Business Development Team

Sam Humphreys

Sales Manager - Municipal Water & Wastewater
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Sam Humphreys

Sales Manager - Municipal Water & Wastewater

Sam is responsible for generating sales and client liaison within the municipal sector, academia and conservation and research. Sam joined the EMS Business Development Team in 2015 and has a proven track record in identifying and understanding client needs and requirements.

Specialist Areas:

  • Water quality monitoring
  • Instrumentation and monitoring equipment
  • Flow and sampling surveys
  • Client liaison and key account management
+44 (0) 114 272 2270 ext. 235

Jodie Abramski

Sales Manager - Industrial Air & Emissions
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Jodie Abramski

Sales Manager - Industrial Air & Emissions

Jodie specialises in continuous emissions monitoring (CEMS), ambient dust monitoring (CAMS) and data acquisition products and services.  Jodie has been with EMS since 2011 and has a proven track record in client liaison, supplier negotiation and in project tender.

Specialist Areas:

  • Continuous emissions monitoring products and services
  • Dust monitoring solutions
  • Stack emissions monitoring
  • Environmental Data Acquisition Systems – eDAS
+44 (0) 114 272 2270 ext. 224

Robert Ewen

Key Account Manager
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Robert Ewen BSc(Hons)

Key Account Manager

Robert works within the Business Development team and specialises in the specification of trade effluent monitoring, data acquisition services and products. Robert joined the team in October 2017 as an experienced Account Manager who is well placed to advise clients on products and services to meet their needs.

Specialist Areas:

  • Flow and load surveys
  • Trade effluent monitoring
  • Sales support and administration
  • Data Management
0114 272 2270

Bethan Martin

Communications Officer
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Bethan Martin BSc (Hons) MSc

Communications Officer

Bethan is responsible for supporting and delivering a wide range of marketing functions for the business. She joined the team in January 2017, after completing an undergraduate degree in Biology and an MSc in Science Communication. Her ability to take complex information and develop engaging communication strategies helps drive business and enhance the EMS marketing function.

Specialist Areas:

  • Copywriting
  • Events Management
  • Internal/External Communications
  • Digital Marketing
0114 272 2270 ext. 223

Michael Wildin

Lead Generation Consultant
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Michael Wildin

Lead Generation Consultant

Michael works within the Business Development team within the Air and Emissions division and is responsible for generating sales and liaising with clients. Extensive experience and background knowledge allow Michael to advise and support clients in their air and emissions monitoring requirements. 

Specialist Areas:

  • Continuous emissions monitoring products and services
  • Dust monitoring services
  • Stack emissions monitoring
0114 272 2270

Helen Smith

Sales Administrator
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Helen Smith BA(Hons)

Sales Administrator

Helen is responsible for supporting the Business Development team, assisting with sales order processing and building and maintaining client relationships. Joining the team in October 2017, her extensive experience enables her to organise and liaise between the different business divisions, consequently improving business efficiency and customer service.

Specialist Areas:

  • Client interface
  • Sales order processing
  • Sales support and administration
  • Data Management
0114 272 2270

Operations Team

Mike Brownhill

Operations Manager
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Mike Brownhill

Operations Manager

Mike manages the team of engineers within EMS’ Operations Team, providing technical support to clients and managing the company’s fleet of instrumentation.  Mike has over 18 years of experience in designing, building and repairing a wide range of monitoring equipment and planning and managing multi-faceted projects.

Specialist Areas:

  • Instrumentation
  • Flow and water quality surveys
  • Air and emissions monitoring
  • Project management
+44 (0) 114 272 2270

Aidan Jacobs

Field Service Engineer
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Aidan Jacobs

Field Service Engineer

Aidan is an experienced field engineer with expertise in technical installation and commissioning within wastewater networks and the natural water environment.  Aidan joined the Operations Team in 2013 and is responsible for equipment maintenance, installation, commissioning, fault finding and repair.

Specialist Areas:

  • Flow and load surveys
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Water quality monitoring
  • Equipment maintenance
+44 (0) 114 272 2270

Alex Mirfin

Field Service Engineer
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Alex Mirfin

Field Service Engineer

Alex supports the EMS Operations Team in the technical installation of monitoring equipment.  Alex joined EMS in 2013 as an apprentice and maintains, installs, commissions, fault finds and repairs a wide range of instrumentation and monitoring equipment.

Specialist Areas:

  • Installation and commissioning
  • Equipment and instrumentation service and maintenance
  • Flow and load surveys
  • Survey sampling
+44 (0) 114 272 2270

Chris Taylor

Field Engineer
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Chris Taylor

Field Engineer

Chris is an experienced Field Engineer with years of expertise in technical installation and commissioning within wastewater networks and the natural water environment.  Chris joined the team in November 2017 and is responsible for equipment maintenance, installation, commissioning, fault finding and repair.

Specialist Areas:

  • Water quality monitoring
  • Flow and level installation and commissioning
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Clamp-on Ultrasonic metering
0114 272 2270

Technical Team

Gary Thursfield

Technical Manager
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Gary Thursfield

Technical Manager

Gary is responsible for special projects for EMS to enhance market presence and provide turnkey solutions to a wider range of environmental monitoring requirements.  He has 26 years of experience with design and installation, managing, testing and maintaining a wide range of instrumentation and equipment.  Gary helps to deliver operational systems, project management strategy and engineering and product support.

Specialist Areas:

  • Software and hardware integration
  • Instrumentation
  • Environmental Data Acquisition Systems – eDAS
  • Wastewater networks
+44 (0) 114 272 2270

Liam Dearden

Senior Technical Engineer
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Liam Dearden BSc (Hons)

Senior Technical Engineer

Liam is an experienced field engineer with expertise in technical installation and commissioning for industrial clients.  Liam has been with EMS since 2013 after graduating from Sheffield Hallam University.  He carries out maintenance, installation, commissioning, fault finding and repair.

Specialist Areas:

  • Environmental Data Acquisition Systems – eDAS
  • Dust monitoring
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Equipment maintenance
+44 (0) 114 272 2270

Chad Smith

Technical Support Apprentice
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Chad Smith

Technical Support Apprentice

Chad joined EMS as an apprentice after achieving a Level 3 BTEC in ICT. In his role of Technical Support Apprentice, he provides support for EMS's Environmental Data Acquisition System (eDAS®).

Specialist Areas:

  • Technical Support
  • Environmental Data Acquisition System (eDAS®)
0114 272 2270

Advisory Team

Rebecca Chapman

Consultancy Manager
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Rebecca Chapman BSc (Hons)

Consultancy Manager

Rebecca manages a team of consultants within EMS’ Advisory Team. She has been with the company since it was established in 2002 and has over 15 years experience in environmental management. She supports businesses in meeting their environmental goals and has worked with clients and regulators to ensure legal compliance.

Specialist Areas:

  • Virtual environmental manager
  • Environmental due diligence
  • Permits, exemptions and licences
  • Pre Operator Monitoring Assessment audits
+44 (0) 114 272 2270 ext. 222

Martin Binnie

Senior Consultant
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Martin Binnie

Senior Consultant

Martin is a Senior Consultant within EMS’ Advisory Team and works across a wide range of industry sectors.  Martin supports businesses in being able to meet and maintain environmental compliance and management systems to ISO 14001.  He joined EMS in 2009 following his degree from the University of Liverpool.

Specialist Areas:

  • Environmental management systems
  • Virtual environmental manager
  • Audits and inspections
  • Waste management
+44 (0) 114 272 2270 ext. 227

Becka Sanderson

Senior Consultant
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Becka Sanderson BSc(Hons) MSc

Senior Consultant

Becka is an experienced environmental consultant, helping to support clients in implementing environmental management systems and maintaining environmental compliance. Joining the Advisory team in July 2017, she contributes a vast array of experience in the construction and contaminated land industries and has extensive knowledge with an undergraduate degree in Environmental Management and an MSc in Wildlife and Conservation Management. 

Specialist Areas:

  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Evironmental Consultancy
  • Audits and Inspections
0114 272 2270

Megan Such

Environmental Consultant
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Megan Such BSc(Hons) MSc

Environmental Consultant

Megan joined the EMS advisory team in July 2017 after completing a master’s degree in Environmental Management from Sheffield Hallam University. Megan supports clients, helping them to maintain environmental compliance, advising and implementing environmental management systems to ISO 14001. 

 

Specialist Areas:

  • Environmental Management
  • Management of natural resources
  • Conservation of wildlife and landscapes
  • Carbon emissions projections
0114 272 2270

Innovation Team

Dr Sonja Ostojin

Innovation Consultant
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Dr Sonja Ostojin BSc (Hons) MSc PhD

Innovation Consultant

Sonja is responsible for coordinating and managing projects within the EMS Innovation Team. She is a proven project manager with key expertise in data-driven software. Sonja successfully completed her PhD on developing artificial intelligence control of pump stations in sewer networks. She successfully developed a novel approach for optimal control based on Fuzzy Logic, Genetic Algorithms and Artificial Neural Networks. Sonja completed a Knowledge Transfer Project with Anglian Water developing cost-effective and efficient solutions for pumping station control systems.

Specialist Areas:

  • Project management
  • Artificial intelligence specifically Fuzzy Logic and Genetic Algorithms
  • Control systems and software development
  • Wastewater networks and infrastructure
+44 (0) 114 272 2270 ext. 234

Marco Eulogi

PhD Associate
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Marco Eulogi BSc (Hons) MSc

PhD Associate

Marco is a PhD associate working on CENTAUR™ within the Innovation team at EMS. Marco's PhD project is part of the STREAM programme and will be hosted at the University of Sheffield. Marco has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Padua. With a strong understanding of water engineering, he brings great value to the EMS team.

Specialist Areas:

  • CENTAUR™
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Hydrology
  • SMART wastewater solutions
0114 272 2270

Finance Team

Bev Busby

Financial Controller
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Bev Busby MAAT, CIMA Dip MA

Financial Controller

Bev is responsible for managing the financial platform that supports the growth of EMS.  She has been with the company since 2010 and is part CIMA qualified. She produces management accounts, annual business plans, investment plans, cash flow forecasts and budgets.  Bev is also responsible for EMS’ human resources requirements.

Specialist Areas:

  • Management accounting
  • Forecasting and planning
  • Board reporting
  • Human resource requirements
+44 (0) 114 272 2270

Lucy Skipworth

Accounts Assistant
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Lucy Skipworth MAAT

Accounts Assistant

Lucy supports EMS’ accounts department and works on the purchase and sales ledger. Joining EMS as an apprentice in 2013, Lucy is now Level 4 AAT qualified.

Specialist Areas:

  • General accounting duties
  • Human resource assistance
  • Purchase and sales ledger
  • Query management
+44 (0) 114 272 2270

Grace Donaghey

Office Manager
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Grace Donaghey

Office Manager

Grace plays an integral role in the day to day running of the EMS office. Good organisational experience enables her to efficiently deal with all the office admin, booking of training courses, assisting with HR and looking after our vehicle fleet. She also plays an important role in company health and safety. 

Specialist Areas:

  • Office Admin
  • Healthy and Safety
  • Human Resources
  • Booking training
0114 272 2270

Directors

Professor Pete Skipworth

Managing Director
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Professor Pete Skipworth

Managing Director

Pete is the Managing Director of EMS and is responsible for the growth and direction of the business.  Pete is a business leader with a track record of developing profitable business models. He is a proven innovator with intimate knowledge of the water and environmental sectors in the UK and Europe. He is a Visiting Professor at Leeds Beckett University’s Sustainability Institute, and Chairman of nationwide environmental consultancy Ecus Ltd.

Specialist Areas:

  • Business growth and development
  • Research and innovation
  • Software and systems integration
  • Artificial intelligence
+44 (0) 114 272 227

Neil Scarlett

Strategy Director
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Neil Scarlett

Strategy Director

Neil is the EMS Strategy Director at EMS and has a 30 year track record as a hydrologist with a particular focus on large wastewater network monitoring programmes (flow survey), and UPM studies. Neil is outgoing chair of the influential Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management’s Urban Drainage Group (CIWEM UDG) and has been on the committee for over 15 years. Prior to joining EMS, Neil was Business Development Director of IETG Ltd prior to it being sold to Idex in 2008.

Specialist Areas:

  • Wastewater networks
  • Commercial development
  • Remote monitoring
  • Hydrology
+44 (0) 114 272 2270

Dr Kieran Williams

Business Development Director
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Dr Kieran Williams BSc (Hons) MSc MPhil PhD CSci CEnv MCIWEM C.WEM

Business Development Director

Kieran is responsible for improving the company market position and achieve sustainable sales growth, focussing on sectors and services and revenue quality and stability. He has over 15 years’ experience in the UK water sector and is proven in the identification of sector needs and the development and integration of innovative solutions in challenging applications. Prior to joining EMS, Kieran was a Senior Research Scientist for Thames Water and is a Chartered Scientist, Environmentalist and Water and Environmental Manager and member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management.

Specialist Areas:

  • Commercial development
  • Wastewater networks and infrastructure
  • Flow and water quality monitoring
  • Sensing technology
+44 (0) 114 272 2270

Dr Dave Bramwell

Chairman
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Dr Dave Bramwell

Chairman

As Chairman, Dave Bramwell brings a strong corporate governance ethic and experience to the board. He has broad experience of growth and corporate finance spanning many years and sizes of company. He is also Chairman or Rights and Issues Plc, a £200m City investment fund, as well as being a NED of several other companies. He was recently Chairman of President Engineering Group, where he oversaw the company’s sale to Parker Hannifin, and Chairman of Intelek Plc, a satellite communications business sold to Teledyne Technologies. 

Specialist Areas:

  • Business growth and development
  • Research and innovation
  • Commercial awareness 
  • Corporate governance 
+44 (0) 114 272 2270

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COMMITMENT
Dedication and hard work enable us to meet our customers’ expectations.
EXPERTISE
We leverage knowledge of legislation and enabling technology to provide innovative solutions focussed on customer requirements.
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We forge excellence through competence, knowledge, resourcefulness and attitude.
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We move forward with common purpose, using our collective strengths to achieve the best possible outcomes for our customers.

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