Simon Sandland-Taylor

Owner & Director, The Sandland-Taylor Consultancy

Simon is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and a corporate member of the Institution of Fire Engineers (MIFireE). He has a degree in Building having studied at Nottingham Trent University and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) awarded by Nottingham Business School.

He has a proven track record in both the private and public sectors as a dynamic transformational leader.
In the private sector he has managed a vast variety of construction projects for some of the largest building companies in the UK, ranging from residential to multi million pound commercial developments.


In the public sector he was Head of Regulatory Services for a Local Authority where he was responsible for the leadership and development of the following services:
Building Control
Business Continuity and Emergency Planning
Community Safety and CCTV
Environmental Health
Environmental Protection 
Licensing and Land charges.
In addition to the above services Simon was responsible for ‘corporate enforcement’, dangerous structures and Safety at Sports Grounds.

Under his leadership his services attained numerous coveted quality assurance and customer focused awards including Customer Service Excellence, Charter Mark, ISO 9002 Quality systems and Investors in People.

He has represented the surveying profession on numerous regional and national executive boards. He currently represents  RICS on three British Standards Institution Fire Safety Committees, and is also a member of the RICS Fire Safety in Tall Buildings Working Group set up following the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Simon was instrumental in setting up the Building Control pathway on the part time  BSc (Hons) Building degree at Nottingham Trent University. He collaborated on the writing and development of 22 distance learning texts and packages for use on the above course and other degree programmes. He was a visiting lecturer and examiner for the Building Control Practice and Fire & Buildings modules at the University.



John Loom


John is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Enginers (FCABE). He has an Honours degree in Building having studied at Nottingham Trent University.

He is currently chair of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers Yorkshire and Humber branch. John is a director of our sister practice and runs the design arm HTSW providing architectural services to a wide range of local, regional and national clients. John leads on all our planning and building control work, as well as supporting in the delivery of seminars and workshops.

Dr Laura Sandland - Taylor

Management Consultant

In addition to practicing as a medical Doctor Laura plays a key role in our management and Business Consultancy and training. She has a Masters degree (with distinction) awarded by the Leeds University Business school.

Her areas of specialism include Marketing, Motivation and Performance Management.