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The Team

The Company

Future Climate Info was set up in 2014, following feedback from property professionals, who wanted a clearer more comprehensive search for residential and commercial conveyancing. Using our extensive experience, we made a step change in standards and addressed the failings of environmental searches against current market requirements.

Our clients continue to be at the forefront of everything that we do, and we understand the growing pressures that conveyancers are under. We offer a concise but comprehensive search, with clear navigation, to speed up the assessment process by only showing relevant information to each property.

Our search products help clients comply with good practice and oversight requirements, which include all current environmental risks using a complete ‘modular’ approach. We cover all the key datasets with a professional opinion on the risks in every section of the report.


Our search choice is simple:

  • FCI Premium covers Environmental, Flood, Ground Stability, Energy & Infrastructure;

  • FCI Standard covers Environmental, Flood &, Ground Stability;

  • FCI Essential covers Environmental &, Flood.


Our products comply with the Search Code and we are regulated by RICS, which means that we meet globally recognised standards. We are an ethical business and act with integrity and honesty. We have the right skills to complete our work and hold appropriate levels of PI Cover.

Leadership

GEOFF OFFEN


GEOFF OFFEN
MANAGING DIRECTOR

Prior to starting Future Climate Info Geoff worked extensively in electronic information publishing using geographical information systems (GIS) for mining and environmental searches. The searches and systems Geoff developed have set national standards in the public and private sector across the UK and in Europe.

At Landmark Information Group Geoff created the successful first national standard environmental search, one that became accepted good practice in property transactions the UK. Moving to Europe in 2004, Geoff standardised environmental searches for The Netherlands and, at Inframation AG in Germany, he developed land and property information searches for the mortgage lending banks.

Geoff began his career mining surveying at Florence Colliery in Stoke on Trent. As part of his training with RICS Geoff used geographical information systems to automate coal mining searches and took that system national, established Con 29M, and secured the provision of due diligence information post privatisation of the coal industry. Geoff managed the national coal mining reports service for several years before moving to the private sector.

CHRIS TAYLOR


CHRIS TAYLOR
BSc (Hons), MSc, SiLC, AIEMA, MCIWEM, EARA Accredited Environmental Auditor
COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

Prior to joining Future Climate Info Chris has worked extensively in business strategy, environmental consultancy and risk modelling. His key area of expertise is product development for due diligence reports both in the UK, Europe and South Africa.

Chris co-founded Argyll Environmental Limited providing a wide range of environmental consultancy and environmental searches to quality management standard ISO 9001, until Argyll was acquired by Landmark Information Group in 2010. Chris ran the Landmark legal business including residential and commercial environmental searches up until 2016 when he joined Geosmart, a flood and environmental risk modelling business to develop their products and services.

Chris started his early career as an environmental consultant and environmental data specialist which helped in establishing Groundsure as a pioneering environmental information provider. He was responsible for growing the business, developing automated risk assessment methodologies and running the environmental consultancy team.

PENNY ANDREWS


PENNY ANDREWS
BSc, MEng, DipNDEA, MRICS, CEnv
COMPLIANCE DIRECTOR

Prior to joining Future Climate Info Penny worked extensively in property and investment, site management, development and regulation. Her expertise is principally in environmental risk and waste management, civil engineering, quality management systems, auditing report methodologies, and planning and development. She is a Chartered Environmental Surveyor and a Chartered Environmentalist.

Having formerly worked within specialist environmental consultancies, Penny is highly experienced in producing environmental risk and impact assessments for due diligence, residential and commercial property transactions and her work has involved a large number of contaminated land investigations. She has since applied her specialist knowledge of the environmental risks and liabilities of property ownership, management and development to the world of insurance underwriting.

Penny started her early career at The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors initially as Divisional Manager. During her professional career she has served at RICS Faculty Board level, acted as an APC Mentor, a Board member of the Society for the Environment, and an assessor for professional membership applications. Penny has also been heavily involved in developing and auditing automated environmental risk assessment methodologies across the industry.

TOM PLEWS


TOM PLEWS
BSc Hons
INNOVATION DIRECTOR

Prior to joining Future Climate Info Tom worked extensively with data in the search and insurance industry. Tom is highly skilled in business process, negotiation, operations management, enterprise software, and e-commerce. His key expertise is in turning data into information and products for effective integration with business processes.

Tom also works as Innovation Director for CLS, a leading Title Indemnity and Property Information Company, where Tom has gained a complete understanding of the property lifecycle and its challenges and the need for an agile approach in mitigating risks for insurers, lenders and clients.

Tom started his early career at MDA Transaction Online Tom where was involved extensively in creating a National Land Information Service (NLIS) channel and gained considerable experience in creating architectures for seamless online bulk processing solutions for property information requests, allowing complex as well as simple online transactions.

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