Scenariio has recruited software engineer Conor Taylor and sales manager Lee Taylor as it responds to an industry-wide increase in awareness of how smart building innovations can save companies money and cut energy use, as well as boost workers’ wellbeing.

Innovations include daylight-harvesting LED lights, movement sensors and air quality monitors, all of which can be used to send data such as room occupancy figures, CO2 levels and electricity consumption to a central hub, giving operators a snapshot of how their building is performing.

Conor’s role will be to configure and set up these data systems on behalf of clients, while Lee will be using his 30 years of sales experience to seek out new customers in a wide range of industry sectors across the UK.

George Pritchard, technical director at Scenariio, said: “We’re delighted to have brought Conor and Lee on board at Scenariio at a time when there has been a real gear change in people’s understanding of smart building technology and awareness of the benefits it has for workers and operators alike.

“That understanding has led to an increase in inquiries, meaning that we are increasingly busy serving current and new customers. Lee and Conor have had to hit the ground running and they’ve already made positive contributions to the business in what is already looking like a busy year.”