BMSI get into the Carnival spirit at Heathrow!

BMSI recently attended the Heathrow Charity Ball, and they were sure to make it a night to remember – helping to raise an estimated £60,000!

The event, held in support of Heathrow Airport and their affiliated charities, took place at the Terminal Sofitel Hotel last month and was attended by BMSI staff who, as always, showed their support for a worthy cause, and fully immersed themselves in the frivolities of the evening.

The event consisted of a mixture of Venetian, Caribbean and Latin American carnival entertainment, which guests were able to enjoy whilst participating in silent auctions, raffles and competitions throughout the night. Gary Rackham, Regional Manager for Aviation at BMSI, who attended the event alongside the Aviation Team Managers and Directors, was delighted to be there to support Heathrow’s commitment to its charitable work:

“BMSI work very closely with Heathrow Airport on a number of projects, including the maintenance of the BMS Systems across Heathrow, and we’re proud to say that we have an extremely good working relationship with the team there. Therefore it was of the utmost importance to us that we showed our support for the event, and helped to raise money for the local causes that Heathrow has pledged to support.

The entertainment was of excellent calibre and it’s safe to say that the team really did make the most of the fun on offer – Heathrow have even, very kindly, displayed the photographic evidence on their website to remind us!

It’s very important for us at BMSI to support and aid our customers in every way that we can, not just as reliable contractors, but also in charitable endeavours such as this – and long may it continue!”

BMSI is a leading systems integrator of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), and they continue to work closely with Heathrow Airport and their Delivery Integrators on the following projects: BMS Upgrade of Boilers & Chillers, Terminal 3 Pier 5 Asset Replacement, Terminal 4 LV MCC Panel Upgrade, maintenance of the BMS Systems across Heathrow.

For more information about the project installations, support services and integrated energy management solutions they provide, visit the rest of the website here.

BMSI celebrate with the industry at the BCIA Awards 2018!

The BCIA’s are the biggest awards in the controls and BEMS industry, and for 2018 the event didn’t disappoint as the BMSI team celebrated a successful year alongside industry peers.

BMSI were named finalists in two categories, including Independent Building Controls and BEMS Installer of the Year and Engineer of the Year categories, and the evening was a great opportunity for the team to celebrate a successful business year with the wider industry.

In attendance on the night was BMSI Director, John Axten, who took away many positives from the celebrations:

“The BCIA’s are always a highlight of the business year for the team, and despite not being named winners this year, we were still able to celebrate the prestige of being named finalists in two strong categories – plus one eager Director did win a rather competitive round on the Scalextric track on the night!”

What was also great to see was the BCIA’s emphasis on attracting the youth of today into the BEMS industry. As an employer, BMSI are always on the look-out for young, fresh talent to enrich the innovation and growth that a career at BMSI promotes, so it’s fantastic to see that BCIA is working so positively for the industry in this way.”

BMSI is a leading systems integrator of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), for more information about the project installations, support services and integrated energy management solutions they provide, visit the rest of the website here.

Employee Series: Why work for BMSI?

Why work for BMSI?

Here at BMSI we pride ourselves on not only being a UK leader in the installation and contract servicing of specialist building controls, but also on being a reputable employer that is dedicated to developing, nurturing and supporting our staff at every level.

Providing our staff with a positive, balanced and compassionate working environment, coupled with a progressive career path that focuses on the development of the individual and the unified, nationwide expansion of the business, ensures that we attract, and retain, the highest calibre of staff in the industry.

To learn more about what it’s like to work at BMSI, we asked National Support Sales Manager, Jen Johnson, to explain what it was that attracted her to a career at BMSI.

Why BMSI:

“What first attracted me to make the move to BMSI was my genuine appetite for new technology and innovation that was clearly inherent in the very fibre of the company. This, coupled with the fact that the business offered REAL national coverage, meant that working for BMSI was a really appealing prospect for someone, like myself, who was looking to grow and develop their career within the industry.”

The culture:

“Luckily, I was fortunate enough to have worked with some of the senior management team before, so I knew that their management style was conducive to my own and that I was going into an environment that would be beneficial for myself and for the growing success of the company. What struck me most about the team at BMSI was the notion that the business was big enough to deliver but small enough to be dynamic – a truly valuable asset for a successful company who are navigating their rapid growth in the current climate of the industry.

I was instantly made to feel very welcome at BMSI and I have felt like part of the family since day one. Everyone works seamlessly together to achieve the same, overarching goals of the business, and the excitement of the entire team around developing new technologies is palpable – which is so inspiring to be around!”


Unique employer:

“What I find makes BMSI so unique as an employer is the stability and experience of the team and the genuine desire of senior management to focus on employee development, training and safety – employees are truly valued, which in turn means that all employees are truly invested in helping to drive the success of the company as a whole.

If I could give advice to anyone looking to join the team at BMSI, it would be to come and see it for yourself. Visit the offices and speak to the people who work here, you’ll be hard pushed to find someone who isn’t fulfilled by the work that they do. If you are looking to make a move career wise, I would say that if you’re someone who is passionate about progression and is open to developing exciting new ideas, then BMSI is definitely the place for you!”

To find out more about BMSI’s career opportunities, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for real-time recruitment updates. Alternatively you can email HR@bmsi.co.uk to find out about the latest career opportunities at BMSI.

BMSI is a leading systems integrator of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), for more information about the project installations, support services and integrated energy management solutions they provide, visit the rest of the website here.

BMSI help to maintain the highest of standards at Shell Tower

BMSI is a key sub-contractor on the Shell Tower Refresh Project, working to upgrade systems across all floors of the historic building.

Shell Tower is located in the heart of Waterloo, within easy reach of BMSI’s London office, and has been owned and occupied by Shell International Ltd and its subsidiaries since it’s construction in the 1950s. Following the full refurbishment of the Tower in 2007, a project in which BMSI was also involved, the current development on the 26 storey tower involves changing the existing IQL Trend BMS Controllers to IQeco’s and upgrading all systems to the latest Trend IQ4/TONN and IQvision.

BMSI Major Projects Sales Manager, Tim Peperell has been working closely on the project and commented:

“BMSI is a prominent sub-contractor on the Shell Tower Refresh Project – the work is a fast-track fit-out with high level integration and many key phased handovers on a multi-level building, so ensuring that Shell’s very high Health and Safety standards are met is key to the success of the project. Clearly BMSI have undertaken this work with merit as we have already received subcontractor, and employee, of the month on multiple occasions.

Being involved in the development of such a historic and well-known building is a project that we’re very proud to be involved in – and by working alongside partners Shell, ACEOM, Overbury and Michael J Lonsdale, we’re confident of delivering on yet another high-profile contract in 2018 and beyond.”

BMSI is a leading systems integrator of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), for more information about the project installations, support services and integrated energy management solutions they provide, visit the rest of webiste here.

BMSI & Skanska take on iconic Scalpel Project

BMSI are hard at work on The Scalpel; the newest addition to the most distinguished skyline in the city.

BMSI are working for Skanska on this latest prestigious development, located in the City on the corner of Lime Street. The new luxury high-rise building, as named by the Financial Times, will stand at 38 storeys tall and will house the new European Headquarters for W. R. Berkley. Remaining commercial space will also be let by other finance-based organisations, high-end retail outlets and premium eatery’s; securing the building’s place amongst many other large-scale, iconic buildings that continue to add to BMSI’s extensive list of City of London based projects.

BMSI has provided a full Trend/Tridium BMS and Energy Management System, comprising 80-plus control panels across the entire site and a building-wide EMS system operating from roof to basement. The BMS consists of approximately 20,000 points and an energy management system networked to over 1000 meters across the 41 floors.

BMSI Project Manager, Tony Springer, who has been overseeing the project commented:

“This is a great project that BMSI are proud to be involved with. The already- iconic status of the building is matched by the range and diversity of the work involved for the development, which will see our team provide, install and commission an efficient EMS that will ensure preventative energy maintenance rather than providing a reactive solution.

As the project nears its completion in the Summer of 2018, this is a venture that BMSI have very much enjoyed working on and we welcome many more projects on this scale in its wake.”

BMSI is a leading systems integrator of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), for more information about the project installations, support services and integrated energy management solutions they provide, visit the rest of the website here.

BMSI honoured to sponsor and attend inspiring UHW awards

BMSI were proud sponsors of the Staff Recognition Awards for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board last Friday evening.

The awards, which celebrate the great work that employees of the trust do to help enrich the lives of others, took place at the City Hall in Cardiff and were attended by nominees and their guests, Health Board colleagues, sponsors and special invited guests.

Presenting the award for Quality, Sustainability and Efficiency, BMSI Regional Manager for BMSI’s Wales and South West region, Wayne Chilcott, was delighted to attend the ceremony and commented:

“The awards were an excellent evening where a great time was had by all who attended. Myself and the team were humbled to be associated with such a great event and one which demonstrated the commitment and dedication of the UHW staff.

As well as being an opportunity to recognise deserving staff, the event was also a welcome opportunity to network with the Estates and Capital Asset’s department and ensure that UHW’s BEMS needs are being met across all sites, now and in the future. We thank UHW for a wonderful evening and look forward to being involved in next year’s event.”

BMSI is a leading systems integrator of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), for more information about the project installations, support services and integrated energy management solutions they provide, visit the rest of the site here.

BMSI Annual Sales Conference Sets the Bar for Successful 2018

BMSI’s annual sales conference confirmed BMSI sales engineers as leaders in the industry and laid out plans for a successful year ahead.

Taking place over two days at the iconic Belfry hotel in the Midlands, the conference was attended by nearly 40 members of BMSI staff ranging from all company regions across the UK. Attendees included board directors, regional managers and individual sales personnel and was an opportunity to recognise outstanding employee achievements from the preceding year.

The conference was led by BMSI directors and focused on the key elements that set BMSI sales engineers apart from, and ahead of, the competition. Speaking on the success of the sales conference, BMSI MD John Axten commented:

“This year’s annual sales conference was a great opportunity to reflect upon 2017’s achievements and acknowledge the great work employed by our valued team members and expanding regions.

Our sales engineers represent the company as a leader in the BMS market and the conference was a superb way of recognising this and laying out plans to build upon our rapidly growing success in the market for 2018 – we look forward to a prosperous and busy year ahead!”

Top performing members of staff were recognised at the conference for their achievements in 2017 and received awards in the following categories:

Outstanding Sales Achievement – Major Projects Outstanding, Sales Achievement – London Region, Outstanding Sales Achievement – Aviation Division, Best Performing Region 2017 and general recognition for outstanding contributions.

BMSI is a leading systems integrator of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), for more information about the project installations, support services and integrated energy management solutions they provide, visit the rest of the website here.

BMSI Shortlisted as BCIA 2018 Finalists!

BMSI is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2018 Building Controls Industry Awards in the Independent Building Controls and BEMS Installer of the Year and Engineer of the Year categories.

The BCIA Awards are the biggest awards in the controls and BEMS industry and have been recognising outstanding innovations, product development, project delivery and great training within the industry for many years.

BMSI Director, James Smith is thrilled with BCIA Awards announcement and commented:

“The BCIA’s are always a highlight on the business calendar, and being recognised as finalists in two strong categories marks 2018 as an especially exciting event for BMSI.

Installer of the Year and Engineer of the Year are both competitive categories that we would be thrilled to win. We feel confident of our credentials for each award and look forward to attending the BCIA’s in May – it’s a great event and will no doubt be an enjoyable evening of celebration for all.”

BMSI is a leading systems integrator of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), for more information about the project installations, support services and integrated energy management solutions they provide, visit the rest of the site here.