33 years’ experience in the building services industry. Following an apprenticeship in mechanical engineering, Neil worked in research and development for a large international valve manufacturer. Moving into ‘cradle to grave’ product management Neil spent significant time auditing products and suppliers in various countries throughout the world. He started working in the heat network/district heating arena in 2005. Post 2002 Neil spent significant time in the UK, Europe and specifically Scandinavian countries increasing his knowledge of district heating. Neil is now Head of Specification for Altecnic Ltd, a registered CIBSE CPD provider and a CIBSE accredited heat network consultant. Neil currently works with engineering and manufacturing in the development of heat network products and runs a UK based sales team. Neil conducts a variety of CIBSE approved CPD seminars to specifiers, consultants, contractors and clients covering a variety of topics.