C80 Group appoints Non-Executive Director

From left to right: Oliver Bentley (Managing Director, C80 Solutions), Katherine Naisbitt (Group Commercial Director, C80 Group), Gary Lumby (Non-Executive Director, C80 Group), Mark Heptonstall (CEO, C80 Group)

Building consultancy business, C80 Group, is supporting its growth strategy with the appointment of Gary Lumby MBE as its first Non-Executive Director.

Mr Lumby will provide key strategic input across C80 Group’s companies, which currently includes two specialists in building regulation and building compliance, Leeds-based C80 Solutions Ltd and YDBC Ltd, which operates from multiple offices throughout Yorkshire.

Mr Lumby, who has a portfolio of Non-Executive Director roles at SMEs across the UK, said:

“I am delighted to be working with the senior leadership and their teams to help drive the current growth of the business which has been caused by both acquisitions and organic opportunities. My role will be to help further develop and accelerate this growth strategy and assist with recruitment and retention of key individuals as well as support with finance, sales and marketing and corporate governance.”

Mark Heptonstall, CEO and founder of C80 Group Ltd, said:

“Gary’s experience, track record and outstanding credentials will be a major asset in the years ahead as we prepare for our next phase of expansion. Gary’s arrival represents another landmark development for C80 Group, following our acquisition of YDBC at the end of last year. For the past ten months, YDBC has been operating as a sister company to C80 Solutions, enabling C80 Group to provide a broader range of services with a comprehensive team of highly skilled Building Control surveyors and consultants in energy assessment, building compliance, consultancy, and testing. C80 Solutions received industry recognition last year when we won Best Energy Consultancy for Yorkshire and Humberside in the 2019 Energy Efficiency Awards, and our clients now include some of the nation’s largest housebuilders, contractors, developers, M&E engineers, and architects.”

Mr Lumby was formerly Head of Retail and Business Banking at Yorkshire Bank and was President of Leeds and York Chamber of Commerce, as well as being a past member of Leeds City Region LEP Board. He received an MBE in 2008 for services to the Financial Services sector.

C80 Group’s expertise encompasses all aspects of Building Regulations and environmental performance, including energy, air tightness, sound testing, environmental noise and thermal modelling. Its services support construction across both the commercial and domestic sectors.