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THE TEAM

The FOOTPRINT+ founders are from Brighton & Hove and have come together to create a unique annual exhibition and conference in the city which showcases cutting-edge ways to tackle the carbon footprint created by the property industry. The founding partners behind the event includes award winning architects Tim Pyne and Emily Day together with property developer Sophie Law-Smith.

They all live and work in Brighton and Hove.

Founders

Tim Pyne: Founder

Tim Pyne: Founder

As founder and owner of WORK, Tim designed over £50m worth of the Millennium Dome exhibitions for New Labour, and won 2 RIBA awards for the 4 zones he designed. This included the Environment zone which used Brighton beach as a backdrop. Tim was founding Creative Director of 100% Design and Detail in the UK, Tokyo and Moscow.

Other events include:

  • Creative Director to The International Festival of Business in Liverpool 2014
  • Creative Director of the London Boat Show
  • Creative Director to the London Motor Show, the Blenheim Fashion Group and DMG Worldwide.
  • Designer of London Fashion Week for several years
  • Designer of large private and lottery funded museum and visitor-attraction projects including the National Maritime Museum, the Commonwealth Institute and the Science Museum.

Tim lives with his wife and daughter in Hove.

e: tim@footprintplus.com

t: 01273 947307

Emily Day: Founder

Emily Day: Founder

Emily Day is a chartered architect with over 20 years of experience working on large scale projects. Emily has worked with many key players within the industry; local authorities, developers and financial institutions which has given her a unique insight into the needs of the different parties


Local authority clients have included:

  •  City of Nottingham
  •  London Borough of Hackney
  •  Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  •  Rutland Council
  •  North Devon District Council
  •  Cornwall Council

Projects completed include major residential
developments and urban planning, mixed use developments, speculative office, hospitality, educational estates and community developments up to £6bn in value.


Emily lives and works in Hove.

e: emily@footprintplus.com

t: 01273 947307

Sophie Law-Smith: Founder

Sophie Law-Smith: Founder

Sophie is property developer with an engineering background and a strong network across the south coast. Sophie is passionate about the built environment and how we can work collaboratively towards a more sustainable future for the industry. As well as FOOTPRINT+ she is active across multiple platforms throughout the Greater Brighton region, supporting educational initiatives, businesses and community groups such as:

  • Trustee for Hove Civic Society 
  • Property landlord and development across the South Coast
  • Newhaven Enterprise Zone schools engagement project
  • Events Manager at Constructing Excellence Sussex Club
  • Architectural, Retrofit, Planning and PR business support.

Sophie lives with her husband in Brighton.

e: sophie@footprintplus.com

t: 01273 947307

m: 07793351122

Advisory

James Blakey: Planning 

James Blakey:

Planning 

James is the UK Planning Director at Moda Living who are delivering inclusive amenity rich build to rent schemes across the UK from Scotland to the south coast. James has nearly 30 years of property industry planning experience and has served on a series of multi-disciplinary and development company boards during his career. James is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, is a Trustee on a number of charities as well as being a Governor at Manchester Cathedral working alongside the Lord Lieutenant for Greater Manchester.

James spends his time with Government, local authorities and community representatives in creating Next Generation Neighbourhoods and buildings of exceptional quality and lifestyle valve.

Prior to Covid-19 and when asked where he is based, James would say “on the train” given the breadth of the Moda portfolio and his caseload. If asked now, James would say travelling seamlessly between Teams and Zoom.

e: jrb@modaliving.com

William Edgerley: Development

William Edgerley: Development

William's core skills are in implementing, structuring and negotiating property projects and investments - skills gained over 25 years in the property industry. As MD or CEO of various P & O
companies, William has been responsible for many high-value and high-profile property projects.
These include widely differing projects, from the London Gateway development in Thurrock - a complex joint venture. To Drakes Circus in Plymouth and the York Science Park.

William has experience leading teams including professionals such as lawyers, architects, planners, engineers, project managers and accountants by providing support to colleagues and he is always excited to see projects complete successfully.
 

e: William.edgerley@me.com

What people are saying about FOOTPRINT+

What people are saying about FOOTPRINT+

  • How can all these industries work together to get the right solution? They can do this in this room at FOOTPRINT+.
    Kelly Harrison
    Associate Director Whitby Wood
  • Coming to the conference you are going to be overwhelmed by content, there are four stages, there are Think Tanks, it will keep you going all day long
    Romy Rawlings
    Commercial Director - Vestre
  • Events like this are going to set the framework for the and the calibre of the collective voices that we’ve got in this room is absolutely fundamental to the challenges ahead.
    Tomasz Romaniewicz
    Bond Bryan
  • I don’t know of anything else doing this in the UK that’s doing this all under one roof.
    Will Arnold
    Head of Climate Action, The Institution of Structural Engineers
  • The climate emergency is the biggest challenge humanity is facing. At WSP we are proud to be the catalysts of change in our industry. Now, we all need to come together to re-invent the way we design, the way we build and the way live. Footprint+ will help us do this
    Diego Padilla Philipps
    Net Zero Lead Structures, WSP
  • Everyone has an open mind. The mix of points of view creates a live dialogue for learning that I've really enjoyed
    Mike Reynolds
    Managing Director - Vattenfall Heat
  • It's the face-to-face that's been brilliant. We've all got to get on board with this... and everyone has learnt something today
    Elaine Toogood
    Director of Architecture and Sustainable Design - The Concrete Centre
  • Why should someone come here next year? Because this is the place to be
    Snigdha Jain
    Director of Sustainability - Turley
  • This event, it has got a vibe so if you want to come down its a great place to talk to people, meet people and be inspired.
    Ayo Abbas
    Marketing Strategist, Abbs Marketing
  • This exhibition is going to grow, the subject matter is the most key in our industry. If you are not here you will be left behind!
    Daniel Englender
    Managing Director, Benjamin West
  • The property sector needs confidence, the energy sector needs advocacy and as a local authority we need resource and finance, and money frankly….
    Nicola Beech
    Cabinet Member for Planning, Bristol City Council
  • On the first day we held our own fringe event and we won quite a substantial project on that night.
    Ian Waddingham
    Director, QED Structures
  • So why should somewhere come here next year? Because it is THE place to be…
    Snigdha Jain
    Turley
  • This is not just about our industry, it’s about our children, their future and what we’ve done with the planet.
    Mitakshi Sirsi
    WILL + Partners
  • 50% of all of the carbon emissions that we need to reduce as we get to 2050 have to come from the built environment. It’s from buildings, it’s from construction, it’s from logistics and it’s from infrastructure. So there’s no escaping the destiny here; it has to be the built environment that takes the lead here.”
    Prof Greg Clark
  • I look forward to working with FOOTPRINT+ over the coming weeks, months and years on this most important of endeavours.
    Lord Callanan
    Minister, Dept for Business Energy & Industry Strategy
  • FOOTPRINT+ is a really important event. I’m meeting people from the investment community, property owners, property developers, construction businesses. Commit to two or three days. The location’s fantastic, with the sea view out of the window, it gives more energy to the room.
    Mike Reynolds
    Manging Director, Vattenfall Heat UK
  • FOOTPRINT+ is the premier net zero event for the built environment sector and, with our focus on ‘local’, we are delighted that it has recognised the key role that Local Government has in tackling climate change
    Nick Kilby
    CEO, Cratus 2050