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Helping to safeguard the learning environment

The removal of most Covid restrictions in the UK has increased calls for clearer practical guidance and the setting of specific indoor air quality contaminant targets to support the health and wellbeing of staff and pupils in schools and more importantly ensure that schools remain open.

Education Business Focus: Indoor Air Quality in Schools is your concise guide to good practice designed to help school building owners, managers and engineers interpret IAQ requirements and applications and turn them into useful strategies for improving the indoor environment in your academic establishments.

Join us on 12th May to help make your school a safe haven for all.


10.00 Welcome & Event Overview
Host: Francesca Brady – Wellbeing Technology expert
10.05 Overview: A beginner’s guide to indoor air quality
Nathan Wood, Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) Wellbeing in Buildings Chairman
10.13 Case study: A best practice approach to air quality in and around schools
Douglas Booker, CEO, National Air Quality Testing Services
10.21 PHS Group Solution: Air Cleaning
Chris Brown, Head of Public Sector, Astley Shields, Indoor Air Quality Specialist
10.30 Safe & Effective ventilation in schools
Ana Cross, FETA member & Product Manager
10.38 Live Q&A session
including interactive polls - Submit your questions and get the answers you need from keynote speakers and technology suppliers
11.00 Event Roundup & Close
Francesca Brady

Event timings and speakers are subject to change


Francesca Brady

Wellbeing Technology expert
Francesca has a background in academic research regarding aspects of indoor air quality related to health impacts on people. She is an advisory member for the Camden Clean Air Initiative, a member of the International WELL Building Institute's Covid-19 Taskforce, a regular speaker at universities, schools and industry conferences and is the CEO and co-founder of AirRated.

Douglas Booker

CEO, National Air Quality Testing Services
Douglas Booker is Co-Founder & CEO of NAQTS, a business with a mission to provide holistic indoor air quality information using its high-quality air pollution monitoring technology to inform choices and improve quality of life.

Nathan Wood

Chair, Wellbeing in Buildings Group, Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)
Nathan Wood chairs the Health & Well-being in Buildings group, one of many large 'special interest' groups at the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The group has worked with charities like the British Lung Foundation and prominent campaigner Rosamund Adoo Kissi-Debrah to promote awareness and action on indoor air quality, including that of schools.

Ana Cross

Chair of AHU group, FETA
Ana Cross is chair for the Air Handling Unit group at FETA, a group to represent and promote the UK’s air handling units and filter manufacturers. Ana’s ‘day job’ is as AHU Product Manager at Elta Fans Ltd, where she is responsible for managing the existing product portfolio and new product development and has extensive experience in the design and selection of AHUs.

Astley Shields

Aeramax Specialist, PHS Group 
Astley Shields is an experienced air quality expert who is passionate about improving the air we breathe; from schools and medical centres to our favourite high-street shops. He is well known for his expertise and innovative solutions, having dedicated the past six years to improving indoor air quality across the UK.

Chris Brown

Head of Public Sector, PHS Group
Chris leads the dedicated Public Sector Team at phs Group, and has over 17 years’ public sector experience. He is responsible for Public Sector strategy, working across multiple channels and teams within the business. Chris also manages all national and regional frameworks..

*Speakers are subject to possible change – please come back regularly for updates

Sponsored by

PHS Group

phs Group is the leading hygiene services provider in the UK, Ireland and Spain. Our team of over 3,000 expert personnel provides washroom, floorcare, healthcare and a range of specialist services to over 120,000 customers ranging from large single sites, to multi-national restaurant chains, healthcare establishments and small owner-occupied shops. Wherever we’re needed, we’re on your doorstep.



FETA is the UK body which, for over 30 years, has represented the interests of some 400 manufacturers, suppliers, installers and contractors within the heating, ventilating, building controls, refrigeration & air conditioning industry to policy makers and the wider public.

Building Engineering Services Association

BESA has evolved throughout the years to reflect the growing needs of our members and encompass all of the specialist services available within the built environment. Established in 1904, BESA has been known by several names throughout its history, most notably as the Heating and Ventilating Contractors’ Association (HVCA).

National Air Quality Testing Services

NAQTS was founded in 2015 with the mission to provide holistic indoor air quality (IAQ) information to inform choices and improve quality of life. We seek to improve awareness of IAQ through widespread public and commercial monitoring using our holistic, high-quality, air pollution monitoring technology.