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Over 70 years of experience in supporting clients with independent engineering, property & energy consultancy.

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NIFES Consulting Group

The Story

NIFES Consulting Group traditionally led the way in the energy industry for over 70 years.

NIFES Consulting Group employ experts who deliver a wide range of energy, property and engineering services to thousands of clients over the decades to every major sector. NIFES (National Industrial Fuel Efficiency Service) are one of the UK’s leading engineering consultants formed in 1953 by the Ministry of Fuel and Power to meet the need for post-war industry to become more energy efficient.

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Why use NIFES Consulting Group?

NIFES are a highly respected company of consulting engineers and surveyors taking both a technical and a practical approach in supporting our clients.

Our specialist surveying teams have extensive experience in keeping our clients property estates both efficient and compliant. This work includes Property Appraisals, Property Upgrade Design & Management, Health & Safety Services, Space Utilisation Surveys, Fire Safety Assessments, Legionella risk assessments, Asset Registers and Energy Management.

NIFES Consulting Group engineering teams add significant value to a project offering design and support through the delivery process. As well as conventional M&E (Mechanical and Electrical) projects, we have extensive experience of the design of major infrastructure schemes including new energy centres, CHP (Combined Heat and Power) installations, renewable energy installations, electrical (HV and LV) distribution and thermal distribution networks (District Heating).

With significant resources across the UK, we have unparalleled knowledge and understanding of all aspects of engineering and building management, this provides us with a breadth of experience and capability to work with any type or size of organisation, in particular the public sector, industry and other professionals.

Our People

Our expertise encompasses all aspects of property and construction related issues and as such our staff hold professional qualifications through the relevant institutes covering a number of disciplines. Our technical ability ranges from building property appraisals and reporting, building services design and energy related strategies. We can manage and support full property refurbishments and new mechanical and electrical installations both within buildings and mechanical and electrical infrastructure projects.

To support this work, our multi-disciplinary team includes: Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers (HV and LV), Building Surveyors, Principal Designers under CDM, Fire Engineering, Health and Safety Advisors, Environmental Consultants, Project Managers and CAD Technicians. Our consultants are fully up to date with current legislation and best practice requirements covering all sectors. Our client focussed approach provides confidence that our client’s expectations are delivered in a timely and professional manner.

John Baker Director NIFES

John Baker


John Baker, Director of NIFES Consulting Group has been at NIFES for thirty five years and has a total of forty five years’ experience working in the Building Engineering Services, Six Facet Surveys, Condition Surveys, Asset Register, Health and Safety Compliance and Energy Management disciplines. His experience includes employment as a Consultant, Client and Contractor so he has a thorough understanding of all organisation requirements, expectations etc. and particularly relevant to the health, university and local authority sectors. He is actively involved in the Project Management of NIFES commissions and prides himself on his attention to client care, quality of commissions and his success in securing repeat commissions, some of whom have continually appointed NIFES for the past thirty years.

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Adrian Carter Director NIFES

Adrian Carter


Adrian Carter CEng CEnv FEI MCIBSE, Director of NIFES Consulting Group, is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Environmentalist, a Fellow of the Institute of Energy and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers. With over 30 years’ experience, Adrian’s expertise covers property compliance, six facet surveys, condition and asset surveys as well as mechanical and electrical infrastructure design both technical and contractual covering all sectors. Adrian has been responsible for the commercial management of the design of many prestigious engineering projects including energy centre and district heating schemes as well as HV and LV installations with contract values in the tens of millions of pounds. Adrian has numerous clients, many with very sophisticated property portfolios and is a strong believer in the importance of relationships, client care, quality and service delivery.

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Gareth Jones Director NIFES

Gareth Jones

Managing Director

Gareth Jones MIIRSM, BSc, HNC, GradIOSH, DipNEBOSH, CMaPS, DipFD Managing Director of NIFES Consulting Group, is a Safety and Compliance Specialist and Project Manager delivering health, safety and fire advice to a number of complex estates across the UK. With over 20 years’ experience, his expertise in property compliance enables him to support asset managers, property owners and occupiers to keep the portfolios up to date with the latest health and safety legislation, standards and guidance. As a Certified Principal Designer, Gareth has also supported numerous Clients with their developments across the UK to ensure that CDM regulations are stringently adhered to. Gareth has operational responsibility for the delivery of NIFES services, whereby his significant delivery experience and project knowledge ensures that each commission is given the high level of professional advice and consultancy support that is associated with the NIFES brand.

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The Brew House,
Greenails Avenue, Warrington,
Cheshire, WA4 6HL

T: 0845 168 6684