The FOOTPRINT founders are from Brighton & Hove and have come together to create a unique annual exhibition and conference in the city which showcases cutting-edge ways to tackle the carbon footprint created by the property industry. The founding partners behind the event includes award winning architects Tim Pyne and Emily Day together with Sophie Law-Smith, founding director of Design Brighton. They all live and work in Brighton and Hove.
Tim Pyne: Founder
As founder and owner of WORK, Tim designed over £50m worth of the Millennium Dome exhibitions for New Labour, and won 2 RIBA awards for the 4 zones he designed. This included the Environment zone which used Brighton beach as a backdrop. Tim was founding Creative Director of 100% Design and Detail in the UK, Tokyo and Moscow.
Other events include:
- Creative Director to The International Festival of Business in Liverpool 2014
- Creative Director of the London Boat Show
- Creative Director to the London Motor Show, the Blenheim Fashion Group and DMG Worldwide.
- Designer of London Fashion Week for several years
- Designer of large private and lottery funded museum and visitor-attraction projects including the National Maritime Museum, the Commonwealth Institute and the Science Museum.
Tim lives with his wife and daughter in Hove.
t: 01273 947307
Emily Day: Founder
Emily Day is a chartered architect with over 20 years of experience working on large scale projects. Emily has worked with many key players within the industry; local authorities, developers and financial institutions which has given her a unique insight into the needs of the different parties
Local authority clients have included:
- City of Nottingham
- London Borough of Hackney
- Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
- Rutland Council
- North Devon District Council
- Cornwall Council
Projects completed include major residential
developments and urban planning, mixed use developments, speculative office, hospitality, educational estates and community developments up to £6bn in value.
Emily lives and works in Hove.
t: 01273 947307
Sophie Law-Smith: Founder
Sophie is an events, communications, and business development specialist with a strong network across the south coast. Sophie is passionate about the built environment and how we can work collaboratively towards a more sustainable future for the industry. As well as FOOTPRINT she is active across multiple platforms throughout the Greater Brighton region, supporting businesses and community initiatives such as:
- Director of local business engagement group Design Brighton
- Working with Newhaven Enterprise Zone on a youth engagement programme
- Events Co-ordinator for Constructing Excellence
- Trustee for Hove Civic Society community group
- Freelance Business Manager within the Construction Industry
Sophie lives with her husband in Brighton.
t: 01273 947307
Nathan Reuby: Sales
With a solid management career within the exhibition and hospitality sectors, Nathan prides himself on being passionately customer focused. His ethos is to build genuine and loyal relationships with his clients in which a level of trust and care is maintained. With a thorough understanding of exhibitions, his expertise has been utilised in successful new launches of international shows both in Europe and the USA. Managing hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of guests, Nathan upholds a bespoke approach to each show and client alike. He will ensure a professional yet personal approach to the entirety of your FOOTPRINT experience, both before and after the event takes place.
Nathan lives with his partner and daughter in Hove
t: 01273 947307
Danny Scott: Sales
Danny is a sales professional with over 22 years’ experience covering a range of sectors including events, technology and FMCG. His experience in organising, directing and developing events is extensive, with a number of his managed shows becoming industry leading events for their sectors. Danny has a passion for B2B and a strong ethos for building long lasting relationships which is testament to his strong global business network.
Danny has joined the FOOTPRINT family to utilise his skills in the best way he can to help save the world – his own words! A net zero world and a safe environment for his two children and future generations is extremely important to him and see’s FOOTPRINT Brighton as the platform for where major changes will begin for the UK’s built environment.
t: 01273 947307
Sadie Ball: Fringe
Sadie Ball is an events and management specialist with 15 years in the events industry. She has worked managing international business corporate events, bespoke concierge and high end business travel. With a degree in psychology, extensive event management skills and being a true ‘Brightonian’ Sadie not only understands the clients needs but has the experience, skills and local knowledge to make any of the FOOTPRINT fringe events a success.
Sadie is passionate about Brighton & Hove’s 2030 carbon neutral ambition. With two young children she wants to promote collaboration within the authorities, communities and schools to make a difference. Ensuring that through education the next generation leave behind something better than we left them.
Sadie lives in Hove with her husband and two children.
t: 01273 947307
Aidan Walker: Conference
Aidan’s MA in History from Cambridge University was a highly appropriate education, he claims, for his ‘first career’ in furniture design and cabinet making –
itself an admirable preparation for 20 years of writing for, editing and directing design magazines. He has editorially directed almost all the professional UK design magazines.
As Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and director of Aidan Walker Associates, he now creates, curates, presents and chairs conference and seminar programmes such as ‘Art for Tomorrow’ for The New York Times and the conference programmes for the London Design Festival’s Global Design Forum, Design Shanghai, Design China Beijing and Grand Designs Live.
Aidan lives in rural Sussex with his family, his dogs, his Ducati racing motorbike and his guitars.
Sophie Wright: Marketing
Sophie has worked in event marketing for the last six years across a range of B2B portfolios around the world. Industries she has worked in include Technology, Innovation, FinTech and Health & Fitness.
Sophie prides herself on being a team player and enjoys the fast-paced environment of events. Being a very sociable person, Sophie likes being in an industry that connects people.e: Marketing@footprintbrighton.com
Hannah Hopwood: Marketing
With years of experience, Hannah has worked across a range of social media campaigns for B2B and B2C events, as well as local community projects. Living locally with her husband and three young children, this is a project that Hannah is particularly passionate about.
Miriam Sigler: Operations
As Founding Director of Ways & Means Events, Miriam brings her vast breadth of industry knowledge to projects large and small. Miriam’s long list of attributes include her uncompromising work ethic, attention to detail and ‘work hard – play hard’ attitude. Coupled with her love of teamwork and head-on attitude to problem solving, she has become a well-respected people member of the industry. Her wealth of knowledge in all facets of events management has seen her direct countless successful projects including launches and re-brands as well as long standing successful event portfolios. With her deep understanding of what stakeholders require from each event, she is truly an asset to every event. Any project Miriam undertakes is creative, well-planned, detailed and colourful. With more than twenty years experience working in events management, Miriam has seen it all.
Richard Bond: Press
Richard is a highly experienced PR professional who has worked across a wide range of sectors including housing, sustainability, inward investment, skills, enterprise, business support, social value and inclusive growth.
He also has extensive experience of commercial and B2B markets including technology, utilities, advanced manufacturing/Industry 4.0, architecture, FM and property.
For all press enquiries, interview requests - and essential media accreditation to attend FOOTPRINT – drop him a line via firstname.lastname@example.org
James Blakey: Planning Advisor
James is the UK Planning Director at Moda Living who are delivering inclusive amenity rich build to rent schemes across the UK from Scotland to the south coast. James has nearly 30 years of property industry planning experience and has served on a series of multi-disciplinary and development company boards during his career. James is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, is a Trustee on a number of charities as well as being a Governor at Manchester Cathedral working alongside the Lord Lieutenant for Greater Manchester.
James spends his time with Government, local authorities and community representatives in creating Next Generation Neighbourhoods and buildings of exceptional quality and lifestyle valve.
Prior to Covid-19 and when asked where he is based, James would say “on the train” given the breadth of the Moda portfolio and his caseload. If asked now, James would say travelling seamlessly between Teams and Zoom.
William Edgerley: Developer Advisor
William's core skills are in implementing, structuring and negotiating property projects and investments - skills gained over 25 years in the property industry. As MD or CEO of various P & O
companies, William has been responsible for many high-value and high-profile property projects.
These include widely differing projects, from the London Gateway development in Thurrock - a complex joint venture. To Drakes Circus in Plymouth and the York Science Park.
William has experience leading teams including professionals such as lawyers, architects, planners, engineers, project managers and accountants by providing support to colleagues and he is always excited to see projects complete successfully.
Francis Hilton: Developer Advisor
Bio coming soon
Ian McCarthy: Associate
Ian McCarthy is a town planner and chartered surveyor with a strong commitment to building viable, vibrant and inclusive places.
During an extensive career, he has contributed to the economic regeneration of Manchester and Liverpool and more recently, established and delivered the UK's International Business Festival 2014-2018 as Festival Director. Ian is a Director of several not-for-profit organisations including the Liverpool Biennial, Shakespeare North Trust and his own consultancy.