Key People

BPE’s Directors are practising engineers with a track record of successfully delivered projects.  A director sponsors every project undertaken, overseeing the BPE team, providing client contact at senior level until successful completion of the project.


Ian Shott Chairman CBE FREng

Ian's key areas of expertise and experience are:-

  • International Business Leader and Mentor
  • Strategic vision, strong business leadership, mentoring and change management skills. 
  • Serial entrepeneur
  • An experienced chair ensuring the highest standards of corporate governance and business ethics
  • Translates vision into demonstrable business results via sound structure and organisational design.

Mike Brown Managing Director BSc, CEng, FIChemE

Mike's key areas of expertise and experience are:-

  • Project Management
  • Technical Leadership
  • Project Plan Generation and Control of Activities Against the Plan
  • Project Sponsorship & Contract Negotiation
  • Problem Solving

Bill Warbey Process Director BSc, CEng, FIChemE       

Bill's key areas of expertise and experience are:-

  • APMP & PRINCE2® Qualified Project Manager
  • Skilled Multi-discipline Team Leader
  • In depth knowledge of the Fine Chemical & Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Practical Problem Solver
  • Focused Business Driven Leader

Noel Quigley Technology Director CEng, FIChemE

Noel's key areas of expertise and experience are:-

  • Technical development and process engineering lead on complex projects
  • Full multi-discipline engineering responsibility from project concept to start up
  • Technology development from bench/laboratory through to commercial solutions
  • Functional management
  • Project leadership in both client and contractor organisations

Simon Wheeler Business Development Director CEng, AMIChemE

Simon's key areas of expertise and experience are:-

  • Sales and Marketing Strategy
  • Business Development and Growth - Planning and Execution
  • Effective Key Account Management
  • Functional IT Systems Management
  • Partner and Channel Development

Paul Ryan Finance Director BA Hons, FCA

Paul's key areas of expertise and experience are:-

  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Operations and Finance
  • Management and Leadership
  • Business Strategy
  • Customer focus aligned to financial due diligence