UK: Andrew Giles, worldwide market intelligence business manager at research and consultancy organisation BSRIA is to retire in April after 32 years with the company.

Andrew was recruited by BSRIA in 1985 to start winning and carrying out commercial contracts for the three people in the Bracknell-based company’s statistics and forecasting unit, as it was called then.

“At this time we were only focused on the UK,” said Andrew, looking back on his career. “Fast forward 32 years and we now have 35 analysts in-house and 35+ subcontractors spread right across the world, researching 94 countries.”

In his role as business manager, Andrew has been involved in all areas of work, with particular focus on private consultancy and development of new studies.

His first great achievement was running the first pan-European study for HVAC and controls known as the European Building Services study (EBS). This also led to one of his happiest and proudest memories when invited to the Buckingham Palace Garden Party as a result of the EBS project, which was seen as a great tool for UK manufacturers.

Andrew’s replacement is Krystyna Dawson who was appointed last year when Andrew announced his intention to retire.