The BSSEC team has extensive experience across a wide variety of industries and markets. We are a core team of eight, five of which are energy efficiency consultants, plus a number of Associates with skills and experience encompassing the majority of market sectors worldwide. Many of our consultants are available for energy efficiency Expert Witness work, as indicated below.

Core Team

  • Paul_Bennett Paul Bennett Managing Director

    Paul Bennett

    Managing Director

    Paul is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Director with 30 years’ experience in energy efficient and renewables infrastructures and building engineering design, contracting, maintenance and operation. In 2016 Paul was awarded the Institute of Directors' “New Chartered Director” title and is a fellow of the IoD. Paul is a member of CIBSE, IET and a Carbon Trust Standard Carbon, Waste and Water accredited auditor. Paul has worked across the UK, Europe and North America. Services: Training, Energy Audits, Implementation of low & zero carbon technology, Measurement & verification, Building Services Design, ESOS Lead Assessor, Carbon Trust Standard Auditor, District heating

    • Expert Witness

  • Martin-Gurney Martin Gurney Non-Executive Director

    Martin Gurney

    Non-Executive Director

    Martin is a highly experienced board director serving Engineering, Housing Association and Business Services companies. Martin is a Chartered Accountant by profession. Martin is an expert in finance, business planning and auditing. Martin is a member of the Financial Conduct Authority. Services: Finance, Compliance

    • Expert Witness

  • Team-member-13-Marie Marie Bennett Director

    Marie Bennett


    Marie is an experienced company director. Marie’s board role includes support and challenge into BSSEC governance, strategy and corporate social responsibility. Marie has held previous positions within several NHS Trusts. Services: Quality control, Compliance

  • Team-member-4 Chris Joyce Consultant

    Chris Joyce


    Chris is a technical energy management consultant and provides technical consultancy in energy management, energy audits to BS EN 16247 parts 1-4, legislative compliance, renewables/energy storage, GIS modelling/mapping and heat networks. Chris is also a level 5 qualified professional consultant with the chartered management institute and has interests in managing consultancy interventions and client relationships. He is a member of the Energy Institute and speaks Spanish. Services: Technology appraisal, Energy audits, MM&T, GIS, Heat Networks

  • Team-member-1 Jessica Morris Consultant

    Jessica Morris


    Jessica is a technical energy management consultant and provides technical consultancy in energy management, energy audits to BS EN 16247 parts 1-4, legislative compliance, and renewables feasibility study. Jessica has special interests in sustainable development and organisational & behaviour changes effecting energy efficiency. Jessica is a member of the Energy Institute. Services: Technology appraisal, Energy audits, MM&T

  • Team-member-14-Debbie Debbie Parsons Marketing

    Debbie Parsons


    Debbie manages BSSEC's marketing and is an employee of Resolution Design Ltd, based in Devizes. She works with Paul & Wayne to agree marketing strategy and manages the delivery of BSSEC's marketing with the support of the design & technical teams at Resolution. Debbie is a member of the IDM and has experience in both UK and international marketing, having worked in London, Switzerland and the USA. She speaks French, German & Italian. Services: Energy efficiency marketing, internal and external comms, international marketing, digital marketing.

Associate Team

  • Ade-Lawal Ade Lawal Associate

    Ade Lawal


    Ade is a Chartered Energy Management Consultant and has considerable experience in the identification, development and implementation of energy efficiency and alternative energy opportunities. His sectors of experience include offices, construction, retail, pharmaceutical, education, health and leisure. Ade holds an MBA in Business Administration which adds an interesting financial / business opportunity perspective to his energy consultancy. Services: ESOS lead assessor, Prince2, NDEA, CRC, CCL, Energy Auditor

    • Expert Witness

  • Team-member-11 Alan Dean Associate

    Alan Dean


    Alan is a Chartered Energy Engineer with extensive experience in developing technical solutions, project management. Alan is an ESOS lead assessor and EnMS IS0 50001 consultant. Alan is experienced in overseeing multiple delivery programmes including stakeholder management. Services: ESOS Lead Assessor, ISO50001, TM44 Trained, NDEA Trained, DEC Trained

    • Expert Witness

  • Andrew-Towch Andrew Towch Associate

    Andrew Towch


    Andrew is an influential Senior Energy and Project Manager with wide-ranging experience delivering effective strategies that provide significant savings and efficiencies to commercial and industrial, blue-chip organisations. Andrew takes a holistic approach to the delivery of energy management combining procurement, legislative compliance, energy efficiency and project management. He promotes change through technical innovations, engaging staff and business leaders across all levels of the company. Andrew is a PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner, a member of the EMA and a member of the Energy Institute. Services: PRINCE2, Energy Auditor, Procurement, Compliance

  • John-McChesney Jon McChesney Associate

    Jon McChesney


    Jon is a qualified energy management assessor and provides EPC’s (domestic and non-domestic), DEC’s, Air Conditioning Assessments. Jon is an experienced auditor of energy certificates for accreditation schemes. Services: Level 3 DEA, Level 3 DEC, Level 3 NDEA, Level 3 AC Assessments

  • Paul-Stevenson Paul Stevenson Associate

    Paul Stevenson


    Paul is a Chartered Engineer, Energy Consultant and Carbon Trust Standard Assessor. Paul is featured on the UK Register of Professional Energy Consultants (RPEC) and is an ISO50001 consultant. Paul has a wealth of global energy management and engineering experience that spans 35 years. Paul speaks German, French and Spanish and has provided training in Energy Efficiency, EnMS/ ISO50001 and Energy-Audit training in: UK, Russia, South Africa, Romania, Kazakhstan and Serbia.

    • Expert Witness

  • Team-member-10 Stephen Lowndes Associate

    Stephen Lowndes


    Stephen is a Chartered Engineer with 30 years’ experience in building services, energy and utility engineering consultancy and project management. He has worked on municipal, commercial, industrial, research, defence and education projects in the UK, Central Europe and Gulf States. Stephen has expertise in energy infrastructure, energy savings calculations, developing technical and financial models and specifications for demand side reduction projects, co-generation and tri-generation schemes, as well as biomass heating and energy from waste incineration. Stephen is a member of CIBSE, Energy Institute, a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) and a Registered Professional Energy Consultant. Services: Building services design, CMPVP measurement and verification, Demand side management, District heating

    • Expert Witness

  • David-Sheppard David Sheppard Associate

    David Sheppard


    David is an expert energy assessor and quality manager for the provision of domestic and non domestic energy assessments. Services: Level 3 DEC, Level 4 NDEA, Level 3 DEA, OCDEA

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