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 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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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: Performance 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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Arron Scaife

Position: Mechanical Engineer

Arron is a Mechanical Engineer with a degree in Building Services & Sustainable Engineering. He is well versed in 2D & 3D modelling software (Revit & AutoCAD) to provide fully co-ordinated services designs. During his time outside of work Arron likes to enjoy watching a wide range of sports including American football, Basketball and football, spending hours on his game consoles while still having enough spare time to watch 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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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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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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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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Jake Smith

Position: Electrical Engineer

Jake recently joined Brentwood as a Trainee Mechanical Engineer whilst he simultaneously completes his studies. In his spare time, he pursues his passion for photography and fashion. Jake also loves being around nature and walking his two beautiful dogs.

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Rebecca Dagnall

Position: Mechanical Engineer

Rebecca joins us as a Senior Mechanical Engineer, with over 14 years' industry experience. She is originally from Bramhall, studied in London and has worked in the North for the past 15 years. She has two children under the age of four which takes up most of her spare time, however when she gets the chance, she enjoys watching football, playing badminton and going to the gym. 

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