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Chris Dicks

With over 20 years of experience in Electrical design and building services, Chris in his role as Associate Director leads a team of dedicated engineers.

His experience includes significant large projects across many sectors including Education, Schools, Commercial, Residential and Transport. Lighting design and electrical engineering are his interests and with a special expertise in heritage projects. He likes to engage collaboratively in building design, working alongside clients, architects, engineers and contractors. He challenges traditional approaches to design, in particular the ‘tick-box’ approach to applying standards and design guides to project design.

“Good lighting and good engineering means working with our clients to understand their needs, beyond basic standards compliance and meeting the cost plan. That means their needs are not just met for the building today or in a year’s time, but over the next 10, 20, 30 years. How will our building adapt to serve their future requirements? How do we balance the current need and budget with future flexibility, but avoid catering for speculative ‘what if’ scenarios?  My challenge is to engage our clients in these questions, to understand their priorities, and develop a better building for them”.

Chris is the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) Home Counties North West regional representative and a member of the SLL Council.

Ian Law

Ian is a Mechanical Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the consultancy environment and leads the Mechanical team within the London office.

He has worked on a variety of projects from commercial Cat A/Cat B offices, hotels, banking, retail, and restaurants throughout the UK including numerous off-shore banking projects in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man, along with many projects in Ireland.

As an Associate Director, he has a great understanding of practicality, co-ordination and buildability which makes him a valuable member of any design team. He has also a good working knowledge of electrical engineering, public health and vertical transportation.

Ian is a determined individual who is passionate and diligent about his projects. He has a very approachable, positive philosophy along with a helpful, hands on “can do attitude”.

Umar Azeer

Umar is an Electrical Design Engineer with over 15 years’ experience in the consultancy environment and heads up the Manchester office.

As an Associate, he has a great understanding of practicality and buildability which makes him a valuable member of any design team.

Umar has shown his skills as a great communicator who is able to understand client’s needs and work proactively to get results. He is popular with clients and has a helpful “can do attitude”.

He has worked on a variety of projects, including Retail, Education, Healthcare, Industrial and Public Sector Buildings. Umar strives to ensure deadlines are met while at the same time ensuring the quality and standard of work is adhered to.

He regularly attends meetings in order to identify the client’s needs to design fully compliant buildings. He is a driven individual who is passionate about his projects and his team.

Henry de Lloyd

Henry has been with CBG for over 12 years and has worked his way up to a Mechanical Principal Engineer, managing his own team.

Henry is highly motivated and strives to deliver engineering excellence within his designs, knowing attention to detail is critical to a successful project. He takes the time to understand the clients’ needs and Architect’s vision to integrate the services into the building. This ability gives him a good reputation amongst clients and other designers.

Henry has very good project experience in new build and refurbishments from a diverse project range including Education, Heritage, Accommodation, Transport and Healthcare. A specialist in listed buildings and heritage assets Henry has worked with many Oxford colleges and historic building trusts such as the National Trust.

Hernani Neto

Hernani is a Chartered Engineer with over 15 years of work experience in the built environment. With more than 10 years working on-site, he had the opportunity to work on various complex projects on different sectors undertaking active roles, such as MEP installer engineer, ironworker, welder, form worker, renewable energies installer and also machine and crane operator.

In 2012, Hernani moved to the consultancy side and since then, he worked in the design of acoustic systems, oil & gas rigs, FPSOs, building services for high residential buildings, transport infrastructure projects, data centres, in a long and extensive list of interesting projects.

He is passionate about energy efficient buildings and is always looking for cost-effective & sustainable solutions in order to provide the far best services to his clients.

Hernani has key project management and engineering design skills that allow him to plan and execute every project effectively, on time and on budget. He engages and communicates directly with clients to make them aware of critical decisions during project stages to obtain better control over projects.

In recent years, Hernani has developed a strong portfolio of rail projects for Network Rail, HS1 & TfL LUL, acting as CRE and CEM, taking responsibility for M&E & Sustainable services.

Adam Grant

Since joining CBG Consultants over 10 years ago Adam has gained extensive experience in all aspects of electrical building services from a wide range of sectors.

In his role as Associate, Adam heads up one of the electrical teams delivering a range of electrical services such as lighting, power and data, fire alarm and security designs. Adam also has gained valuable specialist sector experience and knowledge for Retail, Rail and Defence projects.

His approach to projects is logical and well thought out and he is committed to satisfying targets.

Adam is very enthusiastic and keen to learn. He thrives on challenges and is always willing to explore and gain more experience. A keen interest in listed buildings and heritage assets Adam has worked with many clients and architects across education and private residential country houses.

Chris Travis

Chris Travis is a Chartered mechanical engineer with over 11 years of experience in the engineering sector and has delivered numerous multi-disciplinary projects in the energy and industrial sectors in both office and remote site locations.

Chris now focuses his career on low carbon and sustainable energy solutions and uses his knowledge and experience to help deliver these in the building services sector. He has working knowledge of LZC technologies, mechanical control systems and associated plant and the design, installation and commissioning of energy centre combined heat and power systems.

Chris brings with him a strong background of delivering complex programmes of work in highly regulated industries with multiple stakeholders and has recently delivered detailed design packages for private residential (listed) buildings, universities, and primary educational facilities.



Yasser Sweidan

Yasser is an experienced building services engineer in a variety of sectors including commercial, hotels, high end residential, retail, transportation, and mixed-use buildings.

As an associate at CBG, Yasser is responsible for the management and design of electrical services for various projects from inception to completion, helping to ensure delivery of the scheme to meet with the clients brief and expectations.
Yasser has an excellent experience in the delivery of projects on the basis of either full duties design, performance duties design or design and novation to a contractor.Yasser has hands on approach to ensure that the necessary resource and expertise is always provided and remains fully informed on the project so that is able to actively contribute at key stages or as required.

Eddie Ireson

Eddie is a highly motivated Principal Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in Project Management, Estimating and Design.

He has worked on a varied range of projects, covering Education, Research, Commercial, Industrial and Healthcare buildings, as well as many prestigious listed buildings. With a background in contracting, Eddie brings a significant practical application to design and has embraced the use of BIM on all his projects.

Eddie has strong client facing skills together with a proven track record of understanding clients’ needs. In the 10 years Eddie has been working at CBG Consultants, he has become a valuable member of the team who communicates well throughout the project team to ensure excellent results.

Ashley Hooker

Ashley brings over 40 years’ of experience working in electronics, telecommunications and electrical industries to his role as Principal Electrical Engineer.

His career started as an electronic circuit designer, including custom integrated circuit design. After a period of technical project management and technical sales Ashley moved into account director roles for major international corporate clients.

More recently Ashley has been running his own successful electrical contracting business, adopting a hands-on approach to deliver practical solutions for a range of domestic and light commercial clients. Working with a major private medical NHS service provider, Ashley helped pioneer mobile hybrid power solutions combining high availability with low operating costs and energy efficiency.

Now part of CBG’s Electrical Team, Ashley interfaces directly with client teams, developing designs and performance specifications across a range of projects for public and private sector clients. His broad experience benefits the CBG in-house engineering teams as he contributes to solving challenging briefs from our clients.

Ashley has a Masters Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, is a Member of the IET, and continues to add to his technical knowledge through continuous personal development (CPD) and exploring new industry sectors. Ashley is an active member of the company’s IIP (Investors In People) team and also a representative on the EMS (Environmental Management Systems) group.