About

We are a small business set up in 2007 following introduction of legislation for Energy Performance Certificates. We’ve been at the forefront in expanding our experience relating to all the legislation since then relating to energy efficiency in buildings. We’ve developed particular experience in renewable heat installations and unusual properties, often having to work in conjunction with our Accreditation Body for some of the more unusual ones.

Jane Needham

Jane Needham

Jane comes from a farming background, has a degree in Environmental Science, and is a Chartered Surveyor and RICS ECO Assessor. She is also a qualified professional for Independent Metering Arrangements Reports for complex Renewable Heat Installations. She is qualified as a domestic Energy Assessor, a Level 4 Commercial Energy Assessor, and an On-Construction Energy Assessor for both domestic and commercial property. She is also qualified as a Green Deal Assessor.

David Rice

David Rice

David grew up in Skegness and began working at Fenland Laundries Ltd, a large industrial laundry company, in their computer department in the very early days of business computers after leaving school. He then moved into the Sales Department, becoming responsible for some large customer accounts such as Youngs Seafoods.
Following a year out travelling visiting Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Nepal David began work at Hyprotect Ltd, a family business, David was primarily involved in sales, but had involvement in many areas of the business, and had responsibility for sales with a number of NHS Trusts. And worked there for 18 years until moving to South Yorkshire.
David joined the team in 2016, and is primarily responsible for ensuring the team and the office meet the customer requirements, but is our main contact for commercial gas and electric quotations. Hes an integral part of taking the business to new levels.

Steve Barrett

Steve Barrett

Steve has been involved with property for some time. In 2007 whilst working on some of his own properties for the private rental market, Steve was approached by one of the local estate agents as they required someone to complete EPCs for the agency to comply with the new EPC legislation which was coming in. Steve trained as a DEA, and has since worked for both private customers and other estate agents in and around Doncaster. He has also trained as Green Deal Assessor and is a qualified domestic Legionella Risk Assessor. He has been part of the Jane Needham Ltd team since early 2013.

Richard Pain

Richard Pain

Richard has been part of the team since 2013.He had a career change in 2009 moving from the Graphics and printing industry to Energy Efficiency. He wanted to be in charge of his own destiny. Since then he has trained as a Domestic and Commercial Energy Assessor; a Green Deal Assessor, a Display Energy Certificate Assessor, and has taken courses for BREEAM in use Audits and is qualified as a Domestic On-construction EPC Assessor, where he is working towards gaining more experience. He is also a Legionella Risk Assessor and can produce floor plans and detailed inventories for the domestic rental market. In Richards’ words ‘Energy assessing is both challenging, interesting and at times very exciting.’

Martin Davies

Martin Davies

Martin has been part of the team since 2015.He started in the Coal mining industry, and is a qualified Mining Engineer, working since the demise of the coal industry in the marble/stone industry in manufacture and installation of products to a high standard. He is very competent in all aspects of technical surveys as a result of this experience. In 2013 he qualified as a Domestic Energy Assessor and Green Deal Assessor, and as an On-Construction Domestic Energy Assessor and Domestic Legionella Risk Assessor in 2015. Since qualification, he has been very involved in the ECO funding Schemes in and around South Yorkshire, producing many EPCs and Green Deal Assessments to ensure that people were able to get the correct funding.