Sharps Redmore Sharps Redmore

Our team

Specialist in:

  • Building Acoustics
  • Sound Insulation Testing
  • Team co-ordinator
  • UKAS Deputy Quality & Audit Manager

Mark Speed

BSc(Hons) MIOA MInstP AMIEnvSc


Mark studied BSc (Hons) Ocean Science at Plymouth University (including HSE Professional SCUBA certification) after completing A Levels in Maths, Physics and General Studies. After a year in Australia Mark qualified as CIOB Level 4 Site Manager has since completed the IOA Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control, Certificates of Competence courses in Environmental Noise Measurement and Building Acoustic Measurement gaining IOA Membership status along the way.

Work History

From Pool Lifeguard, Gym & Swim Instructor to Duty Manager, Beach Lifeguard, Carpet Layer, Farm Worker, Site Manager and freelance Project Manager Marks’ career has twisted and turned providing a variety of industry experiences. Focussing his career towards the technical side of construction Mark utilises his building experience and applies his developing skills in acoustics to establish himself within the building acoustics team at Sharps Redmore.

Work Experience

Mark joined Sharps Redmore in 2014 and has been involved in a diverse range of projects from residential developments to schools, universities, offices, leisure buildings and retail units. Focussing on building acoustics Mark now co-ordinates the majority of UKAS sound insulation testing but is keen to develop a multi-disciplined knowledge of acoustics.
Aside from gaining practical experience with surveyors Mark returned from Australia in 2006 to join a construction firm as Trainee Site Manager and Quantity Surveyor. Working alongside developers, technical design teams and on-site contractors Mark managed residential developments, building houses and luxury apartments throughout the southwest.


Growing up in Cornwall Mark is a keen surfer and eager to get involved with any sport related past-time (either participating or spectating from the pub with his mates!)
He has completed the Plymouth half-marathon and numerous open-water swim events to raise money for his chosen charities. Since his two sons came along Mark finds free time a rarity but occasionally still picks up his guitar or camera and enjoys walking his dog with the family.