Learn about learnd.

learnd was founded to change the way systems within a building are managed and maintained. With our unique ‘Building Performance as a Service’ offering, our customers can align how their buildings are managed to their organisational vision.

Our story

From our first jobs in the buildings industry, over ten years ago, we have always wanted to find a way to help people get more from their buildings.

During that time, we have seen many industries be transformed by new technology, yet the buildings industry has remained the same.

Many companies – both big and small – have tried and failed to revolutionise the buildings industry using technology. They relied on flashy marketing and meaningless buzzwords which, unsurprisingly, resulted in under delivery and broken promises.

learnd is different. Years of hard work and preparation has resulted in a unique architecture that combines the very best in technology with real “on the ground” delivery capability.

This is a journey and we are moving fast – with a relentless desire to help organisations get what they want and need from their buildings.

Our Mission

We want to help align your buildings with your business goals.

Why should buildings be treated differently than any other business asset? They need to be aligned to what you want to achieve as a business, but more than that, we believe that they need to be Better. For Everyone.

For us, this mantra means that they need to be safer, easier to use, more efficient and more sustainable. We’re aiming to achieve those objectives, along with delivering your business goals.

Our Companies

Through our operating companies, we combine operational excellence with new technology

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Aimteq is one of the UK’s largest systems integration companies. Specialising in the installation, maintenance & monitoring of BMS and BEMS equipment. With over 20 years of experience and a client base that includes some of the world’s best-known brands.

Aimteq’s team is responsible for 5,500+ successful installations and also maintain over 1,500 sites across the UK.

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Comfort Controls

Formed in 1984 and based in the South East of England, Comfort Controls work on controls projects in a multitude of market sectors, from hospitals, universities, and schools to retail parks, industrial units and leisure centres. Comfort specialise in Schneider Electric BMS system upgrades.

Allied Lifts

Allied Lifts

Founded in 2002 in the North West of England, Allied Lifts provide lift installation, maintenance and moderisation, alongside 24-hour callouts for emergency repairs. Allied Lifts work in multiple sectors, from prisons, schools and hospitals, right through to football stadiums and manufacturing plant. With their expertise in open and closed protocol systems, and strategic manufacturer partners, Allied are a fantastic addition to the learnd family.

Meet the team

We are proud to have one of the most experienced and respected leadership teams

John Clifford, Co-Founder & CEO

John Clifford

Co-Founder & CEO

From an engineering background, with a Masters Degree in Systems Engineering, John’s career has spanned both the buildings and the 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.

Simon Wood

Co-Founder & COO

Simon is responsible for delivering operational excellence to all of our customers.

With an MBA in Sustainability and a BMS background Simon is responsible for the day-to-day running of learnd’s family of businesses.

Harrison Burkitt, Group Financial Director

Harrison Burkitt

Group Financial Director

Harrison is an experienced, CIMA qualified, senior finance professional who has been with the Aimteq/WEMS businesses for over six years.

Harrison leads learnd’s finance team which includes some great talents with  qualifications ranging from CIMA to AAT.

Amy Simpson, Head of Talent

Aimee McGovern

Talent & Culture Director

Aimee has a Masters Degree in Strategic Human Resource Management which is accredited by the CIPD.

Aimee is responsible for ensuring our people have the skills, knowledge and confidence in their abilities to meet our customers’ needs.

Richard Oakley, Strategic Accounts Director

Richard Oakley

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 EON Controls Solutions – the largest BMS systems integrator in the UK, where he led their complex sales team, with a quota of over £35m.

Kris Mitchell, Projects Director

Kris Mitchell

Projects Director

Kris joined learnd through the Comfort Controls acquisition, where he was 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.

David Thomas - Service Director

David Thomas

Service Director

Dave is a very well respected and established individual within the BMS Systems industry, with over 25 years of experience working for both product manufacturers & system integrators.

Dave leads all of learnd’s service business, which includes the delivery of long-term contracts and remedial works.

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