About Us

Building Services Now is a private independent Specialist Main Contractor.

We have extensive, multi-disciplinary expertise and specialised skills to deliver highly-engineered environments in the mechanical, electrical, fire and construction sectors. Our differentiated engineering expertise reflects our commitment to smarter solutions for our customers, and we have a fantastic reputation for delivering our work and projects responsibly and sustainably.

We are a national business with offices in Manchester and the West Midlands and our project portfolio includes state of the art schools, universities and hospitals, cutting-edge office spaces and retail venues, and security facilities.


Where a specialist contractor is required, we act as the principal contractor for the client and can manage the project from start to finish, complying with all Health & Safety and CDM regulations.


We offer a complete fire safety solution for your building and put safety at the heart of all that we do. Our offering includes passive fire protection surveys, passive fire protection remediation, fire damper audit and testing, and compliance with life safety systems.


BSN undertake full design and installation packages of all mechanical systems including pipework, drainage, ventilation, air conditioning, controls, and plant & equipment.


BSN undertake full design and installation packages of all electrical systems including distribution, power, data, security, fire, lighting and emergency lighting.

Who We Are

Founding member Ben is a Mechanical & Engineering professional with over 12 years experience in the industry. Ben has experience of managing building services and delivering complex projects on site and in design. He has a wealth of experience in providing building services solutions within a wide range of sectors

Ben Cohen

Managing Director
Founding member Richard is a Mechanical & Engineering professional with over 17 years experience in the industry. Richard ensures that projects are delivered correctly regarding health & safety and to the highest of quality standards. Richard specialises in dealing with issues as they arise and keeps projects on target to ensure they are delivered on time.

Richard Summers

Operations Director
Richard is responsible for the preconstruction side of the business. His vast experience as a Fellow of the MCIOB ensures that project budgets and timescales are realistic whilst identifying any risks that may be involved. Richard also assists in the long term strategic growth of the company in finding the right clients and frameworks that benefit both the client and the company.

Richard Sapcote

Preconstruction Frameworks Manager
Darren heads up all construction operations within the BSN divisions. He oversees all activities on those sites he manages and the co-ordination with consultants, designers and the end user or client. A Construction Manager with more than 20 years of practical knowledge and experience of multiple construction disciplines, particularly fitting out and refurbishments.

Darren Perry

Head of Construction
Liam is Building Surveyor who heads up the Fire Protection team at BSN. With a vast range of experience covering project management, surveys refurbishments and all things fire protection including the management of our IFC Third Party Accreditation. Liam is well respected by his clients to provide full surveys, advice and in house delivery of all works are completed to provide safe and compliant buildings.

Liam Gordon

Fire Protection Director
Mark heads up the M&E department for BSN. He has vast experience in managing a number of complex schemes across various sectors. With Mark’s eye for detail and organisation, he ensures that projects are success right through from design stage to commissioning.

Mark Reeve

Senior Contracts Manager