Media Control is one of the UK’s leading HVAC commissioning companies, with nearly 30 years’ experience within the industry. It was established in 1991 by Managing Director Roy Tyler and Commercial Director Steve Smallbone to provide a highly experienced, quality service at a competitive price.

Media Control was initially set up as a HVAC Commissioning Air and Water Balancing service. With the continuing success of the company, we expanded to offer a Commissioning Management service lead by two of our Directors, Hayden Youngs and Tony MacGowan.

Our experience enables us to be flexible and consistent, allowing us to work across a variety of sectors.  Provide a forward-thinking approach permitting us to work on fantastic ground-breaking projects and fully meet all our client’s commitments.

We offer a pro-active approach, backed up by the experience gained from working with some of the best companies in the market place.  One of our directors will be happy to meet you and discuss your upcoming contracts and how we can best fulfil your requirements.

Our Management Team

Hayden Youngs

Managing Director

Hayden has been involved in the HVAC Commissioning industry for thirty years. Starting as an assistant, Hayden progressed through the various hands-on engineer levels to become Project Director for Media Control Limited. Hayden took over his current role as Managing Director for Media Control Management in 2013, to fulfil the requests of our established client base to provide Commissioning Management services.

Hayden has considerable experience of working in the Pharmaceutical sector, having completed numerous projects for GSK, as well as Novartis, Abbotts, Boehringer Ingelheim, Babraham etc. Recently Hayden has been managing the mechanical commissioning of a number of Laboratory projects for University of Cambridge, Addenbrookes Hospital, as well as a string of projects on the Cambridge Science Park for various clients.

Tony MacGowan


Tony MacGowan, Director of Media Management is the face of the company and is a born leader. He started with Media Control Limited at the age of 17 as a Commissioning Assistant and gained all his experience and knowledge through working with highly trained engineers on the job.

In 2014, Tony was there at the start of Media Control Management as a Commissioning Manager and through his hard work and determination helped build Media Control Management in to the company it is today. As a Director he manages the Commissioning Managers and the high profile sites to which they work.

Roy Tyler

Managing Director

Roy Tyler is renowned for his passion in Media Control, the people, its clients and the excellent service it provides.

Roy started in the commissioning industry at the age of 17 as an assistant and by the time he was 21, he was a fully qualified commissioning engineer. After working 9 years at Esterbell he moved on to C.M.L to continuing with his learning to eventually work on large contacts at commissioning management level.

This led to Roy establishing Media Control in 1991, 27 years ago in partnership with Steve Smallbone. The company has gone from strength to strength with Media Control becoming a name that is trusted for its quality service within the Commissioning industry.

Building on the success of the company Roy started the Commissioning Management side of the business 6 years ago and the company has and continues to this day to work on some of the most impressive and high profile building in and around London.

Roy is keen on ensuring the next generation of commissioning engineers gets the best qualifications and because of this is now the Vice Chairman of the CSA, (Commissioning Specialist Association) and is helping change the face of the Association. Roy’s work with the CSA is improving the standards and ensuring they are always two steps ahead within the commissioning industry.

When Roy has any free time, he enjoys spending time socialising with his employees, playing golf and being with his family.

Steve Smallbone

Commercial Director

Steve in partnership with Roy Tyler formed Media Control Limited in September 1991 to provide HVAC commissioning services to the mechanical services businesses sector.

“Our first real breakthrough was a chance meeting with an old Consultant friend, he had just been appointed by the Whitbread Brewery to provide a template for their new restaurant chain. That in turn gave us access to a wide range of mechanical contractors”

Prior to that Steve had worked for a number of commissioning companies, undertaking hands-on commissioning and commissioning management throughout the UK and Europe.

Steve is now responsible for the estimating and business generation at Media Control, a role he undertakes with commitment and enthusiasm. On average 60 projects are tendered each month with the aim of being specification compliant and on time.

“Supporting our clients is my number one aim. If you can build a good relationship and help their estimating department secure contracts, it gives us a valuable insight to our competiveness and the work load going forward”