Irwin ME

Directors

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Managing Director

Keith Stewart

As Managing Director, Keith is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company and leads the business in planning for sustainable growth.

He has a strong focus on quality and ensures that the drive to consistently deliver a high standard of service runs through the entire business. Keith leads the team in embedding a positive company culture and inspiring staff to embrace the company values of innovation, safety, loyalty and success.

A Chartered Accountant by background, having training and qualified with PWC, Keith brings sound business acumen, commercial and management experience to the team.

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Operations Director

Richard Megarity

Richard is responsible for the operational efficiency of the company, making sure that contracts are being delivered to a high standard.

He also sets the strategic direction of the company within the Executive Board, ensuring that the company’s vision for growth, quality and sustainability is clearly communicated to all senior staff and directors. He plays a pivotal role in business development and key account management.

Richard joined Irwin M&E as an apprentice, progressing through the company to be appointed as Operations Director in 2010.

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Divisional Director

Chris Adams

Chris leads the Projects Division of the company, working with construction contractors to deliver M&E services on major construction projects throughout the UK and Ireland.

Chris is involved in the projects from start to finish, making sure that work is delivered to consistently high standards, on time and on budget, whilst considering whole life costs.

Chris began his career as an apprentice electrician, moving into estimating and contract management after his apprenticeship was completed. He joined Irwin M&E in 2013 as Senior Contracts Manager and was promoted to Contracts Director in 2015, before being appointed an Executive Director in September 2020.

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Contracts Director

Robin Higgins

Robin is a Contracts Director for our Facilities Management division, overseeing the company’s contracts for both public and private sector clients.

He is also NICEIC duty holder and is responsible for leading the M&E compliance department. Robin’s role involves sourcing, interviewing, hiring and managing subcontractors aligned with our company values.

Robin was appointed as a director in 2018 bringing with him a wealth of experience, having worked in construction and industrial environments, as well as a Contracts Manager in both the private and public sectors. His first-hand experience gives him a keen insight into understanding the needs of clients, making sure that we deliver a consistently high level of service and customer satisfaction.

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Quantity Surveying Director

James Magwood

As Quantity Surveying Director, James is responsible for making sure that all contracts are delivered both profitably and sustainably, as well as ensuring the quality of accounts submitted to clients.

He leads the company’s team of Quantity Surveyors.

James joined the company as an apprentice at 16, and since then has worked across many roles and departments within the company, giving him a thorough understanding of different facets of the business. James has progressed through the company, to be appointed as Quantity Surveying Director in 2018.

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Mechanical Maintenance Director

Alan Pedlow

As Mechanical Maintenance Director, Alan is responsible for the Mechanical Facilities Management division of the business.

He leads a team responsible for contract management and quantifying accounts to ensure the delivery of effective and sustainable solutions for our clients. He is also responsible for all mechanical compliance.

Alan joined Irwin M&E in 2016, bringing with him a wealth of experience within facilities management including contracts management and quantity surveying. This experience plays a pivotal role in supporting staff, engineers and clients. Alan remains both GASsafe and OFTEC registered to keep up to date on regulations, offering high levels of service and technical advice. He was appointed Mechanical Maintenance Director in 2021.

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Finance Director

Colin Monaghan

As Finance Director Colin is responsible for developing and implementing all necessary policies and procedures to ensure the sound financial management and control of the company’s business while also ensuring the business achieves its objectives by providing strategic and financial guidance.

He is also responsible for overseeing all financial activities, reporting on revenue, budgeting, overseeing and reporting on financial performance. Colin works across many operational departments to guide and assist the smooth financial running of contracts.

A Chartered Accountant, Colin trained with PWC before gaining a wealth of experience as a Financial Controller, joining Irwin M&E Ltd in 2015 and gaining the necessary commercial and management skills required to lead an ever-expanding finance team. He was appointed Finance Director in 2021.

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Contracts Director

Garry Baxter

Garry is a Contracts Director for our Facilities Management division, overseeing the company’s contracts for both public and private sector clients.

He is responsible the delivery Measured Term Contracts contracts across Northern Ireland within the healthcare, education, central and local government and private sectors. He ensures clients are provided with the highest quality service and standards.

Garry joined the company in 2017 as a Contracts Manager and has played a key role in developing the mechanical division to an industry leading standard. He was appointed Contracts Director in 2021.