About Us

The Team

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Michael Crozier

Position: Electrical Engineer

A degree qualified Engineer, Michael has experience in a wide variety of projects and sectors from museum refurbishments to new large student accommodation buildings. This has given Michael a large and broad scope of understanding in a multitude of building services applications. Michael is a keen runner, having completed a number international marathons in the past, he now manages to fit in the odd few miles before work whilst his spare time is largely occupied in his new role as a father.

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Paul Hutchinson

Position: Technician

Paul is involved in all aspects of building information modelling, linking the designer and the installer. A degree qualified engineer with over 30 years of relevant experience he has worked in a variety of roles in the manufacturing, transport and construction sectors both overseas and in the U.K. Paul believes that effective communication is fundamental to providing deliverables that reach out to all stakeholders in the construction process.

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Steve Manby

Position: Electrical Engineer

Steve joined the practice in May 2008 as a trainee electrical engineer, having formally worked for many years in IT support. Steve obtained a 1st class degree, before completing an MSc in Building Services in 2014. Steve has worked on a wide variety of projects in his capacity as Electrical Project Engineer, and is working towards becoming a Chartered, Senior Electrical Engineer. He is also the practice IT Manager and a junior equity partner. Steve is a family man with three children, and he likes tinkering with cars, a bit of DIY, swimming, or watching films.

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Arron Scaife

Position: Mechanical Engineer

As a Trainee Mechanical Engineer, Arron travels one day a week to study at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). For the remaining four days Arron is expanding his knowledge of the industry by being involved in a variety of design work and making sure that the drawings he is responsible for, leave the office to a high standard of quality. Outside of work Arron likes to enjoy watching a wide range of sports including American football, Basketball & Football, and enjoys watching the latest TV series such as Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead.

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Jonathan Goodliffe

Position: Partner

As a member of the senior management team engaged in the management buyout of the business in 2012, Jonathan’s main focus is the development of technical capability within the business. With experience in some of the country’s most high profile buildings, Jonathan excels at providing simple solutions to complex engineering challenges ensuring operational efficiency is delivered as a priority.  Away from work Jonathan can generally be found in the mountains either mountain biking or skiing, depending on the weather.

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Louise Richardson

Position: Practice Manager

Louise was introduced to the Practice in 1989 and is a 'First Edition' essential member of the Brentwood team who manages and oversees all aspects of the financial and administration side of the business. When not working, Louise enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, ski-ing, reading, socialising & once jumped from a plane at 10,000 feet & has lived to tell the tale!

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Andrew Chandler

Position: Mechanical Associate

Andrew has successfully worked in a number sectors ranging from Healthcare, Residential, Education and Leisure. Having worked at a number of practices, Andrew joined Brentwood Design in January 2015 and has successfully led the delivery of a number of major projects for the practise. He is experienced working with 3D modelling software (Revit) to provide fully co-ordinated services. Outside of work Andrew enjoys following Leeds Rhinos and is currently in the process of restoring his house. 

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Dr. Shoan Mbabazi

Position: Electrical Engineer

Shoan is an enthusiastic Chartered Senior Electrical Engineer, with an enviable knowledge in Electrical building services engineering achieved from 10 years of designing schools, hospitals, power stations and data centres. Shoan is also a keen researcher, having completed a Ph.D. in The Generation and Distribution of renewable energy systems, which has made him an informative figure in renewable energy solutions. He spends most of his spare time considering novel ways of improving rural electrification in developing countries. 

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Ian Simmons

Position: Architectural Technologist

Ian has been with the practice for almost 23 years providing a wealth of architectural knowledge and drafting experience in his role as CAD and QA manager. Ian manages the Practice’s drawing office with responsibility for the production and management of all drawing related matters. Ian also provides the in-house support for the Practice’s ISO9001:2008 accreditation, acting as the in-house auditor. Ian enjoys walking with his dog (a deaf English Setter), swimming, reading travel logs and spending time with his family.

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Gavin Russell

Position: Mechanical Engineer

Gavin joined Brentwood in 2006 after finishing college, and completed both a part time Bachelors and Masters degree in Building Services & Sustainable Engineering. He is a mechanical project engineer and qualified Low Carbon Energy Assessor, producing both Part L assessments and Energy Performance Certificates, focussing on low carbon and energy efficient solutions in all aspects of design work. Away from the office, Gavin enjoys seeing the world, good food, even better beer, and spending a significant amount of his spare time listening to trance music in clubs and warehouses.

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Mark Johnson

Position: Partner

As a partner of the practice, Mark is involved in all aspects of the business from ensuring operational effectiveness to precise project delivery. With over 20 years’ experience of working with the industry's highest calibre clients and collaborators as a building services engineer, Mark is focused on high quality design, affordable solutions, strong leadership, clear communication and effective project management. Mark also enjoys mountain biking, an annual snowboarding pilgrimage to the Alps and family excursions in his VW camper.

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Neil Wright

Position: Electrical Associate

Neil joined the practice in 2015 following more than 25 years working at a senior level with a number of international multi-disciplined design consultancies. Completing an honours degree in electrical and electronic engineering in 1996 Neil has continued a keen interest in promoting new technologies, innovation and sustainability. Neil has a wide range of experience in Private and Public Sectors for new and refurbishment projects. Neil has successfully delivered a number of major building services systems for prestigious projects across the country.

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Raj Rehal

Position: Marketing Coordinator

Raj is getting up to speed with all things marketing, following her background in Engineering with an MSc in Architectural Engineering in 2013. Currently she is attending the Leeds College of Art where she studies Design & Digital Imaging. She is a keen designer at heart and has high hopes for her new career. Outside the office Raj best enjoys her time when its craft related or she’s (re-)decorating her house.  

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Joshua Cook

Position: Electrical Engineer

New arrival Josh is a Trainee Electrical Engineer, studying a HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering on day release with the aim of becoming a degree qualified engineer. Josh is currently developing his knowledge within the engineering industry, and enjoys learning and incorporating new technologies into the projects that he is involved in. Outside of work Josh enjoys playing 6-a-side football on a Sunday, and is a regular at the gym.

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Ryan Cashmore

Position: Mechanical Engineer

New arrival Ryan has worked in the industry for almost 5 years and having completed a HND in Building Services Engineering he is on course to completing his degree. Ryan has a keen interest in BIM and to deliver the best product available by working collaboratively with other disciplines. Outside the office, Ryan coaches boxing and likes to keep active by taking part in obstacle course races and getting out on his Kawasaki Ninja as much as possible.

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