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    Meet The Team

    Mark Simons
    Accreditation Bodies: BRE, ELMHURST

    Principal Consultant
    Co-founder of EAL Consult

    Mark is an experienced Principal Consultant, working on existing, new, commercial and public sector building projects. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience in property management and construction, Mark works to provide clients with the best options and solutions on any given project. He is also a qualified retrofit and risk management coordinator, able to guide local authorities, housing associations and individuals through the Retrofit PAS 2035 process.  He takes pride in completing projects and pushing them over the line. Mark’s vision for EAL Consult is to see the company recognised as best in class. Outside work Mark enjoys philosophy, politics and fine art.

    Monique Simons

    BA (Hons), DPSI, MCIL

    Managing Director
    Co-founder of EAL Consult

    Monique has a background in property with over 14 years specialising in construction guidance for energy efficiency and sustainable building. She provides expert consultancy on best practice for national planning standards, local authority requirements and building regulations compliance whilst adapting to new legislation on tackling climate change. The most satisfying part of her work is tackling design challenges to find the best sustainable solutions. Her vision for the business is to create a legacy of sustainable buildings for future generations. Her hobbies are cooking and baking. No client leaves a meeting without a slice of homemade cake! She speaks Italian, French and Spanish.
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    Viral Shah

    SAP / SBEM Assessor

    Viral has delivered more than 40,000 compliance documents for both domestic and commercial projects, including SBEM and SAP calculations, water efficiency calculations and thermal bridging calculations. He enjoys working with innovative architects who design energy efficient, smart buildings with sustainable construction details and renewable technology. Viral has an eye for detail, developed over 14 years of experience in SBEM Levels 3 and 4, design-stage and as-built SAP calculations and EPCs and Display Energy Certificates for public buildings. He enjoys delivering precision calculations for clients. An IT whizz-kid from the age of ten, he also covers all the IT support and troubleshooting for EAL Consult. His vision for the company is to see EAL Consult grow and increase its market share. Viral loves playing tennis and cricket. He enjoys walking and travelling and spending time with his family. He speaks Hindi, Gujarati and Punjabi.

    Hollie Cannell
    MSc, BA(Hons)

    Sustainability Officer

    With a Masters in Sustainable Urbanism, a degree in Geography and work experience in architecture, Hollie is perfectly placed to help clients understand the demands of their projects. She is the first point of contact in EAL, handling enquiries and liaising with all parties to ensure projects are delivered on time and to a high standard. She enjoys problem-solving and helping clients achieve their sustainability targets. Hollie’s vision for EAL Consult is to continue working collaboratively to deliver sustainable futures in the built environment. Hollie is a climate change activist. She enjoys gardening and has an NVQ in horticulture.
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    Sylvia Plumridge
    BA (Hons)

    Sustainability Consultant

    With over nine years experience in sustainability, Sylvia is a specialist in daylight/sunlight reports and is a qualified BREEAM consultant. She has degrees in architecture, having won awards for her work along the way. She also supports Viral with overheating assessments and thermal comfort reports. She loves to travel and socialise and likes to spend time in Greece with her family. She speaks Greek.
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    Chaimaa Errajy
    BSc (Hons)

    Sustainability Consultant

    Chaimaa has degrees in Engineering, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Auditing and Financial Control and joined EAL Consult in 2019. She helps clients develop their sustainability strategies and comply with planning conditions and building regulations. She delivers energy efficiency, sustainability and environmental reports for planning submissions: from urban greening to circular economy statements. She enjoys working with the wide variety of EAL Consult’s clients and projects. As a young mum, keen to make the world a better place for future generations, her vision is to see the company grow to meet the expanding demands of the UK climate change challenge. Chaimaa speaks Arabic and French.
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    Vivian Marcelo

    BSc (Hons)

    Administrative Support

    With a Professional Civil Service eligibility and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Vivian has more than two decades of experience in office administration, customer service, information technology and sales and marketing. She currently assists in creating and maintaining project logs, preparing client proposals, confirmation of appointments and keeping online company records and spreadsheets. She is an animal lover. She has 3 dogs and 1 cat and loves spending time with all her fur babies.
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    EAL Consult Awards

    • 2017 and 2019 Global Venture Awards: Most Influential Woman in Sustainability and Energy Compliance (London, UK – Monique Simons)
    • 2018 AI Global Excellence Awards: Most Outstanding Sustainability Compliance Consultancy (UK)
    • 2020 BUILD Home and Garden Awards: Best Energy Compliance Consultancy (London)
    • 2021 BUILD: Best Energy Assessments and Sustainability Compliance Consultancy (London)
    • 2022 Global 100 Winner: Most influential Woman in Sustainability and Energy Compliance – Monique Simons, London UK.
    • 2023 London Energy Efficiency Awards: Highly Commended,  Energy Consultancy of the Year.