Industry Experts

Bellrock’s expertise covers all aspects of the management of the risks associated with your estate. Here we showcase just some of the team who are here to help you with the many and varied considerations in returning your organisation to work. From the statutory PPM requirements you should still be doing through lockdown, to the deep clean or landscaping issues on return, to the landlord discussions around service charges and insurance you should be having, you will find a member of the team willing to support you.

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Building Compliance Simplified: Closing and re-occupation of buildings

Dave Richards has been with been with Bellrock for over 5 years and takes board ownership for customer operations and supply chain performance. Dave is an engineer by trade and graduated university with a degree in building services engineering, gathering over 28 years’ experience in the field of design, build and operation of buildings.

“Now, during these unprecedented times, and in the future, my highly competent and experienced teams are able to provide advice, expertise and class leading operational delivery supporting any building and facilities management issue or problem including:

  • Supply chain availability, sourcing and performance management
  • Planned maintenance regimes post Covid-19 ensuring compliance is maintained
  • Reoccupation challenges and getting buildings ‘ready to work’ across all workplace service delivery lines
  • Health, safety and environmental challenges that will arise post Covid-19
  • Backlog / lapsed maintenance recovery challenges
  • Regulatory guidance and expertise”
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Fire Compliance: Fire risks, regimes and regulations

Gareth Jones is a compliance specialist and project manager delivering health, safety and fire advice to a number of estates across the UK. As the Managing Director of NIFES Consulting Group with over 20 years’ experience, Gareth and his team sit within the Technical & Real Estate division of Bellrock. Gareth’s expertise in property compliance enables him to support asset managers, property owners and occupiers to keep the portfolios up to date with the latest health and safety legislation and guidance.

“With Covid-19 placing a new, unchartered risk to many UK businesses, our team of experts have been providing professional advice to our customers on how to maintain high levels of compliance and keeping their workforce and properties safe through this period. Our team of over 150 consultants, surveyors and support staff are on-hand to give expert advice and guidance on:

  • Risk assessments
  • Property Compliance including Fire, Asbestos, Legionella Risk and re-occupying premises;
  • CDM (Keeping projects going and monitoring Covid-19 restrictions on construction sites)
  • Site Safety Audits”
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Property Knowledge: Real Estate Insurances & Leases

Andrew Morley is a leading service charge expert with over 35 years’ experience, specialising in property and construction disputes relating to landlord and tenant relationships. Andrew heads the Real Estate division at Bellrock.

“I am proud to head a team of industry experts in property cost management, service charge and insurance consultancy and estates management. Now, more than ever, it’s important to make sure our customers are getting expert advice on property related matters. During this Covid-19 crisis, my team and I continue to support our customers on service charge management along with specifically advising on:

  • Advice on apportioning and reviewing costs properly incurred during Covid-19
  • Documenting and managing the process during Covid-19
  • Service charge governance and the RICS professional statement”
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Property Knowledge: Real Estate Insurances & Leases

Russell Heath is Head of Retail, Leisure and Industrial within Bellrock’s Technical & Real Estate Services division and a Chartered Surveyor. Russell is an acknowledged expert in the retail, leisure and occupier market and has a comprehensive knowledge of leases and service charge management.

“Over the last 16 years, I’ve specialised in commercial service charge and insurance management. During this unsettled period of the Covid-19 lock-down, I can provide guidance on:

  • Insurance requirements of both Landlords and Occupiers when buildings are either vacated or partially vacated during Covid-19 lock-down
  • Review of the extent services are performed under the service charge during the Covid-19”
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Technical & Real Estate: Covid-19 Response

Andy Walker is a Chartered Building Surveyor and Project manager with over 28 years’ experience in the property sector heads Bellrock’s Technical and Real Estate division. He continues to support asset managers, property owners and occupiers to maintain, operate and develop their portfolios.

“Since the beginning of March, when Covid-19 started to spread in the UK, my team of experts have been providing robust professional advice to our customers, enabling them to implement various degrees of occupancy measures across their estates throughout the UK sectors. We have over 150 surveyors and support staff on hand to offer guidance on:

  • Property Compliance including fire, asbestos, legionella risk and re-occupying premises
  • Lease events including dilapidations
  • Insurance requirements and claims and how buildings should be protected during Covid-19
  • Service charge recovery, negotiation and advice considering Covid-19
  • Project Delivery and CDM whilst Covid-19 restrictions are in place”
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Procurement Issues: Supply Chain and continuity

Deborah Quinn has over 11 years’ experience in procurement and supply chain, creating long term strategies and solutions resulting in significant value for Bellrock’s clients.

“I am a strategic thinker and passionate about looking for ways in which improvements can be made to enhance quality and efficiency, whilst reducing costs to businesses and customers. With current events changing daily in this unprecedented time, maintaining proactive communication with suppliers and operations is critical.
My team of highly skilled supply chain experts can advise our customers on:

  • Supplier Risk Profile Strategy; understanding the risk and working towards a long-term solution
  • Supplier Engagement Programme; communicating to the supplier base and coordinating responses such as SSOW, updates RAMS, re mobilising etc
  • Tiering Support; developing second tier networks to support our customer’s businesses
  • Working with the clients to develop a second-tier network to support their business
  • Triage; identifying high risk categories and developing risk reducing strategies
  • Remobilising Supply Chain; building a re-occupation timeline in conjunction with suppliers
  • Performance Management; making temporary adjustments if required to ensure supply chain flexibility as workloads increase”
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Workplace & Compliance Services

Mike Smart has significant experience of managing complex public and private sector projects. His portfolio of contracts includes some of the most mature PFI contracts in the UK, LiftCos and SPVs where Bellrock is a significant shareholder. Mike brings energy and drive. raising standards in performance and delivering value, while leading the integration of Concerto with the complex KPI reporting structures often demanded by public sector contracts.

“During the current COVID-19 crisis my number one priority is to support my customers and operational teams to keep critical buildings such as hospitals, health centres and schools open in a safe and compliant manner. Myself and my team are supporting our customers in the following areas:

  • Operational delivery of FM services during Covid -19, supporting frontline services across hard and soft FM
  • Deep cleaning and revising cleaning scope of works to reflect new COVID-19 guidelines
  • Building security advice for management of ingress, egress, visitors and concierge
  • Supporting the re-utilisations of space to provide additional clinical capacity“
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