Meet the Team

Mike Silcock

Managing Director
BEng (Hons), Chartered Engineer (CEng) - Engineering Council, MCIBSE, MASHRAE

Mike is the joint founding partner of Silcock Leedham LLP, now Silcock Leedham Consulting Engineers Ltd and is responsible for the success and excellence of the business. He is a degree qualified chartered mechanical engineer with over 28 years experience in the construction industry in both the contracting and consulting sectors. Mike has concentrated on developing credible and commercially balanced sustainable and low energy design solutions that can be applied to many sectors, resulting in a number of high profile appointments for UK and International clients. He provides strategic leadership for the teams within Silcock Leedham and is active in early concept design, fault finding and the validation of complex systems and projects.

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Bill Leedham

Technical Director

Bill, along with Mike, founded the business in 2001. He is a degree qualified mechanical engineer with over 28 years' experience as a consultant with a number of different sized practices. Bill has a strong technical focus and in addition to running some of our larger, more complex commissions, he also provides technical advice and input to our team of engineers. Bill’s experience is broad and he has worked across all key sectors with particular expertise in the food manufacturing, medical and education sectors.

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Nick Barton


Nick is a degree qualified electrical engineer. His career has been a mix of contracting and consultancy and started on site through the design, installation and contract administration of various commercial and public building projects. He is responsible for the technical excellence of electrical and lighting design and overall engineering quality. He has particular expertise and interest in the design of electrical services for historic buildings. Nick heads up one of two teams based at our Head Office in Leeds that specialise in the museums, heritage and education sectors.

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Chris Clement

BEng (Hons), Chartered Engineer (CEng), MCIBSE, MIET

Chris is an Associate with 16 years’ experience in the construction industry, 10 years of which was design experience gained across large scale private and public sector projects.  Technical design capability and architectural appreciation is grounded by practical experience gained through a 4 year electrical installation apprenticeship. After qualifying as an electrician, Chris subsequently achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Building Services Engineering and Chartership status was achieved in November 2007. Chris has a broad range of experience covering all key business sectors and his responsibilities also include leading the electrical design on two university framework appointments.

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