK Green Building Policy and their campaign for a Sustainable Built Environment, Nick recognises the importance of including such policies at the design and commissioning stages of a project.
Nick takes a keen interest in the education of young engineers and, as former Chair of the Commissioning Specialists Association that was instrumental in making the CSA the benchmark qualification for commissioning, and regularly talks at Foundation4Schools and Entrepreneurs in Business events at schools and colleges. He has even found the time to mentor post graduate Business Studies students at Surrey University.


22nd June 2022


Searcys @ The Gherkin



09.00 – Registration

09.35 - Morning Presentations

12.30 - Lunch

13.30 - Afternoon Presentations

15.30 - Panel Discussion

16.15 - Networking

17.00 - Close

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Individual places cost:

£ 95 +VAT

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