The Team

Daniel Kenning can call on the the leading practitioners in engineering-for-sustainability, after years spent developing the profession.

Splendid Engineering is all about building the right team with the right people for the best outcomes.

All our Associates have wide experience of working with clients to adapt complex systems towards sustainability.

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Daniel Kenning

Daniel founded Splendid Engineering after a long career at Ford of Europe and Visteon where he was a Product Engineer and Design for Sustainability specialist. He is a chartered mechanical engineer, chartered energy engineer, and chartered environmentalist.  He has recently been working with clients delivering Transition Engineering and the Transition Innovation process. He is also a visiting lecturer at various universities.

Daniel Kenning

Rupert Blackstone

I have worked with Rupert at IMechE and on local authority and community energy projects under the Rural Community Energy Fund. Rupert brings this expertise to client projects involving renewable energy technologies.

Rupert is a chartered engineer with over 17 years’ experience in renewable energy. He worked for 10 years as a renewable energy specialist at Arup, and before that at Wessex Water on energy and sustainability projects as well as on water treatment and waste water treatment design. He has extensive experience in renewable energy feasibility assessment, design, analysis, project management and team management. His strength is in understanding the connection between different systems and aspects of projects rather than viewing systems in isolation. He can also offer specialist analysis of particular systems. Rupert is now Chair of the Energy Environment and Sustainability Group (EESG) at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).


Julie Winnard

Julie was a co-member of the grass-roots Global Sustainability Forum at Visteon. Julie brings long experience of automotive new product development and Transition Engineering.

Julie is an experienced consultant, product development & design engineer, innovator and project manager. Recently she has specialised in sustainability decision-support processes for the strategy, concept and design stages of projects. She has lengthy automotive experience particularly with powertrain suppliers such as Lucas, and also with Ford, plus has worked with underground rail asset management and a start-up in fuel cell development. She has designed and delivered new approaches and training for Transition Engineering, some as part of new research; and is a founder member of GATE (the Global Association for Transition Engineering).


Michael Reid

Michael is also part of the IMechE EESG team, and brings to Splendid Engineering his experience of New Product Development engineering.

Michael is an extremely experienced engineer, a fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (where he is vice-chair of the Energy, Environment and Sustainability Group). He has a strong track-record in bringing new products from concept to market including the Microgen CHP gas boiler, Hotpoint’s first frost-free fridge freezer range, fluid handling equipment and environmental monitoring equipment.


Brian Marcer

I have worked with Brian since 2003, when he led a 9-nation “Train the Trainer” project of which I was a team member, “Energy Training for European Buildings”. Brian has the experience, calm and charisma to effectively lead teams through the process of organisational change, at the same time developing each participant into a stronger and wiser individual.

Brian has worked as an Individual and Organisational development consultant since 1997 after a long career in the chemical industry where he held posts in both engineering and human resources. Some of his recent assignments have been to assist individuals and teams to create effective ways of working whilst embracing change and uncertainty. Brian also leads the Chris Bull Associates Consulting Skills open programme.

Brian Marcer