Celebration of buyout

Successful Completion of Management Buyout

AES Sustainability Consultants and Domestic Air Leakage Testing Energy Consultants (DALTEC) announce successful completion of management buyout

 

The founder of both companies, Jon Bodington, was keen to protect the businesses and its staff by giving the management team the opportunity to purchase the businesses so he could take a step back to pursue other interests.  The buyout has transferred ownership of both companies to AES Sustainability Limited whose new shareholders include Jon and Sue Bodington along with members of the senior management team: Fraser Hall, Anna Farmer, Alex Brooks, Silvio Junges, Greg Lock, Andrew McManus and Stewart Boyce.

Day to day management control of the companies is retained by the existing Directors; Fraser Hall, Anna Farmer and Alex Brooks.

AES Sustainability Consultants and DALTEC provide high quality advice and technical support throughout the lifecycle of a development, from land buying and planning stages right through to post-construction testing and certification. The two companies employ over 40 staff and service clients across the UK, including many of the top national housebuilders, developers and contractors.

“I have worked with Jon since 2005 and found him to be an inspirational, driven and focused leader.  After 14 years of building AES Sustainability Consultants and DALTEC I understand his desire to take a step back from the businesses and am happy to take up the reigns and continue to deliver his vision.Fraser Hall

Founding AES Sustainability Consultants in 2005, Jon Bodington soon became the Managing Director of a growing team and whilst he won’t be in the office day-to-day, he will still have an impact on the future of AES and DALTEC through his role of Chairman.

“I have worked in AES for over eight years now and am extremely proud of the expertise and dedication of the team.  We are very grateful for the passion that Jon has instilled in us all and the high standards he has set. 

Jon has always been the driving force behind the business but as we have grown the senior managers have taken on increasing responsibility for the day to day running of the company and shaping our future direction. 

Jon’s decision to take a step back will not impact on our future growth as we have strong relationships with our client base and a passionate team dedicated to delivering the highest standards of service. Jon set up the company to deliver honest, impartial advice to the construction industry and we will continue to do this for our clients across the UK, large and small.”  Anna Farmer

Legal advice to the founders was provided by James Orpin of Tozers LLP and legal advice to the management buyout team was provided by Evelyn Adfield of Porter Dodson LLP.

Cranes in skyline

Constructing Clean Air

Today is World Environment Day, a day to raise awareness of the environmental issues. This year, we are encouraged to learn more about the air pollution around you, and how we can #BeatAirPollution.

Poor air quality within our towns and cities has been well documented over recent years, but how much the construction industry contributes to this, particularly when taking a whole life cycle approach is perhaps less well known. Air pollution is known to cause a range of illnesses including; an increased risk of lung disease, asthma attacks, Type 2 Diabetes… the list does go on. There are numerous sources of air pollution from driving and heating your home to larger scale commercial activities, such as manufacturing and construction.

What can and does the construction do to help #BeatAirPollution?

Design 

  • Specify and install energy efficient building solutions, systems and equipment reducing SO2 and NOx associated with the burning of fossil fuels during the operation of the building.
  • Travel methods for the development users must be considered as early as possible to ensure the development is designed to enable significant reductions in car-based travel.
  • Where car-based travel is required; specify electric car charging, car sharing spaces and limited car parking to encourage the use of alternative or more sustainable transport modes.
  • Sufficient ventilation in buildings to reduce indoor air pollution.
  • Specification of non-toxic paints, varnishes, woods and solvents, to reduce emissions from these products throughout the lifetime of the building.

Construction

  • Construct responsibly by reducing traffic to site through efficient procurement
  • Replace generators, excavators, bulldozers, mobile cranes and loaders etc. (otherwise known as Non-Road Mobile Machinery or NRMM) with more efficient models and gain NRMM certification through the energy saving trust. There are now some companies producing electric NRMM and battery storage for generators to help reduce diesel usage on site.
  • Devise robust control measures for dust to limit its distribution both on and off site.
  • Use non-toxic paints, solvents etc. as much as possible.
  • No burning of materials on site.
  • Testing the new buildings indoor environments to ensure levels of formaldehyde and VOCs are met.

Handover and Occupancy

  • Commission building systems, to ensure that they are working and being used correctly to minimise any detrimental impacts on both the internal and external air quality of the development.
  • Building owners and managers to be provided with robust travel management plans to ensure that car-based travel is reduced as much as possible.
  • Building Handover and User Guides to ensure that facilities managers and users are able to use the systems correctly.

The construction industry can go a long way in helping reduce air pollution, by constructing buildings to help reduce air pollution and minimise impact of construction activities. In essence, the industry has a large role to play to help construct clean air for our future generations.

Written by Maxine Goodey, Senior Consultant 

BREEAM Local Plans – South West

Local Planning Authorities across the UK have a responsibility to secure solid progress against the country’s targets to reduce carbon emissions and address climate change impacts. What can they do to ensure sustainable construction practices are embedded in non-residential development? Please read the attachment.

BREEAM Local Plan – South West

We will distribute other regions in instalments over the next few months. If you would like to discuss this attachment, please contact Maxine Goodey