Ian Venables

BEng (Hons) CEng MCIBSE

Ian Venables is the Managing Director of

Venables Associates and has overall

responsibility for the company’s activities



Specialist Sectors:  Commercial, Financial, Mission Critical, Automotive, Leisure, Biotech.




Ian’s career has followed a unique course.  Having originally trained as a design and contracts engineer with leading London based mechanical and electrical contractor  Young Austen & Young, Ian then enjoyed a number of years with specialist commissioning companies both hands on and technical management prior to establishing a firm of consultants in 1989. This practical experience has since been put to good use in the design and commissioning of a variety of Building Services solutions across a broad range of building sectors.


He has a 1st Class Honours Degree in Building Services Engineering, is a Chartered Engineer, CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant, and Corporate Member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.


In more recent years he has helped focus the company on design and build projects, bringing practical experience to the development of client consultants concept designs to full design with an eye for cost and installation quality.


Ian’s experience from design & build contractor through to commissioning & design consultancy is unique within the industry, particularly when applied to the project sectors above, and results in a practical engineering approach to all aspects of his work and has been  one of the main characteristics requested by the current client base.