Our Directors Gary Ford and Chris Mills have collaborated successfully in a range of businesses. Their successful partnership continues with the acquisition of Kendra Energy Solutions in 2011.
Gary has been involved in the energy management business for more than 30 years, managing a number of different businesses for corporate organisations as well as in the capacity of owner manager. After running several divisions of Satchwell Controls (now part of Schneider Electric), Gary, together with Chris Mills, launched a start-up business in the energy management field called BMSi in 1998. BMSi grew rapidly over the following 10 years, winning many prestigious industry awards, and were ultimately sold to Centrica in 2008, who saw them as the perfect platform to enter the Building Energy Management System market.
Chris has 25 years’ experience in the BEMS industry, ranging from engineering and commissioning large BEMS projects to successfully managing businesses for system manufacturers. He started as an Apprentice at Satchwell Controls Systems Ltd, where he gained valuable expertise in controls theory and building applications. He progressed at Satchwell to manage regional businesses before leaving to join Gary Ford to co-found BMSi in 1998. Chris is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers and The Energy Institute.