Consultants

Tony Binns

Tony Binns is a world leader in concrete training both practical, classroom and online. Lecturer and trainer at Cement & Concrete Association for 12 years. He has worked internationally for many years on construction sites and in precast and readymix plants. Provides tailor-made training for individual customers. Highly skilled at diagnosing and solving problems.

Darren Broadhead


Darren is a world leader in Health & Safety and has 20 years experience enabling organisations to achieve excellence in their Health & Safety performance. He has worked directly for three global blue chip companies, providing services across 6 continents and in over 40 countries. Prior to establishing his own consultancy business in 2015, he held the role of Global Head of Health & Safety with Holcim, a global cement manufacturer. Darren is a chartered member of IOSH and IEMA.

His business provides strategic Health & Safety services to executive groups looking to evaluate and enhance their performance. Key activities comprise high-level business review, leadership workshops to define values, vision and strategy, Leading for Health & Safety training to identify desired leadership behaviours, an executive sounding board service and the development of core business Health & Safety programmes.

Martin Hardwick

Martin Hardwick is the Executive Director of Excellentia69 Consultancy Ltd. Martin is an experienced industry Director, specialising in all aspects of concrete construction for producers and contractors, including EN 206 design/technical services, production, sales, procurement, marketing and implementation. He also offers expert consultancy services covering BS EN ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems (QMS), BS EN ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems (EMS), BS OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Management Systems (soon to be BS ISO 145001), BRE BES 6001 & BS 8902 Sustainability and responsible sourcing.

He also offers interim or project management services, and start-up or turn-around/change management business services, helping companies to maximise profitability and efficiency.

Arthur Harrisson

Arthur Harrisson is a geologist working since graduation mainly for and with the cement industry with IGS, WHD, Mott MacDonald, Blue Circle, Rugby Cement and Cemex. He is an expert on the properties and performance of cementitious products and aggregates.

Simon Hay

Simon Hay is an architect, recently CEO of the Brick Development Association. He is a masonry expert and provides advice on facades and construction defects. He is specialising in dispute resolution and expert witness work.

Sir Kenneth Knight

Sir Kenneth Knight is the former Chief Fire Officer of the London Fire Brigade 2003-7 and was the UK Governments Chief Inspector of Fire Services 2007-13. He has unparalleled expertise in fire management and planning, fire research, performance of materials and building systems.

Roy Jones

Roy Jones is a leader in concrete technology with 45 years experience in practical applications. He consults on a very wide range of issues from materials evaluation, mix optimisation, quality control, concrete specifications and troubleshooting at plant and on site

Richard Majek

Richard Majek is an experienced concrete technologist and quality systems manager. He offers a full package in developing a full certificated technical management service, and a concrete and aggregate testing service, working throughout the precast, readymix and volumetric sectors

Peter Male

Peter Male is an international concrete troubleshooter and technical consultant with 45 years experience in the concrete industry. Travelling the world to investigate and resolve the most difficult of concrete problems. An expert in formulating every type of concrete, particularly steel fibre industrial flooring mixes and resolving cracking and delamination problems. Experienced and expert in all aspects of the concrete industry.

Raman Mangabhai

Raman Mangabhai is a materials technologist with wide experience in cementitious materials, lime and concrete in a wide variety of applications. He is Vice President of the Institute of Concrete Technology. He is experienced in editing and the organisation of technical events.

Peter Rhodes

Peter Rhodes is former National Technical Manager for Cemex with 44 years experience in readymix operational and technical areas. Widely experienced in standards and specification committees with a range of international experience.

Rob Richards

Rob Richards is a committed and driven professional with wide experience in the concrete industry and materials sector across all disciplines from trainer to technical management and on to marketing management and general management.

Improving performance through product optimisation and people development.
Business development and structural review.

Assisting concrete producers with profit improvement, organisation and solving problems.
Sales training through bespoke courses focused on workshops.
Marketing tools to improve market knowledge, customer care, market analysis and market segmentation.

Product knowledge training.

Chris Shaw

Chris Shaw is a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer, practising as a Consultant. He is a world leader in the structural, durability and fire resistance aspects of reinforcement in reinforced concrete, with over 40 years experience. He is responsible for British Standard 7973, and the author of international Papers. His specialities include innovation, sustainability, CPD training, expert witness work, forensic engineering and event management.

Mike Webster

Mike Webster is a chartered civil and structural engineer with over 30 years’ experience. He provides consulting, forensic and expert witness solutions, and specialises in construction safety, problems with concrete structures and risk issues.

Mike has worked on the design, site supervision, appraisal and repair of concrete building and bridge structures. He carried out research into the durability of concrete materials and the service life of concrete structures whilst working at the Cement and Concrete Association and the British Cement Association.

Mike has expertise in defects, deterioration, durability and the service life of concrete structures. His interest is in combining material, structural and construction issues to minimise risks to the safety, serviceability and whole life cost of concrete structures. He has published a range of work, developed asset management guidance in UK, Europe and Hong Kong and acted as an expert witness.

Over the years, Mike has developed expertise in engineering, organisational and human risks. This provides greater insight into what can go wrong, why it went wrong and what we can do to prevent it going wrong in the future.

Ed Zapata

Ed Zapata is a market research, marketing and product development professional with over 30 years in building products and services and construction in the UK and internationally including readymix, aggregates and other product experience with ARC and Hanson.

Jo Field

Jo Field is vastly experienced in ready-mix concrete, aggregates and cementitious materials having held a wide portfolio of roles within the UK industry. For the last 2 years he has worked on a global basis having undertaken consultancy work in much of Asia, Africa and the Near East.

Martin Clarke

Martin has 43 years of experience in concrete, cement and construction materials around the world. He has worked for ARC/Hanson 1972-90, British Cement Association 1990-2002 and British Precast 2002-2014. He is founder of the World Precast Forum as part of his World Concrete Forum Ltd. He was awarded the OBE for services to industry in 2013.

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