Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Technical Services Director
My focus is to ensure each project is setup to succeed, with the right personnel in place, the right processes and the right environment.
Marc has been working in the engineering and construction industry for nearly 30 years. Having originally started out as an apprentice in the heavy engineering environment of nuclear submarines, he progressed through the ranks to MEP management. He joined Mace Technology upon their inception in 2007 to focus fully on Data Centre projects, having previously been responsible for the engineering packages on a live technical environment extension to a global pharmaceutical corporation’s flagship data centre. After 10 years with Mace Technology he formed MiCiM with his fellow directors, and currently is responsible for technical services.
Hard working, pragmatic and enthusiastic, Marc is a highly competent professional who focuses on project leadership and processes throughout the RIBA Project lifecycle, incorporating Data Centre recognised quality processes to ensure right first time.
When not working Marc enjoys going to the gym, swimming and watching his son play football. When he gets the chance he also enjoys pc gaming.
When I reflect on the huge variety projects that I have been involved with and the people that I have met over the years it gives me a great sense of pride in what I have been able to achieve. I have always striven to get the best out of those who work with me which has generated many great and lasting friendships and I trust will lead to many more.
Richard has 47 years’ experience covering many sectors of the construction industry.
Starting as a trainee quantity surveyor working on commercial development and public-sector projects he has subsequently held Director level positions with several national contractors.
From the early ’90’s he specialised in interior fit out projects and since 2006 as a founding Director of Mace Technology has been involved exclusively with Data Centre and other Mission Critical engineering-based projects.
Outside of work Richard enjoys playing badminton, pilates, driving fast cars and exploring new places.
Marketing & Information Manager
I believe in order to learn and grow you should be collaborative and keen to work on a variety of projects.
Alison is a hardworking, diligent creative individual that has worked in the construction industry for over 10 years mainly in the administrative sector on a variety of projects within the science and technology fields, she has undertaken many key roles from site secretary, document controller to project coordinator. Alison has recently been promoted to Marketing & Information Manager.
Graduating from University of Lincoln in 2008 with a degree in Media Production, Alison has used her great coordination and communication skills to adapt to different sectors and work across multiple different projects interacting with clients and contractors alike.
Alison has a good understanding of multiple project control systems and is the key personnel for the document control and snagging systems. She is also a CSCS yellow card holder.
Alison would like to continue to learn more about construction, project management and marketing enabling the pairing of her creative and coordination skills. Alison loves travelling and continues to visit as many new countries as she can and also focuses on her health and well-being.
Assistant Project Manager
My aim is to work collaboratively with Clients and Contractors to deliver quality projects safely
Martin’s construction career has focused on Data Centres since graduating from Reading University in 2012. After completing the Mace Graduate Programme and working up to Construction Manager, Martin left Mace in 2017 to join MiCiM as a Project Manager.
Martin is hard working and professional and thrives working under pressure to ensure all tasks are completed. Being resourceful with a detailed knowledge of construction and a rounded approach to Mechanical and Electrical elements allows Martin to deliver quality projects. His best quality is the ability to plan work, considering all aspects and outcomes, to determine the best solution for the overall scheme.
Martin plays football to a competitive level and also enjoys playing golf.
Project Management Executive
I bring together a unique mix of legal, commercial, and project experience and pride myself on being able to get straight to the core of the issue and provide straightforward and effective advice. I enjoy finding effective solutions to those difficult issues which seem to get “get kicked about” or “put in the bottom drawer” to be dealt with later.
Nancy is a construction professional with commercial contracts and dispute experience and she has worked on “both sides of the fence” in both legal practice and industry undertaking legal, commercial and management roles. Nancy has a wide range of experience both domestically and internationally.
She has many key skills including reviewing and negotiating both standard form (JCT, NEC, and MF1) and bespoke construction contracts and security documentation; often in a time critical commercial situations.
Implementing effective high-level business risk management processes in relation to contracts for sale, purchase and sub-contracts.
Nancy also has key leadership and management skills at SMT level, driving MiCiM through profitable expansion. Her position at executive level in MiCiM allows her to assist the directors of the business with corporate strategy, sustainable growth and avoiding the many pit falls which face a new fast expanding business.
When she is not working Nancy enjoys spending time with her little boy and husband…ideally on holiday. Nancy also likes to cook and eat out, as she’s recently stopped eating meat, her new challenge is cooking vegetarian food! Nancy likes to exercise and is trying to get her strength back to before she had her child and has her first triathlon booked for later in the year.
Preconstruction & Planning Executive
Certainty of delivery is key in this Mission Critical environment and my aim is to provide clarity to the Client through the project programme. Each project and its programme is bespoke and I explore every avenue through design, procurement, manufacturing, construction, testing and commissioning to achieve the optimum duration and maximise the Clients income at the earliest opportunity.
As a naturally inquisitive person, Martin’s 28 years in the industry has lead him to question and challenge all elements of the construction process for each project as he believes you can never stop learning. His career commenced as a trainee planner and has allowed him to work on various project and contract types incl. listed buildings, new build construction, fit out and in the last 10 years Mission Critical facilities.
Working for both Clients and Contractors he excels in providing programming support from the bid through to a successful handover with full progress monitoring and reporting throughout the project lifecycle.
Away from work Martin likes to make the most of his time with his children and working on their smallholding. He’d like to get his smallholding running smoothly and get his kids fully involved with the lifestyle.
“The importance on all projects is work as an integrated team to provide the end user with a facility that he and all of the team are proud to be involved in. Having started my professional life as a designer, then as contractor and as a client, I fully appreciate what is needed from the different team members to bring a team together so that we all work as one.
Nick needs little introduction in the Data Centre industry having worked in this sector for the past 40 years across all disciplines. Nick joined MiCiM as senior projects manager in April 2018 having worked for several years on hyper scale projects for major global clients.
Nick was one of the founding directors in setting up the Mace Technology business where he was responsible for construction and project delivery as well as key account director for certain clients taking projects from initial inquiry through to final account.
Nicholas is a chartered electrical engineer, a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and a member of the Chartered Institute Of Building and has been delivering technically challenging Mission Critical projects for the last 40 years. He has worked as project manager and project director on numerous projects ranging in value from £8m to £280m on both the client side and construction side of business. He therefore brings with him a vast experience in respect of the technical understanding of a Data Centre project and in what is important to the client in the design, building, operation and satisfactory completion of projects.
Nick has an open, honest and straight forward approach to all projects to ensure clear communication throughout, both up and down the chain, ensuring that stakeholders requirements are met.
When Nick is not working he can usually be found sailing a boat somewhere in the world!
As a document controller I am responsible for managing documents ensuring accuracy, quality and integrity. Overseeing documents for a particular project or for an entire organization requires time management and the ability to prioritise.
Siân has over 3 years’ experience in document control, although she is new to the construction and Data Centre industry she brings a fresh outlook to her work. She is familiar with over five different document control systems, Siân also posses a wide range of administrative skills which include managing business travel and bid document assistance. With passion for personal growth Siân wishes to develop her knowledge over the next year from colleagues and project experience.
In Sian’s free time she enjoys a healthy lifestyle especially keeping active at the gym.
My goal for the coming year is to familiarise myself with the ins and outs of Data Centres.
Nhiroshan’s career so far has mostly been academic. He graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Surrey. During histime at university he took part in two group projects: designing and building a stair climbing robot that can carry a pint of water, and designing a dielectrophoresis (DEP) particle separator system.
Nhiroshan is familiar with various engineering software packages: Solid Edge (CAD), MATLAB, ANSYS Static Structural and ANSYS Fluent (CFD). He would consider modelling and simulations to be a strength of his, a significant part of his dissertation involved modelling orifice flows using computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
Nhiroshan is an associate member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
Outside of work he enjoys swimming, running, bouldering.
Senior Commissioning Project Manager
“By espousing the leadership qualities demonstrated by those whom I best admire, building bridges and uniting people I love to manage commissioning. The engineering challenge of a mission critical project is what gets me out of bed every morning and I am always looking to change processes for the better. I like to think have the best job in the world.”.
Steve brings over 30 years’ engineering experience in fields as diverse as commercial, semi-conductor, pharmaceutical, data centre and oil & gas. His specialist field however is in the management of the all-crucial commissioning phase of a project. Steve believes firmly that the road to success is by logical process planning, backed up with rigorous scrutiny of each individual project.
Through Steve’s formative years commissioning pharmaceutical plants in Belgium he adopted a powerful analytical method of commissioning planning in relation to all the other disciplines. This model has delivered time and again and now underpins MiCiM’s approach on every project.
Steve joined MiCiM in early 2019 having forged strong bonds with many of its founder members over the years. Nothing motivates him like the chance to weld all the diverse commissioning specialists on a project into a focused team and then shepherding them all together to achieve a successful outcome. Steve’s client-side experience also equips him with insight about what our clients want from their facilities, not only from a high standard of compliance with industry standards but in quality and promptness of handover and documentation.
Away from work Steve is keen on studying science, astronomy and history with a keen interest in military affairs past and present. He finds relaxation through painting, when not going to cinema, theatre or live football with his family.
I am able to take responsibility of management positions immediately, and have the enthusiasm and determination to ensure that I make success of it.
Will is a self-motivated individual, whose quick to pick up new skills and is eager to continue learning off others. He is able to work comfortably within a team environment and enjoys striving to complete all personal and team related tasks prior to deadlines.
After studying Construction Management in New Zealand, Will moved on to complete an internal 3 year Project Manager Cadetship program with Naylor Love Construction Ltd, a nationwide top tier main contractor, in the commercial construction sector learning off multiple Senior figures, as well as on the job experience. Involved in projects from earthquake strengthening, science laboratory for the local university, refurbishment of at 1910 high school block.
Will’s hobbies are anything to do with the great outdoors, including; hiking and skiing. He also loves travelling to new places and having new experiences and avidly follows rugby.
My primary aim is to ensure that the quality of the mechanical and electrical installations are commensurate with / exceed client expectations.
John comes with a wealth of experience as a M&E Project Manager. John is a key employee with a huge amount of knowledge in the Mission Critical Data Centre field working on many large scale projects;
Associated Press – The Interchange- Camden Lock London. £4.5M – 70 Weeks – forming a new Data Centre- 200m- within the existing infrastructure complete with new switchboards/ generators/UPS/PDU’s/chillers/DFU’s/fire suppression. Complete refurbishment and upgrade of the whole building electrical and mechanical services whilst maintaining AP Live and operational
GSK –Stevenage- £7.5M – 80 Weeks – increasing the size of the existing Data Centre floor area by 30%. Removing existing and installing/commissioning a complete new dual M&E services package
to support the whole Data Centre and associated wide infrastructure whilst maintaining their worldwide IT Support Network 24/7.
When not working, John can be found travelling around and making good use of his caravan.
MEP Project Manager
Although an out of the box thinker, I still consider myself primarily a strategist as opposed to a tactician and favour a collaborative Project Management approach with a focus on early engagement of all key stakeholders to identify and resolve any potential problems before they become actual problems…
Steve is an experienced and motivated manager of multi-discipline and diverse projects across a wide range of industry sectors with demonstrable success in the delivery of technically complex and innovative applications particularly within scientific research and mission critical sectors.
Steve is a big supporter of early commissionability, prefabrication and modularisation strategies to de-risk project delivery and provide better clarity and certainty of cost and programme requirements. Steve is always looking for new and innovative technologies and approaches to further support the success of the project.
Aside from work Steve has two lovely, amazingly talented and equally demanding young children who keep him on his toes and most of their down time is spent together. Steve is an occasional golfer and culinary experimentalist (both with varying degrees of success) and keen endurance motorsport and international rugby fan.
My personal goal for MiCiM is to continue to build the strength in depth of our team, and to expand our offering to clients without compromising our ethos of honesty and quality of delivery. Also building stronger relationships with our clients, and the other stakeholders in our projects who will then want to continue to come back with repeat business.
Chris has 35 years of experience in the construction industry covering many sectors of the industry.
Being qualified in both Building and Building services he has always fostered a collaborative and coordinated approach to the delivery of projects, this being particularly useful and successful in the delivery of critical services buildings. From the late ’90’s he has specialised in Data Centre and critical services projects.
His philosophy has always been a “joined up” approach across disciplines and trades to deliver what the client expects.
When not working Chris enjoys walking, motorbikes, music and playing tennis – although his wife always beats him!
Working on the Ascot project was the most challenging, demanding and rewarding career experience to date I had the privilege of showing the Queen and Prince Philip around a pair of our finished private boxes
Adam is an experienced and reliable Construction Manager specialising in Data Centres, Mission Critical works and office fit-out. He has a wealth of experience within the construction industry, having managed many large and complicated projects in a wide variety of locations for prestigious clients.
Adam is used to working to a very high specification and meeting tight deadlines. His main strengths are the ability to build, manage and motivate teams of people to ensure the successful completion of the project Adam is an effective communicator on all levels and is experienced in most aspects of construction from internal finishes to structural steelwork and welcomes new challenges.
Adam is always keen to learn additional skills and work with new products and innovations.
I am someone who has a consultative selling style and who is concerned with the clients' needs - consistently asking questions to uncover what the client truly wants then being able to meet those requirements
Peter has a wealth of building services experience within the construction industry, having worked with many of the major design and build contractors as well as leading design consultancies within UK and abroad.
Peter is strong in communicating and connecting with people. He has a strong background and proven success with all aspects of building services design and installation. He prides himself on his reputation for accuracy, engineering ability and meeting deadlines.
Peter has been involved with major commercial and retail sector projects and for the last 15 years mainly Data Centre orientated.
In his spare time away from MiCiM he enjoys off-roading in his landrover, photography, walking and bird watching.
I am a firm believer that with good preparation, excellent communication and being true to your word, you can deliver quality experiences time and time again. I get immense satisfaction from seeing a project come together with my ultimate objective always being a very happy client at the end of it.
A focused, driven Project Manager with 8 year’s experience in the Data Centre design and build industry and a 25 years track record of delivering excellent service to clients. Lisa has strong background of delivering quality solutions and working with professionals at all levels to achieve business objectives.
With the ability to multitask in very fast paced environments, while also being very much a people person, Lisa manages to spin many plates while also keeping all stakeholders well-informed of progress. leaving them with a feeling of confidence throughout.
Outside of work Lisa can usually be found enjoying nature; walking through Ashridge Forest in Hertfordshire, walking across Ridge Way or pottering around in her garden.
I enjoy and take pride in what I do, I like building relationships with all parties to ensure that projects are delivered on time and on budget.
Albert is a hard-working, professional, reliable individual who is extremely thorough. He is a team player whilst also capable of being flexible and resourceful when working alone.
Albert has 18 years of experience in the construction industry as a Construction Project Manager. Managing Data Centres, Fit-out, and even refurbishment complex live buildings projects .
Albert has an excellent memory and adapts quickly to new methods of working. With excellent communication skills and an eye for detail, he works well in new situations and under pressure. Albert is always keen to adapt to new working methods that increase productivity.
Albert’s main hobbies outside of work are reading, watching TV, listening to music, Formula 1, football and he really enjoys working out, especially jogging to keep himself fit.
Senior Project Manager
Whilst I am a Senior Project Manager with over 40 years client, contractor engineering services and construction experience, I retain the same commitment, motivation and focus that inspires me to deliver projects to the satisfaction of the stakeholders, ensuring that objectives on H&S, programme, quality, and budget are met or bettered.
A tenacious, highly competent, committed, motivated and focused senior manager, before joining MiCiM, Dean was well known by the directors as a credible self-starter, with strong interpersonal / communication skills, who has managed many fast track projects, in particular Data Centre construction and fit-out, laboratory / pharmaceutical construction and fit-out, modular engineering and prefabrication, utilities, and projects that are technically innovative and challenging.
With over 40 years client and contractor engineering services and construction experience, Dean has a track record of successfully delivering projects in the UK and international arena, whilst bettering the objectives on programme, quality, and budget. He has the ability to absorb a brief and then deliver on it with minimum supervision. Dean utilises his strong commercial and contract awareness, in his current role as Contract Administrator for a multi-national financial services corporation.
Outside of work, Dean tries to spend as much time as he can with his daughter. However, when she is doing her own thing, he can usually be found in his garage working on his Mitsubishi Evo track car and Yamaha enduro motorbike. He also likes to try to attend the occasional trackday at Brand Hatch and Lydden Hill racing circuits.
Enthusiastic building services manager who takes pride in maintaining standards from the initial project conception, through to the installation and commissioning phases, forming the prerequisites to ensure every project is successfully completed.
Steve has over 40 years’ experience within the M&E building services industry having joined as an Apprentice Electrician with T Clarkes, before purely concentrating on the test and commissioning aspects of both electrical and mechanical services. 1987 joined Commtech Ltd as a Commissioning Manager working on the Trading Bank’s within Canary Wharf, with the last 15 years predominately in the Data Centre construction industry.
Steve thinks of himself as a team player that likes to engage in a proactive non-confrontational manner, and views maintaining good working relations as essential to a successful project.
Outside of work when Steve’s not demolishing and renovating his own home, his interest revolves around aviation and being credited as a pioneering member of radio-controlled electric flight in his early years, it’s a pursuit that he still maintains an interest in. Steve has also held a private pilot’s licence for over 30 years and credit that to his technical knowledge.
If you don’t plan properly you cannot effectively manage projects
With over 25 years in the Construction Industry wearing many different hats and working in multiple sectors Danny has gained wealth of understanding as to what it takes to initiate, manage and ultimately successfully complete projects of varied size and complexity. Thriving on challenging projects many of which have been detailed as critical in nature.
Danny’s career stated on the bottom rung working on sites in various sectors as an electrician until making the jump into management when the opportunity arose. At management level Danny’s career has taken him both client side and contractor level working on multi-stranded multi-disciplined projects he has a good eye for detail and a structured approach to management and cost control.
Living by the sea Danny likes to spend much of his spare time on the water Paddle Boarding, Kayaking or Fishing his aim for the future is to visit more of the UK’s coastline and rivers. He is also a keen gardener and enjoys relaxing in the tranquil space he’s created at home on the Southeast coast.
HR & Finance Associate
If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never the goal!
Emily is a proactive, organised individual who not only has substantial administrative experience, but also possesses a competitive spirit along with a strong desire to succeed and exceed. Since being with MiCiM she has completed training in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and achieved an Adobe accreditation in InDesign.
Aside from work Emily is keen at keeping fit and going to the gym. She is also a huge lover of all furry creatures and enjoys trying new things –she is currently knitting fluffy blankets.
I like to challenge convention, both in myself and in others, it helps bring out the best in the team and their ability to grow. Creating a strong team bond is paramount to a united delivery.
Daniel has 20 years’ experience in the construction industry having trained in both commercial and construction aspects. He has worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from high end residential, commercial offices, hotels and leisure sector, ultimately specialising in Mission Critical facilities.
Daniel co-founded MiCiM in June 2016 following 10 years at one of the UK’s leading Data Centre delivery specialists. He develops long standing relationships with end user clients, consultants and supply chain partners that have spanned the many projects he has been involved in.
In partnership with Richard Herrington, Daniel leads the commercial delivery of MiCiM’s service offerings, both are committed to the company’s core values of a Forward thinking, Client Focused, Collaborative approach to doing business, with an aim to ensuring the customer experience reaches the highest possible standards.
When not working Daniel can be found in the Cotswolds with his family, golfing or dining out. A keen traveller and passionate skier, he’s even known to attend the odd Rugby match or Formula 1 race.