Geoff Wilks

Geoff Wilks

Director - TRP

Chartered Engineer Geoff, who co-founded TRP Consulting, has more than 30 years’ experience working on major civil and structural engineering projects.

During his career he has worked on major commercial and regeneration projects across the UK including shopping centres, hospitals and industrial developments.

Gordon Burke

Gordon Burke

Partner - Quantity Surveyor

MRICS
BSc Quantity Surveying

Gordon has worked at FWP since 1990 becoming a partner in 1995. Gordon is very experienced in his field having gained extensive knowledge of construction procurement and project management throughout his career. He has worked on many multi-million pound projects in his dual role as cost and project manager.

Key Attributes;
Highly successful at managing projects
Knowledge of legal and contractual issues
Responsible for QMS

Michael Bates-Tracey

Michael Bates-Tracey

Architect

RIBA & ARB
BA (Hons) Architecture

Michael joined FWP in 2014, initially as a 12 month placement student, before joining the team full time following completion of his architecture degree at Liverpool John Moores University. Michael's dedication and commitment saw him become chartered in spring 2019. Whilst at FWP, Michael has gained invaluable experience developing his skills across a broad spectrum of projects He builds strong working relationships through direct client engagement and uses his creative talent to achieve the best possible design outcomes.

Key Attributes:
Ensures client expectations are met
Strong visualisation skills
Skilled concept designer

Umar Rehan

Umar Rehan

Junior Mechanical Engineer

Foundation Degree in Building Services & Sustainable Engineering

Umar joined Blezard in 2018 taking a gap year from his degree in Building Services Engineering, he soon wishes to go back to university to complete his course and intends to become a chartered Engineer in the future.

Key Attributes;
Keen to learn
Understanding of the design process
Skilled in 2D & 3D software

Andrew Hodgson

Andrew Hodgson

Senior Architectural Technician / Building Surveyor

BSc (Hons) Building Surveying
BTEC HNC Building Studies
BTEC ONC Building Studies

Andrew joined FWP in 2014 and has over 23 years experience in the architectural sector, including 15 years' experience of project management. Andrew has a strong knowledge and interest in construction, coupled with excellent design and detailing ability. Andrew is skilled in the production of specifications and has experience in the sports / leisure, pharmaceutical and commercial sectors; he is a diligent and valued member of our team.

Key Attributes;
Client focus
Commercial awareness
Technical expertise and construction knowledge
Skilled specification production
Enthusiasm, professional pride and integrity

Karen Robinson

Karen Robinson

Finance & Accounts Manager

Karen joined FWP in 1995 during her time with the practice her flexibility of skills has seen her develop to Accounts Manager, in this role she works with both internal and external clients to monitor cash flow and business performance. Over the years Karen has played an active role in the successful growth of the company.

Key Attributes;
Works economically and efficiently
Flexibility of skills

Laurence Brown

Laurence Brown

Electrical Engineer

BEng (hons) Building Services and Sustainable Engineering

Laurence joined Blezard in 2019, he has over 11 years of electrical design experience. He has a keen eye for detail and works well within a team. Laurence liaises with the mechanical engineers and the rest of the project team helping to produce accurate designs inline with the project budget and client aspirations.

Key attributes;
Works in an organised and methodical manor
Proficient in lighting design, electrical modelling software and 2D services design layouts

James Halsall

James Halsall

Architectural Technician

BTEC HNC Building Studies

James joined FWP in 2006 having gained experience working within the residential sector. Whilst at FWP James has extended his client base and is very knowledgeable within the health and mental health sectors. James is a committed member of the design team and ensures that the client’s expectations are met.

Key Attributes;
Fully Trained in BIM
Technical translation of the design concept
Detailing tender & construction drawings

David Robinson

David Robinson

Managing Partner

MRICS
BSc (Hons)

David joined FWP in 1991 as a partner. He is one of a handful of Chartered Surveyors who have dual membership of the RICS as both Building Surveyor and Quantity Surveyor. David has a good understanding of design, he works closely with the architectural team to achieve cutting edge, workable and financially viable proposals.

Key Attributes;
Experience in construction procurement & PM
Expert knowledge in sport and leisure
Maintains and develops client relations

Philip Nealen

Philip Nealen

Associate - Architectural Technician

ACIAT

Phil joined FWP in 1997, achieving associate status in 2003. Having come from an NHS background Phil’s knowledge of healthcare design is extensive. He plays a significant role in the design process in this sector. His role also includes sports stadia, retail and commercial developments. Phil’s dedication and commitment to FWP is exceptional.

Key Attributes;
Experienced in leading complex projects
Ensures client expectations are met
Good knowledge of the construction industry

Paul Boon

Paul Boon

Quantity Surveyor

MRICS

Paul joined FWP in January 2019. During this time Paul has demonstrated dedication and attention to detail. He has a great knowledge of the construction technology and experience in a varied number of sectors. Paul always has the clients’ interests in mind.

Key attributes:
Quantification and Traditional
Refurbishment
Flexibility

Luke Flintoff

Luke Flintoff

Building Surveyor

BSc (Hons) Building Surveying

Luke graduated from ULCAN in 2018 and joined FWP that summer. He enjoys participating in site surveys and turning them into working drawings and designs for clients. Luke wishes to become a Chartered surveyor in the near future.

Key Attributes;
Great knowledge in CAD
Growing technical knowledge
Enthusiastic and willing to learn

Will Connolly

Will Connolly

REVIT Technician

Will has over a decade’s experience in working as a civil and structural Autocad and REVIT technician. He has achieved City and Guild CAD 2D and 3D qualifications at level 3 and an HNC in Civil Engineering. Will recently received his EngTech certificate from ICE, the globally-recognised professional association for civil engineers.

Will is proficient in the use of AutoCAD, Civils 3D and REVIT 3D drafting software and has acted as structural technician on a number of major projects.

Brian Jolly

Brian Jolly

Managing CDM Consultant

IMaPS, IIRSM, Tech IOSH
NEBOSH

Brian joined FWP in 2009; he is committed to ensuring that clients are fully supported and guided through their projects, meeting their Construction (Design & Management) 2015 Regulations obligations and ensuring a dedicated personable service throughout.

Key Attributes;
Good communication skills
Ensuring safety in Design & Construction is achieved
Collaboration & co-ordination with client, designers & contractors to meet legislation compliance

Daniel Thompson

Daniel Thompson

Partner - Quantity Surveyor

BSc(Hons) Quantity Surveying

Daniel joined FWP in 1995 and attained associate status in 2005. In 2019 Daniel was rewarded for his ongoing commitment to FWP and was made a Partner. Daniel has managed many multi million pound projects both in the private and public sector and is effective undertaking the dual role of project and cost manager. His expertise and knowledge spans over many sectors including Health, Sport and Leisure, and high-end Residential projects.

Key Attributes;
Dedication and commitments to achieving Client goals
Clear reporting against client expectations throughout the process
Strong knowledge and administration of contract
Client’s main point of contact
Strong record of delivering projects on time and on budget

Sam Shuttleworth

Sam Shuttleworth

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Sam is currently a part time student at The University of Central Lancashire studying Quantity Surveying.

Daniel Cole

Daniel Cole

Managing Director - Blezard

PGDip BEng (Hons) MIET

Daniel has been involved in the Building Services Industry for over 20 years. He has a wide range of project experience gained whilst working for local and national multi-disciplinary contractors and consulting engineers. During his career he has worked in both design and installation and has gained good practical knowledge and ‘hands on’ experience which helps him to apply practical solutions to complex projects as well as being able to provide technically innovative solutions as a consultant.
As a Building Services Engineer with an electrical bias he specialises in electrical distribution, supply resilience and protective device selection; however Daniels qualifications and extensive experience in Building Services and Sustainability, give him a good understanding in aspects of all MEP design.

Key Attributes:
Extensive experience in Health and Education
Extensive experience in Sport and Leisure
Extensive experience in Rail

Joao Ornelas

Joao Ornelas

Architect

RIBA

Joao is the most recent Architect to join the FWP team. He has worked on a broad range of sectors including residential, Education, Sports and Leisure from feasibility to practical completion. Joao has great knowledge in 3D modelling and visualisation that enables his clients to have an understanding about the buildings appearance and how it relates to its immediate surroundings. He enjoys being able to design, to organise a building, giving it a 'face', character and life. Joao cares about finding a style that is meaningful and contemporary as well as adequate to function.

Key Attributes;
Ensures clients expectations are met
Enthusiasm for design
Brings the best out a brief

Daniel Coughlin

Daniel Coughlin

REVIT Technician

Dan is a civil and structural Autocad and REVIT technician. He gained a BSc in Civil Engineering at University of Bolton in 2014.

He is proficient in the use of AutoCAD Revit 3D drafting software and is trained in the use of Autocad Infrastructure software. He is fully conversant with industrial standard design software Microdrainage and has been involved in a wide range of projects.

David Simmons

David Simmons

Associate - Interior Designer

BA(Hons) Spatial Design

David joined FWP in 2006, and achieved associate status in 2013; he has played a key part in our continued good relations with the local health authorities where the quality and design of schemes have been earmarked as the bench mark for all future projects. His success in the private sector is equally impressive with numerous hotels, restaurants, sports facilities showcasing his designs. David is also a keen architectural photographer that has attracted a number of personal accolades, he keeps the website images up to date photographing all the completed jobs.

Key Attributes;
Great attention to detail design
Highly skilled concept designer
CPD Co-ordinator

Neil Milling

Neil Milling

Architectural Technician

HNC Building Studies

Neil joined FWP in 2019, having previously worked across many sectors including residential, education and commercial. He has experience working on listed buildings both, upgrading existing use and refurbishing for change of use. Neil has been previously involved in delivering projects to BiM level 2. He specialises in healthcare from general acute hospital wards to more specialist care including cancer centres and urgent care, with recent years spent designing for mental health and also advising on autism / dementia design for residential and care units.

Key Attributes;
Great communication skills
Good technical knowledge
Successfully leads and manages projects

Jonathan Strother

Jonathan Strother

Quantity Surveyor

MRICS
BSc(Hons) Quantity Surveying

Jonathan has recently joined FWP in September 2016, coming from a background spanning general contracting, local government and private consultancy.
Jonathan has wide experience across all aspects of quantity surveying covering both pre and post contract services and has gained a reputation for professionalism over the years, working with other members of the team to ensure a projects success.

Key Attributes:
Professional approach to duties
Expertise in pre and post contract duties
Valuable member of the project team

Ritchie Hall

Ritchie Hall

Administrator

Ritchie works in our reception, he is incredibly organised and greets everyone with a smile. He provides support to our accounts & finance manager.

Naomi Holland

Naomi Holland

Student Interior Designer

Naomi is currently a student at Manchester Metropolitan University studying her final year in Interior Design. She works at FWP one day a week and will join us full time in the summer after graduating.

Zahid Patel

Zahid Patel

Civil Engineer

Zahid graduated from the University of Salford with a Masters degree in Civil Engineering in 2011.

Since joining TRP Consulting In July 2016 he worked on the development of new hotels at Doncaster and Royal Windsor Racecourses.
Other projects include Newbury Racecourse and a purpose built care home complex which combines newly constructed apartments and leisure facilities within a grade II listed building.

Christina Massey

Christina Massey

Architectural Technician

Christina joined FWP in spring 2019 after gaining vast knowledge and experience across the commercial, healthcare and residential sectors, over the last 30 years. She particularly enjoys working on sustainable projects and urban re-generation and wishes to develop this further whist as FWP.

Key Attributes:
Commercial awareness
Technical translation of the design concept
Fully collaborative in 3D BIM

Rik Bamber

Rik Bamber

REVIT Technician

Rik has experience in a wide range of projects in a variety of sectors. In addition to his project work he is responsible for the development and training of technicians and Graduate Engineers in the use of AutoCAD and REVIT.

In his role of lead conceptual modeller working closely with the directors he has assisted in developing structural designs and concepts for projects for a range of clients including BAE Systems.

Martin F. Whittle

Martin F. Whittle

Director - Quantity Surveyor

MRICS
BSc(Hons) Quantity Surveying

Martin has worked as a partner within FWP since 1993 after joining us the previous year. With his enthusiasm and commitment Martin has developed and nurtured many NHS, Local Authority and private sector clients over the last 30 years.

Key Attributes;
Expert knowledge in the healthcare sector
Good financial and management skills
Maintains and develops client relations

Chris Shiels

Chris Shiels

Architectural Technician

HNC Civil Engineering & Construction
ABIAT

Chris joined FWP in 2014 to specifically bolster the technical capability of the already successful sports / stadia sector. Chris has over 25 years of AutoCad experience and has developed a high degree of skill and proficiency in the delivery of top quality production information. Chris has strong technical knowledge and has experience of a wide variety of projects in the sports / leisure, residential, education and healthcare sectors; his skill and enthusiasm is held in high regard.

Key Attributes;
Client focus
Commercial awareness
Technical expertise and high production standards
Enthusiasm, professional pride and integrity

Brent Clayton

Brent Clayton

Partner - Building Surveyor

MRICS
BSc Building Surveying

Brent joined FWP in 1988 becoming a partner in 2005. He is a well respected building professional, as well as having extensive experience as a building surveyor he has also developed his skills to be a very knowledgeable project manager and has developed a good understanding of design.

Key Attributes;
Successfully manages projects
Ensures client expectations are met throughout
Responsible for QMS

Nick Wiley

Nick Wiley

Partner - Project Manager

Associate Member APM
HNC Building Studies

Nick joined FWP in 2005, as an Architectural Technologist. Over the years he has worked on some very prestigious projects, proving himself to have an excellent working knowledge of construction resulting in the progression to a skilled Project Manager. He is a committed team player with a broad understanding. Nick's dedication and expertise saw him become an associate in 2013 and a partner in 2019.

Key Attributes;
Ensures the clients expectations are met
Co-ordinates each stage of a project
Experience in leading complex projects

Andrew Hinton

Andrew Hinton

Architectural Technician

BSc(Hons) Architectural Technology

Andrew joined FWP in 2017 after several years of working/travelling around the world. During this time he worked on numerous projects but in particular, he became passionate about the heritage work he did whilst in Melbourne, Australia for a large architectural practice. Whist at FWP Andrew enjoys working on the Hotel and Leisure projects as well as the larger sports stadiums FWP has on.

Key Attributes:
Passionate about Architecture
Fully collaborative in 3D BIM
Strong knowledge of Building Regulations

Clare Alty

Clare Alty

Administrator

Clare has been working in reception since 2002, she is very friendly and incredibly organised, she creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all our visitors. Clare is a very approachable member of staff who is happy to help at all times.

Vladimir Holodnak

Vladimir Holodnak

Engineer

Vladimir graduated from the University of Bolton with a BSc in Civil Engineering in 2013, having achieved the IStructE Lancashire and Cheshire Regional Group Student Prize for 2012-2013. He was awarded his MSc in 2017.

Vladimir has worked as a structural engineer on a range of industrial, airport, public utilities, healthcare and educational projects. Since joining TRP Consulting In July 2016 he has been working on developments in the sports, healthcare and commercial sectors.

Tim Royle

Tim Royle

Director - TRP

TRP Consulting co-founder, Tim has more than 30 years’ experience in the field of civil and structural engineering design and delivery.
He has worked on a variety of major sports, commercial and healthcare projects including hospitals, offices, banks, industrial and retail developments and sports stadiums.

Chartered Engineer Tim has considerable experience of long span structures, particularly in the field of sports and stadium design.

Tim has developed specialist expertise in the dynamic analysis of structures and is currently one of only five engineers listed by the Institution of Structural Engineers for the dynamic assessment of grandstands subject to crowd action.

Guy Hirst

Guy Hirst

Building Surveyor

BSc(Hons) Building Surveying

Guy came to FWP on his placement year from University in 2006 he demonstrated enthusiasm, knowledge and a great work ethic as a result FWP offered Guy a full-time contract on the completion of his studies. Guy has continued to expand his knowledge within the built environment; he has worked on a plethora of projects over many sectors.

Key Attributes;
Ensures the clients expectations are met
Good knowledge of CAD
Excellent technical knowledge

Kate Shuttleworth

Kate Shuttleworth

Partner - Project / Cost Manager

MRICS
HND Quantity Surveying

Kate has worked at FWP since 1998, and has evolved her job role to include Quantity Surveying and Project Management through that time. She gained partner status in 2008 and has worked on schemes in all sectors for public and private sector clients ranging from schools and offices through to racecourses, service stations and sensitive heritage projects.

Key Attributes;
Client requirements are met throughout
Great organisational & communication skills
Experience of complex & sensitive projects

Jonathan Hunter

Jonathan Hunter

Quantity Surveyor

BSc(Hons) Commercial Management & QS

Having been employed within the construction industry for several years, Jonathan joined FWP in May 2010 on a part time basis whilst completing his degree at the University of Central Lancashire. During this time, he demonstrated great maturity and enthusiasm for his chosen career path along with a keen eye for detail.
Upon graduating in August 2011 FWP offered Jonathan a full-time position and since then he has worked on many schemes from feasibility costs through to final account. He has gained extensive experience within the commercial, residential and health sectors specialising in mental health schemes.

Key Attributes;
An excellent team member
Experienced in all forms of measurement including BIM
High knowledge of costing computer packages

Neil Ainsworth

Neil Ainsworth

Partner - Architect

RIBA & ARB
BA(Hons) Dip Architecture

Neil has worked at FWP since 1994 becoming a partner in 2005. Neil is an excellent designer with a real understanding of the clients’ requirements. During his period at FWP he has produced innovative, workable and affordable designs developing a diverse portfolio with specialist knowledge of sports stadia design and master-planning.

Key Attributes;
Client’s main point of contact
Expert knowledge in stadia design
Ensures client expectations are met throughout
Committed to sustainable design

Lewis Waller

Lewis Waller

Student Building Surveyor

Graham Pilling

Graham Pilling

Site Project Engineer

Graham joined the practice in 2006 bringing with him a wealth of engineering experience in the building services industry.
He is a committed member of the team and his role entails collaborating with the design team and the contractors to ensure the clients brief is met and industry standards are maintained. Graham is adept at managing multiple projects through to delivery.

Key attributes:
Site surveys
Mechanical and electrical project control
Excellent communication skills
Ensures the clients expectations are met

David Mangnall

David Mangnall

Quantity Surveyor

MSc Quantity Surveying

David joined FWP in 2018 after graduating from Liverpool John Moores University. He has gained extensive experience creating elemental cost plans on a range of projects including both new build and restoration projects. David has become a valued member of the QS team, and has shown a keen interest in various new build and restoration projects. David has plans to undertake the RICS APC process with a view to becoming a chartered quantity surveyor in the near future.

Key Attributes:
Committed team member
Proficient in CostX
Strong organisation skills

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Architectural Illustrator

BA (Hons) Technical and Information Illustration

Richard joined FWP in 2000; he is an important member of the architectural team, having worked on many large-scale projects in the sport, leisure and retail sectors. As an illustrator, Richard’s role involves, amongst others, producing 2D and 3D visualisations & animations which help clients to visualise a project from the outset.

Key Attributes;
Skilled in 2D and 3D modelling software
Excellent presentational skills
Collaboration with design team
Specialism in graphics based marketing

Michael Turner

Michael Turner

Architectural Technician

HNC Construction

Mike joined FWP in 2009 from a private consultancy and local authority background. With almost 25 years’ architectural experience Mike continues to keep up with the latest industry standards using Revit to deliver high-level projects across a variety of sectors including education, commercial, healthcare and sports/leisure.

Key Attributes;
Fully collaborative in 3D BIM
Strong knowledge of Building Regulations
Client focus
Keen eye for detail


Matt Knowles

Matt Knowles

REVIT Technician

Matt joined TRP Consulting in 2016 as a structural technician and has been working closely with senior technicians and engineers on numerous projects within the sports, healthcare and industrial sectors for a range of clients including BAE Systems and Belong.

Matt is working steadily to improve his knowledge of BIM and assist TRP Consulting in achieving BIM accreditation.

Tracey Whalley

Tracey Whalley

Practice Manager

HNC Business Studies

Tracey joined FWP in 2016 bringing with her over 30 years experience in various administration roles. During this time Tracey has gained extensive knowledge of office working practices and is responsible for the day to day running of our office; implementing and managing procedures.

Key Attributes:
Strong administrative skills
Well organised
Pragmatic approach

Kate Simmons

Kate Simmons

Interior Designer

BA (Hons) Interior Design

Kate joined FWP in 2006. Kate’s flair for design and dedication to work is excellent. Since joining FWP Kate has worked on numerous jobs broadening her design skills from healthcare to hotels and education to restaurants. She is very passionate and has a good working relationship with her clients. Kate also manages all of FWP's social media, including the website, linkedin and twitter accounts.

Key Attributes;
Good interpretation of client’s needs
Great communication skills
Fine understanding of FF&E
Strong presentation and 3D Visualisation skills

Brad Grime

Brad Grime

Associate - Sports Design Manager

HNC Building Construction

Having previously collaborated with FWP on various projects, Brad joined the team in February 2014 and is responsible for running the Manchester office. With almost 30 years' experience in the sports / stadia sector alone, Brad has gained a significant level of knowledge and a reputation for consistently delivering high quality, technical designs efficiently.

Key Attributes;
Client Focus
Commercial Awareness
Disciplined approach to design /project management
Contracting experience and buildability knowledge
Enthusiasm, professional pride and integrity

Andrew King

Andrew King

Mechanical Engineer

Andrew joined Blezard in 2015 following 15 years in the industry. He brings with him enthusiasm and a broad knowledge spanning many sectors. He designs and leads projects of various sizes. Andrew enjoys overcoming the challenges each project brings and balancing the need for sustainability with performance.

Key attributes:
Personable and good communicator
Thorough and detailed designer
Good knowledge of BIM & CAD

Matt Keefe

Matt Keefe

Architectural Assistant

BSc (Hons) Architecture

Matt has worked at FWP for a number of years as an Architectural Assistant.

Paul Cartwright

Paul Cartwright

Associate - Quantity Surveyor

MRICS
BSc(Hons) Quantity Surveying

Paul joined FWP in 2012, since then he has shown great enthusiasm within many sectors, specialising in heritage, health, leisure and commercial projects. Paul is very experienced in his field having gained extensive knowledge of the construction industry over the years. Paul is extremely committed and has excellent communication and negotiation skills with a high level of integrity and moral belief. Paul achieved associate status in 2019 due to his continued commitment to FWP.

Key Attributes;
Good commercial acumen
Valued team player
Provides professional advice to clients
Good knowledge of heritage projects