About Us

IFE specialise in the built environment and offer a wide range of services. We deliver technical advice and support to satisfy the demanding requirements of property professionals running today’s commercial and public sector buildings.


Our Mission

Committed to providing sustainable engineering solutions through an intrinsic understanding of our clients’ technical needs, and a genuine desire to deliver a first class service that adds real value.

Chris Roberts 

Managing Director

MD and founder of Intrinsic, Chris combines an innate technical expertise with a broad knowledge of the property sector to deliver sound professional advice and practical engineering solutions.  He has more than 30 years’ experience in building engineering services at operational, management and strategic levels and has held senior positions in industry leading businesses. With his keen eye for detail, creative problem solving skills and ability to communicate with Clients on a level that allows them to make better informed decisions, Chris is known for delivering results that yield real value.

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Ben Ferguson


Working alongside Chris for many years, Ben enjoys an established track record for quality technical advice and solutions that have delivered added value for Clients.  With extensive experience across engineering services within the built environment, Ben is responsible for the management and delivery of Intrinsic’s Technical Management and Engineering Consultancy services.  He recognises the importance of understanding Clients technical needs, and his open and collaborative approach fosters enduring relationships built on trust.

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Steve Holliday

Senior Associate

Steve combines a comprehensive M&E background with more than 25 years’ expertise in the sector, boasting multi-site facilities and project management experience across a broad range of hotel, retail and commercial properties. From surveys, audits and reports to specification, tender and mobilisation, Steve is committed to driving exemplary Client satisfaction and service. His well-reasoned engineering decisions serve to increase the reliability and life-cycle of Clients’ assets and maintain building operational efficiency and excellence.

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Ted Cregan

Senior Engineer

Ted enjoys over a decade of experience in the engineering services maintenance field, bringing an extensive industry knowledge through his practical, administrative and management roles. Prior to joining Intrinsic, Ted was responsible for auditing and compliance management of site maintenance operations, building on sound technical knowledge from supervising cooling tower refurbishments and tenant floor fit-outs to overseeing company compliance documentation.

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Mark Neale

Senior Engineer

Mark began his career as a Motor Mechanic before changing track to Maintenance Fitter and says he’s never looked back. Since then he’s acquired more than 30 years experience across the engineering sector, commercial and public, hard and soft services. With his strong commercial approach and customer focus, Mark is adept at managing and delivering large complex projects on time and within budget, identifying solutions that deliver value for money for clients.

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