BESA appoints head of business development


16 January 2024
Simon Lunt has joined BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has appointed Simon Lunt as its first head of business development as part of a wider strategic review.

Lunt began his career in the chemical industry in Scandinavia with Forchem Oy before moving into the health & safety sector covering the UK construction, manufacturing and facilities management (FM) sectors at Arco. 

He spent three years running his own sales training consultancy during which time he supported firms in the FM and air filtration industries. He has also worked in the specialised hostile environment gas detection business as sales and marketing director for Analox, which supplied projects for the International Space Station, NATO submarines and the deep-sea diving industry.

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Lunt said: “My role is to help the membership team add as much value to as many companies in the building engineering sector as possible,” he said. “BESA offers a remarkable breadth of benefits, and we want our members to take advantage of everything they can, including getting involved in our working groups and committees which can affect real change across the sector.’’

Director of membership Rebecca Fox said the creation of the position was a key element of the association’s new strategy and required the recruitment of someone with considerable business and technical experience.

She added: “We are delighted to have been able to attract someone of Simon’s calibre and talent to this crucial role. He will help to drive a central element of our strategy, which is to ensure members fully understand the suite of benefits we can provide and how our services can support them to both survive and thrive through this challenging time for our industry.”