Wilton International, Middlesbrough
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
I am keen to recruit and expand our QS team to develop and nurture young talent by challenging their expectations and thinking of the mission critical sector.
Andrew has over 20 years experience in construction, 15 within the Data Centre market across the UK and Europe.
Andrew is responsible for managing the day to day commercial operations for the business as well as offering client advice in regards to change control, cost management, value engineering and contract negotiations.
Andrew has in-depth experience working within live and operational data centres and therefore, fully understands the challenges and opportunities that may arise during data hall build and fit outs and specifically where it is crucial that the clients business operation is not impacted.
When not working, Andy enjoys adding to his property development portfolio, socialising with family and friends and travelling to many different countries.
I love to be a true mission critical industry expert with successful end-to-end project management experience. For the last four years, I have been developing my skills and abilities as a project planner within the UK data center industry. Now, I’m ready for a new challenge. I want to gain experience in international projects and I would like to manage globally dispersed teams.
Bengi brings a non-stop, can-do attitude. She’s very good at keeping all parts of a project moving forward and on target, and programme management requirements. In her last job, she was known for having outstanding attention-to-detail and can develop a comprehensive integrated programme for projects while ensuring key milestones and critical paths are well understood, monitored carefully, and issues are flagged quickly.
I love traveling, and I try to take a trip every season, and I enjoy baking in my downtime.
I am a task-oriented person, and have the ability to maintain focus on multiple items. Also, with experience comes the increased ability to prioritise between important and urgent tasks, to maintain a balance and this way to relieve pressure.
Villie’s career has always been about managing teams on site, either by managing a 2-person site team for a small pipework modification, to different sub-contractors and the delivery of their packages in coordination with the overall project, or a project team itself. From her experience project managing she has learnt how best to organise workstreams, communicate and colloborate with the project team whilst always keeping the project deadline and the budget in mind, all the way through to a successful completion.
When not working Villie likes to exercise, meet up with friends to cook together, read anything that comes in her hands and occasionally take courses (currently doing the PowerMBA – online MBA). Also travel a lot when there is no pandemic!
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.
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 38 years of experience in construction 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 that bring construction and technical services together rather than the historic them and us attitude.
This approach is particularly useful and successful in the delivery of critical services projects where communication, co-ordination and clear make ready needs are key to the success of the venture. From the late ’90’s he has specialised in Data Centre and critical services projects.
His philosophy has always been to create a “joined up” team approach from clients, consultants, 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!
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. After 10 years with Mace Technology, he formed MiCiM with his fellow directors, starting as the Technical Director, Marc became the Managing Director in 2021.
Hard working, pragmatic and enthusiastic, Marc is a highly competent professional who focuses on project leadership and processes throughout the RIBA Project lifecycle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketing & Information Manager
As MiCiM continue to grow it is vitally important that we must maintain our brand core values; being open, honest, collaborative and fair. I take this stance across every aspect of my role.
Alison is a hardworking, diligent creative individual that has worked in the construction industry for over 15 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 an experienced leader in the document control and snagging systems.
Alison utilises her communication skills to build on MiCiM’s brand awareness. With the vast companyy growth over the past year, it is vitally important to remain open and honest and make sure all the key processes are in place to support the wider team.
Alison loves travelling and continues to visit as many new countries as she can and also focuses on her health and well-being.
Project Management Executive
“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!
Senior Project Manager
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.
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 7 years’ experience in document control, she is knowledgeable in using and maintaining over five different document control systems and picks up new programmes very easily. Siân also possesses a wide range of administrative skills which help with managing business travel, marketing and communications, bid document assistance and helping with administering MiCiM business day to day. Siân has recently started training to move into Project Management.
In Sian’s free time she enjoys a healthy lifestyle especially keeping active at the gym.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mechanical Package Manager
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.
I have a real passion for delivering projects safely on time and on budget to the highest possible quality standards. This requires a very detailed understanding of all engineering functions, combined with commercial and programme management.
Jeff enjoys true team work and open honest collaboration and has achieved his highest career successes using this approach. He progressed his career from an electrical apprentice in 1978 to an International Business Engineering Director in 2013.
Jeff prides himself as a 40 year career engineer who has worked across the world in many different countries delivering vast engineering projects from Engine block assembly lines, sewage treatment, food production facilities, office facilities and latterly Data Centres. He has continually challenged convention and built businesses and delivery teams from scratch delivering some of the most challenging Data Centres projects and Campuses in Europe. Jeff has an incomparable work ethic and the ability to work very effectively under pressure. He provides real strategic thinking, guidance and leadership to project delivery and team members.
Jeff has a huge passion for people project delivery and engineering and has encouraged and supported others to achieve the highest standards possible and have a patented cooling solution for Data Centres.
Senior MEP Project Manager
The key to success is to focus on goals, not obstacles.
John has over 30 years experience in construction, having trained as an electrician and working his way up from the tools to a senior management role having achieved a BEng Degree in Electrical Engineering and obtaining his Chartered Engineer Status with the IET.
During his career he’s worked as an MEP design consultant, MEP contractor and main contractor. More recently working for a main contractor, carrying out a construction management roll, on major projects within London overseeing the MEP installation packages.
John joined the MiCiM team in January 2020 as a senior MEP manager and has been working closely with a number key clients within the mission critical sector since joining.
When John is not at work he likes to spend time with the family travelling the UK in his new found hobby, his campervan, visiting new places and seeing new sights.
I aim to continuously improve and develop my skills and knowledge in every work experience, knowing there is always room for self-improvement both personally and professionally
Alison has been in the construction industry for over eighteen years working on a multitude of projects ranging from UK Infrastructure, multi-million-pound town centre regeneration, interior fit-outs and also working in the rail and nuclear sectors.
She has gained a vast amount of knowledge working with many of the top industry-recognized electronic document management systems. This has helped her acquire a sound overall knowledge of the Project Management Office processes and procedures.
Alison competes in the odd half marathon and cycling events such as London to Brighton and when she gets the time, enjoys long walks with her partner and dog.
I am looking forward to successfully delivering scopes and projects for our Clients and growing with this business whilst enjoying and confronting the challenges of mission critical schemes.
A qualified Design and Construction Manager, Samuel started his career with Mace after working on a mixed-use development scheme in London before entering the data centre world. Samuel has delivered hyper scale Data Centres for technology clients in Holland, Denmark and Finland, delivering as a Main Contractor.
Samuel has also spent time in North America as a consultant to a UK technology company to help establish themselves in the North American fulfilment and distribution market. Samuel has essentially spent his entire career in the mission critical sector and feels attuned in how to deliver successful scopes and projects for mission critical clients in the way they want. Samuel now works with MiCiM as a Construction Manager delivering mission critical projects across the UK.
Samuel loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking, skiing and sailing. A keen Formula One and rugby fan, Samuel enjoys cheering on Saracens and some the great British drivers on the track.
CSA Construction Project Manager
I believe that the best way forward is to work collaboratively as a one team with the Client & Contractors to achieve high standards Health & Safety & high-quality builds.
Health & Safety is the most important element to me within the Construction Industry and coming to work every day. I like to my team to also have this at the top of their priority list while working out on site.
Health & Safety is the most important element to me within the Construction Industry and coming to work every day. I like to my team to also have this at the top of their priority list while working out on site.
Paul has over 20 years of experience within the Construction Industry. Working extensively throughout the UK & Europe working within the Data Centre Sector & Traditional Construction of Commercial, Leisure & Student Accommodation. He has a wide range of Construction & Data Centre knowledge, and this has been picked up working in great teams over the years.
When not at work I can be found with the family living on the Northeast Coast or on the Golf course. I’m a keen football fan, and for my sins I follow Newcastle United.
Assistant Project Manager
My goal for the near future is to integrate into MiCiM and become a well thought of member of the team. I pride myself on always being honest, fair to all stakeholders and being able to catch potential problems before they become an issue.
Scott has 10 years’ experience in the construction industry. He is used to working to a high specification, whilst delivering to tight deadlines and budgets in a fast-paced environment. Scott’s electrical trade and time working as a site manager and a client-side project manager has given him a varied and high level of experience delivering projects. This has taught him how to be flexible in his approach with various stakeholders whether they are tradesmen, suppliers, main contractors, or clients.
Scott has had full accountability of projects up to the sum of £2.3M, including projects at Heathrow Airport, Bristol Airport, Marlborough College and Bristol Temple Meads. His experience in the construction industry varies from new build housing developments through to schools, hospitals, and airports.
Scott has an electrical NVQ 3, a HNC in Construction Management, certificate for SMSTS and a PRINCE2 foundation qualification.
When not at work, if Scott isn’t not doing up properties to sell on, then you will find him travelling to as many new countries as he can and doing weird and wonderful things that he can tick of his bucket list. He also enjoys watching and playing a wide range of sports, mainly football! With my daughter born last summer, I am sure these priorities may change a bit!
Junior Quantity Surveyor
I like to gain in depth knowledge about my discipline so I can be an effective member of my team, I look forward to making further progress in my APC on my journey to become a Chartered QS.
After leaving sixth form Gurnek gained an apprenticeship with Fluor Ltd for 4 years, one year full time in college and 2 years part time at college with an additional year full time work, he attained a HNC and HND in Engineering focusing in both mechanical and electrical. Gurnek also attained a QCF in Project Controls by learning on the job about aspects of cost, scheduling and resource management for construction in Oil and Gas. In order to further his career opportunities he enrolled in Reading University full time to achieve a Quantity Surveying degree in which he was successful.
Gurnek joined MiCiM shortly after in June 2021 and is currently working as the primary QS for LHR1B. Leaning a lot in a short amount of time and continuing to learn more about the role and the industry.
I enjoy computer gaming, large open world exploration such as the Witcher 3 and Assassins Creed, but also keeping active with racket sports, squash being my favorite but never turning down a game of badminton. During the year I try my best to go travelling to explore and experience places that I have not interacted with before
I strive to achieve customer satisfaction, promote professionalism and leading a team to succuss, it gives me a great deal of self satification and pride in the team to know we have met the customers needs and expectations in a demading environment.
Andy has over 30 years experience in the Construction Industry. He has worked in various construction projects ranging from commercial, retail, residential, hotels, high security home office establishments and Data Centres.
He spent nealry 20 years working for main contractors in increasing roles of seniority and responsibility and has 13 years experience in the Data Centre Industry, he has also held senior positions client side and successfully delivered Data Center projects in the UK, mainland Europe and Iceland. He also has a dedicated approach to Health and Safety having developed processes and procedures to improve Health and Safety in the work place.
When not at work Andy enjoys spending time with his famliy, travellling and visiting new places, walking the dogs, eating out and attending sporting events whenever possible.
Recently, I have started to work with the marketing team and with continued professional development I will start to work on international business development this year.
Lairin is the lead document controller on the Hyperscale Data Centre campus build project in Dublin, her main role is to manage the documents to ensure quality, accuracy and correct distribution throughout the project team.
Lairin enjoys the collaboration process working with the client, design, trades and commercial teams across all levels and benefits from seeing the project go through the process from infancy to completion.
Lairin has over 20 year experience in office management and with a further 5 years in the data centre sector, she also has extensive training across different systems from procurement to public tendering.
When away from work Lairin enjoys all types of dancing and recently in lockdown started sea swimming in all types of weather which is rejuvenating if not freezing!!