Jamie is a highly experienced professional with over 20 years of expertise in the fields of carbon capture, sustainable / circular construction, and waste management. Additionally, a technical advisor to the Government's All-Party Parliamentary Group for Industrial Hemp since November 2021. Notably, Jamie played a pivotal role in commissioning the UK's first commercially operated biochar production facility in Leicestershire. His approach to problem-solving is driven by the belief that every challenge presents an opportunity for improvement and innovation. Passionate about improving human and planetary health, Jamie is dedicated to delivering decarbonisation at scale and promoting the adoption of nature-based symbiotic solutions.
With a strong background in design and technical, Nicholas Lane heads the technical department at TaperedPlus, a national leader in providing bespoke flat roofing solutions across the UK. Nicholas started at the company 5 years ago as a trainee CAD designer. He has succeeded in building an extensive knowledge of flat roofing, including British standards and guidance surrounding the industry, which has led to a series of progression opportunities to form his current role. He has and continues to provide a best-in-class technical service to TaperedPlus's customers.
Product Development Director
I have been involved with the Construction Industry for over 40 years, in contracting, manufacturing and distribution.
My engagement has mainly been involved with Passive fire protection, thermal and acoustic insulation and interior finishes such as drywall and suspended ceilings.
Over the past few years I have been responsible for introducing super insulation into the UK, to meet the increasing demands for higher insulation values, but also for fire protection.
Ryan Jones is Managing Director at SLG Agency. With almost 20-years of experience managing communications for some of the construction sector’s biggest names, Ryan has built up a wealth of strategic marketing experience.
His passion for construction, and belief in the need to improve the image of the sector, has led him to found Deconstruction – a not-for-profit with the sole purpose of fixing the skills gap by changing the public’s perception of the industry.
Kerry has worked in Learning and development for 14 years, with a high level of experience and understanding of apprenticeships, Kerry sits in many work streams and is currently leading the project management of a diversity coalition for the industry. Kerry approaches her work and tasks with a people focus and prides herself on doing what she says she is going to do along with making sure she is approachable.
Falcon Felt Roofing
Peter has previously been a technical manager for a felt manufacturer and has surveyed and specified hundreds of roofs. He now runs a successful roofing company who pride themselves on not just quality but service also.
Category Director – Walling Membranes
Craig has over 20 years of extensive knowledge and experience in roofing and construction membranes in dealing with condensation control, airtightness, reflective thermal technology and building structure fire safety. In 2012 Craig led the design team in the specification and detailing of the first Passivhaus 56-bedroom care home to be built in the UK. With his extensive product knowledge Craig has developed products that are now extensively used in the construction industry and has just recently developed the first Class A2 -s1,d0 product that has been shortlisted for a number for innovation awards.
Founder & Non-Executive Chairman
Winner of RCI’s Outstanding Contribution of the Year Award in 2021, Peter Johnson boasts more than 40 years’ experience within the rainscreen cladding industry. Since its formation in 1999, he has guided Vivalda Group PLC to become the UK’s largest and most respected distributor / manufacturer of high performance, non-flammable rainscreen cladding.
Partner and Head of Built Environment Projects
David Vayro is a highly respected and experienced construction lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience working in the industry. Ranked in the Legal 500 and recently named in a list of the top 10 most influential construction lawyers in the North West, David is experienced in advising end employers, occupiers, developers, funders and contractors on a broad range of construction issues, including conflict management and dispute resolution. He is adept at navigating complex legal issues and supporting clients in finding an effective solution.
Chief Executive Officer
William Bown is the CEO of Boulder Developments, overseeing three businesses: SuperFOIL Insulation, Ventilation Megastore, and Treefloor. Following his family's footsteps as a second generation leader, he drives the company's growth and direction. With his guidance, Boulder Developments has achieved success across its ventures and notably, SuperFOIL is now the leading provider of high performance, sustainable and long-lasting multifoil insulation solution in the industry with an £11m+ turnover.
Engineered Panels in Construction (EPIC)
Chris Pateman has been General Secretary of EPIC, the trade association for UK sandwich panel manufacturers, since September 2018. He has over 40 years’ experience serving the construction supply-chain, the last 20 working as a professional trade association manager.
In his role with EPIC, Chris is currently chair of the HSE’s Advisory Committee on Roof Safety, deputy chair of the CLC all-industry committee on Professional Indemnity Insurance, a member of the industry’s Hackitt Working Group 2, mapping installer competence, an active delegate to the Fire Sector Federation and chair of the ‘Products’ work-stream for the International Fire Safety Standards coalition.
Master Roofers UK
An experienced roofer and roof restoration specialist, Stewart Rowles has worked in the heritage roofing sector for over 20 years. He has worked on many prestigious buildings and projects, specialising in ornate leadwork and heritage slating and tiling, among other traditional skills. Stewart is also managing director at Master Roofers UK, an online community of 11,500 roofers and industry personnel. Even though Stewart is still carrying out roofing projects throughout the country, he is now heavily focused on raising the profile of roofers and roofing-based education in the UK. He writes roofing related articles for construction-based publications, and also has his own online video and content series on social media and YouTube called ‘The Rowles Report’, where he highlights the UK roofing industry and shares case studies about interesting work, technical advice and debate key issues.
Divisional Facade & Technical Manager for ARBO, CCM-Europe
ARBO®, part of Carlisle Construction Materials
Mark Halliday has more than 25 years’ experience in the construction industry. A qualified mechanical engineer, his diverse career has included roles in national builder’s merchants, concrete floor beam design & estimating, civil engineering estimating for London Underground and the nuclear industry.
For the past decade, Mark has been working in the specialist building membrane, developing detailed understanding of this very complex and essential element of contemporary building design. With his extensive knowledge of the specialist building façade sector Mark is a trusted professional, advising customers with solutions for complex contemporary building designs.
The Scaffolding Association
Robert is responsible for overall management and leadership for this membership-based organisation within the Specialist Construction Sector. Providing uncomplicated, pragmatic but professional support to the construction industry, advising clients, contractors and designers. Developing and implementing a robust membership scheme to drive up standards and improve safety in the scaffolding industry.
Andrew Davis has 29 years experience in cladding & roofing. With the most recent 12 years with Cedral.
Whether it be advising installers, stockists, architects or home owners Andrew's expertise helps guide Cedral customers from picking the right product to being installed correctly. Ensuring they last for years to come.
Head of Careers
The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC)
Ruth Scarrott has more than 15 years of experience in the careers sector. As Head of Careers at NFRC, her focus is on implementing a careers strategy for the whole roofing and cladding industry and is committed to supporting members as well as working with industry and wider stakeholders to address the widespread skills shortages within roofing.
Ruth is a passionate advocate for improving life chances for everyone, especially disadvantaged groups, and has a particular interest in the part that the workforce can play in revitalising organisational culture.
Head of Operations, Building Control
Health & Safety Executive
Andrew has over 20 years’ experience with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). In this time, Andrew has worked on the frontline to improve health and safety standards in agriculture, public services, manufacturing, waste and recycling and construction. Andrew has initiated several campaigns to promote health and safety and has led many high-profile prosecutions following health and safety failures.
Most recently, Andrew was the industry competence lead within the HSE Building Safety Regulator team. This role involves liaising with industry stakeholders to support standards, guidance and frameworks that can be used grow competence into the new building safety regime.
Andrew was also the Secretariat for the Interim Industry Competence Committee, where he helps to identify and address the strategic competence priorities.
Andrew is now Head of Operations for Building Control (Gateway 1,2,3) at the BSR