An experienced team

As a leader in our field we have the experience and technical skill required to deliver challenging projects of any scale, anywhere.

  • Director
  • Our Board
  • Professional Advisory Board
  • Ben Bradford

    Chief Executive Officer

    Ben Bradford

    Chief Executive Officer

    Qualifications

    BSc Hon's MSc MBA CEng PPCABE FRICS FIFireE

    experience

    27 Years

    specialism

    Leading Professional Service Firms and Strategic Fire Risk Management

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    Ben Bradford

    Chief Executive Officer

    BB7’s people-focused CEO prides himself on his approachability. He keeps in touch with as many people as possible and considers seeing people grow personally and professionally a business imperative. He prides himself on knowing where each of his people is in their career journey and places a lot of weight on shaping, nurturing, and enforcing our values and culture.

    Why the name BB7? Ben founded the company on SEVEN guiding principles. These are our values and they describe the unique character, spirit and identity that are embedded in BB7.  Ben is adamant that we must get this stuff right, because we do not want to be just another organisation.

    Under Ben’s stewardship, the firm now has a network of offices throughout the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. He’s an MBA with significant board-level experience in both commercial organisations and not-for-profit professional bodies. He was an executive Director in a multi-national fire engineering firm, a Non-Executive Director at the RICS and former President and Chairman of the board at the Chartered Association of Building Engineers. In 2019, the Mayor of London appointed him as a Non-Executive Director as part of the Skills for Londoners, Business Partnership.

    He studied Building Surveying, Building Engineering and holds dual professional status as a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Surveyor and the passion he has for the company and his profession is unmistakable. For Ben it’s all about purpose, it’s not enough to simply practice engineering or risk management; he aims to make a significant contribution to the development of these professions.  He understands that to be a professional we must contribute to the public good.

  • Katie Beck

    Chairwoman

    Katie Beck

    Chairwoman

    experience

    20 Years

    specialism

    Finance and Private Equity

    Katie Beck

    Chairwoman

    Katie has a background in finance and private equity. She has over 20 years of experience investing in and working with UK businesses across a range of sectors, with a focus on service-orientated businesses in regulated markets.

    Alongside her role at BB7, Katie chairs Finatal, a leading private capital recruitment specialist, and works as a partner and advisor to Agathos Management, a London-based private equity firm investing in UK SMEs.

    Prior to her current roles, Katie was a Partner and Head of Portfolio at August Equity LLP and previously held roles at Doughty Hanson LLP, Darwin Private Equity LLP and Lazard.

  • Koby Dankwah

    Chief Financial Officer

    Koby Dankwah

    Chief Financial Officer

    Qualifications

    BA (Hons) FCA

    experience

    15 years

    specialism

    Finance and Private Equity

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    Koby Dankwah

    Chief Financial Officer

    Koby is an accomplished financial executive with over 15 years of experience, specialising in leading medium-sized businesses through periods of growth and transformation. As the Chief Financial Officer of BB7, Koby brings a wealth of expertise in financial management, strategy, and operations within private equity-backed businesses.

    Prior to joining BB7, Koby served in senior finance roles in several PE-backed businesses, accompanied with a proven track record of successful exits. With a solid foundation in finance, Koby earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Hertfordshire and is a fellow member of the ICAEW (FCA).

    Koby is not only proficient in financial management but also excels in leadership and communication. He fosters a collaborative work environment, empowering his team to achieve their full potential and aligning financial goals with overall business objectives. His transparent communication style and commitment to integrity foster trust and confidence among stakeholders.

    Outside of work, Koby lives with his wife and two children in London, often escaping the big city and exploring the Garden of England, Kent.

  • David Quinn

    Quality Director

    David Quinn

    Quality Director

    Qualifications

    CEng MIEI CEng MIFireE

    experience

    16 Years

    specialism

    Fire Safety Engineering

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    David Quinn

    Quality Director

    David is a Chartered Engineer with significant experience at delivering innovative and practical fire strategies throughout Ireland, the UK and beyond. Currently based in Dublin, David has previously spent a large part of his career leading the fire engineering delivery for a large multidisciplinary firm based in London. David was Group Director of Fire Engineering at Buro Happold in London before returning to Dublin where he is now Engineering Director for BB7.

    During his career, David has had the privilege of leading some highly skilled fire engineering teams on some of the most fantastic and iconic projects.  A strong believer in integrated design, he has developed his consultancy skills working closely with clients, architects and other engineering disciplines to ensure that the fire strategy is understood, developed, co-ordinated and implemented correctly. David believes there is more than one way to approach challenges and endeavours to help clients and architects create environments that are not only safe but also great places to live, work and enjoy life. David also takes great pride in creating a working environment that enables the team to thrive and develop their professional careers.

  • Eoin Troy

    Operations Director

    Eoin Troy

    Operations Director

    Qualifications

    BEng (Hons) MSc (fire) AIFireE

    experience

    14 Years

    specialism

    Fire Safety Engineering

    Eoin Troy

    Operations Director

    Eoin is a Director with BB7, working from the Belfast Office. He has over 14 years of experience in a vast range of sectors covering over 500 projects and working with many well-known contractors and architects. He has grown teams and worked on award-winning projects throughout Britain, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland.

    Eoin was based in London for 13 years, leading Fire Engineering teams with Bureau Veritas/Fusion Fire Engineering. He moved to Belfast in 2019 to set up a Belfast Office and expand the London Office for Goldsmith Engineering, which was later acquired by BB7 in 2020.

    Eoin has a strong interest in growing teams, teaching younger members of staff and increasing their competency. He specialises in ‘Fire Engineered Solutions’ using current research, calculations from first principles, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and relevant guidance documents.

    With Bureau Veritas/Fusion Fire Engineering, Eoin joined the small practice, helped it expand, and heavily contributed to growing its reputation, progressing up to working with world-renowned architects, contractors, and projects. Whilst understanding Client’s needs, he maintains a strong emphasis on keeping solutions simple and practical for architecture, construction, and management during the life of the building.

  • Shane Ryan

    Operations Director

    Shane Ryan

    Operations Director

    Qualifications

    MSc AIFireE

    specialism

    Computational Fluid Dynamics and Fire Strategy

    Shane Ryan

    Operations Director

    With an electrical engineering background, complimented by a postgraduate Master of Science (MSc) in Fire and Explosion Engineering, Shane is a well respected Associate Director at BB7.  His experience as a consulting engineer spans residential, to commercial use and both national and international projects.

    Shane manages a large team in our Chatham office, undertaking complex engineering studies utilising computational fluid dynamics, zone modelling and fire engineering calculations. He is a seasoned project leader working through all seven RIBA stages and a proven negotiator with approving authorities.

  • Paul McLaughlin

    Operations Director

    Paul McLaughlin

    Operations Director

    Qualifications

    BSc (Hons) in Fire Safety Engineering, MSc in Fire Safety Engineering, MIFE

    experience

    20+ Years

    specialism

    Fire Engineering

    Paul McLaughlin

    Operations Director

    Paul joined BB7 as a Director in February 2022 with 20 years experience in the fire industry. His experiences range from:

      • Managing a team of specialist engineers and working within the team when required.
      • Preparation and negotiation of client requirements
      • Experience in working with a range of contractors, consultants, or developers.
      • Expertise in mentoring, developing, and guiding trainees and junior/ intermediate staff.
      • A seasoned professional in managing clients’ projects and achieving their goals.
      • International experience working on projects in Nairobi Kenya, Moscow Russia, Astana Kazakhstan

     

    Since joining BB7 Paul has worked closely with the OPEX team in implementing procedure changes throughout the business and worked closely with the ROI in revenue generation, project efficiency, resources allocation, recruitment, and business development in the region.

    Future objectives include –  utilising his experience in strategic leadership, and his ability to visualize, plan, lead, and ensure efficiency out of resources to execute strategies efficiently to achieve success throughout BB7.

  • Steve Michael

    Director

    Steve Michael

    Director

    Qualifications

    ACABE MIFireE MIFSM

    experience

    40 Years

    specialism

    Fire Risk Management

    Steve Michael

    Director

    Steve has significant fire safety and Building Regulations knowledge which is why he is the right man to head BB7’s major projects. His experience enables him to provide cost effective solutions for our clients, reducing approval risk with efficiency and increasing certainty during the design phase.

    Steve’s the ‘go-to’ guy in the office credited with mentoring many our people throughout their early careers. He started his long career at the Greater London Council Building Regulations Division. He progressed from here to a successful career in the London Fire Brigade, Fire Safety Department. He gained a further 14 years’ experience here and reached the recognised rank of Station Officer (non-operational). He was involved in some prestigious projects during this period and became involved in a number of larger Section 20 developments, including the Tate Modern Gallery and GLA building. Prior to joining BB7, Steve was the Fire Engineering Manager at a large multi-national fire engineering consultancy and headed their major projects including the planning development stage at 20 Fenchurch Street. At BB7 Steve heads a number of our major projects.

  • Dominic Way

    Director

    Dominic Way

    Director

    Qualifications

    BEng (Hons) CEng MIFireE

    experience

    19 years

    specialism

    Fire Safety Engineering

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    Dominic Way

    Director

    Dominic is a Chartered Engineer with a specialism in fire engineering. and the director of the Glasgow office which serves the whole of Scotland as well as supporting other offices throughout the rest of the UK and Ireland.

    Having worked at three different consultancies over a 16 year period, Dominic has a broad and sound knowledge of fire engineering within the construction industry in both existing buildings and as part of a design team for new developments.

    Dominic was the second employee within BB7 and has been here since early 2010. He’s passionate about the people of BB7 , what we have achieved together and our ever-growing potential.

    His years of experience have given him a broad base of both fire engineering and fire risk management. Dominic originally started his career specialising in CFD and smoke control, which provided him with a good grasp of fire engineering principles. He has also served on committees including British Standards.

    He has experience in England, Scotland and the Middle East and has worked with NFPA, IBC and Saudi Arabia Building Codes.

    Landmark projects include ‘One New Change’, ‘Marble Arch Place’ and part of the team who he was part of the team who worked on the ‘Dubai Metro’ ventilation systems.

    Outside work Dominic loves the adventure of life and is most happy hiking the hills, camping with everything he needs packed into a backpack or panniers.

  • Linda Douglas

    Chief People Officer

    Linda Douglas

    Chief People Officer

    Qualifications

    Chartered Fellow (FCIPD)

    experience

    4 Years

    specialism

    Human Resources

    Linda Douglas

    Chief People Officer

    Linda joined BB7 in May 2016 and began formalising HR within the business working closely with the CEO to embed the company values and vision. Since then HR at BB7 has remained focused on our number one value – People.

    Linda continues her dedication on acquiring and managing the human resources function required for long-term sustainable success within BB7. In addition to traditional resource planning, recruiting and retention strategies, her role also encompasses executive coaching, leadership development and succession planning.

    Our passionate people are what makes the company succeed and focusing on their engagement, wellbeing and enjoyment at work remains our focus, enabling our culture to thrive.

    Linda’s role includes being an ambassador for workforce spending, who can demonstrate the benefits by impact on ROI. She is able to analyse human capital data and industry trends to guide recommendations on company policy. She enjoys building culture to improve employee retention, as well as aid in talent acquisition.

    Linda continues to facilitate and build relationships to access new talent pools and lead change management efforts as they relate to human capital.

    Linda will drive HR in the coming years, bringing the team with her into new and innovative ways of working and growing, embarking on campaigns and ideas to further support our people in their career journeys.

  • James Groves

    Director

    James Groves

    Director

    Qualifications

    MEng (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering, CEng

    specialism

    Fire Assurance Services, Construction Support, Fire Engineering

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    James Groves

    Director

    James is a Director at BB7 working from our Chatham Historic Dockyard office, having gained an MEng in Civil Engineering he joined us as a Fire Engineer working on the design of buildings in a number of sectors. James is a full Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers and is a Chartered Engineer registered with the Engineering Council. James heads up our Fire Assurance Services discipline in the UK and Ireland which focuses on FRAEW & EWS1 services, intrusive inspection services, remedial consulting services, expert witness, and RIBA 5 site inspections. 

  • Naoki Woodward

    Director

    Naoki Woodward

    Director

    Qualifications

    MSc Façade Engineering, MSC Industrial Product Design

    experience

    18 years+

    specialism

    Façade Engineering

    Naoki Woodward

    Director

    Naoki heads up the façade engineering capability and is part of the senior leadership team at BB7. He comes from a multi-disciplinary background, having led and developed the façade and façade access discipline at a leading multinational consultancy.

    He has extensive UK and international project experience across both existing assets and newbuild projects and is a firm believer that ‘every building has the right to be heard’.
    Being a strong advocate for circular principals – including re-use rather than recycling of existing materials, he strives to push ‘existing assets’ to the fore of BB7s consultancy portfolio.

    Having worked in façade supply chain, for a main contractor and in consultancy roles this unique perspective gives him an excellent appreciation of the challenges in façade design, procurement, manufacture, and delivery.

    He takes an active role in the industry, undertaking Expert Witness commissions and is involved in a number of working groups including the Build Safety Act (internal group) and the JCI (Joint Competence Initiative) advisory team.

  • Alec Storey

    Director

    Alec Storey

    Director

    Qualifications

    BSc (Hons), CEng, MIFireE

    experience

    20 Years

    specialism

    Fire Safety Engineering

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    Alec Storey

    Director

    Alec is a Chartered Engineer through the Institution of Fire Engineers and the Director of the Manchester office.

    Since graduating from the University of Leeds with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Fire Science, he has worked in fire engineering consultancy for 20 years and has led the fire engineering design on projects across all sectors and sizes and has extensive experience of prestigious residential, educational, transport, sport, and commercial developments.

    Alec has developed fire safety strategies for projects within the UK and internationally, utilising both UK guidance and standards and international design codes (NFPA, IBC, QCDD Standards, Saudi Building Code), alongside computational fluid dynamics fire and smoke modelling and evacuation modelling, to provide pragmatic design solutions that meet the aspirations of the design team without compromising fire safety.

  • John Rigby

    Director

    John Rigby

    Director

    Qualifications

    BSc (hons) FSIDip MIFireE MRICS C.Build E MCABE

    experience

    19 Years

    specialism

    Fire Safety Engineering

    John Rigby

    Director

    With over 19 years of experience in fire safety and the regulatory framework, John is a Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers, a Chartered Surveyor, and a Chartered Building Engineer. He also holds an IFE and IFSM accredited diploma in Fire Stopping Inspection.

    As an ex-Approved Inspector, John has extensive experience of consulting with the Fire Authority and through his knowledge of the Building Control system and the Building Regulations is able to reduce approvals and compliance risks. John’s passion for fire safety and interest in bespoke solutions led him into fire engineering. With invaluable site experience, he understands how buildings are constructed. John’s approach is based on an understanding of design objectives that include life safety, business continuity and property protection. He is experienced in assessing and designing fire safety engineered solutions for a range of different buildings, ensuring the financial, aesthetic and functional aspirations of each scheme are met where possible, whilst maintaining an appropriate level of fire safety.

  • Mandy Youssef

    Associate Director

    Mandy Youssef

    Associate Director

    Qualifications

    QUALIFICATIONS BEng(Hons) MSc AIFireE

    specialism

    Fire Safety Engineering

    Mandy Youssef

    Associate Director

    Mandy Youssef is a Multi-Award-winning Associate Engineer, who leads an array of talented Engineers within our London office and co-creator of our Graduate Program.

    Mandy has worked on wide range of projects throughout the UK, ranging from complex artistic residential developments, shopping center’s, hospitals, and transport infrastructure as well as 2022 City building of the year.

    Her work includes public developments such as hospitals and railway stations as well as private developments and multinational company workspaces and hotels. As part of her role, Mandy provides bespoke fire strategies tailored to her clients’ building needs whilst providing in-depth solutions and support throughout project development and construction.

    Land mark projects include ‘The Minories’, Waterloo station, Natural History Museum as well as the  ‘Royal Marsden Cancer Centre’. Mandy is currently working towards her Charted status.

    Alongside her day-to-day duties, Mandy is our Talent Development Lead, she is responsible for our internal career development training programs, as well as nurturing and empowering both internal and external talents within the industry.

    Beyond her professional endeavours, Mandy enjoys pursuing various hobbies and can often be found at the gym, and or engaging in physical activities that promote a healthy body and mind. Mandy is also an avid traveller, always seeking new destinations and cultural experiences to fuel her curiosity and creativity.

  • Neil Eaton

    Technical Director

    Neil Eaton

    Technical Director

    Qualifications

    BEng(Hons) (Fire Engineering) IEng (Incorporated Engineer) FIFireE (Fellow of Institution of Fire Engineers) MIFSM (Member of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers)

    experience

    40 years

    specialism

    Fire Safety Engineering

    Neil Eaton

    Technical Director

    Neil has been involved in fire-related work for over 40 years, having worked for 25 years in a variety of roles in a local authority fire service prior to taking up roles in fire engineering. Neil’s fire service roles included operational firefighting and incident command, fire investigation, and technical fire safety inspection and enforcement.

    As a fire engineer, Neil brings a wealth of experience from his fire service background to inform and compliment his technical knowledge and expertise in fire safety design of buildings across many sectors including healthcare, residential, defence, schools, universities, leisure, commercial and industrial premises. Neil also has significant experience in conducting fire safety assessments and audits.

  • Nick Dension-Pender

    Chief Operating Officer

    Nick Dension-Pender

    Chief Operating Officer

    specialism

    Operations Management

    Nick Dension-Pender

    Chief Operating Officer

    Having studied Manufacturing Systems Engineering at university, Nick has had a career focussing on scaling businesses across the world. Having worked extensively in Africa, India and the US, he now leverages his most recent experience optimising the operating model, delivering the growth strategy and leading the operational team here at BB7.

    Before joining BB7 as Chief Operating Officer, Nick spent 12 years as COO for a private equity-backed pharmaceutical consultancy, Prescient Healthcare Group. He helped grow the business to service clients from 8 offices across 3 continents and by the time he left, Prescient employed more than 500 highly skilled scientists.

    Outside of work, Nick lives with his wife and 4 children in Scotland. He is often found walking and running the hills or spending time exploring the endless lochs and coastlines of Scotland by boat.

  • Ray Quinn

    Director

    Ray Quinn

    Director

    Qualifications

    BEng (Hons) MSc CEng MIEI MIFireE

    experience

    20 Years

    specialism

    Fire Safety Engineering

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    Ray Quinn

    Director

    Ray Quinn is a Director with BB7 specialising in fire safety engineering. For 20 years Ray has been providing fire safety engineering advice throughout the UK and Ireland with his early career spent in London.

    Ray has provided fire engineering advice on a wide range of complex projects including mixed use developments, airport terminals, shopping centres, large healthcare and educational premises, high rise offices, apartments, hotel developments, historic buildings and large distribution warehousing. Ray has also provided specialist advice on the incorporation of atria in buildings.
    Most recently, Ray has led the development of the fire engineering strategies on the new world class Cavendish III Physics Laboratories at Cambridge University (~£300M) and the new National Maternity Hospital in Dublin (~€300M). Ray also led the development of fire engineering strategies for a number of large schemes in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter including the iconic Titanic Belfast building (~£100M).
    Ray has lectured on Human Behaviour in Fire, Fire Dynamics, Smoke Control in Complex Buildings, Fire Safety Engineering and Principles of Fire Safety in Healthcare Premises. He has been a part time lecturer in Fire Engineering Design at University of Ulster’s MSc Fire Safety Engineering course since 2004. Ray is a Chartered Engineer and a member of Engineers Ireland and the Institution of Fire Engineers.

  • William Ward

    Director

    William Ward

    Director

    Qualifications

    BSc MSc CEng MIFireE MEI

    experience

    15 Years

    specialism

    Fire Engineering

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    William Ward

    Director

    William joined BB7 in 2017 to lead our business in Ireland and currently leads the Dublin Office. William previously worked for Arup for over 10 years. William holds a BSc and an MSc in Fire Engineering from Letterkenny Institute of Technology and the University of Ulster respectively.

    He has in excess of 15 years’ experience which has been earned managing fire-related projects in Ireland, the UK, and throughout the world. William has developed and delivered fire strategies for buildings in Russia, Italy, Croatia, Belgium, The Netherlands, Turkey, Albania, Kazakhstan, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Oman.

    William has experience in all general building types (commercial, retail, hotels, residential, education, etc.) but has also gained experience in areas of specialised fire engineering which include stadiums, airports, and tunnels.

    William has carried out numerous inspections on behalf of building owners, operators, managers, vendors, and prospective purchasers.  William is a Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland and the Institution of Fire Engineers with whom he also is a member of the Irish Branch council and performs the role of membership secretary.

    William also enjoys speaking at conferences and is a visiting lecturer at Trinity College Dublin.

  • Mark Egan

    Commercial Director

    Mark Egan

    Commercial Director

    Qualifications

    MIFireE BEng Fire Engineering BEng PGDip Fire Investigation Fire Engineering Post Graduate Modules

    experience

    25 Years

    specialism

    Fire Safety Engineering

    Mark Egan

    Commercial Director

    Professional Experience

    Mark has over 25 years of experience in the fire industry, working as a fire safety engineer for the last 18 years. Prior to working as a fire safety engineer Mark was previously a Fire Officer within Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and a Fire Engineer for New Zealand Fire Service. He is a former Chairman of the Lancashire Group of the Institution of Fire Engineers and has worked extensively to promote learning and discussion amongst industry professionals. Mark also sat on the UCLAN Industrial Liaison Committee and worked as part of the RICS EWS1 Committee. Mark has worked on a wide range of Fire Engineering and Fire Risk Management projects across many sectors both in the UK and internationally.

    Mark is a Fire Engineering and Fire Risk Management specialist and has a well-rounded knowledge of all aspects of the industry that allow him to take a pragmatic view of fire safety from a range of perspectives.  Mark is able to identify and view issues from the point of view of the relevant stakeholders and recommend control measures and timescales which are the most practical in terms of reducing risk and limiting expenditure.  Mark focuses on delivering innovative fire engineering solutions which are practical, efficient and cost effective to implement.

    Mark was a founder of Omega Fire which he developed over a 10 year period from 3 staff to 35 along with his 2 business partners. Omega Fire had a reputation for high quality Fire Engineering work and operated at high profit margins due to the efficiency of their set up and the technical expertise of their team. Due to this we were bought out by BB7 Group, who are backed by the BGF, in 2019.

    Mark is currently Commercial Director at BB7 where he has responsibility for the Legal Team ensuring that BB7 maintain efficient and effective commercial processes which protect BB7 without hindering business. Mark also has a focus on service quality and client success to ensure BB7 become a globally recognised, successful fire and façade consulting brand. Mark works closely on the development and management of the commercial strategy for the business, working closely with the COO and Directors to make sure the commercial needs of the business are understood at all levels. His aim is to ensure that BB7 remain at the forefront of their field commercially and fully protected from commercial threats to the business.

  • Gemma Morris

    Director Of Business Services

    Gemma Morris

    Director Of Business Services

    experience

    18 Years

    specialism

    Management, Project Management, Operations

    Gemma Morris

    Director Of Business Services

    Gemma’s experience has spanned over 18 years with a background in Projects/Operations Lead and Office Management. Gemma has demonstrated her skills working in the Nuclear and Defence, Aerospace, Automotive industry, and Social Housing, as an effective and resourceful Manager. She has a proven track record for delivering results via effective team management and project management skills.

    Gemma joined the Manchester office of BB7 in October 2020 and is responsible for managing the Business Support Team. Gemma motivates and manages her team on complex and innovative projects and can manage a varied workload. She is familiar with working with people at all levels, and has an excellent commercial approach to solving problems and developing business processes. Gemma supports other managers to drive teams and ensure they strive to do the best job possible and aims to create a motivated and happy team, through one-to-one sessions and all-round support.

    Gemma has strong management skills in Quality, Environmental, and Security methods with over 10 years of experience in Integrated Management Systems.

    Outside of work, Gemma enjoys spending time with her little girl Scout, making sure she either has her ballet shoes or football boots at the ready. Alongside this, Gemma loves cooking and experimenting with different recipes, sometimes successful, sometimes not!

  • Rebecca Bower

    Marketing Director

    Rebecca Bower

    Marketing Director

    Qualifications

    BA (Hons) MCIM

    experience

    14 years

    specialism

    Marketing Campaign Management, Brand Management, Digital Marketing, Strategic Marketing

    Rebecca Bower

    Marketing Director

    Rebecca joined BB7 in 2020 during the pandemic and has remained steadfast in growing the marketing function. With her experience in the tech industry (Over 12 years) in roles such as campaign manager, digital lead, and Brand marketer, she has a wealth of knowledge across all marketing disciplines to enable the department to shape the future of BB7. Rebecca briefly worked in the construction industry before joining BB7 which gave her insight into the dynamic nature of the industry, and to ensure she is attuned to the sector Rebecca has spent many days shadowing our technical team to understand their day-to-day work on-site and develop rapport with clients.

    As a dedicated CIM professional and with her passion for the business, Rebecca is keen to demonstrate positive results. Since joining BB7 many changes have ensued including the brand revamp, a new website, and the wealth of client collateral has grown. Rebecca is always looking to further her studies and is currently undertaking her Leadership and Management qualification Level 5.

  • David Baron

    Associate Director

    David Baron

    Associate Director

    Qualifications

    CEng MIFireE PMSFPE

    experience

    16 Years

    specialism

    Structural Fire Engineering

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    David Baron

    Associate Director

    David Baron is a skilled Structural Fire Engineer with more than 16 years of experience in the construction industry. Over the last decade, he has led a team of Engineers and Estimators at a global intumescent coating manufacturer, focusing on international cellulosic and hydrocarbon projects.

    As a Chartered Engineer through the IFE, David is passionate about providing pragmatic solutions to complex challenges. David recently joined Associate Director with BB7, where he is developing a strong Structural Fire Engineering service to help grow the business. David is dedicated to delivering exceptional results to his clients and specialises in steel structures.

  • Iain Gray

    Associate Director

    Iain Gray

    Associate Director

    Qualifications

    MEng CEng MICE MSFE

    experience

    16 Years

    specialism

    Fire Safety Engineering

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    Iain Gray

    Associate Director

    Iain is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Member of the Society of Façade Engineering with over 16 years of experience within the envelope sector.

    With a wide range of experience working as a façade consultant as well as leading technical roles within specialist sub-contractors and manufacturers, Iain brings his extensive knowledge of the fundamental technical design, engineering and testing of the building envelope to the business to drive a holistic façade focus going beyond solely considering fire performance.

  • Peter McGettigan

    Associate Director

    Peter McGettigan

    Associate Director

    Qualifications

    BSc (Hons) MSc (fire)

    experience

    20 Years

    specialism

    Fire Safety Engineering

    Peter McGettigan

    Associate Director

    Peter is an Associate Director with BB7 with nearly 20 years’ experience in the Construction Sector, specialising in fire safety engineering. Peter recently joined BB7 from a multi discipline company in London where he worked on some of the most complex, high-profile and unique schemes in the United Kingdom.

    Peter holds a BSc (Hons) in Fire Engineering from Letterkenny Institute of Technology and successfully completed a MSc in Fire Engineering & Explosions at the University of Leeds in 2018 while working full time.

    Peter has performed as a lead fire engineer on projects for numerous clients in the construction industry. His experience includes following projects through design, procurement, construction, turnover and close out. He has extensive experience of consulting with the Fire Authority and through his knowledge of the Building Regulations is able to reduce approvals and compliance risks.

    Peter’s passion for construction led him into fire engineering. With invaluable site experience, he has developed an in-depth understanding on how buildings are constructed.

    Peter’s approach is based on an understanding of design objectives that include life safety, business continuity and property protection. He is experienced in assessing and designing fire safety engineered solutions for a range of different buildings, ensuring the financial, aesthetic, and functional objectives of each scheme are met where possible, whilst maintaining a satisfactory level of fire safety. Peter has improved his knowledge and experience with Computer Fluid Dynamic Smoke Modelling to assist with this process which has provided him with a solid grasp of fire engineering principles.

    Peter is an Associate member with the Institution of Fire Engineers and is in the final stages of his Chartered Engineer application.

  • Peter McKay

    Associate Director

    Peter McKay

    Associate Director

    Qualifications

    BSc (Hons) Post Grad Diploma - Fire Safety Practice Chartered Building Surveyor (MRICS/MSCSI) Technical Member of IOSH (TechIOSH)

    specialism

    Building Regulations, Compliance Conservation, Health and Safety

    Peter McKay

    Associate Director

    Peter is a chartered surveyor and has extensive construction experience, working for main contractors, architectural practices and property management companies.

    Peter’s specialism is in Building Control and Health and Safety consultancy and has completed these roles on a wide variety of projects from apartment developments, museums, schools, restaurants, and shopping centres.  Peter has a passion for the outdoors and has travelled to five continents.

  • Daria Polunina

    Investor Director

    Daria Polunina

    Investor Director

    Qualifications

    BSc Financial Management, MSc in Finance

    experience

    13 years

    specialism

    Private Equity and M&A

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    Daria Polunina

    Investor Director

    Daria joined the BB7 board in January 2024 and represents our investor BGF on the board of several portfolio companies.

    Daria joined BGF in January 2022 to support the growing portfolio. Prior to BGF, she was at Saphir Capital Partners – Luxembourg-based Private Equity and Corporate Finance advisory – where she spent 10 years working in Luxembourg, Paris, and London offices on various international M&A deals, as well as managing the UK and Ireland-based portfolio companies. She has worked on transactions and researched the markets of the UK, France, Benelux, Italy, USA, Caribbean, and Singapore.

    She holds a Masters in Finance from Cass Business School (now known as Bayes).

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