Steve Schofield

steve schofield

Director & Chief Executive, British Pump Manufacturer’s Association Limited


Steve is currently responsible for all of BPMA’s activities. He manages small team  who offer information to members on  Technical, Training, Standards, legislative, marketing  and energy related activities.

Since joining the BPMA he has also been actively involved in many of the European Commission energy programmes such as “Pump SAVE”, “Motor Challenge”, “ProMot” and “DEXA.

In 2000-2002 he was involved in the working group, which produced the international guide on Pump Life Cycle Costing. In 2003 he worked with Future Energy Solutions to produce the Best Practice Guide on Variable Speed Pumps and then subsequently took on the task of secretary for producing the international guide for Variable Speed Pumping. In 2005 he again took on the task of secretary to produce the international guide for System Efficiency in Rotodynamic Pumping Systems.

In the UK for many years he has worked closely with government departments such as Defra and Decc . In Europe he is currently the Secretary for Europump on Lot 29 a new study on various types of pumps, however his main responsibility in Europump is working with the European Commission to ensure a Systems Approach on Pumping Systems will eventually become a reality across Europe.

He is currently the convenor for ISO TC 115 WG 7 working on ISO 14414 pump system assessment standard and is also a member of the working groups writing the ISO 50001 and EN 16247 series of energy management and audit standards.

He also has close links with the Department Of Energy in the USA on Pumps Systems and training  and recently carried out a review of  pump system training  for  UNIDO ( United Nations Industrial Development Organisation) .

He has given papers on energy related issues in the UK,  Europe, USA , South Africa and Singapore .     

Prior to joining the BPMA in 1998 he worked in the Pump Industry for 25 years having held appointments with Mather & Platt/ Weir Pumps, Durco/Flowserve and latterly Hayward Tyler.


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