Find out about the Team at Vent-Tech

Vent-Tech was formed in 2001 and has successfully developed into one of the UK's leading dust and fume extraction companies.

We specialise in ensuring the environment within which your staff operate is safe and comfortable by offering the following:

  • Design and installation of industrial dust and fume extraction systems to protect your employees
  • COSHH testing existing systems to ensure that they comply with health and safety regulations
  • General ventilation systems
  • Evaporative cooling systems

Our engineering team is made up of the following valued members. You can also find out a little more about the team's experience and qualifications here:

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Adrian Sims: Director

  • Experience: LEV Design Engineer, Consultant and as Managing Director founded the company in 2001
  • Responsible for: Everything.
  • Favourite Project: All of them!
  • Likes: Rugby, rock-climbing, canoeing – sport in general.
  • Dislikes: Mushrooms and fish.
Colin Radforth: LEV Testing and Commissioning Manager

Colin Radforth: LEV Testing and Commissioning Manager

Experience: Joined Vent-Tech in April 2015.  Previously a policeman for 18 years

Responsible for: LEV Testing and Commissioning. Managing technical team.

Favourite ProjectHMS Sultan - his first commissioning job.

Likes: All sport, live music, drawing cartoons

DislikesBeing late, laziness, letting people down


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Jose Reyes: Office Manager

Experience: More than 10 years as H&S consultant/CDM co-ordinator.  

Responsible for: Production of Building Manuals, Home User Guides, and IRMA Reports

Likes: Running, technology and music

Dislikes: Pineapple on pizza and waiting for people

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Fiona Moss: Customer Support and Marketing

Experience:  Joined Vent-Tech in November 2015.  Previous experience in customer service for 15 years and marketing for 8 years. 

Responsibilities: Continued engagement with clients.

Likes: Talking and wine tasting. 

Dislikes: Cyclists and cold callers. 

James Gould, LEV Tester and Installation

James Gould: LEV Specialist

Experience:  James joined Vent-Tech in 2006

Responsible for: Installations, surveys, commissioning, LEV testing etc.

Favourite Project: Newquay Fire Station, G24i and RNLI.

Likes: Rugby, Gym, DIY, music and kick boxing.

Dislikes: Politics and skinny jeans.

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Aaron Dare: Installation Engineer

  • Experience: Joined Vent-Tech in 2012
  • Responsible for: Assisting the installation engineer, preparing tools and equipment for use.  Aaron is qualified with a Level 2 NVQ in Ductwork.
  • Favourite Project: City of Bristol College vehicle extraction.
  • Likes: Cinema, pub and computers.
  • Dislikes: Meringues.
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Josh Smith: Assistant Design Engineer

Experience: Joined Vent-Tech April 2016 and studied product design technology

Responsibilities: Quotation and CAD

Likes: Gym, cycling, going out and rugby

Dislikes: City traffic, lateness and ignorance

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Ben Williams: Assistant Design Engineer

Experience: Master's in Mechanical Engineering

Responsibilities: Manage the online shop and direct sales

Likes: Playing football and watching sport

Dislikes: 'Pathetic' handshakes

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Harry Lampert: Assistant Design Engineer

Experience: Joined Vent-Tech September 2016 after completing a degree in Mechanical Design

Responsibilities: Producing 3D solid works drawings of systems

Likes: Sport, going out and live music

Dislikes: Bad jokes, queuing and loud people on public transport

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Matt Woodington: Site Engineer

Experience: Joined Vent-Tech in 2015

Responsibilities: Trainee installation, testing and servicing engineer.

Favourite Project:  Johnsons Basingstoke.

Likes: Football and chicken nuggets.

Dislikes: Vegetables.