Advice and consultancy services
for the standardization of
telecommunications facilities and infrastructures

3rd Party Events


P.O.Box MT65, Leeds, LS17 8YD, UKTelephone: +44 (0)113 232 3721 Contact us

Mike Gilmore, Managing Director of e-Ready Building Limited, is involved in standardization of the design, implementation and operation of telecommunications facilities and infrastructures in the UK, in Europe and at international level: an activity which draws together LAN/WAN developments, cabling design and installation practice together with EMC and energy management issues.

Mike Gilmore began his telecommunications career with STC Defence Systems as Project Manager with the Fibre Optic Division in Leeds, West Yorkshire where he was involved in the specification of complete systems covering the commercial and military applications for optical fibre within video and data transmission.

In 1986, Mike founded Optical Core Technology Limited - one of the first specialist installers of optical fibre infrastructures. In 1991, Mike formed The Cabling Partnership which evolved into e-Ready Building Limited in 2004. These changes widened the organisation's technological scope and enabled the company to provide a more diverse range of services to its clients.

He has a voluntary role as Director of Standards of the Fibreoptic Industry Association, In addition he chairs the audit and arbitration committees for the FIA. As Director of STANDARDS@fia, Mike is responsible for all the representation of the organisation within standards bodies. This allows members views to be promoted in many areas - far beyond fibre optic technologies.

Mike is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences in all five continents. He has provided the keynote address and opening presentation in many conferences in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. His seminars, providing regular updates on the progression of cabling standards are particularly well attended and are operating in the UK and continental Europe.

In 1988, Mike initiated the British Standards activity to create a Code of Practice for the Installation of Fibre Optic Cabling. Published by the UK Fibreoptic Industry Association in 1991 and by BSI in 1994 (as BS 7718) this document was a world leading text for the design and quality assurance of optical networks.

In 1991, Mike published "Fibre optic cabling; theory design and installation practice" published in 1991 (and recently revised with Barry Elliott) remains a reference for both experts and entrants into this field.

In 2012, Mike worked with Mani Manivannan of Arup Communications to produce "Telecommunications cabling: Guidance on standards and best practice for construction projects"

Mike Gilmore, Managing Director
Winner of
CommsExpo 2012 Editors Award for "Outstanding Commitment to the Industry"

Restrictions of service

Although e-Ready Building provides a wide range of supply-side services - there are restrictions. We cannot represent individual organisations as part of the standards development activity that we undertake. To do do would compromise the impartiality that that has to be maintained when operating as chair/convenor of standards committees or task groups. Our reputation for complete independence is vital in this area.

Confidentiality of service
Non-disclosure agreements represent legal safeguards for both parties - NDA templates are available to suit most circumstances.


Registered Office:
27, Red Hall Avenue, LEEDS,
LS17 8NQ

Company Registration No. 4432595