About Us

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AES has been at the forefront of BMS installation and maintenance since 1983.

Having grown organically over the last 30+ years we have consistently supported the industry in delivering the highest quality, and through continuous training and development shaped our team to deliver the best service to our clients.

We have a vast range of experience in delivering turnkey BMS solutions in projects ranging from £5,000.00 to £1,500,000.00.

We are an independent, privately owned company who directly employ over 70 employees and have a proactive approach to training and developing apprentices.

We have worked tirelessly to maintain our position of trust and quality and are proud of our working relationships with some of the UK’s finest consultants and M&E contractors alike.expectations and specification.

The design process generates electrical control panel designs based on sound engineering practices, and up to date descriptions of operation which are followed by energy efficient control strategies written by our software engineers.

Once a project is completed a full operating and maintenance manual is supplied, which includes a full set of control panel wiring / control strategy diagrams, circuit charts, technical information and test certification.

Darren Kirby

Managing Director

Following completion of an electrical/electronic apprenticeship Darren moved into the BMS industry over 20 years ago in a customer service role. Having worked in both a Sales and Service Management capacity, Darren’s flair for developing relationships led to progression within sales, and many years of continued over achievement in new major projects. Completion of a Professional Diploma in Management Studies further enhanced his business knowledge.

During his time at AES Darren has been able to utilise his skills in developing a complete customer focused approach throughout the business resulting in a number of key customers providing repeat business. In his current role as Managing Director, Darren’s drive will be not only to continue the AES ethos of delivering excellence at all levels but to further improve and develop the relationships of both existing and potential new customers.

Outside of AES Darren enjoys spending time in the countryside either on foot or by bike, whilst also enjoying the odd pint or two.

James Harman

Director (Projects)

Having completed a full 5 year electrical apprenticeship, James developed a keen interest in Building Management Systems and developed his career to specialise in the field working for independent systems houses, supporting various product vendors. During his 25+ years in the controls industry he has had the benefit of working in both field and office roles in technical and managerial levels, taking the skills collected along the way he developed into a role managing a busy projects team and overseeing the successful delivery of BMS projects totalling over £6.5M PA.

Returning to further education in 2007, James successfully completed a BTEC Level 5 professional diploma in management studies, and went on to become a Director of AES in 2009 helping to secure the company’s future as an independent BMS Provider.

James’s passion is focused on delivering quality,he has driven the implementation of a range of innovative standards which are constantly reviewed and developed to ensure that AES provides the best product and service to its customers.

Phil Mitchell

Director (Commissioning & HS)

Having joined AES Control Systems in 1994, Phil continued to further his education by successfully completing a Higher National Diploma in Mechanical & Electrical Engineering which set the foundations for success as a Project Manager, undertaking contracts of various sizes and value up to approximately £1.1 Million. Once such skill sets had been established, Phil continued to further his HVAC controls knowledge by writing and commissioning software for various HVAC systems, and integrating with third party systems via various protocols. This lead him to becoming the Commissioning Manager for the business, during which time a Health & Safety NEBOSH Diploma was undertaken.

Having adapted and succeeded in a number of roles at AES Control Systems, Phil took the opportunity to become a Director of the business in 2009, and continues to maintain the ethos throughout to which he had been party to for many years. Although many things have changed within the industry, Phil’s desire and passion to ‘see the job through’ with the support of his colleagues, ensures that project delivery is achieved, and the Company’s reputation for being reliable and conscientious is maintained.

Adam Bradshaw

Director (Support Services)

Adam started his career at AES as an AutoCAD technician and following the successful completion of an Advanced Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering worked as a Project Engineer working on new build projects for a number of years. Adam’s ambition and commitment to AES alongside various personal development courses saw him move up through the company providing support on both Projects and Sales, eventually leading to the Service team. A continued drive to increase AES’s added value to existing services along with the introduction of industry leading technology and practices in addition to Adam’s technical background allowed the business to grow within this area knowing delivery was maintained at a high level.

Russell Baxter

Director (Commercial)

Having completed a City & Guilds HVAC Engineering Apprenticeship, Russell was given the opportunity to move into the commercial surveying team and spent 25 years at one of top ten M & E Contractors in the UK. During this time Russell worked his way up to the level of Managing Surveyor, being involved with numerous prestigious M & E contracts ranging from £10M to £50M in value, whilst continuing to develop his skills through CPD and a surveying improvement course from Leeds Metropolitan University, he was also responsible for the mentoring of several trainee surveyors.

Looking to further develop his career, in 2011 Russell took steps to establish a free-lance commercial surveying services company, and successfully provided services and support for a number of businesses in the M&E industry, one of which being AES controls.

Russell’s skills were of key benefit to AES to support and develop the commercial aspects of operations, as a result Russell’s involvement with AES developed from part time contract support to full time direct employment then through to management level, which resulted in directorship being appointed in 2017.
Russell is responsible for all Commercial aspects of the business including cash flow management, review of contracts and risk management/mitigation.

Outside of work Russell enjoys spending time out in the countryside walking his two dogs and the occasional attendance at live football matches.

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