Who we are
As a forward-thinking partner for your buildings, we’re helping to shape a more sustainable future.
Who we are
Our purpose is to create a world where all buildings deliver outcomes for everyone, from making energy savings and reducing your carbon emissions, to flexing your spaces to meet changing needs.
We do this by combining technology with vast engineering capabilities, a comprehensive service offering and field resource, and market-leading partners.
We’re already looking after one in 20 large, non-residential buildings in the UK from hospitals and schools, to workplaces, data centres and shopping centres.
What does this mean?
Put simply, everything we do should make buildings better. More sustainable, efficient, comfortable, cost-effective, resilient, connected and healthier for everyone.
Our technology and services are making a positive impact on the planet. At learnd, we’re helping to lead the energy transition in buildings and decarbonise with technology.
We believe that all buildings should be securely connected to unlock the untapped potential for outcomes such as demand response.
From our first jobs in the industry, we’ve always wanted to find a way to help people get more from their buildings. This is even more pressing when we consider the climate and energy crises.
We realised that if we wanted to challenge the status quo and help buildings become smarter, greener and better connected, we would need to do it from the inside.
Our vision is simple: to help our customers make energy savings and reduce their carbon emissions by optimising their legacy building technology or installing new ones.
As a forward-thinking partner for your buildings, we’re helping to shape a more sustainable future.
Since our launch in 2020, we have acquired two highly respected leaders in the industry, Aimteq and Comfort Controls. These acquisitions meant that we had the engineers and delivery capability from day one.
We are proud to call market-leading building technology companies Schneider Electric, Siemens, Tridium and Trend our partners. And we have formed strategic relationships with other like-minded organisations.
Co-Founder & CEO
With an engineering background and a Masters degree in Systems Engineering, John’s career has spanned both the buildings and IT/IoT industries.
John is responsible for bringing these two worlds together, nurturing partnerships and new propositions that allow learnd to deliver for their customers.
Co-Founder & COO
Simon has spent his career with the leading players in building technology, delivering safe, secure and energy efficient buildings and critical infrastructure.
With an MBA in Sustainability and a background in the industry, Simon has built a career achieving operational excellence and solving customer problems.
Chief Financial Officer
Jen is a knowledgeable and highly qualified executive with extensive international experience across Finance, Sustainability, and IT.
Jen is integral to our strategy for growth through acquisition, and works tirelessly to empower, support, and develop team members to succeed in their careers.
Chief Technology Officer
Michael is an experienced CTO, published author and conference speaker. He has a PhD in Mathematics as well as accreditations in various software and BMS-related certifications.
Michael has overall responsibility for our Technology Roadmap and Development, Product Management and IT.
Talent & Culture Director
Aimee is a dynamic and forward-thinking Talent and Culture leader with a Masters degree in strategic HR management.
Aimee is responsible for ensuring our people have the skills, knowledge and confidence in their abilities to meet our customers’ needs. She champions diversity and inclusion.
Strategic Accounts Director
Richard is one of the best known names within the BMS industry for complex sales and strategic account management.
Richard joined learnd earlier in 2020 from E.ON Control Solutions – the largest BMS systems integrator in the UK, where he led their complex sales team, with a quota of over £35m.
Dave is a well-respected and established professional in the BMS Systems industry. He has over 25 years of experience working for product manufactures and systems integrators.
Dave leads all of learnd’s service business, which includes the delivery of long-term contracts and remedial works.
Kris joined learnd through the Comfort Controls acquisition, where he was the General Manager and Technical Director – overseeing the strong growth and high profitability.
Kris has vast experience at both a technical and leadership level within the BMS industry and is able to deliver projects across sectors.
Environment & Social
Most of the energy expended in buildings is used to heat or cool and provide ventilation, and it is controlled by your building technology.
At learnd, we’re offering customers the insights they need and the control they want over their buildings. Everything from making energy savings and reducing their carbon emissions, to flexing their buildings to meet changing needs from hybrid working to better patient outcomes.
We’re helping to lead the energy transition in buildings.
Sustainability is an important part of our business strategy and it drives everything we do. After all, we want to help our customers decarbonise their real estate and meet their ESG goals.
As a business, we try to consider how each decision will impact both the environment and the community. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our operations and reduce our carbon footprint. We also share this knowledge with our customers and community.
Sport for change
learnd is a supporter of a number of sports teams and clubs in and around the Greater Manchester area. We’re honoured to provide sponsorship to clubs and organisations that not only make us healthier, but contribute to our wellbeing, self-esteem and inclusion.
Case Study | Wales Millennium Centre
learnd complete a successful BMS system upgrade at the Wales Millennium Centre. A building used by over one million people a year The…
As a business with UK-wide reach, we’re aiming to reduce our emissions in fuel driven cars by 25% across our company car fleet by 2023.
We’ve already made a good start, offering employees eligible for a company car the option of a Tesla Model 3 Long-Range and installing Schneider Electric vehicle charging stations at our offices across the UK.
We also encourage car sharing and Cycle to Work schemes, and challenge our employees to find low carbon routes to visit our sites and customers.
Awards & Accreditations
BCIA MEMBERSThe BCIA is a single voice, representing a growing and dynamic building controls and BEMS sector in the UK. The BCIA has a number of key functions that support its members including, lobbying, providing training, providing market insights and providing a platform for shared interests.
ISO9001ISO9001 is a certified quality management system (QMS) for organisations who want to prove their ability to consistently provide products and services that meet the needs of their customers and other relevant stakeholders.
ISO14001ISO14001 is the principal management system standard which specifies the requirements for the formulation and maintenance of an EMS. This helps to control your environmental aspects, reduce impacts and ensure legal compliance.
SMAS SSIPSMAS is the main health and safety assessment scheme used by UK construction companies, and is a member of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Forum – a network of assessment bodies dedicated to ensuring accredited bodies hold themselves to the highest standards of health and safety.
SAFE CONTRACTORSafecontractor is a leading accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors. Safecontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors.
NICEICNICEIC’s Approved Contractor Scheme is designed to maintain and publish a register of electrical contractors that have been assessed against a specific set of competency requirements, in particular the national electrical safety standard BS 7671 (the IET Wiring Regulations).
CONSTRUCTIONLINEConstructionline is the UK’s leading procurement and supply chain management service that collects, assesses and monitors standard company information through a question set that is aligned to PAS 91, the standardised pre-qualification questionnaire developed by BSI to reduce duplication within the construction industry.
EU COC FOR DATA CENTRES
EU COC FOR DATA CENTRESThe European Code of Conduct for Data Centres programme is a voluntary initiative managed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s in-house science service. The CoC exists to inform and stimulate operators and owners to reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner without hampering the critical function of data centres.
CDM EUROSAFEThe Eurosafe UK CDM Competent Scheme is a health and safety assessment exercise based on the requirements of the CDM Regulations 2015 and other workplace related legislation.
MOD SECURITY CLEARED
MOD SECURITY CLEAREDWe have members of staff that have been Security Checked by the UKSV to work within MOD sites. Security Clearance is needed to protect against threats from hostile intelligence services, cyber security threats, terrorists and other pressure groups and is a prerequisite for working on MOD sites.
DISCLOSURE & BARRING SERVICE
DISCLOSURE & BARRING SERVICEOur engineers are checked by the DBS using their Standard check. These checks identify any criminal convictions, both spent and unspent, cautions, warnings and reprimands. These checks are vital for working in schools, hospitals and other sensitive areas.
SKILL CARDAll our engineers carry SKILL cards, the industry-recognised card scheme for people working in the mechanical sector of the building services engineering industry throughout the UK.
CMVPThe Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO) is the exclusive global training body for the Certified Measurement & Verification Professional® (CMVP). EVO developed and owns the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol® (IPMVP) and training material used with the CMVP examination.
It should be made to measure, not one size fits all.
We work hard to understand your business, your needs and pain points, and the building outcomes that matter most. We won’t recommend technology that isn’t right for you, before you’re ready.
And when it comes to the technology, our engineers are experts in different systems so we can work with your legacy tech or find the right solution for you – because no two customers are the same.
An open building management platform, developed to create comfortable, safe and efficient facilities.
Siemens contemporary Desigo CC BMS system covers the complete scope from simple single-discipline systems to fully integrated buildings. It’s easy to engineer and operate, and provides state of the art technology and functionality.
Ideal for use in large commercial office buildings, hospitals, schools, data centres and more.
Schneider Electric are specialists in energy management and automation, developing connected technologies and solutions to manage energy and processes in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable.
Trend BEMS systems control thousands of buildings throughout the UK and provide massive energy savings to their huge portfolio.
Trend is one of the world’s leading Building Energy Management Systems manufacturers, with a worldwide distribution and support network covering over 50 countries. Its fully integrated control solutions are able to meet the most complex requirements of modern buildings
Ideal for mixing different technologies from different vendors across multiple applications.
Tridium’s Niagara 4 Framework has the power to connect and control any system or device so that end users can manage those systems in real time from one location. The framework allows integrators to specify products from any vendor, using whatever tools make sense for the project at hand.
HSB, part of the Munich RE Group (€50bn+ revenue) is one of the world’s leading speciality insurance providers.
HSB partner with learnd to provide insurance-backed guarantees for the services learnd provide to customers – something fundamental to our unique Building Performance as a Service offering.