HVACR Sector    (Heat Pumps are below)

Ventilation Fire Smoke Ltd - Paul White has extensive experience in the design of fire dampers and smoke control dampers. He is heavily involved in the relevant standardisation work for these products at national and international level. He works closely with regulators to help influence emerging changes. Allied with this he also has experience in the application of products in smoke control systems, having worked in this subcontracting area. Ventilation Fire Smoke Limited can offer consultancy/training on the above and also fire damper site inspection and test services. Paul has achieved a masters level qualification as an Expert Witness and so offers this service in these areas too.
Contact Paul White; +44 7548 754 560; Email; 

Allan Hurdle is an Independent Consultant, AKH Services Ltd. He has over 25 years experience in the HEVAC market. Currently technical consultant to the Smoke Control Association (part of FETA).  Allan has worked to support the Dame Judith Hackitt Working Groups and helped HVAC companies to grow their businesses via consultancy in India, Germany, Italy, China, Hong Kong and the UK.  As an indepenent consultant, the markets Allan has covered include Commercial; Industrial, OEM; Infrastructure; Service; Competitor's overview; Company Overviews; Smoke Control

For further information on how he can help you, contact:
Contact Allan Hurdle Email ;

Guy Hundy has extensive experience in the design and application of refrigeration compressors. Previously Director, Application Engineering with Copeland Europe, he has particular expertise in the field of compressor performance and efficiency in commercial refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps. Aleph Zero Ltd is a Climacheck partner, and offers demonstration and training in the Climacheck method of system analysis, and can arrange purchase of the necessary equipment.
Contact Guy Hundy: tel +44 1132 281002; E-mail ;

Bob Hurley FInst R at Retail Engineering Solutions Ltd. R-E-S is a privately owned company providing engineering solutions and project management focusing on refrigeration and lighting.

With lots of experience gained from working around the world as an Engineer for 26 years within a major retailer, I know how important the right equipment and design solution is.

We provide a high level of support and insight to all of our customers and we are passionate about meeting your needs. If it’s an independent cabinet approval to EN23953, Cabinet tender equipment analysis, or an energy audit to identify energy saving opportunities, we will help you in meeting the challenges and needs of your business.

Contact: Bob Hurley FInstR   +44(0)7764 209028

Ian Andrews Associates - Ian has spent over twenty years in the ventilation industry and before that some ten years in the appliance industry. He can offer advice on various matters relating to directives, regulations, standards and legislation where he has been heavily involved for many years. He can also manage your third party certification requirements; represent your company and your views at various stages in the development of British, European and International standards; conduct system reviews; help with your product "user instructions" and more. He also has experience in providing "expert witness" and carrying out research projects.
Contact Ian Andrews tel 01425 612096 email or

John Osmant - Director at iEurope Consulting Ltd. Management Consultancy specialising in Business Process Reengineering, Lean Manufacturing, Organisation re-design and re-structuring, Systems review and implementation and Results achievement. John is an Operations professional with a record of success achieved internationally at every organisational level, in a broad range of engineering and manufacturing industries. Successfully created sustained profitable growth from domestic and European markets in a highly competitive sector, identifying a coherent and integrated business strategy and translating strategy into action plans and results. Analytical, commercially astute and an inspirational leader with tried and tested employee motivation skills. Achieves outstanding customer service standards supported by excellent operational performance and business process efficiency, strong financial controls and cost reductions programmes.
Contact John Osmant Tonbridge, UK  m: 07785 231110; w: 01580 715856

Paul Singh - Refrigeration Training Consultant

Paul Singh of RefrigerationTraining.Org offers a one stop refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump portal.

Contact Paul Singh, Solihull  m: 07734 926747 w: www.RefrigerationTraining.Org

Refrigeration Developments and Testing (RD&T)
RD&T provides independent, knowledgeable and expert advice to develop the performance of refrigeration equipment and systems. Services include:

  • Design and testing of domestic, professional and retail refrigeration systems. Help can be provided at all stages from initial concept to development of prototypes to final optimisation and testing. RD&T combines the use of advanced mathematical modelling tools with practical design knowledge and skills to provide expert applied solutions.
  • Witness testing of the domestic, professional and retail refrigeration equipment.
  • Advice on how to comply with energy labelling or other temperature/ energy/ safety performance requirements. Staff have in-depth knowledges of test standards, energy labelling and performance metrics used to assess performance of refrigeration equipment.

Contact: Judith Evans, Churchill Building, Langford, North Somerset, BS40 5DU. Tel: +44(0)117 928 9239, Mob: +44(0)77 904 622 69; Fax 0117 928 9314, email:  Web site:

Alium Partnership Ltd - David Birtles has spent the last 12 years at Managing Director level for a number of global HVAC manufacturers and distributors. He can offer Consultancy services across many disciplines but specialises in : re-structuring : company turn-arounds : sales : strategic product marketing and sourcing.
Alium Partnership also operate through offices in Shanghai and Jakarta. They offer a “back office” sourcing, export and Consultancy service to European companies wishing to access Asian markets . Marketing services : component and product sourcing : price negotiations : product samples : pre-shipping goods inspection : export : legislation compliance : financing : is available through local experienced staff speaking Mandarin , Cantonese, Japanese, Malay and English. Exporting HVAC components, flexible ducting , solar panels/collectors, diffusers, heat pumps, pre-insulated aluminum clad ducts to European markets.
Contact: David Birtles Talbenny House, Bakers Lane, Norton, Daventry, Northants, UK, NN11 2EL
t: 44(0)1327 872979. m: 44(0)7715 163479

hD Associates – are a B2B consultancy in the field of marketing research, managing change and interim management. Howard Davis has spent over thirty years in the building services and ACR industries as well as working within health and safety and vocational rehabilitation. hD Associates are a pragmatic hands on practice and can offer advice on a wide range of matters relating to business planning, strategic direction, promotional activities, product development and organizational change.
Contact: Howard Davis t: 02920892654 m: 07809230156

Tait Consulting Limited - Jeremy is a consultant in energy efficiency and other environmental impacts of products, and related product policies (EuP Directive, labeling etc). He has over ten years experience working at UK and EU levels on regulations, product performance benchmarking and sustainability issues, with a specialism in refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.
Contact Jeremy Tait 39 Foliat Drive, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7AL
tel 01865 522 346; mobile 07814 242 469; e-mail

GL Associates are available for consultancy and project work in the Refrigeration Sector. In particular, in the food retail sector. Business development; climate levy; commercial PR; competitive appraisals; corporate identity; distributor audits; ECAs; end user asset audits; energy audits; european expansion; feasibility studies; food retail refrigeration; market research; marketing services; petrol forecourt refrigeration; preperation of specifications; product search; retail solutions; sector focus; seminar planning; site surveys; strategic planning; technical PR; temperature audits
Contact George Lang. tel: 01702 294639; mobile: 07811 141745;

Cool Concerns; Cool Concerns Ltd provides practical consultancy and training for the refrigeration industry. We have a unique range of expertise, skills and experience and provide cost effective solutions by working in close partnership with our customers.

Our consultancy service is extensive, ranging from advice on reducing energy and refrigerant usage, through equipment and component evaluation to onsite trouble shooting, auditing and recomissioning. Our aim is to save our customers' money by providing relevant and practical experience.

We carry out R & D projects for manufacturers and suppliers, both on site and at our facility in the West Midlands. This ranges from development of systems running on natural refrigerants to evaluation of engineers' tools and equipment.

The training we provide is tailored to individual needs and ranges from short sessions covering the basics to more in depth service and maintenance courses, specialist courses in HCs and CO2 and NVQs for apprentices and experienced workers. We also assess candidates for refrigerant handling and brazing skills. Our emphasis is on practical training using state of the art equipment and tools, backed up by high quality up to date presentations. All training is prepared and presented by engineers who have in depth experience of a wide range of RAC systems and applications.
Contact Steve Benton tel/fax 01684 290333; E-mail ; web:

Christopher Mulliss has a 10 year background as a Technical and Regulatory Affairs Manager within an international company as well as experience as a Technical Services Manager. He can offer consultancy on Regulations to provide you with an in-house service without the need for additional head-count, assisting you with meeting your compliance. The Regulation Shop can assist you by reviewing those regulations, providing plain English reviews of the measures that affect your business and assisting you in understanding compliance needs. Contact Chris Mulliss tel 01934 712112 email

CCC Consultants
Refrigeration and the temperature control of food. Processes designed, specifications produced, advice given, and surveys carried out for more than 100 companies. Experienced in refrigerant selection and testing, including natural refrigerants. Design of charging systems at 3 refrigerator factories (including the safety systems) to use hydrocarbon refrigerants. Legal Expert Witness reports and evidence in court.
Contact - Andrew Gigiel: Fairview, Moorlynch, Bridgwater, Somerset TA7 9BY UK.
Phone 44 (0)1458 210123; Fax 44 (0)1458 210123 available by arrangement
Mobile 44 (0)7940 559312
email    website

PME Services is a design and testing consultancy. He offers services in air quality testing, product design and project management. He is well known to FETA and would be happy to discuss members individual requirements should they need these services. Air quality testing / product design / project management.
Contact - John R Davidson C.Eng. M.I.Mech .E, PME Services, 8 Orchard Close, Wingrave, Aylesbury HP22 4PP
Tel/Fax 01296 688414 Mobile 07766 351252

CIBSE publishes a list of consulting building services engineering firms called The Register of Consultants. Only practices which have applied for inclusion and have a CIBSE corporate member as a partner or equivalent appear on the CIBSE list. It is obtainable by letter, fax, or email request from:

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Delta House 222 Balham High Road Balham London SW12 9BS

Tel No. 0208 675 5211, Fax No. 0208 675 5449 Email Address : Website:

Consultancy and Technical Services The Institute of Refrigeration publishes a list of individuals that can provide consultancy and technical services


Graham Hazell, Renewergy Consultants, Southampton - Graham provides consultancy advice to the Heat Pump Association and other organisations/individuals on a fee basis. His key speciality is  the design of heating systems as a whole (heat load/HP duty, sizing of heat pump and heating system design), heating controls and policy (RHI) advice.
Graham undertakes  expert witness work related to the sizing and application of heat pump heating & hot water systems. All types of heat pump systems are within his scope: Air Source; Ground Source; Water source; Electric vapour compression; Gas Absorption (GAHP) and Gas Engine (GEHP); Exhaust Air Heat Pumps (EAHP); Heat recovery heat pumps (HRHP).
Contact Graham Hazell, Renewergy Consultants, Southampton
Tel: +44 (0)7957 344 160   E mail:

Mr David Reay - David Reay is a consulting engineer, specialising in heat transfer and thermodynamics. His main areas of interest are compact heat exchangers, heat pumps and process intensification. He is an advisor to the UK Heat Pump Council, in particular on industrial heat pump technology. He is a Visiting Professor at 3 Universities: Nottingham (Built Environment), Heriot-Watt (Mechanical Engineering) and Newcastle (Chemical Engineering). He lectures on heat pump technology at two of these.
Contact David Reay & Associates, PO Box 25, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear. NE26 1QT
Tel: 0191 251 2985 Fax: 0191 252 2229 E-mail:

BFCMA - Flue & Chimney Sector

Peter Jenkins Peter Jenkins Consultancy Benhay Apperley Gloucestershire GL19 4DQ
Tel +44 (0)1452 780265 E-mail

Christian Pedersen - Specialist services providing information on selecting, installing, testing and use of flues and chimneys, including assistance for gaining product approvals and Building Regulations relating to installation and relining of chimneys. Christian Pedersen & Associates Unit 42 Vale Business Park Cowbridge Vale of Glamorgan CF71 7PF
Tel + 44 (0)1446 771567 E-mail