Martin Brown

A project manager and strategic consultant to the built environment sector, Martin Brown is a respected expert and advocate for business and sustainability innovation.

He’s also a well respected speaker, writer and author. His latest book, FutuREstorative: Working Towards a New Sustainability, is published by RIBA Publishing.

He was included in the global list of 30 CSR Professionals to Follow on Social Media.

Claire Thirlwall

Claire is passionate about ensuring the due recognition and the importance of landscaping and landscapers contribution to the sustainable success of any project.

Claire is a chartered landscape architect at Thirlwall Associates, a landscape architecture consultancy based near Oxford, working with architects, engineers, planners, project managers and other construction professionals as part of the project team. Claire has also worked as a specialist sub-consultant to other landscape architecture practices.

Joe Clancy

Joe is a landscape architect, horticulturist, biophilic design consultant, public speaker and architectural journalist and author of numerous articles on landscape architecture, but the primary focus of his literary/research work is on biophilic design and restorative environments.

Joe is the co-author of Terrapin Bright Green’s 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design: Improving Health and Well-Being in the Built Environment (2014) and has also been published in MIT’s International Journal of Architectural Research, Horticulture Connected and the Chinese publication, Landscape Architecture Frontiers, edited by Professor Kongjian Yu of Turenscape Landscape Architecture.

Richard MacCowan

Richard is a designer and the Founder of innovation lab Biomimicry UK

He has worked on a number of projects across Europe from industrial, materials, and packaging, through to architecture and masterplanning.

Setting up Biomimicry UK in 2012 allowed him to develop this sector in the UK and making some great connections around the world. He is now focusing on looking into manufacturing processes, packaging innovation and industrial ecology / symbiosis for cities.

Paul Wilkinson

Paul Wilkinson has been working in the UK construction industry since 1987, starting in professional services before moving on to information technology. He was head of communications at a construction Software-as-a-Service start-up for 10 years, and since 2009 has been an independent technology analyst, PR consultant, journalist and blogger.

He is an authority on the use of construction collaboration technology platforms, SaaS and related developments in fields such as BIM, mobile technologies and social media. Applying this knowledge, he is deputy chair of the information systems panel at the Institution of Civil Engineers, a member of the management team at Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT, and has been a visiting lecturer at University of Westminster.

As a professional communicator, he is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, an elected member of the CIPR Council, former chair of its policy and campaigns committee, and chair of its construction and property special interest group (CAPSIG).​ He represents the CIPR on the Construction Industry Council, and is also active in Constructing Excellence and in International Building Press.