A huge thank you to our Awards judges for supporting a fantastic Awards Dinner.

Our judges were lead by experts with extensive experience and achievements within the NHS and commercial healthcare sector. We would like to thank our esteemed judges without their time and support the awards would not be possible.

IHEEM Committee Judges

John is a Chartered Engineer with 40 years’ experience within the healthcare estates. He is a Fellow of IHEEM and a member of CIBSE.John started his career in 1968 as an engineering apprentice in the heavy engineering sector before moving into the health service in 1979. Before his retirement in 2017 he was Head of Estate Operations for one of the largest trusts in the country. He was responsible for delivering hard FM, sterile services, telecommunications, medical illustration, electro-biomedical engineering, and medical device governance.John has been a member of the Northern Training and Advisor Group for hard FM since 2009. He is also actively involved in IHEEM both as a branch committee member and nationally as chair of the conference committee and council member.

Claire has worked in the NHS for most of her working life. She is a qualified Building Services Engineer with an in depth knowledge of NHS engineering management and compliance and is a fellow of IHEEM. Claire leads a team of 206 WTE staff across a large number of community healthcare properties.

Trained business magazine journalist with over 30 years’ experience reporting on wide-ranging subject matter. During his 11 years as HEJ’s Editor, Jonathan has covered a broad spectrum of products and technologies, visited many healthcare facilities, and developed a good knowledge of, and insight into, the key challenges facing the sector.

Ian started his working life as an apprentice fitter at Bradford Area Health Authority in 1978, progressing to work nationally and internationally in the public and private healthcare sectors and currently working as Director of Estates and Facilities at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn.

Joining IHEEM in 1984, Ian was elected Branch Chair of the Yorkshire Branch in 2004 and Council member in 2007, serving a six-year term as director and trustee of IHEEM and chairing the Management and Finance Committee, working alongside the Past Presidents to modernise the Institutes management structure and governance arrangements.

Ian graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with BEng and MSc in Building Services Engineering and is Chartered Engineer with IHEEM. He continues his academic associations with research interests in sustainability and engineering applications for Infection Prevention and Control.

As the current IHEEM President, Ian is following through the Five Key Themes strategy introduced in November 2016 and has introduced his own vision for IHEEM; championing apprenticeships, training and diversity and inclusion in supporting the development of a sustainable workforce for the future generations of the Healthcare Estates and Facilities Management industry.

Duane, originally an Astrophysicist, has worked on over £1 billion of successful major investment programmes and projects in the NHS for 30 years utilising public funding and public private partnerships. He is currently the Programme Director for the £486m redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

He has also been a Visiting Professor at Salford and London South Bank Universities and is an accredited Gateway Review Team Leader. He is a graduate of the Cabinet Office Major Projects Leadership Academy.

Cliff has managed his own efm consultancy for over 25 years and was previously a Director of Estates & Facilities at Health Authority and Trust level.

CPA Solutions have worked with and supported a large number of NHS Trusts across a wide range of efm and business areas.

Cliff has also worked closely with NHS Estates on several efm initiatives including Performance Management, Capital Management, P21 & Best Value.

Cliff is a Chartered Architect, Qualified Project Manager and Certified Facility Manager.

TB&A Judges

In 2013, Claire Oliver joined TB+A in a standalone HR role and continues to oversee their multi award winning apprenticeship programme and has developed the business to now have 20% of the workforce in an apprenticeship.

Claire also manages TB+A’s Investors in People journey, which saw the business achieve Platinum, one of the first in the UK Construction Industry. She further mentors other businesses as they start their apprenticeship journey, along with her great passion for change.

Claire was awarded ‘HR Star of the Year’ at the Construction Investing in Talent Awards 2017 in recognition of her achievements.

Claire is a National Member and recently elected Vice Chair for the London Technical Apprenticeship Consortium (TAC). TAC brings together engineering consultancy firms and enables them to make a difference to apprenticeship schemes in relevant engineering disciplines, ensuring that there is a valued work based route to professional status for aspiring engineers.

Chair of the London Apprenticeship Ambassador Network and Chair of the Building Services Level 3 and 6 Trailblazer Groups

In 2017, Neil Weller became Chair for the London Apprenticeship Ambassador Network and continuously encourages other businesses to join and increase their apprentice intake. He has a particular ambition to expand the Network in London, so that even more young people get the opportunity to become an apprentice, just as he did when he began his career.

Neil is also heavily involved in other apprenticeship steering groups such as the TAC and TAG organisations, where each of which are dedicated to make a significant change in the UK’s national apprenticeship system.

Neil was the Managing Partner for TB+A up to 2015, expanding the practice nationally during his tenure. He formalised their apprenticeship scheme in 2010 and subsequently acted as the lead employer to develop, approved, Level 3 and Level 6 design Trailblazers; whilst additionally setting bespoke college courses which historically had not met his company’s needs.

Terry joined TB+A as a junior electrical design engineer from University in 1985, and has been a Partner of the business ever since 2001.

Terry leads a team of 30 apprentices, trainees and qualified engineers, who deliver the business’s healthcare offering across the UK. He additionally leads the practice’s BIM implementation group to deliver a consistent, high quality product throughout.

Whilst also mentoring TB+A’s year 1 and 2 apprentices, Terry takes an active role in their performance at college and NVQ programme, helping to support their transition from education to the workplace.

Architects for Health Judges

Wendy is The IBI Group’s Mental Health Lead and has worked with clients at the forefront of best practice in the delivery of Mental Health services. She is excited by the current opportunities to integrate community health, education and wellbeing facilities, delivering services and resources as locally as possible. She also has lived experience of being a carer for a family member with dementia.  Projects she has worked on have been recognized with awards for innovation and for providing best in class mental health facilities.

Christopher Shaw is a founder of healthcare planning and architects practice Medical Architecture. A large part of his day-to-day work involves defining functional requirements and working with stakeholders to formulate the project brief. His experience ranges from refurbishment of the smallest clinic to master planning large academic medical hospitals. He draws on experiential as well as evidence based design to develop beautiful healthcare settings that are efficient, economic to build and deliver long term value.

He sits on the Executive Panel for Architects for Health and is engaged in a wide range of advocacy and teaching activities. He is a professional advisor for projects in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America. As well as speaking regularly at industry events he writes promoting improved design standards for well-being, diagnostic, treatment and recovery settings.