About Us

The Team

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Jonathan Goodliffe

Position: Director

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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Mark Johnson

Position: Director

As a Director 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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Darren Keenan

Position: Director

Darren has over 17 years’ experience within the construction industry working both in the M&E contracting and consulting environments. Having held positions across project engineering, project management, design engineering, pre-construction and general management, Darren has gained the skills and experience to add value to any project across its full lifecycle. As Director of Brentwood Darren brings strong leadership to the team ensuring that our customers’ needs are always the focus of everything we do.

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Andrew Chandler

Position: Associate Director

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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Craig White

Position: Associate Director

Craig joined Brentwood in 2018 and is the Associate Director leading our Manchester office. He brings over 14 years’ experience of working for high profile multi-disciplinary consultancies on a wide range of projects across many different sectors both in the UK and internationally. He has a great passion and enthusiasm for incorporating sustainable and low carbon solutions that are low tech, simple to operate and provide good thermal comfort conditions to live, work and play. In his spare time, Craig is a keen sportsman who loves football, rugby league and the odd round of summer golf.

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Lee Gunner

Position: Lighting Principal

Lee heads up the lighting group within Brentwood and is a passionate and recognised lighting designer with over 20 years’ experience in the lighting industry. Alongside his passion for the control of light in the natural environment, Lee ensures the use of the correct technologies and light characteristics to enhance a space, to reinforce architectural aspiration and to promote the visual volume. When he isn’t staring at lights, Lee can often be found going for a run, playing football and enjoying family life..

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Otto Seeger

Position: Associate

Otto recently joined Brentwood, with a combined 36 years' experience in design and contracting. He has successfully worked in a number of sectors ranging from Commercial, Industrial and Public Building projects and on prestigious projects including the Leeds Grand Theatre restoration and the Northern Ballet Headquarters. In his spare time Otto enjoys walking, sailing and cycling, music and film.

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Stephen Parkes

Position: Project Manager

Stephen is a Specialist Data Centre Project Manager PMP. He is an accredited Tier Data Centre Designer (ATD) with a highly sought-after set of skills, providing hands-on management and direction for a wide range of industrial and commercial projects from conception to completion.  

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Stuart Davey

Position: Associate

Stuart is an Associate Electrical Design Engineer within our Manchester office, with over 10 year’s industry experience in electrical design and management. Having managed teams across the North West, Stuart has experience in managing other consultancy disciplines in addition to M&E (e.g. Fire Engineers, Acoustics, Energy Management, Sustainability, Building Surveying). Stuart plays badminton (competing at town level) and for two local clubs having played since he was 8 years old. He is also a keen road cyclist (though says that he is no Bradley Wiggins) and plays football, though at a walking pace so he can walk the day after. 

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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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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 of 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 role as a father.

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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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Joshua Cook

Position: Electrical Engineer

Josh joined Brentwood in 2017 as 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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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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Raj Rehal

Position: Creative Marketing Designer

Raj joined Brentwood in 2017 and takes care of all things marketing and design. With a background in Engineering - an MSc in Architectural Engineering in 2013 - and being a keen designer at heart, she is well equipped for her new role. Outside the office Raj best enjoys her time when its craft related or she’s (re-)decorating her house.

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Martin Johnson

Position: Electrical Engineer

As a vastly experienced Electrical Engineer with over 33 years’ experience in the industry, Martin joined Brentwood in March 2018. Martin has an extensive knowledge across all sectors, in particular understanding end-user difficulties, having worked both as an in house design engineer as well as a consulting engineer.

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Sam Weemes

Position: Electrical Engineer

New arrival Sam has over a decade of industry experience, with an initial 7 years contracting (both on site and in the office) before transitioning into design and working for a large multinational consultancy. As a recent Member of the IET Sam is currently working towards IEng status by completing his degree in Building Services Engineering, with a view to attaining chartership.  In his spare time Sam enjoys playing golf and represents Rudding Park in the Harrogate and District Union matches.

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Tim Hill

Position: Mechanical Engineer

Tim joined Brentwood in September 2018 and is based in our Manchester office as part of the Mechanical Team.

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Joanna Stepien

Position: BIM Lead

As a degree qualified engineer, Joanna has 11 years' experience in delivering MEP documentations. She is a certified trainer of Autodesk and has extensive experience of creating BIM models and setting up BIM standards. Originally from Krakow in Poland, Joanna studied at the Cracow University of Technology and moved to Manchester in 2016 a city which she has come to love. Besides her work she is mum to a lovely boy. As a family they try to spend a lot of time outdoors, and love traveling as well.  

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Bradley Domanski

Position: Mechanical Engineer

Bradley joined Brentwood as a senior engineer, having had several roles from site based project management through to design, with over a decade of building services industry experience. He is passionate about providing a high quality service, offering energy efficient and innovative engineering solutions. Bradley loves spending time at home with his family, socialising with friends and playing football.

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Hossein Beheshty

Position: Technical Director

Hossein has in-depth experience in project and design management, having over 26 years’ experience including in developing and managing businesses in engineering consultancy environment. He is responsible for setting strategic direction and overseeing operational aspects. 

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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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Terelle Williams-Gordon

Position: Office Administrator

Terelle recently joined Brentwood and provides office administration. 

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