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".
Owen Connick - Consulting Manager
joined Breathing Buildings as a Consulting Engineer in September
After obtaining a 1st class Master's degree in Aerospace
Engineering, Owen stayed in academia to undertake a PhD
investigating the fluid mechanics of hybrid (mixed-mode) natural
ventilation. Through his research, Owen performed an assessment of
the different prediction methods available for modelling
naturally-ventilated buildings, gained experience in developing and
validating predictive models for natural ventilation airflows, and
spent significant time working with the water bath modelling
technique for visualising ventilation flows. Owen presented his
research at CIBSE/ASHRAE joint seminars, and is well-informed about
many varied aspects of sustainability in the built environment.
Prior to joining Breathing Buildings, Owen worked in
Intellectual Property consultancy, advising clients on patent
protection and commercialisation of inventions.
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
Nick Wise - Consulting
Nick joined Breathing Buildings in September 2014 after
graduating from the University of Cambridge with a Master's degree
in Engineering, focusing on Fluid Mechanics. He had previously
completed an internship with the company during the summer of 2012
and enjoyed it so much he came back to work here full time.
He is looking forward to using his knowledge of and interests in
fluid flow to attack a variety of natural ventilation challenges
and provide effective, low energy solutions to our clients.
Amanda Brooks- Technical 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
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"
David Hall -
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