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

Matthew Brownhill

Key Account Manager - Industrial Water & Wastewater
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Matthew Brownhill

Key Account Manager - Industrial Water & Wastewater

Matt works in the Business Development Team and specialises in the specification of trade effluent monitoring, data acquisition services and products.  Matt has been with EMS since 2003 and has a wealth of experience in this sector.  He is well placed to advise clients on products and services to meet their needs as well as being an experienced key account manager.

Specialist Areas:

  • Trade effluent monitoring
  • Flow and load surveys
  • Flow monitoring and sampling surveys
  • Environmental Data Acquisition Systems – eDAS
+44 (0) 114 2722270 ext.228

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

James Chapman

Sales Manager - Industrial Water & Wastewater
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James Chapman

Sales Manager - Industrial Water & Wastewater

James works in the Business Development Team and specialises in the specification of industrial water and wastewater products and solutions. James is a professional and dedicated technical environmental monitoring solutions provider with over 5 years experience in the water industry and environmental sector. With an on-site field engineering background, James is able to specify and provide high quality technical support for application specific solutions.

Specialist Areas:

  • Industrial effluent monitoring
  • Flow and water quality monitoring
  • MCERTS solutions
  • Flow and load surveys
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

Jake Stevenson

Field Service Engineer
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Jake Stevenson

Field Service Engineer

Jake is an experienced engineer with expertise in the technical installation and commissioning of monitoring equipment.  Jake joined EMS’ Operations Team in 2012 as an apprentice and has experience in the maintenance, installation, commissioning, fault finding and repair of instrumentation and monitoring equipment.

Specialist Areas:

  • Water quality monitoring
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Equipment and instrumentation service and maintenance
  • Flow and sampling surveys
+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

James Holmes

Apprentice Field Service Engineer
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James Holmes

Apprentice Field Service Engineer

James is an apprentice in the Operations Team assisting in the technical installation of instrumentation and monitoring equipment.  James joined the EMS Operations Team in 2015 and has experience in maintaining, installing, commissioning, fault finding and repairing equipment.

Specialist Areas:

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

Technical Team

Gary Thursfield

Technology Manager
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Gary Thursfield

Technology 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

Innovation Engineer
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Liam Dearden

Innovation 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

Advisory Team

Rebecca Chapman

Consultancy Manager
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Rebecca Chapman

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

Innovation Team

Dr Sonja Ostojin

Innovation Consultant
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Dr Sonja Ostojin

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

Dr Louise Walker

Innovation Consultant
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Dr Louise Walker

Innovation Consultant

Louise is responsible for delivering, coordinating and managing projects within the EMS Innovation Team. She is an accomplished academic-industrial partnerships manager with a strong ability to make effective connections. Louise is motivated by the application of trans-disciplinary learning and research to complex problems working previously as a Research Programme Co-ordinator and & Innovation Manager at the University of Leeds. Louise completed a PhD in ‘Constructed Wetlands in Wastewater Treatment’ and is a Chartered Scientist, Environmentalist and Water and Environmental Manager and member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management.

Specialist Areas:

  • Project management
  • Academic – industrial partnership manager
  • Workshop facilitator
  • Research programme co-ordinator
+44 (0) 114 272 2270

Finance Team

Bev Busby

Financial Controller
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Bev Busby

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

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

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

Our Values

    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.
    Professionalism
    We forge excellence through competence, knowledge, resourcefulness and attitude.
    Morale
    We create a positive ethos and cohesive environment to deliver excellence for our clients and each other.

Accreditations and Affiliations

CEIH
NEOBOSH
Achilles
UVDB
SEATS
ACP
ISO 9001
ISO 14001
YCF
ILM
Sheffield business awards 2016
Sheffield Business

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