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Ben Bradford, Founder and CEO

Ben Bradford is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of specialist consulting firm, BB7.

He founded the firm on SEVEN guiding principles. These are the firm’s values and they describe the unique character, spirit and identity that is BB7.

Under Ben’s stewardship the firm now has a network of offices throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. He’s an MBA with significant board level experience in both commercial organisations and not for profit professional bodies. He was an executive Director in a multi-national fire engineering firm, a Non-Executive Director at the RICS and former President and Chairman of the board at the Chartered Association of Building Engineers.

His early career started in Building Regulations and progressed into the field of Fire Safety Engineering. He now holds duel professional qualifications as both a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Surveyor and the passion he has for these professions is unmistakable.

Throughout his property and constructions career he has taken a leadership role in the development of standards. He is the pioneer of strategic fire risk management and principle author of PAS 7: 2013 – fire risk management system specification. This standard is now recognised as a means of achieving management system level 1 in design standard, BS 9999: 2017. PAS 7 has also enabled the audit and certification of the world’s first, fire risk management systems via a UKAS accredited third party certification body and in 2018 is set to become BS 9997, part of the BSI 999 series.

In 2016 IFSEC Global kindly recognised as 'The Most Influential Person in Fire'. However Ben is now thinking beyond regulatory compliance, fire and security. He is seeking out solutions for smarter, more resilient space, facilities and infrastructure. His mission is to a make a distinctive, lasting, and substantial contribution to the built environment.

Academic qualifications

  • BSc Hon’s Building Surveying

  • MSc Building Engineering

  • MBA Business Administration

Professional qualifications

  • Chartered Engineer

  • Chartered Surveyor

  • Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers

Contact Ben

+44 (0) 203 603 5535