Darren Richards

Managing Director
Cogent Consulting

Subject: Conference Chair

Cogent Consulting - the UK's leading offsite construction consultancy - is an offsite manufacturing expert with nearly 25 years' experience developing offsite businesses, processes and products.

Formerly Manufacturing Director at Elliot Group producing modular buildings, Darren worked in Japan with leading modular housing manufacturers and had an advisory role on the Egan Taskforce. In 2000 Darren founded Mtech Group, spearheading the Advantage Offsite initiative and founding Buildoffsite before selling the business in 2008. Darren founded Cogent Consulting in 2009.

Cogent is a specialist building technologies consultancy focused on new construction product/system development, manufacturing strategy and lean manufacturing and process improvement within the offsite manufacturing and offsite construction arenas.

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