Idris Kantharia

Idris Kantharia

Mechanical Designer

BSc(Hons) Computer Aided Engineering

Idris is one of the longest serving employees for Blezard with a good understanding gained in the Building Services Industry over the years working on a variety of projects within sectors including healthcare, hotels and schools. Idris provides support to the engineers in the design process in terms of calculations and producing 2D and 3D CAD drawings.

Key Attributes;
Skilled in 2D and 3D modelling software
Excellent presentation skills
Collaboration with design team

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

Brad Grime

Brad Grime

Associate Partner - 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

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

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

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.

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

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

Lynda Moran

Lynda Moran

Environmental Technician

Lynda has over 10 years’ experience in engineering appraisal and investigation of development sites and in the geo-environmental assessment of potentially contaminated sites.

She also has considerable experience in preparation of Flood Risk Assessments assessed to satisfy PPS 25 and the National Planning Policy Framework.

Lynda has worked on a range of projects including stadium redevelopment at Leicester Tigers, Oldham Athletic and Peterborough United.

Lynda also performs the roles of Office Manager, Finance Manager and Internal Auditor within TRP.

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

Paul Cartwright

Paul Cartwright

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.

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

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.

Paul Henderson

Paul Henderson

Associate - Technician /Project Manager

BSc(Hons) Architectural Technology

Paul achieved associate status in 2005 having demonstrated an excellent track record on the successful delivery of projects; he has a great technical knowledge, sound commercial judgement and is a good communicator. Paul works well and can be relied upon under pressure. Paul has particular expertise in the mental health and leisure sectors.

Key Attributes;
Successfully leads and manages projects
Ensures client expectations are met
Co-ordinates all construction issues

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.

John Glenn

John Glenn

Operations Director

ACIAT
BSc(Hons) Architectural Technology

John has over 15 years’ knowledge and experience gained in the building services industry. His particular experience includes all aspects of Electrical Engineering including lighting, power distribution, fire alarms, telecommunication, renewable energy systems, and controls. John’s responsibilities are for the Design and Project Management of major and minor projects from conception through to formal onsite commissioning and completion. He is actively involved in projects from the initial feasibility stage, detail design, procurement and onsite monitoring, together with the coordination of other Engineers during the design development.

Ian Mcgrail

Ian Mcgrail

Apprentice Administrator

Ian has recently joined FWP and is studying towards an NVQ in Business Administration. In his role, Ian will assist with all receptionist duties whilst at the same time developing his administrative skills.

Daniel Thompson

Daniel Thompson

Associate - Quantity Surveyor

BSc(Hons) Quantity Surveying

Daniel joined FWP in 1995; his resolute professionalism saw him attain associate status in 2005. Daniel has managed many multi million pound projects both on the private and public sector in his dual role as a project and cost manager. His expertise and knowledge spans over many sectors.

Key Attributes;
Exceptionally dedicated and committed
Ensures client expectations are met throughout
Client’s main point of contact
Delivers projects on time and on budget

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

Chris Shiels

Chris Shiels

Senor Architectural Technologist

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

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.

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

Martin F. Whittle

Martin F. Whittle

Managing Partner - Quantity Surveyor

MRICS
BSc(Hons) Quantity Surveying

Martin has worked as a partner within FWP since 1993 after joining us the previous year. As Managing Partner, Martin has overall responsibility for the quantity surveying department. With his enthusiasm and commitment Martin has developed and nurtured many NHS, Local Authority and private sector clients over the last 25 years.

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

Michael Bates-Tracey

Michael Bates-Tracey

Part II Architectural Assistant

BA (Hons) Architecture
MArch Architecture

Michael joined FWP in 2014, initially as a 12 month placement student, before joining the team full time following completion of his architecture degrees at Liverpool John Moores University. Michael is now undertaking an Advanced Diploma in Professional Practice in Architecture through RIBA North West, the final stage in becoming a qualified Chartered Architect. 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.

Michael Stephens

Michael Stephens

Quantity Surveyor

MRICS
HND Building Studies

Mike joined FWP in 2008, during this time Mike has proved his excellence at the production of tender documentation. He has gained great knowledge whilst working on a variety of projects over the years; he is very approachable and will always investigate the best solution to any problem, both for the client and contractor.

Key Attributes;
Conducts accurate feasibility studies
Delivery of projects on budget
Expert knowledge in his field

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

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.
Jonathan is currently undertaking the RICS APC process and is aiming to be a chartered surveyor by November 2017.
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Key Attributes;
An excellent team member
Experienced in all forms of measurement including BIM
Eager and always willing to expand his knowledge base
High knowledge of costing computer packages

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.

Michael Turner

Michael Turner

Architectural Technician

HNC Building Studies

Mike joined FWP in 2009 having gained experience in both local authority and architectural/multi-disciplinary practices on projects within the commercial, industrial and healthcare sectors. Whilst at FWP Mike has continued to develop his skills base in project management and in the development of projects from the initial concept through to fully detailed solutions.

Key Attributes;
Fully trained in BIM
Technical translation of the design concept
Ensures the Clients expectations are met
Co-ordinates all construction issues

Sam Shuttleworth

Sam Shuttleworth

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

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

Kate Simmons

Kate Simmons

Interior Designer

BA (Hons) Interior Design

Kate joined FWP in 2006 and is now an accomplished member of the interior design team. 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. 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

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.

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

Lorna Cleminson

Lorna Cleminson

Interior Designer I Architectural Technician

BA(Hons) Interior Design
HNC Building Studies

Lorna joined FWP in January 2016 with over 10 years experience in the construction industry.
During this time she has worked on a variety of projects within the domestic, commercial, office and healthcare sectors. Lorna also specialises in the education sector having worked on several schools in her previous employment. Since joining FWP Lorna has improved her Revit and 3D visualisations skills.

Key Attributes:
Fully trained in BIM
Skilled in AutoCAD
Good 3D visualisations skills
Excellent FF&E understanding

Nick Wiley

Nick Wiley

Associate - 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.

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

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

Gavin Lea

Gavin Lea

BIM Manager

RICS Certified BIM Manager
RICS BIM – Project Management
MSc(Hons) Construction Project Management
BSc(Hons) Architectural Technology

Gavin joined FWP to develop and implement a Building Information Modelling (BIM) adoption strategy, ensuring compliance with the Government’s maturity level 2 requirements by 2016. Gavin has experience delivering BIM projects across various sectors and has delivered lectures on BIM for the University of Central Lancashire.

Key Attributes:
Passionate about all things BIM
Strong understanding of BIM management and strategy
Great knowledge of BIM software applications
Experienced BIM trainer

Hayley Sutton

Hayley Sutton

Operations I Administration

Hayley has been with the practice since 2004, she is a good communicator and has excellent organisational skills. She assists in co-ordinating the production of documentation to deadlines. In more recent years Hayley monitors workflow through the office and has expanded her role to include financial administration.

Key Attributes;
Good presentation skills
Excellent organisational & communication skills
Financial tracking

Matt Keefe

Matt Keefe

Architectural Assistant

BA (Hons) Architecture

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

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.

Karen Robinson

Karen Robinson

Accounts / HR 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

Ritchie Hall

Ritchie Hall

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

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

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

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

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.

Brian Jolly

Brian Jolly

Managing CDM Consultant

RMaPS, 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

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

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

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.