Huw Poppy - Sales Director
Huw joined the team at Breathing Buildings in May 2011. Since
1997, he has been designing and developing ventilation, filtration
and evaporative air cooling systems for commercial, industrial and
domestic building types. Prior to joining Breathing Buildings, Huw
specialised specifically in the design of natural ventilation
systems and the development of control strategies to ensure the
systems operate at their maximum efficiency. He is a graduate at
the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
"An effective low energy natural ventilation system relies on
taking a holistic approach at an early stage of the building design
and to ensure that the multiple passive and mechanical systems all
work in harmony. My challenge is to ensure that our clients benefit
from the most advanced modelling design service, the most cost
effective solutions and the most energy efficient strategies to
help deliver lower energy buildings throughout the U.K. and
Matthew Bray - Engineering Manager
Matthew began working for Breathing
Buildings in January 2010, after recently completing a PhD in
Laser-assisted Cold Spray at the University of Cambridge. He has an
engineering background, and has previously worked for Rolls-Royce
and Rovtech Systems Ltd. He is from the Lake District and is
renowned for making the worst tea in the office.
On helping clients: "The aim of our work is
simple: help people realise how they can save energy and create a
more pleasant environment for occupants through sensible management
of heat and ventilation in their buildings".
Fiona Dickinson - Consulting Team Leader
Fiona joined Breathing Buildings in September 2010 after completing
a BA in Architecture at the University of Cambridge. After a
year working for Breathing Buildings, experiencing all sides of the
company, she decided that a career in engineering was the way
forward and took a year out to study for an MSc in Civil
Engineering at the University of Southampton. Here
Fiona used her building simulation capabilities gained at
Breathing Buildings to write her final project on the
technical and financial viability of zero carbon commercial
buildings in the UK.
Returning to Breathing Buildings in October 2012,
Fiona is looking forward to working with new clients on their
interesting and challenging natural ventilation projects, in
order to create significantly lower energy buildings.
Joe Clawley- Consulting Engineer
Joe joined Breathing Buildings in 2013. Since 2004, he has
worked on the supplier side of the construction industry, project
managing and giving technical advice on various issues such as
fire, acoustics and radiation. In 2010, Joe began working as a
sales & design consultant supplying natural ventilation
products and design guidance to architects, consultants and
contractors across the south of the UK. He has worked on a variety
of projects from small community centres to large education and MOD
buildings always looking to provide the best possible solutions
whilst being cost effective and offering the highest standards of
"In such a short period the general understanding across the
various disciplines of how to effectively naturally ventilate
buildings has improved considerably. I believe however that with a
Breathing Buildings e-stack solution we can help people realise
what true 'low energy' natural ventilation really is and provide
the expertise to design the most comfortable naturally ventilated
Anna Clements - Consulting Engineer
Anna joined Breathing Buildings in late 2013 after graduating
from the University of Cambridge with a Masters degree in
Engineering, focusing on Energy, Sustainability and the
Environment. She is passionate about using her skills to
tackle energy-based problems and as such is excited to be working
in a company that delivers natural ventilation solutions.
Previously to working for Breathing Buildings, Anna has been
involved in the design and building of a personnel lift in a
private house during her student summers. She has also travelled to
Brazil to supervise the building of prototype emergency houses
designed by students for a large Latin American charity.
Amanda Brooks- Area Sales Manager, Midlands
Amanda joined the Breathing Buildings team in October
2012. Since 2008 she has been providing technical advice on
AC, refrigeration, BMS and M & E services to distributors,
OEMS, engineers, facilities management, contractors and end users.
She has dealt with the majority of markets including healthcare,
education, government, finance, retail, commercial and
Prior to her technical sales roles, Amanda was an Aircraft
Engineer in the British Army, where she studied 'in depth'
aerodynamics as well as using a range of practical and theoretical
skills on a number of different aircraft systems.
"I am thrilled to be returning to my 'bread and butter' in air
flow systems and my goal is to increase the awareness of Breathing
Buildings' unique and truly innovative methods and products in the
UK market. I believe that our products are the ideal solution for
future Natural Ventilation 'with a twist'! What's not to
Chris Lockie - Area Sales Manager, East of England
Chris joined Breathing Buildings in
2013 having spent the last 3 years working with M&E consultants
and contractors primarily in the south of the England. He assisted
in the design and subsequent procurement of water treatment
systems. The main challenge was to ensure that the best possible
solution was implemented on a project whilst still being cost
effective. Chris has experience working on a variety of
different sized projects ranging from domestic dwellings right up
to large mixed use commercial developments and large data
'I'm excited to have joined such a forward thinking company and
am of the belief that the levels of technical support we can offer
our customers truly makes Breathing Buildings the stand out
manufacturer & supplier of natural ventilation systems in the
UK. I confidently believe the e-stack solution Breathing
Buildings have developed will change the perception of natural
ventilation in the building services industry''
Steve Archibald- Agent , Scotland
Steve, on behalf of Morison and Miller Engineering
Ltd in Glasgow represents Breathing Buildings in Scotland. Since
1996, he has been selling and designing ventilation systems for the
Domestic, Commercial and Industrial sectors. Having undertaken many
roles he progressed to Sales Director Distribution at Vent- Axia
Ltd before accepting an opportunity to "move back home" and
undertake a new venture with Morison & Miller in 2013.
"Part of my goal here was to identify and work with strategic
partners in offering new and innovative ventilation solutions.
Having previously worked predominately with Mechanical ventilation
it is a hugely exciting opportunity for us to jointly promote the
energy efficient and cost saving benefits that the Breathing
Buildings E stack solution will provide"
Richard Radley -Operations Manager
Richard joined Breathing Buildings in 2008. Since this time he
has been heavily involved in Manufacturing, Work Place Safety,
Project Delivery, On Site Activities, Product Development and Value
Engineering throughout the business. He currently leads Operations
and is accountable for all post order activities.
Prior to joining the Breathing
Buildings "adventure" Richard's career as a multi-disciplinary
engineer saw him working all over Europe and North Africa in the
FMCG, Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Light Industry and Farming
sectors. Richard entered the manufacturing sector when he joined
Kettle Chips Engineering Department in the nineties, working at
times literally "waist deep" with the humble potato!
Richard`s Operations and Manufacturing
Teams continuous enthusiasm and determination to be "the Best
Natural Ventilation Provider in the World", coupled with his team's
desire to deliver above and beyond client expectations, makes
Richard extremely proud. He feels very lucky to have such a great
set of colleagues to work with and at hand to take on all project
- Project Engineer
Kyle joined Breathing Buildings in May 2014 having spent 9 years
within the Aerospace and Defence industry, manufacturing and
testing bespoke OEM surveillance systems for both ground and air
applications utilised by many defence forces globally.
This was followed by a period of Project Engineering in Contract
Electronic Manufacturing, specialising in highly reliable,
sensitive and sometimes complex PCB manufacturing, catering for
various industry applications such as Defence & Security,
Transport, Oil & Gas and Medical services.
HND qualified in Electrical, Electronic and Communications
Engineering as well as Diploma in Project Management, Kyle also
holds various certifications for Electrical and Wire Harness
Assembly manufacturing with a strong Lean manufacturing
"I am excited to join the Breathing Buildings team and embrace a
new challenge within the construction industry. I hope that my
previous experiences will prove to be valuable in helping maintain
Breathing Buildings as number one for smart natural ventilation
solutions and consistently delivering customer satisfaction.'
- Project Engineer
David joined Breathing Buildings in May 2014 having spent the
last twelve years working in the communications industry.
Most recently working as a senior events engineer within the
sporting sector at most of the major sporting events throughout the
United Kingdom and abroad, events like the Open championship and
Henley Royal Regatta.
Followed by six years in the Royal Navy as a communications
systems specialist first class, working on a number of different
ships and shore establishments throughout the world on different
operations and tasks.
I am excited to have joined such and exciting company within the
construction industry and am looking forward helping Breathing
Buildings continue to raise the bar in natural ventilation