South West England

Meets throughout the year to host special events for IRM members. 


Future events

What does the future workplace look like in a COVID-19 reality?

Following the British Council for Offices “Wellness Matters” report published in 2018; it’s three authors: Ed Garrod, James Pack, and Will Poole-Wilson revisit its guidance, providing unique insights into the current and future challenges of the workplace and adapting it within a COVID-19 context.

We have all been disrupted by digital and tech, where the current pandemic has only accelerated workplace change. The organisations who are coming out the other end of the pandemic are the ones who have taken on digital and workspace transformation most successfully and aggressively. The team will discuss accelerated workspace design and the need to be agile, be collaborative but also be brave.


Ed Garrod MBA, MPhil, MA(Cantab), DipArch, LEED AP BD+C, Fitwel Ambassador, Principal at Elementa Consulting, London.

Ed Garrod joined Elementa Consulting, London as Head of Integrated Design and Sustainability in March of 2014. Having originally trained in architecture and urbanism at Cambridge University, his specialism in environmental design and simulation has led him into a career within high-performance green engineering. He has been a prominent contributor to the introduction of the WELL Building Standard into the UK, providing pro bono training to over 1,000 built environment professionals in the UK over the past two years. His team have led WELL Building Standard feasibility studies for several major projects, developed WELL-ready specifications for developers, and undertaken WELL ‘healthchecks’ for existing workspaces to develop strategies to enhance health & wellbeing. In December 2016 he became the first Fitwel Ambassador in Europe. In March 2017 he led the Fitwel submission of Elementa’s London Office to become Europe’s first Fitwel certified workspace. He is an advisor to, and occasional lecturer for, the newly launched MSc in Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings at University College London.


James Pack BREEAM AP, LEED AP ID+C, Fitwel Ambassador, Founder at Sentinel RPI, London

James has worked in corporate real estate, construction and sustainability sectors of the built environment for 23 years. In 2006 James devised and led a research programme into codifying environmental good practice specifically for the fit out and refurbishment sector. This programme was developed into an assessment method which James christened ‘Ska Rating‘. In 2009 Ska Rating was assigned to the RICS, which continues to this day to provide quality assurance and training to support the scheme. 

In 2012 James founded Sentinel RPI; a sustainability management consultancy, to work with building owners, occupiers and service providers, to influence and implement sustainability strategies and to deliver healthy, productive and efficient workplaces. With expertise in both corporate real estate and construction, Sentinel can articulate the benefits of various environmental approaches to clients, their advisors and delivery teams alike to ensure projects achieve the best outcomes within the available budgets. James also chairs CoreNet Global UK’s Sustainability Community.


Will Poole-Wilson RIBA DipArch BSc (Hons), Managing Director at Will and Partners, London and formerly Principal at Perkins and Will, London.

Will founded Will & Partners in 2018 having previously worked as a Principal at Perkins and Will. He is highly experienced in designing and running major fit out projects, across all sectors including the finance and government sectors, providing a unique skill set with experience from base build to fit out. He studied at Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, where his work focused on Design, Health and Wellbeing, and qualified as an architect in 1998. William leads focus groups into design, building efficiency and workplace strategy. He also pioneered and rolled out the Ska Rating environmental management tool with the RICS, now extensively used in the industry. 

Will wrote and developed the Smart Cat A guide to refurbishment and has won several noted design awards. Past research projects include: ‘CoreNet UK trading floor committee chair 2009 – 2010’, ‘Smart Cat A’ looking at improving the efficiency, costs and programme deliverables of Cat A in offices, 2009’, ‘Ska Rating environmental tool with the RICS, 2009’, ‘Office Design and its Impact on Business Efficiency’ and a research document, prepared for CABE in partnership with Mindi Hadi (BRE), Andrew Clifford (SR) and Professor Bevin Nutt (UCL) 2003.   


Date: Friday 29th January 2021
Time: 09.30 - 10.30 GMT

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Past events

Living up to your Values: practical business ethics

Date: Friday 28 February 2020
Time: 09.00 - 13.00

DAC Beachcroft LLP, Portwall Place, Portwall Lane, Bristol, BS1 6NA

We thank our sponsor DAC Beachcroft for making this event possible


Climate change emergency; flooding, climate change and your business – what you need to know

Date: 18 October 2019
Time: 09.00 registration for a 09:30 start - 12:30 finish

DAC Beachcroft LLP, Portwall Place, Portwall Lane, Bristol, BS1 6NA


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Fergus Dolan

Vice Chair:
Ben Davies

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Claire Bosworth

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ERM & Emerging Risks 

Date: 21 June 2019
Time: 9.00 - 13.00

DAC Beachcroft LLP, Portwall Place, Portwall Lane, Bristol, BS1 6NA

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We thank our sponsor DAC Beachcroft for making this event possible 

Managing the Terrorism Risk

Date: 8th December 2017
Time: 9:30 - 13:00
Location:  DAC Beachcroft LLP, Portwall Place, Portwall Lane, Bristol, BS1 6NA

D-Day Event: People Risk, Friend and Foe 

Date: 6th June 2017
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location:  EY Offices, The Paragon, Counterslip, Avon, Bristol BS1 6BX

Infrastructure Risk Group (IRG) Quarterly Meeting

Date: 26th June 2017

13:00 - 16:00: Lunch and refreshments will be provided

Location:  EY Offices, The Paragon, Counterslip, Avon, Bristol BS1 6BX

St Patrick’s Day Risk Management Event:
Managing Cyber Risk – Luck or Good judgement?

Date: 17 March 2017

10:00 - 13:00

Location:  DAC Beachcroft LLP
Portwall Place, Portwall Lane
Bristol, BS1 6NA


  • Rupert Irons – C3IA Solutions Limited: Lost in Translation? Consulting observations of Enterprise & Cyber Risk Management.
  • David Pybus, EY Cyber Risk team: Cybersecurity Risk: What can we learn from recent hacks?
  • Tom Draper, Technology & Cyber Practice Leader at Arthur J. Gallagher Ltd: Managing Cyber risks – How much can we transfer to insurance?
  • Ben Daniels, DAC Beachcroft LLP: Insider threat – legal weapons at your disposal.

Pay and Display car parking is available at Portwall Lane, BS1 6NB and further car parking is available at Temple Gate Car Park, Temple Gate, BS1 6PL and Temple Meads Car Park, Temple Meads, BS1 6QF.

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