FROM THE FOUNDER
CHRIS WILLIAMS; Managing Director
Nearly 20 years ago, I came across an innovative construction system unknown in the UK:
a unified system for building houses, apartment blocks, warehouses, factories or corporate headquarters. This Green Life Buildings brochure - marking the establishment of our EMMEDUE EMMESMART factory – is a small but significant step on the path to top quality construction with less impact on our environment.
Our plant will supply a uniquely adaptable building technique that cuts costs, carbon output and construction times. Yes, a building fabric and system that are quicker, greener and cheaper than traditional bricks and mortar or steel or timber frame construction. A bold claim maybe, but one I proved with the house I built 15 years ago. It is my family home to this day.
So what has taken so long? UK builders and regulators may have been resistant to innovation. But a recent report on the construction industry that it must “modernise or die” is now being heeded. A willingness to learn and be inspired by new ways of doing things is the key to progress. I have been inspired by the EMMEDUE team - and their buildings round the world – to bring the EMMEDUE product to the UK. With Rick Walker and all at Green Life Buildings, I urge you to engage with this technology, approved by the Government as a Modern Method of Construction.
MEET THE TEAM
An entrepreneur that has been a M2 system user and developer since 2005. With extensive experience in leading new programmes/start-ups in challenging fields such as waste to energy and technology he is known for heading development, communication and implementation of key initiatives to support business strategies. He built his own low carbon home using M2 building panels in 2006.
An experienced FM manager and team leader having worked for Mitie FM. Rick is used to dealing with compliance and people in the construction and development sector. Rick’s primary role will be to support the end users in the application and use of the M2 Building System.
Jan is an experienced housing professional with more than 40 years’ experience spanning local authorities, housing associations, and the private sector. He is a Corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and a past Chair of its London Board. He is now working with a group of experienced housing and technical professionals to assist housing organisations improve their services. Jan has a reputation for bringing innovative solutions to the attention of decision makers in housing.
Board Advisor – Financial/Chair
Richard has spent 30 years in a wide range of industries, either CFO or Chairman including three IPOs, and two take-privates. The sectors included Motors, Support Services, Financial Services, Software, and high-tech internet start-ups. He has had significant experience in both Europe and the USA. More recently he has focussed on advising on complex financing situations in the pension (defined benefit) arena: advising large corporates, trustees, private equity and the Pensions Regulator.
Sales and Client relationship Director
Yemisi is an experienced Sales and Client Relationship Director having worked for three of the big four global accounting firms. She has spent the last 15 years of her career specialising in targeting professional services firms and intermediaries alike. Specifically, she is well known for being a people-connector, obtaining access to key decision makers where she then cultivates and builds strong, professional relationships with them and ultimately,
transacts with them.
Giulio has over 15 years of experience in advertising and marketing, specialising in brand creation, strategy and direct response acquisition. He started his career working for the Havas group, then founded his own performance-based marketing agency working within the finance, travel and telecommunications sector, for clients such as T-Mobile and Capital One. More recently he has focused on advising start-ups within the property and construction industry on their marketing and branding strategy and campaign launches
Building safety is crucial. Recent fires and building collapses have rightly focused public attention on safety. It is why we so passionately believe in our basic structural material – our expanded polystyrene panel and our construction system. The finished product itself is exceptionally fire resistant and structurally sound. And our unique construction method using the same basic material throughout to form floors, stairs, roofs as well as walls and eliminates the weak link of some traditional building methods. We like to keep it simple. Our system works for any type of structure: for a normal family home to a flamboyant Architectural statement suitable for a hi-tech corporate HQ. It works for a warehouse or factory or an apartment or office building. Green Life Buildings products helps you lower your costs and your carbon footprint during development and when the building is occupied. Keep things simple and save time, money and energy with our Advanced Building System. GLB’s modular building panels combine structural strength and energy efficient thermal insulation. Together, we can say goodbye to energy guzzling homes.