Mike McCloskey, past president of the Building Engineering Services Association (the BESA), has died aged 66, the organisation announced today.
Mike served a craft apprenticeship with Hope's Heating and Engineering before moving to work with national contractor Lorne Stewart plc for 30 years. He was the company's managing director of its maintenance division and became a director of Argent-FM, based in south London.
In 1985, Mike became an executive member of the BESA (or the HVCA as it was then known), and was a Council member between 1992 and 2015. Mike was president of the BESA in 2006/7 and president of GCP Europe (the international umbrella body representing building engineering services) between 2012 and 2014.
Mike was chairman the BESA's commercial subsidiary, Welplan Ltd and, in 1998, was a director of Piper Enterprises Ltd. In 2001, Mike was a member of the Finance committee.
The BESA chief executive, Paul McLaughlin, said:
"Mike's passing has robbed the association and the building engineering services sector of one of its most active, most committed and most experienced leaders, and our thoughts are with his wife Theresa and their family at this sad time."